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Davison’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

Inventions, Product News

Father’s Day is right around the corner on June 21 and if you are scrambling to find the perfect gift for your dad, look no further! We’re here to deliver you a Father’s Day gift guide!

Here are four great gift ideas to show dad how much you love him!

Chef Tony Bacon Baker

Chef Tony Bacon Baker – In case you missed it, the Chef Tony Bacon Baker that we designed and licensed to our friends at the Love Cooking Company was featured on a TODAY’s Show “TODAY’s Take” segment. The Bacon Baker provides a Better Way to make bacon and is the perfect gift if your dad loves crispy bacon alongside his eggs or on a delicious sandwich!

Hydro Bone

Hydro Bone – You don’t think that we forgot about pet dads do you? Of course not! The Hydro Bone is the perfect gift for the pet dad in your life and Fido won’t mind it either! This innovative hydro toy that we designed helps keep canines cool and content even on the hottest days! When soaked, the Hydro Bone’s molded rubber foam core absorbs water, which is then released through specially-designed holes as the toy is squeezed! The Hydro Bone comes in three sizes for dogs and puppies six weeks and older and will offer endless entertainment to both dad and Fido!

Pegboard Power Drill Holder

Pegboard Power Drill Holder – If your dad loves power tools and is looking for a Better Way to store his precious power drill, we have the perfect product! The Pegboard Power Drill Holder that we designed creates an all-in-one station that securely holds a portable drill, charger and drill bits! The pegboard can be mounted on a wall, which provides a convenient way to organize tools! So, this Father’s Day, declutter your dad’s workspace with the innovative Pegboard Power Drill Holder!

Fill N' Grill

Fill N’ Grill – The Fill N’ Grill is the perfect gift for the grill-master dad! If your dad has been searching for a Better Way to make delicious burgers, the Fill N’ Grill can help! This innovative product makes filling burger patties with flavor-packed ingredients a quick and mess-free task! Simply put a meat patty in the bottom tray, press down with the meat shaper tool, put whatever ingredients you’d like in the center, place a second patty on top, close the lid, press the “burger button” and voila! The outer edges of the burger will be sealed and ready for the grill!

Though these were just four Davison Father’s Day gift ideas, we have plenty more! We invite you to take a look at our growing product list to find the perfect gift for your dad this Father’s Day!

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Fox & Friends Featured Four of Our Products at Once in a Pet Safety Segment!

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Hydro Toys Line on Fox and Friends

When our client, Diane, thought of a Better Way to keep her pups hydrated on long car rides, do you think she ever imagined that her new product idea, the Hydro Bone, would be featured on national TV as a life-saving solution for helping pets beat summer heat?

Thanks to Fox & Friends, the Hydro line that spawned from Diane’s idea was featured yesterday on the show that reaches millions of viewers nationwide!

Celebrity vet Dr. Carol Osborne led a pup into a pool where the Hydro Fetch and Hydro Ring were floating alongside the Arctic Freeze Ball and Arctic Freeze Bone!

Hydro Lines on Fox and Friends

Touting innovative products that help keep pets cool and hydrated during the dog days of summer, Osborne discussed the importance of protecting pets during intense summer heat.

Yes, that is exactly what our client, Diane, wanted to do for her pets; now, that’s exactly what her Hydro line of products can do for pets all over the world!

As you know, Diane’s new product idea was licensed by Hugs Pet Products. Since that time, the Hydro Bone has sold in big-time retailers like Petco, Home Depot and Bed Bath & Beyond, to name only three of the many stores that have sold the product. The Hydro Bone was named a Dog Fancy Editors’ Choice Award winner; it already has been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and CBS’ “The Early Show.”

Now, we can add Fox & Friends to that national TV list!

If you haven’t heard about our client Diane’s incredible inventing story yet, learn more about Diane and her Hydro Bone by watching her entertaining Dare to Invent episode!

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A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.


Get Inspired by Some Amazingly Innovative Women!

Davison News, Inventions

Women's History Month

It’s hard to believe but another month is coming to a close and we cannot think of a more motivational way to say goodbye to the month of March than by taking a final moment to recognize Women’s History Month and to celebrate some of the most innovative women we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with… our very own female inventors!

What could be more motivational than seeing some of the success these innovative female inventors have achieved? Here are just a few of the most motivational women inventors that we’ve worked with. To hear the stories behind their invention ideas, simply click on their respective product names:

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Meet Jean… she came up with a Better Way to make a meatball. Read the story behind her Meatball Baker idea.

