Recent Awards and Recognition

Planet Dog Awards and Recognition - Media Kit

Over the course of our history, several of our products have won awards for outstanding innovation and quality and our company has been recognized as a business leader. Below is a list of some of our most recent accolades and awards.

Company

  • 2016 Institute for Family Owned Business Large Business of the Year
  • 2016 Portland PhoenixMagazine Best Pet Supply Store 
  • 2014 Down East Magazine Best Friend to Man’s Best Friend
  • 2014 Portland Phoenix Best Pet Supply Store
  • 2012 Portland Buy Local “Community Hero” Award
  • 2012 MaineBiz NEXT Leaders to Watch: Stephanie Volo, Top Dog
  • 2011 Portland Development Corporation Small Business of the Year
  • 2009 Yankee Magazine Best Store to Woof About
  • 2008 Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work
  • 2007 Maine Governor’s Award for Business Excellence
  • 2003 Fast Company Champion of Innovation

Product

  • 2016 Pet Product News Editor's Choice Award-Orbee-Tuff Chili Pepper
  • 2014 Pet Product News Best New Product - Snoop ®
  • 2013 HH Backer’s Total Pet Expo Gold Medal –Product Innovation - Snoop ®
  • 2012 Pet Age Green Spirit Award - Wood Chuck ®
  • 2012 Pet Age Pinnacle Award -#1 Dog Toy - Wood Chuck ®
  • 2011 Global Pet Expo Best in Show Award-New Product Showcase - Orbee-Tuff® Counter-Top Display Stand
  • 2010 Dog Fancy Editor’s Choice Award - Wood Chuck®
  • 2010 Consumers Digest Best Buy Award - Hemp Leash
  • 2010 Pet Age Pinnacle Award –Most interesting Product in 2009 - 100% Organic T-Shirts
  • 2009 Global Pet Expo Best in Show Award - New Product Showcase - Branded Spinner
  • 2009 Pet Age Pinnacle Award -#1 Dog Toy - Slobber-wick® Buddies and Bones
  • 2008 Pet Product News Editor’s Choice Award - Zip Lead® Retractable Leash
  • 2007 Consumers Digest Best Buy Award - Hemp Leash
  • 2006 Pet Product News Editor’s Choice Award - Zip Lead® Retractable Leash
  • 2006 Pet Age Best of 2006 - Orbo with Treat Spot®
  • 2006 H.H. Backer Product Excellence Award, Bronze Medal - Orbee-Tuff® TUG
  • 2004 Pet Product News Editor’s Choice Award - OrbeeBall with Treat Spot®
  • 2004 Pet Product News Editor’s Salute - Pink Ribbon Ringo
  • 2002 Your Dog Editor’s Choice Award - OrbeeBall with Treat Spot®
  • 2002 Pet Product News Editor’s Choice Award - Orbee Ball with Treat Spot®
  • 2002 Pet Product Business Editor’s Choice Award - Orbee Ball with Treat Spot®

Philanthropy

  • 2016 The Good Dog Foundation's Annual Honoree
  • 2010 National 7DayPSA Contest 1st Place Planet Dog Foundation PSA
  • 2010 Maine 7DayPSA Contest 1st Place Planet Dog Foundation PSA
  • 2003 ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award –“A Kid’s Best Friend”