The Pet Innovation Awards Program has named the winners of its third annual awards program, which showcases the leading products, services and companies that drive innovation and exemplify the best in the pet industry across the globe, according to officials.
The mission of the annual Pet Innovation Awards Program is to honor innovation and recognize the excellence, hard work and success in a range of pet care industry categories, including apparel, grooming and cleaning, food and treats, health, housing, toys, training, collars, leashes, harnesses, and retailers and services. The 2021 Pet Innovation Awards attracted more than 1,250 nominations from around the world.
“The pet industry was being pushed to new heights even before the rush of pet adoptions during the pandemic lockdowns. With an influx of new pet parents, the demand for quality products that will improve the health and well-being of their furry children is on the rise,” says Travis Grant, managing director at Independent Innovation. “The Pet Innovation Awards program is the industry’s most robust recognition platform for a reason. Our award winners provide top of the line products and services that use leading-edge technologies, ingredients, and materials to ensure pets and their owners enjoy the best quality of life possible. Congratulations to each and every one of our 2021 Pet Innovation Award winners.”
Nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of judges who are a group of senior-level pet product professionals who have personally worked within the pet product space. The winning products and companies were selected based on a variety of criteria, including most innovative and advanced products and services.
The 2021 Pet Independent Innovation Award winners include:
Clothing Product of the Year: Zoo Snoods
Memories & Keepsake Product of the Year: Pet Photo Saver
Bowl, Feeders, Waterers
Bowls Product of the Year: Spleash
Elevated Bowls Product of the Year: Advance Pet Product
Feeding Accessories Product of the Year: LickiMat Wobble
Collars, Leashes, Harnesses
Collar Product of the Year: Nite Ize
Hands Free Leashes Product of the Year: Houndswag
Harness Product of the Year: Come Here Buddy
Leashes Product of the Year: Woof Concept
Grooming & Cleaning
Waste Bags of the Year: The Original Poop Bags
Stain & Odor Remover Product of the Year: Colorfil
Food & Treat
Cat Food Dry Product of the Year: Ageless Paws
Cat Food Frozen/Raw Product of the Year: Vital Essentials
Cat Food Functional Diet Product of the Year: Tonisity
Cat Food Wet Product of the Year: Identity Pet Nutrition
Dog Food Freeze Dried Product of the Year: American Ostrich Farms
Dog Food Grain Free Product of the Year: Portland Pet Food Co.
Lickable Treat Product of the Year: Bark Bistro Co.
Cat Calming Product of the Year: Sure Petcare
Cat Homeopathic Product of the Year: Healthy Hemp Pet Co.
Cat Vitamin/Supplement Product of the Year: Wapiti Labs
Dog Calming Product of the Year: Licks Pill-Free Solutions
Dog Skin & Coat Product of the Year: SynergyLabs
Overall Cat Health Product of the Year: Paw CBD
Small Pet Healthcare Product of the Year: Airvet
Overall Pet Healthcare Company of the Year: Vetster
Overall Pet Healthcare Innovation of the Year: ClueJay
Carrier Product of the Year: Happy Habitats Litter
Automated Litter Box Product of the Year: PetSafe
Cleaners & Deodorizers Product of the Year: Boxiecat
Litter Box Product of the Year: Doggy Bathroom
Litter Product of the Year: Natusan Services
Subscription Service of the Year: TrustedHousesitters
Pet Insurance of the Year: Figo Pet Insurance
Storefront Retailer of the Year: NorthPoint Pets & Co.
Pet Service Company of the Year: Gentreo Toys
Cat Toy of the Year: My Intelligent Pets
Chew Toy Product of the Year: Pet Trade Innovations
Dog Toy Product of the Year: Better Bone by Blue Standard Inc.
Interactive Toy Product of the Year: PetSafe
Training Collar Product of the Year: Sleepypod
Training Product of the Year: Assisi Animal Health
The annual Pet Innovation Awards celebrates and highlights the passion, creativity, and hard work within the pet care industry, officials said. The next round of nominations will open in May 2022 for all individuals, products, companies, and organizations involved in producing pet products, services and solutions.