GoDogGo COMPANY HISTORY
When GoDogGo hit the market in 1999 it revolutionized the pet industry by introducing the world’s first automatic ball launcher for dogs. GoDogGo, Inc. is the inventor, patent holder, manufacturer & now the exclusive North American retailer of the world’s first & award winning Fetch Machine.
GoDogGo was invented out of necessity for our ball-crazy Chocolate Labrador. Hershey's obsession for constant ball play demanded that we throw a ball for her nearly every minute of the day. Unable to meet her needs & find a supplemental way to do so, we set out to invent a way to satisfy her ball demand while finding a way to keep her happy, safe & healthy.
Hershey Docker Thompson
1997 – 2013
In loving memory of our beloved Hershey, we continue our ball-crazy Lab’s passion for endless games of fetch by manufacturing the world’s first, award winning, superior functioning, automatic ball launcher for ball-crazy dogs & their owners… GoHersheyGo!
The back story - As the Thompson family was building their home in 1999 they found it difficult to keep their ball-obsessed Lab entertained. Hershey demanded excessive ball play & that almost anything be constantly thrown for her entertainment. One day Hershey decided to stand in front of a huge moving excavator & every rock became a game of fetch, while a remaining a nuisance to her owners. After relentless hours chasing Hershey from the front of the excavator, Ron acted upon a remark about inventing a machine to “keep that dog occupied”. The Thompsons then began their search in hopes to find an automatic ball launcher that was dog friendly, that could be used independently, & even more importantly, was safe for dogs. Ron found hand ball launchers & human ball machines, but nothing automatic that allowed a dog to interact with a machine for continuous, independent & safe ball play. Being a product designer, Ron set out to invent a ball launching "fetch machine" designed specifically for dogs. And so the idea of GoDogGo was born. Hershey no longer found it necessary to risk her life in front of heavy machinery & her Fetch Machine soon became her best friend, as well as thousands of ball-crazy dogs around the world. Now after 18 years & 4 generations of GoDogGo, we are happy to still be producing the world’s highest functioning, most superior quality, real ball machine for ball-crazy dogs in order to keep them happy, safe & healthy. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention & our family owned & operated business continues to work tirelessly to satisfy ball-crazy dogs all around the world!
GoDogGo DESIGNED in the USA
At GoDogGo, Inc. it is all about happy, safe & healthy ball-crazy dogs while providing superior customer service & product support. We are the originators of this category with the award winning GoDogGo Fetch Machine. We are a family-run, American-owned & operated business selling GoDogGo throughout North America as well as all around the globe.
Throughout our 18 years & to date, GoDogGo, Inc. is highly recognized for our commitment to first-rate, superior customer service & product support. Our company mission continues to be to provide the highest quality & functioning automatic all thrower for dogs with superior features at a fair market price. For this reason we now sell GoDogGo exclusively in North America thru our site.
Being recognized for our old-fashioned style of customer service & product support we hear weekly from our customers that they simply do not see this level of service anywhere in today’s world. At GoDogGo, we would not have it any other way for our ball-crazy dogs & their humans.
GoDogGo Inc. - Keeping Ball-Crazy Dogs Happy, Safe & Healthy Since 1999
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