To say Kornelia Pytlak is a canine lover is an understatement – as any pooch who has encountered this pleasant human can attest.
Rising up in Poland, a younger 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’t resist the temptation to befriend the various salty Surf Coast canines she meets.
“I feel you might be your true self across the canines, and they create a lot pleasure and heat to your coronary heart,” she says.
“I feel it is de facto wholesome to have a canine. They’re nice companions and greatest buddies.”
This appreciation for four-legged buddies, together with her personal fur infants – rescue pups Bunji (a heeler cross) and Kulka (a Jack Russell) – impressed Nelly to start out Moist Canine, an eco-friendly model promoting matching ponchos for pets and their people that are produced from 100 per cent recycled plastic.
The Moist Canine vary will quickly embrace a complementary vary of collars and leads.
Moist Canine can also be within the throes of launching a complementary vary of collars and leads.
Nelly says the concept got here to her after her personal seek for one thing related proved fruitless.
“As a canine mum, you possibly can anticipate a lot of fiddle,” she says.
“And when your pup loves enjoying on the seaside, every part is getting sandy and moist.
“So, I used to be attempting to seek out some drying towel jumpers for Bunji, as drying him with a conventional one didn’t work nicely and took ceaselessly.
“I discovered one product however sadly it was poor high quality, he was tripping over and the product was produced from dangerous high quality material, and clearly, it was not sustainable in any respect.
“Then one thing clicked – I want to make them!”
Whereas engaged on the enterprise thought Nelly set about constructing a “loving doggie neighborhood” across the model by providing to take images of canines and their homeowners which she shared on Instagram and Fb.
“Moist Canine’s mission is to attach individuals and canines, make life simpler, extra enjoyable and assist cut back the carbon footprint of canine lovers by creating extra sustainable merchandise for our furry buddies,” Nelly explains.
“The ponchos for people and canines are made to maintain them heat and cosy after a swim or a surf.
“They dry rapidly and are sand-free. Individuals can use them additionally to alter below, with out flashing anybody with a unadorned bum!
Nelly and her two furry buddies, rescue pups Bunji (a heeler cross) and Kulka (a Jack Russell). Picture: HAPPY FILM STUDIO
“Canines can also use the poncho after a stroll within the rain or after a shower, so that they are usually not only for surf canines.”
Nelly says the response to the super-cute and regionally designed ponchos – which are available in youngsters, grownup and canine sizes – has been improbable.
“A couple of of our clients despatched us photos of their furry infants in ponchos and we adore it very a lot,” she stated.
“As we’re in the beginning of our journey, suggestions is essential for us and we wish to be sure that that everyone seems to be glad.
“I actually have an inventory of various merchandise for canines and people in thoughts. Even though it is simply me working the enterprise alone right here at this second, that’s the reason I might be specializing in increasing the vary of ponchos and collars and leads to start out with.”
The brand new collars and leads might be bought on-line and at Salty Canine Cafe in Torquay.
The ponchos are produced from 100 per cent recycled plastic for individuals and pets.
They’re produced from waterproof materials known as TPU which Nelly explains is non-toxic, recyclable, and biodegradable in three to 5 years.
“As well as, it’s tremendous robust, water, oil and odour resistant, clean and sturdy. It seems like a combination of plastic and rubber, and it’s so significantly better than that.
“We’re beginning with one color design, with small and medium collar sizes and with one measurement of a leash.
“I went by way of so many collars prior to now, they fade, stink and are usually not sturdy; this one will final for a very long time.
“Hopefully, we’ll make some gross sales so we will afford to order extra sizes and designs.”
Nelly beforehand labored for a busy worldwide startup in Warsaw and says it was the will for change – and love – that initially introduced her to Australia.
Nelly just lately took half in a pop-up at Ocean Grind.
“I wanted a break, so I bought my automotive and bought myself to Jan Juc,” she recollects.
“This a part of Australia introduced me love. At the top of the day, the connection didn’t final, however love for the coast stayed, and I stayed too.
“As we are saying, every part occurs for a purpose.
“My ex and I actually have shared custody over my doggies, and I can’t dwell with out them.
“I actually have realised I’d not give you the option to dwell wherever else, positively not too removed from the ocean.”
Uncover extra about Moist Canine on Instagram and Fb @wetdogandco. Discover the merchandise, in addition to tales of native canine households, at http://wetdogandco.com.au.