Meet Kay… she came up with a Better Way to protect her pups from cold weather conditions. Learn more about Kay’s innovative Pugz Shoes idea.

Meet Melanie… she came up with a Better Way to bring some creativity to the kitchen with multi-flavored cupcakes. Learn the story behind Melanie’s Half N Half Cupcake Pan.

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Meet Lennell… her idea was a Better Way to relieve tired, achy feet after a long day. Read the story of the TheraPED.

Meet Diane… her invention idea brought her pups a Better Way to stay refreshed on long road trips or anywhere, really! Learn the story behind Diane’s Hydro Bone.

Meet Sharon… thanks to her inventive idea, pets have a safer, Better Way to stay cool and dry, no matter what the weather may bring. See how Sharon’s Cool Cot House idea brings cool comfort to pets.

Meet Joy… party-goers everywhere can thank Joy for her idea… a Better Way to transport tasty treats! Find out the story behind Joy’s Party-on-the-Go.

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Meet Christine… this inspirational female inventor first came up with a Better Way to top desserts when she was in high school! Learn more about Christine’s Brownie Bowl idea.

And, these are only some of the incredible women inventors that have come to Davison to make their invention dreams come true.

Thanks to these innovative women, who followed their own personal motivations to find a Better Way and turn their invention ideas into real products on store shelves. During Women’s History Month and every other day, their inspirational examples motivate us all!

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How’s That Made Thursday: The Hydro Bone

Featured Invention, How's That Made Thursday, Hugs Pet Products

Call us crazy, but we’re taking this nice stretch of weather as spring is here to stay.  Bring on fun in the sun!

Of course, our pets are never far from any outdoor excitement and it’s National Pet Month; so, we’re taking a look at a refreshing invention that’s made quite a splash in the pet product industry.  Today, we’re examining how the Hydro Bone is made.

If you’re not yet familiar with the award-winning Hydro Bone, it’s a hydrating pet toy that releases water as pets chew and play with it.  And, it all started in the mind an inventor who wanted to find a way to giver her dog a drink when they were traveling on long car trips.

She found the water bowl was a definite “no” and her pup couldn’t exactly drink out of a water bottle.  Knowing that the car wasn’t the only place that pets needed to keep cool, Diane DiRaimo set out to invent a product that would help pets stay cool any-and-everywhere.

The concept behind the Hydro Bone is simple:  with molded rubber and a foam core, the Hydro Bone is made to absorb and hold water.  Through small holes throughout the toy, the water is slowly released when the toy is squeezed during play.

Solving the inventor’s initial problem, the Hydro Bone quenches pet thirst without the mess.  Going the extra mile, it can be used in the car, at the park or at home.  In fact, it can even be frozen to provide longer-lasting refreshment.

What started as an idea has expanded into an entire family of hydrating pet inventions.  The Hydro family now includes the Hydro Bone, Hydro Ball, Hydro Ring, Hydro Saucer and Hydro Fetch.

The Hydro Bone is available in sizes small, medium and large and was even named a 2010 Dog Fancy Magazine Editors’ Choice Award winner!

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Inventor of Hydro Bone Praises Davison in Letter

Davison News, George Davison, Hugs Pet Products, Inventor Stories

diane diraimo inventor of hydro toysEvery now and again we receive letters in the mail or via email from our clients, which is obviously a great thing.

Sometimes they are simply checking on their new product idea, asking questions or dropping a line to give us a nice pat on the back. And what a pat on the back this letter from Diane DiRaimo, the inventor of the Hydro Bone, gave Mr. Davison, Dan Simbeck, the Licensing team, the Creationeers and all other Davison designers!

Check out the letter below for the whole story:

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Congratulations to Diane and everyone at Davison!  The innovative Hydro line has become a hit on store shelves across the U.S. and beyond!

A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

Magazine Ranks Hydro Bone as Anything But “Real Simple”

Davison News, Hugs Pet Products, Inventor Stories

If you know us very well, you know we’re all about finding innovative solutions to everyday problems. Now, a Davison-designed product is receiving recognition for doing just that.

Real Simple Magazine, whose motto is “life made easier, every day,” recently included the Davison-designed Hydro Bone on their “40 Most-Pinned Problem Solving Products” list.

Of the hydrating chew toy, the magazine said, “If you’re hitting the park with Fido, be sure to pack the proper warm-weather essentials. Simply soak this rubber bone in water and toss it to your four-legged friend, so he’ll stay well–hydrated all day long.”

