What Gave Us the Idea to Launch PawZaar

Just the other day, someone asked me what gave us the idea to launch PawZaar.

The answer goes back to our first days as guidebook writers. When we travel, we often find ourselves faced with communication challenges – except when it comes to four-legged locals. Wherever we travel, we realize that we are already well-versed in the body language of the dog and cat population. They speak the same language as our own pets back home.

And, during those research trips, we also always love to shop. From night markets to bustling souks, we've always found time to visit every unique shopping market. They really are a window into the lives and crafts of a region. (OK, and I really like to shop, too!)

Over the years, we have seen such a growth in pet-themed handicrafts, and I think that reflects the more prominent role that pets play in today’s households. Today we're really enjoying finding everything from artisan pet-themed jewelry to handmade pet toys, all reflecting the style of the region in which they were made.

We’re enjoying sniffing out products of special interest to pet lovers like ourselves. If there's something special you're looking for -- for yourself or for a fellow pet lover -- be sure to drop us a line and let us know!

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