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The idea for Kurgo was formed after the adoption of Zelda, my 70lb, hyper active Plot hound mix. As a young family, we traveled all over with her. Car trips became the most difficult, and we needed a way to keep her from jumping up front – especially as we grew. Using my design background I took my idea from sketch to product. The end result was just what my family needed, and what Kurgo now appropriately calls the Backseat Barrier.

Since then, my brother Gordie and I have worked hard to develop a personable company that makes the very best dog travel and active dog products. Constantly constructing and testing new ideas that we pull from our real life needs, even continuing to test, hand-sew and mold prototypes through the design process. We know our products are the best because they are what we use every day. We are a small team here, based just north of Boston, MA. If you call our office, you are going to speak to our accountant June or our sales manager Jodie, maybe even myself… and if you stop in to say Hi, you will probably get to meet Rocket or Baxter, or one of our other furry friends that comes to work with us every day.

As Kurgo has grown we still keep our design process and general mission the same, to create great dog products that make traveling and getting out with your dog easy – the way it should be. Each employee here has their own dog story which has been incorporated into what we do. We are proud of what Kurgo has become and promise that we will continue to create the best products, for all of those who share our passion for the dogs… Go Together.

Kitter Spater and Gordie Spater




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