About Us

Hi there!

I am Claudia, the owner of Dapper Dingo.

All of our products are handmade with love by me in my workshop in St. Catharines, ON. My boyfriend Mike has helped push me towards my dream with continuous support and his expertise in the business, marketing and E-commerce world. I also wouldn't have been able to get here without the support of my parents - between sourcing, product reviews and tools, they are always in the background helping and supporting me along the way. 

Last but not least, we have Maverik! We adopted Maverik in March (2019) and he is the face and inspiration behind Dapper Dingo. He is a Carolina Dog, aka American Dingo, hence where the business name comes from. He has allowed me to push my love and knowledge in the dog training world and push me towards my dream. He isn't an easy dog to own by any means and he came with his challenges, but we have all grown and are learning together one step at a time. 

I have loved dogs for as long as I can remember and was researching them as soon as I knew how to use a computer. They have been a part of my life since I was 7 years old and that will never change. I trained my first family pet in obedience and agility, volunteered at the humane society, fostered, raised a service dog and now finally adopted a dog of my own. 

I am committed to paying it forward. If it weren't for these lovely organizations committed to helping dogs find their forever homes, I wouldn't have had the experiences I did, nor would I have found Maverik. This is why 10% of all proceeds will be donated to local rescues. 

Thank you for getting to know me, and supporting my small business. I look forward to getting to know all of you!