In 1996, Montana-native Spencer Williams, purchased a small pet toy company in Livingston, Montana. Growing up on a ranch in easterm Montana, animals had a special place in his heart – especially stray dogs and cats. So, with five full-time employees, and an impressive team of home-sewers, the team set out to make the world’s safest and highest quality dog and cat toys.
The crew at West Paw always knew they were going to do more than “manufacture dog toys,” they were going to make a difference . . .
We incorporate sustainable practices in manufacturing and thoughtfully design our toys and beds. An example of this is our award winning and extremely durable Zogoflex® dog toys – they can all be infinitely recycled through our Join the Loop® program. It also inspired us to become co-founders of the Montana Coalition for the Outdoors and a founding member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition.
Handcrafted in the USA
Our American made pet beds and dog toys are truly labors of love—handcrafted by skilled sewers at our eco-friendly facility in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. We make our beds and plush toys one at a time. High-quality, crafted with care—and infused with pride from the person who made it, that’s how we do things in Montana.
B Corp Certified
What’s a B Corp? West Paw is among companies that aim for a more balanced “triple bottom line”—measuring our success not just by profit, but how we treat our people and planet. Certified by the non-profit B Lab, B Corps hold an above-and-beyond commitment to healthier employees, sustainable practices, transparency, and accountability. Our B Corp status was earned for a variety of reasons—highlights include:
- Handcrafting 100% of our products in the USA
- Manufacturing completely safe products: BPA and phthalate-free, non-toxic and FDA compliant
- Use eco-friendly materials
- Hosting a Join the Loop® toy recycling program
- Working from an environmentally conscious office building
- Offering generous wages and benefits (including flexible schedules) for employees