Kazoo was started in 2009 when Pete (that’s Pet with an e on the end) took his passion for animals and his knowledge of the industry to the next level and recruited his four young sons into the pet trade. He trained them up, pumped them full of love and ambition, and together they started hand-picking and packing collars and leads from the family home.
The business quickly grew from pup-size to Great Dane, and Pete and his boys were forced to make a quick move to a local warehouse in Silverwater. Here, in much bigger premises, they were able to dramatically expand the product range. Dog toys and bedding were added to the offering as well as hand-printed catalogues and first-class customer service.
Today the Kazoo Krew has grown to 22 and the product range is as long as a Gecko’s tongue. But that energy, drive and determination that Pete brought to the business still lives on today. And we still treat each other as family and work cheek by jowl every day to deliver the best to our furry customers and their people. Just as Pete would have wanted.
We unexpectedly lost the King of Kazoo, Pete in 2016. His legacy, cheeky spirit, bold ambition and championing of quality are still very much alive in all that Kazoo stands for today. Dan, Phill, Josh & Matt do their old man proud.