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Bulldog Marketing & Sales Launches Strategic Consulting Services

Agency makes its Pet Marketing Expertise Accessible To Companies of all Sizes


(Bronx, NY) December 2, 2014
- Bulldog Marketing & Sales, Inc. ( today announced the launch of its Strategic Consulting Services.  Bulldog is the pet marketing and sales agency formed by industry veteran John Cullen to provide entrepreneurs, start-ups, and mid-sized organizations access to top level marketing talent without the expensive overhead. Bulldog’s Strategic Consulting Services guides organizations (of any size) on overall business management, strategy, marketing, sales and much more.


“We realized that some companies simply need advice and strategic direction,” said John Cullen, Bulldog’s Principal. “Our plans start at only $900 with no monthly commitment making our expertise budget friendly”.


For as little as $900 a new or existing company can have a pet marketing and sales expert on tap to answer tough questions like, “Where should I advertise?”, “How do I go-to-market?”, “How do I get an appointment at Petco?” or ,“How do I produce my products in China?”.  Bulldog’s years of expertise in the pet industry make it uniquely qualified to answer these types of questions and more. Simply put, Bulldog can help an organization achieve its objectives faster and cheaper than going it alone.


The award winning Tuggo Dog Toy company and the new, innovative Pettag+ Pet Activity Tracker have already signed up for Bulldog’s new services.


“Bulldog’s pet industry expertise has already been a significant asset to my business,” said Adam Harrington, Owner of Tuggo Dog Toys. “From pricing and media negotiation to press release writing and finding independent reps, Bulldog’s SPet Marketing Consultant | Bulldog Marke…trategic Consulting Services really deliver.”


Learn more about Bulldog’s Strategic Consulting Services by reviewing its capabilities presentation at


About Bulldog Marketing & Sales, Inc.

Bulldog Marketing & Sales, Inc. is a full service pet marketing agency formed in September, 2009. It has over 15 years of marketing and sales experience ranging from marketing strategy to new product development and retail sell-in. It has increased sales and developed new products for the Fortune 500 as well as for start-ups. Marketing, sales and product expertise includes: Pet Products, Consumer Packaged Goods and Consumer Electronics.  Bulldog is headquartered in the Bronx, NY. For more information, visit

Tuggo Dog Toy Takes Pet Industry by Storm & Racks up Awards

(Hendersonville, TN) December 9, 2014 – Tuggo Dog Toy, LLC ( today officially announced its launch into the Pet Industry.   The Tuggo™ is a patented, water-weighted tug dog toy.  The brand was soft- launched at Global Pet Expo 2014 and received critical acclaim by winning a place in the much coveted Becker’s Best New Pet Products. Tuggo is the brainchild of Adam Harrington of Hendersonville, TN. Harrington got the idea after seeing his Boxer named Hailey playing with a heavy bowling ball in his front yard. He knew that shipping bowling balls would be a problem due to the weight. By using a tough, hard and hollow plastic ball and letting the customer add the water and thus the weight, the Tuggo was born.

“Pet owners are pressed for time,” said Harrington. “Tuggo provides a way for a dog to play tug-o-war by itself or with another dog. This provides dogs with entertainment, exercise and mental stimulation.”


Harrington has had a hard time keeping up with demand. Tuggo appeared on the Today Show earlier this year and he sold thousands of units in a matter of minutes. The company was approached by the show Shark Tank but Harrington declined.  He knew he had something special and chose to maintain control rather than putting the company’s future in the hands of investors.

Tuggo has also received a Family Choice Award and most recently a Pet Business Industry Recognition Award.


The Tuggo is available in two sizes (10’ and 7’ diameter) and three colors (red, blue and green).  A shipper display with a 10” motion activated LCD screen demonstrating the product is now available which holds 16- 10” Tuggos and 36- 7” Tuggos. The Tuggo is available for sale on the company’s website and at hundreds of pet dealers nationwide. Special promotions are now being offered to new dealers. To become a Tuggo dealer, call 800-297-4008 or email



About Tuggo Dog Toy, LLC

Tuggo Dog Toy, LLC is the parent company which markets and sells the patented Tuggo brand Water-Weighted Tug dog toy. This one-of-a-kind toy is the perfect solution for providing dogs with exercise, entertainment and mental stimulation. The company is headquartered in Hendersonville, TN. For more information, visit


Bulldog Marketing & Sales Celebrates Fifth Anniversary


Agency is Driving Force in Changing Perceptions of
Marketing in the Pet Industry

(Bronx, NY) - Bulldog Marketing & Sales, Inc. today announced the celebration of its fifth year in business. Bulldog is the Pet Marketing and Sales agency formed by industry veteran John Cullen to provide entrepreneurs, start-ups, and mid-sized organizations access to top level marketing talent without the expensive overhead. The agency was made famous by its controversial video rants such as, 10 Signs You are a Pet Business Clown and 5 Things I Hate about the Pet Industry that have served as a battle cry for the industry to start taking marketing more seriously. Traditionally the pet industry focuses on the push side (sell in) of the retail equation and very little on the pull side (consumer purchase).

“It’s hard to believe it has been five years already,” said John Cullen, Bulldog’s Principal. “The results we have achieved for our clients speak for themselves. The bottom line is that marketing works – even in the pet industry. In fact, it’s a great way to stand out to retail buyers and consumers since so few companies in the industry do ANY marketing at all.”

Bulldog’s past and present clients include Thundershirt, JW Pet Company, Absorption Corporation (now Healthy Pet) and new comer Old Mill Pet Products, LLC., a division of HJ Baker & Bro. Some of Bulldog’s work includes programs never before seen in the industry such as the Jeep Full of Fun, a JW Pet account specific program at Petsmart and the Scaredy Pet Challenge, a PR campaign for Thundershirt. It is also the driving force behind the new brand of dog treats, nature’s bits, creating its identity (name, logo, packaging, website, sales materials, etc.) and developing the sales channel.

