“It was really inspired by my experience with my dog, Ollie,” shares founder Izzy Concepcion about the recent launch of Ollie Bowls this year. “When you’re a new pet parent, you get so excited and go all out shopping for all the chews, the toys.” Concepcion admits that her fascination with pets stemmed from the fact that there was hardly ever a time when her family did not have a dog.
Concepcion’s observations of her dogs’ eating habits made her decide to sell her own food bowls. “When I was shopping for my dog’s bowls, I discovered that there wasn’t much variety available. It wasn’t much of a big deal, really. Until I actually got my dog and saw how he eats,” Concepcion discloses. “He would chase the bowl all over the kitchen floor, making so much noise as he tried to get every bit of food or every drop of water. The kibble would fly everywhere, water would splash all over the place. I also had to keep changing the water in his bowl because it would become lukewarm quickly and he didn’t like that.”