Hello, bonjour, ciao, hola...
We are the BIG & LITTLE DOGS Team...3 Humans & 4 Pups.
CHASE | French Bulldog, DOG manager, Chief Snack Taster
HARVEY | Cavoodle, OFFICE GUARD DOG, full-Time Model
charli | spoodle, office princess, SASS QUEEN
BOLT | GREAT DANE, NEWBIE, TROUBLE MAKER
EMMA | Blonde, Social Media Guru, OFFICE MANAGER
MEGAN | BRUNETTE, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, OFFICE DJ
NICOLE | Brunette, WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR, Chief ORDER PACKER
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARGE 2010 - 2020
Great Dane, Office Manager, Wise Old Man, NO LONGER WITH US
Charge was the inspiration behind the "BIG" of Big & Little Dogs. May his memory forever live on in the BLD brand.
What is the BLD Story?
This crazy rollercoaster ride began one weekend in May 2016.
In Melbourne for the weekend to attend a pet expo, Emma was excited to find some matching accessories for her Great Dane & Frenchie. However, she walked away from the expo empty-handed.
Meeting up with Megan later that day, Emma expressed her disappointment in the lack of accessories at the expo and how there was nothing to buy that could match both big and little dogs. After finding this gap in the pet accessories market, we decided that when we returned home to Brisbane we would look into how we could launch our own range of accessories hoping to offer what couldn't be found at the expo or in the pet accessories industry at the time.
15th May 2016 was the day we took a leap of faith and registered our company and business name: BIG & LITTLE DOGS.
We spent the next 6 months working long days and nights designing, creating, sampling and perfecting our first range and when we launched in November 2016, we had no expectations of how it would be received. We envisioned BLD to be a hobby/side hustle, as we both worked full-time in another business we own.
But after an incredible launch and fast forward a few months, we soon realised that BLD definitely wasn't going to be just a hobby!
28.11.20 - marks 4 years since BIG & LITTLE DOGS officially launched.
The journey to where we are today has been incredible and since launching we have met so many amazing people and puppers, have learnt a lot and we have grown immensely as a business.
We cannot thank our families, friends, customers, fans, followers and haters enough - without your support (and criticisms) we wouldn't be where we are today. We are always learning from our fortunes and failures and strive to bring you the best accessories possible for your fur-babies.
As we re-write our "ABOUT US" 4 years later, we have reminisced over collections and designs, looked at stats and figures and have been pretty impressed with how successful our "hobby" has become thanks to our amazing customers - you are the heart and soul of our business and without you, we wouldn't be the BLD we are today!
After three years of business we have collated a few stats (as at the 28.11.20) and facts about BLD that we are super proud of:
Charge & Chase | they are the inspiration behind our geometric logo
Harvey | he puts the "little" in Big & Little Dogs
Charli & Bolt | the newest pups on the block
184 | the number of harness designs we have launched
45,625 | close to the number of free gifts that have been sent out with orders
1,088,271 | the number of people who have visited our website
Macedonia, Martinique, Panama, Bermuda & Azerbaijan | some of the places we never thought we'd ship orders to, but have
Reversible Harness | we were the first brand to release the Reversible Harness in a larger range of sizes, so it was available for a wider range of breeds (not just breed specific)
Adjustable Harness | we were the first brand in Australia to launch this harness + we were the first to release it with our signature front leash clip in January 2020
Bee-Hiving Adjustable Harness | our most popular and fastest selling harness design (which has been restocked 5 times so far!) (side note: our designs are Limited Edition, so designs usually aren't restocked, but the Bee-Hiving Harness sells out in record time and we have hundreds of messages with people requesting it to be restocked)
Pet ID Tags, On-the-Go Pet Mat, All-Rounder Harness, Beach Towels and UPF 50+ Rashies + Bath Robes | just a few of the new products we added over the past 12 months to our product collection
Home by BLD | we launched this brand in 2020 and features Pawtraits and Candles. Stay tuned for more homewares coming soon!
136,000 | number of followers on Instagram
4 | number of trips to China to improve and perfect our products
2020 | the year of COVID-19, has made us stronger as a brand all thanks to our amazing customers
We can't wait to see what the next 12 months will bring - we have big plans for our humble small business - so keep watching!
Don't forget to follow us on all the usual Social Media Channels (@bigandlittledogs) to keep up to date with everything that is going on in the world of BIG & LITTLE DOGS and our adventures. And make sure you tag us in your photos and #bigandlittledogs, so we can see you rocking your BLD gear!
Also, make sure you shoot us an email, DM or old fashioned letter with anything that you want to see in the future or anything you think we can improve.
Love & Puppy Kisses,
Emma, Megan, Nicole & the Pups xx