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2 Hounds Design Acquires Yellow Dog Design

The acquisition celebrates the preservation of local manufacturing and craftsmanship in North Carolina.




INDIAN TRAIL, NC — 2 Hounds Design has joined forces with Yellow Dog Design, based in Greensboro, NC.

The acquisition “not only unites two innovative powerhouses but also celebrates the preservation of local manufacturing and craftsmanship in North Carolina,” according to a press release.

2 Hounds Design, founded in 2003, is known for its pet accessories, including the Freedom No-Pull Harness as well as collars and leashes. Yellow Dog Design, established in 2001 by Mike and Don Dempsey, boasts a portfolio of patterns and designs and creates “production art on dog products.”

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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The strategic merger of these two homegrown enterprises aligns seamlessly with their shared commitment to pet well-being and individualized expression. Alisha Navarro, the visionary behind 2 Hounds Design, now the driving force of both brands, says, “This is going to be fun! Mike and Don have built an incredible business that exudes positivity. I am thrilled to embark on this journey with them and our new united team.”

For now, both companies maintain their distinct identities and operational autonomy, ensuring business continuity for their valued customers and partners. Orders will continue to be processed efficiently, and the companies will provide regular updates as the integration progresses.

Aramar Capital Group initiated and acted as financial advisor for this transaction. David Levine, Managing Director at Aramar, commented, “We have known these two companies for years, during which time each has built a strong brand and an impressive product portfolio. The combination from this transaction will result in an industry leader.”

As a testament to their commitment to North Carolina, the companies plan to consolidate their operations within the state. The intention is to move equipment starting early next year, with a long-term vision of fully transitioning manufacturing while ensuring support for employees unable to relocate.

About 2 Hounds Design
2 Hounds Design, headquartered in Indian Trail, NC, has been a pioneer in creating premium pet accessories for two decades. Their flagship product, the Freedom No-Pull Harness, reflects their commitment to innovation and pet well-being.

About Yellow Dog Design
Yellow Dog Design, based in Greensboro, NC, is celebrated for its diverse array of patterns and designs that add a vibrant touch to pet accessories. Their team of dedicated artists stays at the forefront of trends in the pet fashion world.




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