To mention Kornelia Pytlak is a canine lover is a real understatement – as any pooch who has encountered this pleasant human can attest.
Rising up in Poland, a tender Nelly would sneak her personal pets’ meals to the opposite canines within the neighbourhood and, since shifting to Jan Juc 5 years in the past, she will be able to’t face up to the temptation to befriend the numerous salty Surf Coast canines she meets.
“I believe you’re your true self across the canines, they usually deliver such a lot pleasure and heat for your middle,” she says.
“I believe it’s truly wholesome to have a canine. They’re nice partners and easiest pals.”
This appreciation for four-legged pals, together with her personal fur small children – rescue puppies Bunji (a heeler pass) and Kulka (a Jack Russell) – impressed Nelly to begin Rainy Canine, an eco-friendly emblem promoting matching ponchos for pets and their people that are made out of 100 according to cent recycled plastic.
Rainy Canine may be within the throes of launching a complementary vary of collars and leads.
Nelly says the speculation got here to her after her personal seek for one thing an identical proved fruitless.
“As a canine mum, you’ll be expecting a lot of fiddle,” she says.
“And when your domestic dog loves taking part in at the seashore, the entirety is getting sandy and rainy.
“So, I used to be looking for some drying towel jumpers for Bunji, as drying him with a conventional one didn’t paintings neatly and took eternally.
“I discovered one product however sadly it used to be deficient high quality, he used to be tripping over and the product used to be made out of dangerous high quality cloth, and clearly, it used to be no longer sustainable in any respect.
“Then one thing clicked – I want to cause them to!”
Whilst operating at the trade concept Nelly set about development a “loving doggie group” across the emblem by way of providing to take pictures of canines and their house owners which she shared on Instagram and Fb.
“Rainy Canine’s venture is to attach other people and canines, make existence more uncomplicated, extra amusing and lend a hand cut back the carbon footprint of canine fanatics by way of developing extra sustainable merchandise for our bushy pals,” Nelly explains.
“The ponchos for people and canines are made to stay them heat and snug after a swim or a surf.
“They dry temporarily and are sand-free. Folks can use them additionally to switch beneath, with out flashing someone with a unadorned bum!
“Canine may use the poncho after a stroll within the rain or after a tub, so they aren’t only for surf canines.”
Nelly says the reaction to the super-cute and in the community designed ponchos – which are available in kids, grownup and canine sizes – has been incredible.
“A couple of of our consumers despatched us footage in their bushy small children in ponchos and we adore it very a lot,” she mentioned.
“As we’re at first of our adventure, comments is the most important for us and we need to ensure that everybody is worked up.
“I’ve a listing of various merchandise for canines and people in thoughts. Even supposing it is only me operating the trade on my own right here at this second, this is why I can be that specialize in increasing the variability of ponchos and collars and leads initially.”
The brand new collars and leads shall be bought on-line and at Salty Canine Cafe in Torquay.
They’re made out of water-proof subject matter known as TPU which Nelly explains is non-toxic, recyclable, and biodegradable in 3 to 5 years.
“As well as, it’s great sturdy, water, oil and odour resistant, clean and sturdy. It appears like a mixture of plastic and rubber, and it’s such a lot higher than that.
“We’re beginning with one color design, with small and medium collar sizes and with one dimension of a leash.
“I went thru such a lot of collars previously, they fade, stink and aren’t sturdy; this one will closing for a very long time.
“With a bit of luck, we can make some gross sales so we will find the money for to reserve extra sizes and designs.”
Nelly prior to now labored for a hectic global startup in Warsaw and says it used to be the need for alternate – and love – that at the start introduced her to Australia.
“I wanted a destroy, so I bought my automotive and were given myself to Jan Juc,” she remembers.
“This a part of Australia introduced me love. On the finish of the day, the connection didn’t closing, however love for the coast stayed, and I stayed too.
“As we are saying, the entirety occurs for a explanation why.
“My ex and I’ve shared custody over my pups, and I will be able to’t reside with out them.
“I’ve realised I’d no longer be capable to reside anyplace else, indubitably no longer too a ways from the sea.”
Uncover extra about Rainy Canine on Instagram and Fb @wetdogandco. In finding the goods, in addition to tales of native canine households, at http://wetdogandco.com.au.