Walkee Paws on 'Shark Tank': What is the cost, who are the founders and are the leggings comfy for your dogs?

These leggings might look fun and bizarre but they serve a very important purpose, keeping your pooch's paws safe and protected

Walkee Paws on 'Shark Tank': What is the cost, who are the founders and are the leggings comfy for your dogs?
Lisa Baronoff pitches Walkee Paws on 'Shark Tank' (ABC)
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Taking your dogs out for a nice, long walk is one of the best ways of bonding with your pooch. It might fill your heart with immense joy to watch your furry baby run around chasing squirrels or sniffing every inch of the ground, but the cleaning of the paws that awaits at the end of the walk will definitely fill you with dread. Thanks to the pollution and garbage in our world, there's no way one can escape cleaning the paws after a walk, especially if you allow your dog on your couch, bed or other household furniture.

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Lisa Baronoff, a proud dog mom, came up with the perfect solution which ensures that both you and your dog can have a fun time outdoors, without the hassle of cleaning up the paws later. Read on to know all about Lisa's invention called Walkee Paws, which is being touted as the world's first leggings for dogs. The product will be pitched on the upcoming episode of 'Shark Tank'. 

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What is Walkee Paws?

Walkee Paws are leggings for your dogs that also act as booties. These leggings might look fun and bizarre but they serve a very important purpose, keeping your pooch's paws safe and protected while also keeping the dirt and germs from making its way back to your home to a minimum. These quirkly leggings are also waterproof, meaning you can take your dog out during rainy as well as snowy days, without worrying about any mess. 

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One of the biggest bones of contention for many pet owners who already use booties for their pets is how they slip off mid-walk. Walkee Paws has managed to address this concern. On their website, they explain about their patented design that claims to cover your dog's paws at all times when the leggings are on. "Unlike other dog booties that slip off mid-walk, Walkee Paws have a patented design that covers your dog’s entire legs and connects cleverly over the back so they’re guaranteed to stay on. They’re also loose around the ankle for maximum canine comfort and feature stretchy rubber booties that mimic dogs’ natural walking pattern. This natural feel provides a much-needed sense of security, giving your dog a comfy and safe experience while strolling around town." 

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Who is the founder?

Walkee Paws is the brainchild of Lisa Baronoff. This Manhattan-based pet-parent was extremely concerned over the germs, chemicals, rain and snow that her dogs were regularly coming into contact with during their daily walks. But her dogs also hated wearing the booties that were available in the market, just as much as she hated putting them on them.

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In an interview with Doggone Destinations, Lisa explained her issues with the traditional dog booties that were available in the market. "The biggest problem in terms of dog booties is they always seem to fall off. They have to be tight around the ankles to stay on. I knew there had to be a better way.” Her frustration with the existing booties and desire to make dogwalk a fun and safe experience for both the dogs and pet parents made Lisa look for a functional solution, which eventually paved the way for Walkee Paws.

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Lisa initially used an old pair of pantyhose to cut little leggings for her dogs and made them connect over their back so that they stayed intact during walks. Her digs were extremely comfortable during their walks with their new pantyhose leggings, which made Lisa realize that she had a perect pet product for dogs. She immediately began working on fine-tuning the product so that the leggings can survive the wear and tear while providing maximum comfort to dogs. 

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"Launching in 2018 as the world’s first dog leggings, Walkee Paws were designed to protect your pooch from all the ruff stuff outside, all while making walks with your furry friends even more enjoyable. I’ve been so thrilled and grateful to see how many dogs and puppy parents have fallen in love with Walkee Paws, which has inspired me to expand our product line even further," explains Lisa on her website. 

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What is the cost and where to buy it?

You can spoil your pup with their very own pair of Walkee Paws by purchasing it either from their website or Amazon. Walkee Paws leggings are available in a host of prints and sizes, so that you can find the best fit for your pup. The price of Walkee Paws waterproof legging starts at $39 and goes upwards based on the design and size chosen. Alongside leggings, you can also pick up other accessories such as harness, leash and collars from Walkee Paws to make your pet's walk fashionable. 

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What is the company up to now?

Although Walkee Paws started off as a company that manufactures leggings for dogs, their product range has expanded ever since. Their current range of products include coats, harnesses, leash and collars. They recently launched another leggings with adjustable fit. While announcing the new product's launch on their Instagram page, they wrote, "When we launched Walkee Paws back in 2018, we knew that dogs came in all shapes and sizes. But what we didn’t know is that it would take a lot of trial and error to make sure our leggings fit every Fido, from the itty bitty chihuahuas to the mighty mountain dogs. Unlike other dog boot brands, our leggings have to take into account both a pup’s paw width and leg height, making it a bit more challenging to come up with the paw-fect fit."

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The new adjustible fit leggings are designed in such a way that both height and leg widths can be customized to suit your dog's requirement with the elastic drawstring openings. "This means our leggings are now easy to get on and sure to stay put no matter how your pup moves! The elastic drawstring openings also provide the ability to tighten leggings when it's raining or snowing, or loosen them for better air flow during the dog days of summer," they explained on the post. 

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Sharks on 'Shark Tank' (ABC)

Who will steal the deal?

Based on the brand's numbers related to sales and profits, the sharks will decide whether to invest in Walkee Paws or not. Considering this is a very niche product, the sharks might not be very interested in striking a deal. But since the sharks are extremely unpredictabe, we will just have to watch the episode to see if Lisa does manage to close a deal. 

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'Shark Tank' Season 12 airs every Friday at 8/7c only on ABC.

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