Hi! I'm so glad you're here. 👋
As a young girl, I had a passion for animals and a dream to create a healthier world for pets, people, and our planet. At just 6 years old, I drew my first business plan and two years later, with the help of my parents, I made my dream a reality with Ava's Pet Palace.
At Ava's Pet Palace, we believe in the power of simple, organic, and all-natural ingredients to keep pets happy, healthy, and feeling great. Our treats are not only nutritious and delicious, but they are also pet-parent approved. We use only the best, high-quality ingredients in our treats, and we are committed to using sustainable practices in our packaging and shipping.
I'm also proud to share that Ava's Pet Palace is a Minority Certified business through NMSDC (National Minority Supplier Development Council). This certification is a testament to our commitment to diversity and inclusivity in business.
I take pride in being a member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition. This commitment is reflected in our sustainable packaging and shipping practices. Our bags are made from 30% post-consumer materials and all orders shipped from our website are carbon neutral.
Our commitment to the animal community goes beyond just making healthy treats. We are also dedicated to giving back to animal advocates and organizations each month. We believe that all pets, whether they are in our homes, living in shelters, or even homeless, deserve lots of love, kindness, and the best nutrition. Our community of pet parents, animal lovers, and advocates share this belief and we are proud to have grown into an amazing community of like-minded individuals.
Today, Ava's Pet Palace is a growing business with happy customers throughout the US. With the help of my mom, who works for Ava's Pet Palace full-time, we ship hundreds of bags of treats each month.Join us on our mission to create a healthier world for pets, people, and our planet. Try our treats today and see the difference that simple, organic, and all-natural ingredients make.
Thank you so much for visiting my business. I hope we make you smile today! 😊🐶🐱💕
Checkout my story timeline below.
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! You can still find my treats here today!🐾🐕♥️🥳
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! 🐕🐾🐶
Time for change.
A big change happened in 2021! We successfully funded a kickstarter to launch my first treat made at a commercial kitchen! Next, we did a complete brand refresh in May and finally, in October, my USDA Certified Organic treats were released! Check out my full 2021 review! Thanks for joining me on my journey! It means so much to me. 🤗💗
A year of growth.
2022 was a year to remember for Ava's Pet Palace! We attended our first industry expos, sign with a distributor for our dog treats, expand into more stores nationwide, and for a limited time, our treats were even in over 1000 PetSmart stores! I was honored to be named the first participant in BSM Partners Young Entrepreneur Mentorship program, and we are proud to be active members of the Pet Sustainability Coalition. To top it off, our business was featured on the cover of three industry magazines! We are grateful for the support of our customers, community and team. Check out my full 2022 review!
New Stores & New Treats!
Ava's Pet Palace experienced a year filled with remarkable growth and achievements. We proudly expanded our presence by launching in Target locations across four states, bringing our beloved treats closer to pet lovers. This year also saw the introduction of two exciting new freeze-dried treats for dogs, Salmon Puffs and Turkey Poppers, which quickly became favorites among our furry customers. On a personal note, I celebrated a significant milestone as I turned 16,
marking both my growth as an entrepreneur and the continued success of our business. Our commitment to sustainability took a leap forward as we joined the Pet Sustainability Coalition, emphasizing our dedication to environmentally responsible practices. Additionally, 2023 was a landmark year as we became a Minority Certified business through the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), a testament to our commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the business world.