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February 09, 2016 5:46 AM ET

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Company Overview of Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Company Overview

Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc., doing business as Petmate, manufactures pet care products. The company offers bedding products, collars and leashes, feeding and watering products, grooming and bathing products, kennels and carriers, shelters, toys, travel products, waste management products, replacement parts, adapters, and accessories for dogs, cats, and birds. It serves customers through a network of retailers in the United States and internationally, as well as via online. The company was founded in 1959 and is based in Arlington, Texas. Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Petmate Holdings Co.

2300 East Randol Mill Road

Arlington, TX 76011

United States

Founded in 1959

902 Employees





Key Executives for Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chairman and President
Age: 74
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President of Operations
Age: 55
Executive Vice President of Marketing and New Product Development
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc. Key Developments

Petmate Showcases Newest Products at SuperZoo 2015

Petmate introduced its newest products at SuperZoo 2015, July 21-23, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The company will unveil its latest items from the popular Jackson Galaxy, Dogzilla, Fat Cat and Zoobilee Collections, offering a variety of products that foster the bonds between pets and pet parents. Petmate will unveil the newest products from the exclusive cat product line developed with renowned cat expert and animal advocate Jackson Galaxy, star of the Animal Planet's 'My Cat from Hell'. The Jackson Galaxy Collection by Petmate includes interactive and solo play toys, scratchers, kickers, wands, tunnels, comfort bedding and more, while speaking to natural cat behaviors hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom and sleep. Available to consumers for holiday 2015, the new products include: The Jackson Galaxy Comfy Cabana XL offers a safe sleeping place for cats. With a removable super plush foam pad and second back opening for observation or quick escapes, cats will feel comfortable and at home in the cave-like dwelling. Indecisive cats can lay a variety of ways in the Jackson Galaxy 2-in-1 Bed. The versatile bed cinches up into a cozy hideaway or lays flat, allowing for cats to stretch out. The Jackson Galaxy Laser Air Wand, features a unique removable laser with an elastic band that fits snugly on the pointer finger and has an on/off switch. Best used for cats with air pursuit interests, cat owners can switch to the retractable feather for a satisfying hunt. The all new Jackson Galaxy Ground Toys accompany the Jackson Galaxy Ground Prey wand, which features a telescoping wand and interchangeable toys that allow cat families to direct interactive play. Ball and socket joints create a realistic movement that resembles ground prey. The links can be added or removed to create different sizes and movement. Available in three different colors: orange, green and blue; and four different animals: snake, iguana, squirrel and mouse. Designed to encourage a cat's need to stalk and attach to its prey, the Jackson Galaxy Refillable Twisted Kicker includes a sisal midsection featuring an opening with a removable Velcro pouch. Add Jackson Galaxy Organic Catnip, made and packaged in the USA, to the pouch whenever the scent diminishes to promote tooth, gum and digestive health. Add Jackson Galaxy Organic Catnip to the Jackson Galaxy Toy Marinater to create catnip infused toys. Simply add the catnip to the silicone base, insert the mesh bag with a cat toy, replace cap and squeeze. The Marinater is great for quick bursts of catnip scent and works on all toy materials: plush, canvas, rubber plastic, polyester and more. In addition, Petmate expands its rugged Dogzilla® toy line to collars and leads, bedding and durable, plush Invaders. Dogzilla® toys and accessories are created from materials designed for a rugged lifestyle and appeal to a variety of dogs.

Petmate Introduces More Than 175 Products at SuperZoo 2014

Petmate introduced more than 175 products at SuperZoo 2014, held July 22, 2014 to July 24, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Many of the company's new products have been developed with a keen focus on natural animal behavior and fostering the bond between people and their pets through play. Petmate will unveil an exclusive cat product line developed with renowned cat expert and animal advocate Jackson Galaxy, star of the Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell. The Jackson Galaxy Collection by Petmate features a variety of wands, toys, scratchers, tunnels and tents to cater to the ideal cat environment, known to Galaxy fans as Catification. Available to consumers beginning Fall 2014, the line features 25 new products including the irregular shapes of Jackson Galaxy Collection Cat Dice create an unpredictable bounce to keep cats engaged and ignite raw cat play. The toy can be filled with treats to create a puzzle that offers extra motivation and reward. With a vibrating mechanism in its body activated by pulling the tail, the Jackson Galaxy Motor Mouse offers random movements to maintain a cat's interest and includes a made-in-the-USA catnip pod in its center for added excitement. Cats can fish kibble or treats out of the Jackson Galaxy Collection Go Fish puzzle toy, featuring silicone fish tails that stimulate cats' natural hunting instincts. Dishwasher safe, the tails remove for cleaning and easily rotate to continuously change the puzzle. The Jackson Galaxy Mojo Maker, available in an Air Prey or Ground Prey option, features a telescoping wand and an interchangeable toy that allows cat families to direct interactive play. Air Prey is for cats that like to climb tall furniture and chase flying objects, while Ground Prey is for cats that prefer lurking under furniture and chasing anything that goes by. Designed to encourage a cat's need to stalk and attach to its prey, the Jackson Galaxy Twisted Kicker includes made-in-the-USA catnip pods at each end. Available in denim with a sisal center band or in plush velvet. Created to offer security during play, the Jackson Galaxy Base Camp Hub encourages cat play in and around a carrier and features tunnel attachments on three sides. Pet specialty retailers can get the Jackson Galaxy Shipper by Petmate for greater flexibility in merchandising products in a secondary location. Galaxy will be in the Petmate booth on July 22, 2014.

Petmate Announces Management Changes

Petmate announced the retirement of CEO Joe Messner after a long career in the consumer products industry. Messner will assume the role of chairman and is handing over day-to-day responsibilities to new CEO Alice Tillett as of May 19. Tillett takes over the reins at Petmate with more than 20 years of leadership and a track record of growth with national retailers. She most recently served as president of Pacific Bicycle.

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