If you've had a chance to read our Fetch & Follow Story with Sara and Siena you will know that MALIN+GOETZ are great dog friendly company to work for. Not only do they allow dogs in their stores and host dog friendly events but they also have an amazing dog shampoo within their range inspired by founders Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz own dog Mr Greenberg.
We spoke to them about Mr Greenberg and how their passion for dogs has been an integral part of the brand and lifestyle of MALIN+GOETZ since launching the business in 2004.
Tell us about Mr Greenberg and how he came into your lives
We adopted Mr. Greenberg from the Green Mountain Pug Rescue in the State of Vermont. Vermont gets it’s name from French, or the Anglo take on French – Ver (Green) Mont (Mountain). Berg is the German word for Mountain – and now that he was becoming a New Yorker, what could be more appropriate than the name Mr. Greenberg.
He came in to our lives after our dogs Bob and Junior had passed away about 8 years ago. I wasn’t ready to get a new dog for a while, so we took some time off. Matthew started looking at all the dog porn sites and discovered the Green Mountain Pug Rescue. We discovered Mr. Greenberg, nee Moose, and they brought him down from his foster family to meet us. We looked into one another’s eyes, and the rest was history.
Could you tell us what a typical day in the life of Mr Greenburg is like?
Andrew: Not only does Mr. Greenberg come to the office with us every day, be he usually comes with us when we travel on business trips as well. He’s an old hand at going to the West Coast – he’s officially a Emotional Support Dog, so he sits on my lap the entire way – we’d never put him in cargo. He just made his first trip to London this Spring.
We're big fans of your dog shampoo, what inspired you to add this to range and what makes it so different to other dog shampoos
Thanks! Dogs have always been part of our family. And when you are in the cleansing business, we couldn’t possibly exclude our four legged friends. We actually use human grade ingredients in our dogs shampoo. So it’s of exceptional quality.