Licensed and sold by Hugs Pet Products, the Hydro Bone was born in the mind of our client, Diane, who first got the idea for the refreshing toy when she was looking for a way to keep her Japanese Chin puppy hydrated on long car trips.

Diane’s Hydro Bone certainly solved that problem and more! On Real Simple’s list, the Hydro Bone is among other problem-solving products like a corn de-silker, dissolvable jar labels and a machine that chops up candy or cookie ice cream toppings. View Real Simple’s entire list here.

Congrats to Diane, our Creationeers, Hugs Pet Products and everyone else who had a hand in bringing this innovative bone to market!


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Davison Products Continue to Wow Journalists and Bloggers Alike

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In her article “Pet Supplies For Dogs I Found On Social Media,” writer Alissa Wolf covers four awesome pup products, including Davison’s Hydro line!davison design pet products Alissa Wolf is a journalist and life-long animal lover who has worked as an editor, columnist and correspondent for numerous regional and national newspapers and magazines. Wolf writes

“I received an interesting line of dog toys from a Missouri-based company called Hugs Pet Products: the Hydro line.

The line consists of five differently shaped rubber toys: Hydro Bone, Hydro Ball, Hydro Saucer, Hydro Ring and Hydro Fetch. Not only do these provide pooches with hours of chewing, fetching and general enjoyment, these also hydrate dogs as they play.”

These dog toys invented by dog parent and Davison client, Diane DiRaimo, contain a unique sponge/foam core that, when soaked in water, absorb the water via small holes; the water is gradually released when a dog chews on the toy. The dogs get hydrated, without the water dripping onto a floor, car seat or other surface. These toys can also be frozen.

The toys received a favorable review from pet products pundit Dr. Marty Becker on “Good Morning America,” and were showcased in the lifestyle magazine Real Simple and were accorded an Editor’s Choice Award from Dog Fancy magazine.

These are just some of the innovative pet products available from this company, a family business that was founded in 2009 by pet lovers Katie and Chad Brewer as a division of their existing business, Maze Innovations, Inc.

The Brewers are parents to a virtual zoo consisting of several dogs, cats, goats and sheep. Oh, and they have three human kids.

Hugs Pet Products prides itself on designing, manufacturing and distributing quality and innovative pet products worldwide for dogs, cats and birds.”


Hugs on the cutting edge of dog design

davison design pet productsThe Dog Milk blog strives to bring you the most cutting edge and modern design for your very best friend. Recently, the Dog Milk blogger wrote:

“I love the story behind Hugs Pet Products‘ name: owners Katie and Chad Brewer wanted to celebrate the boundless love and lifetime of excited greetings (and puppy hugs) they received from their pets by giving back in the form of innovative pet products. Katie and Chad believe that “at the heart of every hug is love,” which is how they approach the design and manufacturing of their modern pet gear!davison design pet products

Their passion for pets shows in their original product designs (which they also manufacture and distribute). I mean, hello, how awesome is that apple-shaped, tooth-scrubbing chew toy?

We couldn’t resist rounding up a few of our favorite Hugs products, of course! 1: Potty Paws 2: Chew Core 3: Hydro Bone 4: Tee Bone 5: Better Tether 6: Silicone Dog Treat Pan 7: Gel Pet Mat“

It’s great to see extremely positive feedback across the ever-changing spectrum of pet product writers – from bloggers to veteran journalists. All of this Hugs success sets our tails wagging.

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Inventor of Hydro Bone Praises Cast of ‘Dare to Invent’

Dare to Invent, Inventor Stories

diane diraimo hydro boneEvery now and again we receive correspondence from some of our clients, which is always a great thing.  They are usually checking in on their products, asking some questions or simply dropping a line to give us a nice pat on the back. And what a pat on the back this email from Diane DiRaimo, the inventor of the Hydro Bone, gave our Creationeers and our “Dare to Invent” series!

Diane writes:

Hope all is well with you!!! Every now and then, I visit Davison’s website to see all the new products. [I] just viewed many of the Dare to Invent videos of the many products and the individuals connected to them. They are fun to watch and quite amusing. It was even more fun when I stumbled across the Hydro Bone. Davison has a very impressive staff of creativity!!! To stop and think about all of the ingredients combined into that one bowl to become a mix of energies is so grand. Congrats to Mr. Davison, you and the team!!! Wow!!!

