Located in Stamford, Ct, Catherine (artist) and Stephen Simms (accomplished carpenter) created Whiner and Diner pet accessories in 1996, from one wooden wine crate: “This wine crate would make a really nice elevated dog feeder for Nigel – our then Black Lab”, said Stephen to his wife.
“We also believe what many veterinarians and other dog experts say about the healthy benefits of such dog feeders, since we use them for our dog Bird. He used to gulp his food and choke on it before we switched him to a raise dog feeder.
Whiner and Diner was soon born…out of love for dogs and wine! And the media noticed the unique side of the business right away, featuring it on many TV networks, on-line blogs, magazines, newspapers, etc…
From a small local business to an online one, Whiner and Diner products are now sold internationally to pet owners and wine lovers.
In addition to the company’s numerous product donations, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of its products supports many pet and human charities.
“We take great pride in our work and products: just a Labor of Love! Our customers love the personal service they receive when they contact us: it is very important for our company to be able to please our clientele, and fulfill their pet’s needs. They are all unique, just like our products! They always let us know how pleased they are with our products uniqueness and craftsmanship. It is always so rewarding to us!…”
How We Make Our Products.
All products are individually hand-crafted out of authentic, reclaimed wine boxes from European, Californian, Chilean and Australian vineyards. They are certainly one-of-a-kind eco-friendly dog and cat products. You will love the craftsmanship and attention to details!
All products receive three coats of a non-toxic protective finish for extra protection and durability, and end up with a fine furniture quality finish. You can choose among six custom colors to complement your home décor… No two are ever alike!