For Duke, the third time wasn't a charm. We're not exactly sure what Duke did back in 2006 on that two hour drive from Philadelphia to Baltimore to convince his new owner's that he was more than they had bargained for. Whatever he did, it was convincing. Duke was only two years old when his third attempt at finding a happy home failed (the couple from Baltimore returned him to the rescue shelter for German Wirehaired Pointers without ever getting him out of their car). Luckily for Duke and for us, we came along soon thereafter and Duke finally had a home.
It didn't take long to understand why his previous owners were less than impressed with Duke. He was a sweet and loveable dog, but he had a nose for finding trouble and absolutely no table manners at all. In fact, on more than one occasion we found Duke, all 95 pounds of him, standing on top of the dinner table eating the leftovers off the plates. We even caught him eating fried eggs out of the frying pan on the stovetop while they were still cooking! However, there was a silver lining in Duke's sloppy dining habits. The mess Duke and his sister Dakota made when eating and drinking would eventually inspire the creation of The Neater Feeder.Neater Pet Brands is committed to partnering with and supporting groups and organizations that benefit both pets and humans alike. This support will include donating a percentage of our profits to these causes. Our first partner is an organization called Pals For Life based in Radnor. PA. Pals for life is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing companion animal programs to people who need them such as the elderly, handicapped, mentally impaired and many others. People who need love, friendship and something warm and furry to hug.
For more information about Pals For Life go to PalsForLife.orgThe Neater Feeder is made by Neater Pet Brands, LLC based in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Neater Pet Brands' mission is to bring innovative products to market that enhance the joys of pet ownership by making care of the pet easier and by positively impacting the pets daily life.
The President of Neater Pet Brands is Fernando Becattini, Jr. Fernando Jr. has enjoyed a 25 year business career that has included real estate development, venture capital investment and building a successful Philadelphia area restaurant chain. Fernando Jr., in collaboration with his father and through inspiration provided by Duke, the original sloppy dog, invented The Neater Feeder and founded Neater Pet Brands to bring this and other exciting new products to market. Fernando Jr. is one of the members of the Board of Managers of Neater Pet Brands.
Fernando Becattini, Sr. is also a member of Neater Pet Brands Board of Managers. Fernando Sr.'s distinguished career includes medical research positions at The University of Alabama and The Children's Hospital Research Foundation at The University of Cincinnati. He also held a faculty position at The Medical College of The University of Cincinnati. Mr. Becattini published numerous papers in peer reviewed scientific journals, designed and built one of the early heart lung machines, ran a medical equipment company for more than 15 years and built a successful Philadelphia area restaurant chain.
Advisory Board Members and Partners
Our Advisory Board includes:
Michael Thompson is a Vice President at American Capital, Ltd. Prior to joining American Capital, Mr. Thompson was President and Chief Executive Officer of Flexi-Mat Corporation, founded 1948 in Chicago, IL. Flexi-Mat was the leading producer, importer and marketer of pet beds. With a history of product innovation, the company led the commercialization of pet beds for over 35 years.
The Neater Feeder and paw-plate logo, "Spoil the pet. Spare the floor." And "The Feeder that's Neater" are Trademarks of Neater Pet Brands, LLC, Malvern, PA.
The Neater Feeder is patented under U.S. Patent No. D606,711, D625,887 and 8,516,975 B2. It has several other U.S. and international utility and design patents pending. Neater Scooper is patented under U.S. Patent No. 9,133,592.Check out our newest product, the Neater Scooper. Now available at www.NeaterScooper.com