Our Inspiration


Minx, Chief Scratching Officer

Minxx is a regular shadow-chasing-Super Hero who never met a piece of cardboard that she didn't like. Her senior status is characterized by maturity and stability. Working from the home office she's a techie, she loves computers and speakerphones and keeps things running smoothly. She spends her days off scratching in between napping and leaping off tall counters.


Jaxxon, Chief Counselor

Treat Bar Specialist and Pethouse Ladies' Man is always emotionally available and ready to welcome you with hugs and licks. Jaxxon's role is to greet you with love, melt you with sad eyes, and guide your selection at our Treat Bar. He willingly volunteers to sample and taste to ensure your pup's satisfaction. A tad insecure by nature, he looks for any and all opportunities for a smooch, heavy petting, or whatever humans (and big, black hairy dogs) are willing to dole out. If you've got a bully breed, don't be offended...You're just not Jaxxon's type.


Nadja, Chief Fitness & Wellness Officer

Nadja just may have been a Russian gymnast in a former life. She has the sleekness of panther and the agility of a tree monkey, earning her the nickname 'panther-monkey'. Only her hearty appetite for fresh meaty meals slows her obsession for daily workouts, hunting, and acrobatics. Both competitive and jealous, she demands the spotlight.


Mia, Chief Tree Dweller

Chief Tree Dweller and Security Supervisor, Mia works mostly from our home office keeping a watchful crossed-eye on the entire internal staff from several high observation points. In the evening, she makes her rounds prowling the external perimeter for intruders, aka crickets and such, attempting to make their way inside from the garden terrace. She delights in stalking. Mia takes her responsibilities seriously allowing us to stay focused on important matters, ironically she is usually the one caught stealing with her paw in the treat jar.


Frida, Art, Fashion, & Design Director (retired)

Frida (as in Kahlo) had a keen appreciation for the arts and was often seen socializing with artists and the urbane in the Bailey Gallery. A true fashionista with an obsession for shoes and designer handbags, she lived large on leather... whatever the price. This moderncat mascot gave her howl of approval on all in-store styles, from window displays to product merchandising...a rare breed indeed. Retired in 2011 after launching our Meow Mingle cat socials, the White Lion lives on in spirit.


Cosmo, Chief Barking Officer (retired) 

Cosmo (as in Kramer) could bark like a horse. We never told him he was NOT that big - he had a Napoleon complex. Barking orders at whoever would listen, this Jack Russell spent his days dreaming of Scoobie snacks and becoming a DJ. He dutifully performed his responsibilities as the official mascot by greeting everyone, maintaining the in-store hydrant, and performing tricks for treats. He retired in 2009.


Bailey, Chief Napping Officer (retired)

Bailey always thought he was a Supermodel, who preferred sleeping and preening to anything else that was b-or-ing. Purring until the very end of his struggle, he now spends his days poised into a perfect and permanent snuggle. Retired in late 2007 just as Pussy & Pooch launched our first location, Bailey continues to inspire our passion for natural animal nutrition, health and wellness.