Total loan: $5,000


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Niles, MI, United States / Food

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A loan helped purchase equipment for mass production of dog treats and ingredients for increasing production.

Kathleen's story

As a young child even, I knew I wanted to work for myself, and I should have known it would involve dogs, my lifelong love! My first venture was a candy stand where I sold to neighborhood kids. When I found out I wasn't charging enough, I insisted on honoring the price for the kids who were in line to purchase. Over the years, I have grown in my careers and am currently a user experience and accessibility analyst at the Univ. of Notre Dame. Ethical treatment of all people is extremely important to me, and I find this career to be challenging and a great growth experience. I will be retiring from Notre Dame on Aug. 31 and will then be devoting full-time to Pavlov's, hoping to expand the business to wholesaling as well as retail.