Debra & Pork Chop's Story
The Pugly Company is a small company based in Denver, Colorado and has been in business since 2018. The company was founded by Debra Ann, a pug lover!
The Fluff Trough was inspired by Pork Chop. As a pug, he struggled to eat from traditional dog bowls because of his adorable flat face. After he was diagnosed with vestibular disease (which causes a loss of balance) he had even more difficulty eating.
After searching everywhere for a bowl that would help Pork Chop eat better, I created a special bowl for him using my 3D printer. When I shared the prototype with other pet parents, I was amazed by their excitement about using the feeder for their pets too!
They believed the Fluff Trough would be beneficial for their pets so I made it my mission to create innovative feeders for pets that struggle to eat from traditional feeders.
I learned as much as I could about the process of bringing a new product to market and invested my life savings in the tooling needed to manufacture the Fluff Trough (instead of buying a house)!
Two years later, I am proud to say we have many happy customers around the world, new products coming out and we donated $3000 worth of Fluff Troughs to different rescues and auctions in 2019. We support a large number of rescues by donating product for fosters and auctions, as well as doing fundraising through sales.
We sincerely appreciate your interest in the product, and thank you for visiting the website to learn about the Fluff Trough.
Debra Ann & Pork Chop