ZuGoPet Update | Shark Tank Season 10

Carolyn Shewfelt and Juls Bindi came onto Shark Tank to raise alarms about the dangers of pet travel accessories that can’t survive crash tests. They claim that their company, ZuGoPet, makes products that are much safer for traveling with pets because they are designed with pet safety in mind. Before we take a look at our ZuGoPet update, let’s see what the company managed to do while negotiating with the sharks for a $100,000 investment.

Shark Tank ZuGoPet Update

ZuGoPet Update

  • Entrepreneurs: Carolyn Shewfelt and Juls Bindi
  • Business: Pet Travel
  • Ask: $100,000 for 10% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Sharks: None

After showing the sharks the crash safety test videos of their product in action, Carolyn and Juls told the sharks that a single unit costs a customer $160 dollars. A unit can be manufactured for about $36, according to Carolyn and Juls. The company has already generated more than $100,000 in gross sales and all of the sales have come from the ZuGoPet website.

ZuGoPet Jetsetter Faux Leather Pet Carrier Handbag Purse Bag Dogs and Cats (Large (20-inches), Stone Grey)
  • YOUR PET WILL TRAVEL IN COMFORT - This Carrier has ventilated design to ensure constant airflow throughout your travel, this pet bag has zipped cover flap for privacy & removable soft flexible pillow
  • YOUR DOG IS WITH YOU ALL THE TIME - This dog bag has safety strap for safe travel, a designer handbag for your dog to travel on airplane or can be used as dog car seat
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Robert Herjavec was the first shark to drop out because he simply wasn’t interested and admitted that he would never use this product for his own pets. Kevin O’Leary and Lori Greiner believed that the product needed to be redesigned in some way because it wasn’t investable in its current state.

Unfortunately for the two entrepreneurs that came in representing ZuGoPet, it didn’t take long for Daymond John and Mark Cuban to also drop out. Sadly, Carolyn and Juls would not secure a deal on Shark Tank for their company.

Now let’s take a moment to shift our focus to getting a ZuGoPet update and where the company is now. The good news is that the company is still in business and continues to generate millions of dollars in gross sales per year. While it didn’t secure a deal with any of the sharks, the company has found success by staying tenacious and improving its marketing efforts. The company’s products can be found online at their website.

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