Podcast Episode 132: Sustainability Hacks for Your Pet Business with Yay Hound

In today’s episode, I’m talking to Veronica Guzik of Yay Hound (formerly Pupcycle). When she and her husband first rescued their greyhound, Fly, they bought her tons of new toys, treats and goodies! One day they looked around at the pile of stuff and thought, “there has to be a more sustainable way to pet parent.”

Veronica curates sustainable dog toys and supports local animal rescues and efforts to keep the earth an awesome, green place to live. In this conversation, she shares advice on how to get the most out of your dog’s toys so you throw away less, and she also gives some great ideas for low-to-zero cost ideas to make your pet business more eco-friendly.

Sourcing Sustainable Dog Toys

Veronica Guzik is the co-founder of Yay Hound (formerly Pupcycle), the non-subscription, eco-friendly dog toy box (that comes in a compostable bag) and dog mom to two long-legged-lazy greyhounds. She’s a major fan of sustainable living, animal rescue, and an up-and-coming thought leader on how to be an eco-friendly pet-parent.

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • How Veronica learned about sustainable materials for dog toys
  • How to make dog toys last longer and reduce waste
  • Making DIY dog toys
  • Tips for making your pet business more eco-friendly
  • Staying positive when there is so much negativity

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