Eco-friendly ponchos for pets and their folks


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 numerous salty Surf Coast canines she meets.

“I believe you’re your true self across the canines, and they create a lot pleasure and heat to your coronary heart,” she says.

“I believe 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 begin Moist Canine, an eco-friendly model promoting matching ponchos for pets and their people that are constructed from 100 per cent recycled plastic.


The Moist Canine vary will quickly embrace a complementary vary of collars and leads.


Moist Canine can 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 comparable proved fruitless.

“As a canine mum, you’ll be able to anticipate numerous fiddle,” she says.

“And when your pup loves taking part in on the seashore, all the things 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 effectively and took ceaselessly.
“I discovered one product however sadly it was poor high quality, he was tripping over and the product was constructed from dangerous high quality cloth, and clearly, it was not sustainable in any respect.

“Then one thing clicked – I would like 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 folks and canines, make life simpler, extra enjoyable and assist scale 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 beneath, 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). Photograph: HAPPY FILM STUDIO


“Canine can also use the poncho after a stroll within the rain or after a shower, in order that they should not only for surf canines.”

Nelly says the response to the super-cute and regionally designed ponchos – which are available kids, grownup and canine sizes – has been incredible.

“A couple of of our prospects despatched us photos of their furry infants in ponchos and we find it irresistible very a lot,” she mentioned.

“As we’re firstly of our journey, suggestions is essential for us and we would like to be sure that that everyone seems to be pleased.

“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 begin with.”

The brand new collars and leads might be bought on-line and at Salty Canine Cafe in Torquay.

The ponchos are constructed from 100 per cent recycled plastic for folks and pets.


They’re constructed from waterproof materials referred to as TPU which Nelly explains is non-toxic, recyclable, and biodegradable in three to 5 years.

“As well as, it’s tremendous sturdy, water, oil and odour resistant, clean and sturdy. It appears like a mixture 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 previously, they fade, stink and should 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 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 remembers.

“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, all the things occurs for a cause.

“My ex and I actually have shared custody over my doggies, and I can’t reside with out them.

“I actually have realised I’d not have the ability to reside 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