You’ve heard the term “dog mommy,” you’ve seen dogs wearing high-end boutique apparel, and there are spas available for your pet. So does it surprise you to learn that the U.S. pet industry takes in 65 billion dollars annually? Yes, in many ways we treat our pets better than we treat ourselves, so wouldn’t it be nice to be able to bring a sense of calm to your pet when your not in the room with them? Now you can thanks to the G.OA.T. Pet Speaker, which is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that sits unobtrusively on your dog’s collar.
The G.O.A.T. Pet Speaker comes with an app on your phone that allows you to program different voices and accents, or your own voice into the speaker. If you have a dog that’s wary of the mailman you could have the speaker say “Sorry, I’m just very excited to see you!” whenever your mail carrier comes by. It also allows you to stream music or calming sounds like the ocean or wind chimes, which come in handy on the 4th of July when every dog thinks it’s the end of the world.
The app is equipped with a calendar to schedule check-ups or play dates with other pets. You’ll get a push notification the day of letting you know where your pet needs to be. The speaker has a button on it that will snap of photo of you two on your phone because we all know how hard it can be to get your pet to sit still on during a selfie.
Michelle Winowich, CEO of G.O.A.T. Pet Products, settled on the name of her company when she heard her son use the term “goat” to describe one of his teammates after a football game. Initially horrified, she demanded that her son apologize, not knowing that it was actually on a compliment. When he informed her that it actually stood for “Greatest Of All Time” she knew she had the name for her next business.
G.O.A.T Pet speaker lasts 4-8 hours and you can find out more information on their website.