New Catalog Targets Owners of Diminutive Dogs

Judging by the number of pint-size purebreds teetering along city sidewalks and poking their heads out of designer handbags, small dogs are big business. That’s why the founders of Pet Warehouse in August launched G.W. Little, a catalog of outfits and accessories for dogs weighing 25 lbs. or less.

G.W. Little’s canine couture includes sweaters, jackets, capes, and boas from such designers as Donald Pliner, Tarina Tarantino, and EMRE New York, as well as jewelry such as pearl chokers and bone-shape collar charms that spell out “luxe” and “bling” in Swarovski crystals. The catalog also sells dog furniture, grooming products, and gourmet treats. Prices range from $7 for a satin grosgrain bow to $1,195 for a “diva dogbone necklace” of freshwater pearls with diamond and pink-sapphire bone accents.

Thousand Oaks, CA-based G.W. Little aims to be on “the cutting edge of what we feel is going to be a pretty strong trend,” says John Grieco, who cofounded the catalog with his wife, Angela. The Griecos had started the Pet Warehouse catalog in 1986 and ran it until rival pet supplies mailer Drs. Foster & Smith acquired it in September 2001.

The 32-page catalog mailed to an undisclosed number of upscale mail order buyers. G.W. Little worked with list firm Direct Media to find households with dogs. The Griecos also “went with our gut feeling as to which catalogs were good profiles to match what we were looking for,” says John Grieco. As of late August the company expected to mail a second catalog at the end of September, at which time it also planned to have its Website up and running. A third mailing was planned for the end of October.

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New Catalog Targets Owners of Diminutive Dogs

Judging by the number of pint-sized pure-breds teetering along city sidewalks and poking their heads out of designer pocketbooks, small dogs are big business. That’s why the founders of Pet Warehouse have launched Thousand Oaks, CA-based G.W. Little, a catalog of outfits and accessories for dogs weighing 25 lbs. or less.

G.W. Little’s canine couture includes sweaters, jackets, capes, and boas from such designers as Donald Pliner, Tarina Tarantino, and EMRE New York, as well as dog jewelry such as pearl chokers and bone-shaped collar charms that spell out words such as “luxe” and “bling” in Swarovski crystals. The book also includes dog furniture, grooming products, and gourmet treats. Price range from $7 for a satin grosgrain hair bow to $1,195 for a “diva dogbone necklace” of freshwater pearls with diamond and pink sapphire bone accents.

G.W. Little aims to be on “the cutting edge of what we feel is going to be a pretty strong trend,” says John Grieco, who cofounded the catalog with his wife Angela. The Griecos had started Pet Warehouse catalog in 1986 and ran it until the business was bought by Drs. Foster & Smith in September 2001. The couple decided to start a new venture that would use their pet catalog experience-as well as capitalize on the current craze for dinky dogs.

The 32-page catalog first mailed in August to an undisclosed number of upscale mail order buyers. G.W. Little worked with list manager Direct Media to find households with dogs, and when necessary, “we went with our gut feeling as to which catalogs were good profiles to match what we were looking for,” says John Grieco. The company expects to mail a second catalog at the end of September, at which time its Website should be up and running. A third mailing is planned for the end of October.

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