While bussing tables, Christian Campisi tried to think of ways to more quickly raise enough money to transfer from his local college to Ohio State. Campisi founded Pawz in 2015.
Pawz sells T-shirts for humans and dogs, as well as cat toys, cat beds, dog toys, beds, and more. Ten percent of all proceeds are donated to no-kill animal shelters, providing additional housing, covering adoption fees, and other services.
The waterproof, 100% rubber dog boots are an especially popular item. There are no straps or snaps required and the boots can be washed and reused.
In 2017, Pawz donated $110,000 to a Jacksonville, Florida, Humane Society. This was the company’s fourth donation check, but the largest at the time.
The company has received criticism for giving out false details about some photos used on their website.
Pawz maintains a corporate office in Canton, Ohio.