The idea for SlumberPod started in December 2014 when Katy and her husband and baby were visiting Katy’s mother (Lou) for the winter holidays. Because it was a packed house, the three had to share a room. The baby woke up two nights in a row—seeing her parents across the room—and refused to go back to sleep. Sleep deprived and frustrated, Katy and her family went home a day early. Thing was … their baby was rarely a bad sleeper at home.
While Katy was on maternity leave with twins in the spring of 2016, she and Lou decided it was time to create a safe, easy and portable solution to help make vacations more restful and fun for everyone—and SlumberPod was born!
Before the baby version was given to family and friends as beta testers, the team contacted friends with pets that sleep in crates to try with their fur babies and monitor their behavior and sleep. After two days of testing SlumberPod, pet owners were amazed at how much better their dogs slept with SlumberPod over their crate! We made the necessary changes to revamp our original pod design to fit most pet crates—SlumberPod Pet was born!
With the success of our baby travel version and being featured on Shark Tank, we are now eager to launch SlumberPod Pet, reach a brand new audience of parents (pet parents, of course), and give your pup fewer ruff nights!