Small Business Spotlight: Dapper Dexter

Small Business Spotlight: Dapper Dexter

Check out this small business spotlight of Dapper Dexter!

Sassy Woof loves to support other woman-owned small businesses in the pet industry! Check out more about Dapper Dexter below. 


So, tell us a little bit about yourself! 

Hi! Hey! Hello! My name is Samantha. I live in the greater Boston area with my husband and our 3 doodles (Dexter, Olivia and Gunner). I run this business full time +and I am about to launch a new non dog related business with my husband. Before this, I worked in the corporate tech world and realized pretty quickly that I wanted a life where I could make my own schedule. As soon as I brought home my dog Dexter, I knew my life was about to change for the better.

Awesome! Tell us a little bit about your company! What do you sell and what inspired you to start doing this?

Dapper Dexter started almost 7 years ago, on accident. I made a bowtie for Dexter and posted a picture of him to my Facebook page. Friends and family wanted bowties for their pets and less than 6 months later, I was doing Dapper Dexter full time. It has taken over my life ever since in the best way possible.

Dapper Dexter is a pet accessory brand that makes dog bowties, bandanas, dog collars, and walking sets. Our products are sold on our website and you can find them in over 300 small shops across the US. We also attend several artisan shows throughout the year including our biggest show - THE BIG E which is 17 days long.

What do you want people to know about owning a small business?

Being a small business owner is extremely challengi