BEAVERTON, Ore. – Five years ago a Beaverton girl’s parents told her she would have to earn her own money if she wanted a dog. Now she has a thriving business.
To pay the $225 adoption fee for a dog, Madison stitched together a plan to create colorful cotton dog collars that read, “I Want a Dog.”
She not only adopted her new best friend (and business partner) Lucy with the profits, but selling collars and other accessories has also helped her keep up with veterinary bills.
Her products are sold at Holistic Pet in Cedar Mill, as well as other shops in Lake Oswego and West Linn. She's also a regular at the Cedar Mill Farmers Market.
Madison said she has learned important lessons about running a business and caring for a dog. She said both were harder than she thought they would be.
On the horizon for Madison, who’s now a high school junior: She wants a car.
If you want a collar email Madison here.