Hi! I'm so glad you're here. 👋
Hey guys! I'm Ava, 14-year-old Founder and Chief Pet Officer of Ava's Pet Palace. I’ve always loved animals and had a passion for helping them. When I was just 6 years old I drew my first business plan. Two years later, after asking and asking, my parents finally decided to help me make my dreams come true with Ava's Pet Palace!
I started my business because I wanted to create a healthier world for our pets, planet and people. That's my purpose. I love pets, the same way they love us. That's why my treats are made with simple, organic and all-natural ingredients. To keep pets happy, healthy, and feeling great. My treats are nutritious and delicious. And pet-parent approved!
For me, healthy food has always been about organic and natural ingredients. I've been purposeful about this from the beginning. When I was baking treats in my kitchen, we only bought and used organic ingredients. Now that my business has grown, we work with bigger kitchens and they use only the best, high quality ingredients. And we've worked super hard to finally become USDA Certified Organic!
My business really took off in 2020 thanks to a lot of kind people who shared it on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I now have happy customers in all 50 states! With the help of my mom, who works for Ava's Pet Palace full time, we ship hundreds of bags of treats each month.
Thank you so much for visiting my business. I hope we make you smile today! 😊🐶🐱💕
I have a dream for a business.
I made this original "business plan" (I called it a "job plan" then) when I was just 6 years old! I'm still working towards achieving my goals! Thank you for supporting me. 🤗💕
Mom and dad finally say yes.
I'm so excited to be starting my own business at 8 years old! I love ❤️ animals! Here, I'm making a yummy, healthy, organic cat food. 🥣🐈
Going to my first craft show.
All setup and ready for my first local craft show 😊 🛍️
My first TV interview.
OMG! My first big interview and the first time on TV! Val Warner at Windy City Live was so nice and pretty😊. I was so nervous 😁📺
My dog treats in stores!
So excited to see my treats on shelves!!! Thanks to Bentley's Pet Stuff for giving me my first opportunity! This is the display at Earthwise Pet in Naperville! 🐾🐕♥️🥳
Young Entrepreneur Winner.
This was a big year, winning the WDB Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition. I wonder if people were able to tell I was so scared! There were over 700 people in front of me! 🐕🐾🐶
What a year!
We did it guys!!! Thank you for your support in 2021! My Kickstarter was funded in February, I got a complete brand refresh in May, my USDA Certified Organic treats were ready in October, in November my treats were added to all 75 PetPeople stores and to 17 other retailers nationwide throughout the year and I received some amazing shoutouts from Luvvie Ajayi with her #BlackBizLuvv and Google's #BlackOwnedFriday campaign! Wow! And I have so much more planned!!!! Check out my full 2021 review! Thanks for joining me on my journey! It means so much to me. 🤗💗