The Hydro Bone, which hydrates pooches in play, has been celebrated by’s (an NBC company) Charlotte Reed, who praised the Hydro Bone for, “Combining fun and chewing-refreshment.” And called it “ …the ultimate hydrating chew toy for your pet.” The Hydro Bone also won A 2010 Dog Fancy Magazine Editors’ Choice Award.

Congratulations to the entire Davison team and Diane for forging a great relationship that helps create fantastic pet products that consumers and parched pooches all love!

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Tails are Wagging for Hugs Pet Products!

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Hydro toys quench Hotlanta’s thirst for innovative pet toys

Davison’s Hydro toys were featured on Atlanta’s CBS “Better Mornings,” hosted by Jennifer Valdez. Jennifer welcomed international pet expert Charlotte Reed – a corporate lawyer who has grown her pet company from a one-woman operation to a premier, full-service pet care provider – to talk about some must-have dog toys to beat the summer heat.

Reed showcases the Hydro Ring and displays how the Hydro line refreshes parched pups by giving it a squeeze to release the water stored in its absorbent core.


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Rex and the City

The rest of the Hydro line was also featured on The Times Square Chronicles – a blog that brings a sense of community to Times Square’s three zip codes and beyond. Their article “Five Summer’s Must-Have Pet Products” notes they’re “the perfect way to quench your dog’s thirst as he plays. Serve frozen for fun on the hottest of days.”

The Hydro line is a set of hydrating chew toys that keep canines cool and content, even in hot weather. The water-holding toy combines refreshment with fun and quenches your dog’s thirst while playing. When soaked, the molded rubber bone’s foam core absorbs water, which is then released through specially designed holes as the toy is squeezed.


Finding the Pet Lover of Your  DreamsFind the Pet Lover of Your Dreams

Hugs Pet Products will be sponsoring an event next Wednesday, August 1st in the Big Apple!  It’s a dating seminar to find your perfect mate, but there’s a twist – it’s for people that have pets!

Here’s how the website describes it: “In life, there are dating deal-breakers. Some include pets. Whether you are a city dweller or a suburbanite, finding a romantic interest is no easy feat, especially if you have a pet. ‘Finding the Pet Lover of Your Dreams,’ taught by MARRIED Petrendologist Charlotte Reed, is a class designed to help single pet owners discover how to meet their match, whether that person has a pet or not.”

Each single attendee will receive a gift basket, which will include the Davison-designed/Hugs Pet Products’ Hydro Bone!

Hydro Bone Celebrated by NBC’s as ‘Beat the Heat’ Solution

Davison News, Product News – an NBC Universal company that covers pet health, behavior, lifestyle and trends, highlighting the joys and challenges of having pets by serving up current, topical content from around the pet care world – featured Davison’s Hydro Bone in its “9 Products to Keep Your Pet Cool” article.

Petside’s Charlotte Reed writes, “Combining fun and chewing-refreshment, the Hydro Bone is the ultimate hydrating chew toy for your pet. The molded dog toy has a foam core, which absorbs and holds liquid. Simply soak the Hydro Bone in water and it slowly releases water to quench your dog’s thirst and keep [him or] her hydrated as [he or] she plays. The Hydro Bone is also freezable for lasting enjoyment.”

The Hydro Bone was created by a dog lover, who knew there had to be a better way to keep her puppy hydrated while in the car. Diane DiRaimo loved taking her Japanese Chin puppy Alexander James for rides, but she had a hard time keeping him hydrated and happy on long trips. She knew putting a water bowl in the car or feeding him out of a water bottle was out of the question… but, she thought, surely there must be a better way to provide Alexander with on-the-spot refreshment!

Dogs need water, and dogs love bones, right? So Diane brought her idea for a hydrating bone to Davison, where fellow animal lover and Creationeer, Curtis, and his creative team, got to work on helping Diane’s idea soak up success, creating an absorbent chew toy with a foam core.

The Hydro Bone, which was selected as a Dog Fancy Editor’s Choice Winner, comes in three sizes, for dogs and puppies six weeks and older. The water-holding toy combines refreshment with fun, so it quenches your dog’s thirst while playing. When soaked, the molded rubber bone’s foam core absorbs water (just like a sponge), which is then released through specially designed holes as the toy is squeezed. The durable Hydro Bone is also freezable for lasting refreshment and cooling.

Congratulations to Diane and the Davison team for whetting the appetites of national pet pundits!

A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

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