About Coastal Pet
The quality leader in the pet industry.
Coastal Pet has been manufacturing pet products and providing exceptional customer service since 1968. A family-owned, American manufacturer, Coastal Pet is committed to leading the industry with innovative, quality pet products that enrich the interactions between pets and their owners. We proudly manufacture a vast array of collars, leashes and harnesses at our state-of-the-art facility in Alliance, Ohio. This includes handcrafted leather and the majority of our nylon products.
Coastal Pet acquired Bergan Pet in March of 2015. It was a natural fit because the values of both companies are well-aligned. We share a passion to design, produce and deliver the highest quality products to the pet industry.
Cutting-edge innovation and design.
Coastal Pet is much more than an American manufacturer of the best restraints in the industry. As the quality leader, Coastal Pet has been setting the bar for decades for standards that remain unsurpassed today. Renowned for producing the highest-quality products in the industry, Coastal Pet has always been on the cutting edge of innovation and design.
Today’s manufacturing facility is just under 400,000 square feet and we proudly offer more than 7,500 SKUs. We design in-house proprietary machines to best suit our unique manufacturing processes, and automation also plays a pivotal role enabling Coastal Pet to yield more products, especially in nylon and leather.
Coastal Pet also has an in-house testing laboratory and frequently performs tests on all of our products to maintain a high level of quality in both materials and workmanship.
In addition, Coastal Pet is proudly known for our stellar logistics. With 99.9% accuracy in shipments and consistent on-time delivery, we are the industry leader in accurate/on-time delivery.
Coastal Pet History
Coastal Pet Products, Inc. was founded in 1968 by brothers Jim and Tom Stout.
Our first facility was built in 1974 and employed 10 people. During those early years, we became one of the leading pioneers in the collar and leash industry by utilizing nylon webbing instead of traditional leather.
As the industry grew and matured, so did Coastal Pet:
Coastal Pet Products was started with $300 in the basement of a pet shop.
The business moved into a new 4,000 square foot building.
Introduced a double-ply nylon collection that set the industry standard for quality, nylon web.
The contoured Kanine Buckle, now an industry standard, was developed.
Added an additional 4,000 square feet to the facility.
Expanded the facility by 10,000 square feet for a total of 18,000 square feet.
Circle T® was purchased. This enabled Coastal to expand into leather.
Coastal Pet moved Circle T® from Texas to Ohio.
Introduced the curved, Tuff plastic buckle for Coastal Pet's adjustable collars, marking a new era of color, fashion and selection for a rapidly developing industry.
Moved into a new 38,000 square foot building.
Introduced Titan® line of chain training products.
Introduced the innovative snagless Sassy® cat collars.
Added an additional 30,000 square feet to the building.
Developed the ultra-weld technique to heat seal nylon. Many collars and leashes are now manufactured using this technique.
Released restraints that secured the pet inside of the car.
Used sublimation process to print patterns onto webbing.
Acquired Whitco/Safari® Pet Products, and with it the Easy Rider® Car Harness. This was the best-selling harness on the market at the time.
Patent was awarded for the re-engineered Easy Rider® Car Harness.
Li’l Pals® line for petite dogs and cats launched featuring special sizes and unique 5/16” webbing. The EZ Snap® makes leash attachment simple.
Licensed the innovative Lazer Brite® reflective line that allows pets to be visible from up to 600 feet.
Completed first safety crash testing at an independent facility in accordance with the FMVSS 213 for Child Restraint Systems.
Introduced Travel Right!® accessories that provide a variety of ways to keep pets safe.
Developed patent-pending locking tri-slide that prevents collars from slipping.
K9 Explorer® reflective line launched featuring unique hardware including a moveable d-ring and all metal side-release buckle on the collar and a newly designed scissor snap on the leash.
Engineered patent-pending Shed Magic® de-shedding tool.
Modified the Easy Rider® car harness to accommodate a 75 pound dog and updated the pad design. Continue to invest in safety crash-testing, improve travel products and innovate solutions.
The acquisition of Bergen gives Coastal Pet a full product line offering in the growing travel segment, increases the presence in cat toys, and enters new feeding and watering markets.