Owning a pet in a city can feel limiting with places to bring them, even in the most pet friendly cities. It can be even more limiting with a medium or large pet. Going to the same local dog park, walking the same route, and smelling the same smells can get repetitive and dull for dogs and their owners. With so much in the world to see and sniff, expanding the radius to explore with pups seems like a no-brainer!
After spending countless hours looking for a pet carrier, Cesar couldn’t find anything that his dog Ginger could fit in as they explored New York City. He realized there was a hole in the market for carriers that fit the needs for urban pet owners. Carriers that are multi-functional and efficient while remaining safe and comfortable for pets and stylish for the pet owners to wear. WAGGIN was started to fill this need.
WAGGIN creates sleek and innovative pet products that promote exploring. The hero product is the WAGGIN Backpack which is the first dog bike trailer that collapses into a functional backpack.
With a strong team behind WAGGIN, we are ready for pets and their owners to enjoy WAGGIN products and create new memories with together.
Cesar Lopez is the CEO and inventor behind WAGGIN. Prior to devoting his time to WAGGIN, Cesar spent 8+ years in the financial services industry managing expense budgets ranging between $120M to $9.4B. His financial reporting skills supported senior management in decision making and strategy creation.
Ginger is the foundation of WAGGIN - with every decision for design, materials and quality we have Ginger in the back of our mind. Being a rescue, she has a nervous and scared nature in general. Building a product that she feels comfortable in will ensure dogs all over the U.S. will love this time with their owner. She is the face of the brand and the biggest brand ambassador we have!
Samantha Vazquez is the COO and head of brand development at WAGGIN. Her expertise is in marketing, strategy, budget planning and brand development which she has mastered in her experience in experiential event production. Outside of WAGGIN Samantha is the the Executive Producer and Owner of SV Productions, an experiential events agency- her experience there is an invaluable asset when building and operating the WAGGIN brand.