The story of our brand begins in 2019. In December, Vitalii Bozhenko, an owner of two dogs - Barney and Busya and an expert cat Mix, had an idea to create something for his pets. The first products were dog houses and outdoor shelves for Mix.
With a beginning of a new year, this idea developed into something more. There was an addition to the team as well - the Nikulin family: Valerii and Olha. Combining the family's in different areas of production and the passion of the Nikulins, we decided to show our creations to the whole world.
Our products quickly became very popular with cat lovers and breeders around the world. Throughout 2020, our team worked hard to expand the range of products. We focused on improving the reliability and environmental friendliness of the products.
And by the end of the year, the brand had over a thousand satisfied customers around the world and just as many happy cats.
With another year going by, the RshPets team has significantly increased the range of manufactured products, and our team has also expanded. This year we’ve had many bestsellers!
By the end of the year, the RshPets company officially received a trademark in Ukraine and confirmed its participation in the international exhibition of products for pets Interzoo-2022.
In 2021, we have over 5,000 satisfied customers and over 1,500 positive reviews on Etsy. For 6 months, the RshPets had the Star Seller badge on Etsy, and we are very proud of it!
The beginning of the year was very productive for our company. For a long time, we have been thinking about increase in production, namely the opening of additional manufactory in Europe. We have been aiming for faster production and customs-free express delivery for European customers.
But on February 24 everything changed. Russia attacked our country and the war began. All shipments made by us in the period from February 21-23 remained in Ukraine, dozens of orders were canceled that day, and the money was returned to customers. All air carriers suddenly stopped working in Ukraine, and our production is blocked.
These terrible events contributed to our intensive work on the opening of European production. Now a small part of our team is in Poland and develops brand RshPets, and most of our team who stayed in Ukraine work online.
We are starting everything from scratch, but we believe and hope that this bloody war will end soon, and we will once again resume our large production in Ukraine!
Thanks to everyone who expressed their concern about us and Ukraine in these difficult days for our country! Now your support is more important than ever!
If you'd like to support our small business, just make a purchase in our store, give cat shelves to your cat or your friends who have cats, or donate these shelves to a local shelter in your city!
There is a lot of work ahead of us, but we sincerely believe in a bright and peaceful future for our country!
Warm hugs from Ukraine, RshPets team