To celebrate its anniversary, Bulldog is planning a full year of activities including a $2000 donation to the ASPCA ($500/quarter), donating 50 hours of time to pet product start-ups and having an anniversary party for industry friends and clients at the Global Pet Expo in March.

About Bulldog Marketing & Sales, Inc.
Bulldog Marketing & Sales, Inc. is a full service agency formed in September, 2009. It has over 15 years of marketing and sales experience ranging from marketing strategy to new product development and retail sell-in. It has increased sales and developed new products for the Fortune 500 as well as for start-ups. Marketing & sales expertise includes: Pet Products, Consumer Packaged Goods and Consumer Electronics. Bulldog is headquartered in the Bronx, NY – a few miles north of mid-town Manhattan. For more information, visit

The Original PoopBags Brand Brings the First Eco-Friendly, USDA Biobased Product to Retail

pbbumper_95x3_20130413  Brand Establishes Itself as a Leading Innovator in Eco Pet Waste Bags

Chicago, IL – (January 21, 2014), Inc., announced today the launch of its new line of innovative, eco-friendly poop bags into the retail channel.  The Original PoopBags brand has leveraged the latest innovations in environmentally friendly packaging materials and production techniques.  Common poop bags and basic technology simply blend plastics with chemical additives to make them degrade.  The Original PoopBags has been offering pet waste products via its website for over ten years and is now ready to storm the retail channel exclusively.

“We know more about making eco-friendly poop bags than anyone else,” said
Paul Cannella, President of, Inc.  “The market trends are matching our latest eco-innovations and production capabilities so the time is right for us to enter the retail market in a meaningful way.”

The Original PoopBags waste products are created by using recycled content and newly USDA-approved materials, making it meet nationally certified standards for eco-friendliness.  After complying with rigorous government standards and testing, The Original PoopBags brand is the first poop bag to become a USDA Certified Biobased Product available to the retail market.  To match its unique, innovative and eco-friendly message it has developed a unique triangular packaging that is already gaining attention at retail.

This new product release will include two new SKU's for The Original PoopBags.
The first will be The Original on a Roll available in a 9 roll pack, and the second is a 3 roll pack.  MSRP will be $9.99 and $3.99 respectively.  In addition, the company has a total of seven SKU's available including a variety of eco-friendly properties, varying in size and features.  The brand will be supported with a full trade and consumer awareness advertising campaign unseen in this category.

About, Inc.

Since 2003, Inc. has been reducing carbon paw prints and leading the way in eco-friendly advances in pet waste bags.  It sells pet waste bags under the The Original PoopBags brand.  It has developed the first retail poop bag to become a USDA Certified Biobased Product.  It received a Pet Industry recognition award from Pet Business in December 2013.  The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.  For more information please visit

Tick-SR (Safe Release) Revolutionizes Tick Removal

Company Develops Tick Removal Product that is both Safe & Effective

Princeton, NJ – (June 12, 2013) Tick-SR, a division of Karykion Corporation, announced today the launch of its patented Tick-SR product containing the active ingredient Salicylic Acid into the pet trade.  Tick-SR’s approach to tick removal is very different from traditional products like a tick key or tweezers.  It works by interrupting the feeding tick by dissolving the glue-like substance that helps it attach to a dog and feed.  Tick-SR also pushes the blood away from the tick's feeding tube and mouth parts. After removing the food supply and dissolving the glue, the tick can be easily removed. Tick-SR also destroys bacteria and helps to prevent infection.


“We wanted to develop a new solution to tick removal,” says Bill Griesinger, Managing Partner of Karykion Corporation.  “We also wanted it to be safe for both the dog and the owner.”


Tick-SR is extremely easy to use.  In fact, compared to a tick-key or tweezers it’s a snap!  Simply apply Tick-SR to the tick’s body using either the liquid or the pre-moistened wipe product and apply as close to the attachment point as possible.  If the tick does not easily pull off, then reapply.  Typical tick removal is seen within two to five minutes.


"Tick-SR will not kill and may not even hurt a tick but it impacts its blood supply and the bond at the afflicted area; this makes it much easier to remove the tick," says Griesinger.  “While not every tick transmits a dangerous disease such as Lyme disease, even the common wood or dog tick presents a potential health hazard at the puncture site if for no other reason than infection from improper removal.”


Tick-SR is the perfect complement to the flea & tick prevention category.  While many flea & tick prevention products are effective, ticks are still a major problem for many pet owners.  Tick-SR can help grow a retailer’s tick prevention category by adding an effective solution to solve the problem AFTER the presence of a tick is discovered.


Tick-SR can be used for the removal of all types and sizes of ticks including deer ticks, brown dog ticks, Lone Star ticks, and American dog ticks. It also can be used to remove the smaller nymphs which are harder to remove using tweezers or other tick removal tools. Tick-SR is available in both pre-moistened wipes and bottles for consumers, veterinarians and dog groomers.  It is priced between $9.99 and $79.99 depending on the size of the liquid bottle and the number of wipes.


For more information visit, visit booth #5078 at SuperZoo or contact John Cullen at Bulldog Marketing & Sales, Inc., or call 855-456-4738 to request a sample, a hi-res image or to schedule an interview.



About Tick-SR

Tick-SR is a division of Karykion, Inc., a pharmaceutical research company and developer of new antimicrobial antibiotic products.  The company was formed to wage war on ticks by providing a revolutionary removal system unlike anything available on the market.  Tick-SR was patented in 2009. The company is headquartered in Princeton, NJ.  For more information please visit