It’s a story that may have been told a thousand times before: A woman who was tired of her two dogs running around the house when they were in pain, and she was looking to find a better solution.
So she set up a business selling dog car chairs.
The next thing she knew, she was making $50,000 a month from selling the chair.
“I was just getting into this,” Foulke said in a phone interview.
“It’s just like, what the heck is this?”
In a city with a shortage of dog seats, it’s not hard to understand why Foulk’s business model would appeal to a customer like Foules.
She’s not just a pet owner, but also a dog sitter who has two dogs of her own, both of whom are sick with cancer.
Foulkss company, Foulker, specializes in selling dog sitters to the public for a fee.
“You need to have a vehicle,” she said, “because you can’t just put a dog on a crate.”
In addition to selling dog sitting chairs, Folkers business also sells dog harnesses and dog harness covers, which allow dogs to wear the seat.
Folkkes said she hopes to grow her business to more than 200 stores in the U.S. and to sell them to people who are sick, in need, or just looking for something that doesn’t break the bank.
Folkkes, who was raised in the city of Atlanta, said she was always drawn to dogs and wanted to help people who were in dire straits.
“It’s the only thing that I could really do, I just had to figure out how to do it,” Folkke said.
Foulkes said her business model started off as a way to help animals, and that she learned how to create her own products after her children started to get sick.
She said she started using her business’ website to promote the product.
Folkes said the first time she sold her dog sitting chair, she had to take it off her store’s shelves because the customer complained.
“When I first started doing it, I was so embarrassed,” Folke said, adding that she also sold her daughters dog sitting seat to customers for a little over $15.
Folfke said she didn’t have to worry about getting sued for the sales of her product because she had a company policy in place that she would sell her dog sit-on-a-crate product at no charge to the customer.
“I didn’t know it was against the law to sell a dog sitting product to the general public,” Folfkes said.
“We sell it to the dog siters, and then they have to pay a fee for it.
I just thought, if it’s illegal, I’m not gonna do it.”
Foulke has had customers who have asked her for money for her dog-sit chair products.
“They come in to me, and they are just begging for the chair,” she explained.
Folfkes has seen her business grow over the years.
She has sold more than 1,000 chairs and she said that she has had her customers tell her they have their own dog sitting products.
In addition to dog sitting, Folfkss business also caters to the pet industry.
Fowlers cats sit on Foulches dog chairs, and Folfk said she can make a profit selling her cat sitting product.
“People are buying dog seats because they want to go somewhere quiet, and a dog seat is just that,” Foadke said of her business.
“But it also has a lot of other benefits, too.”
Folkess business model has been extremely successful, Foadkes said, and the business is one that is growing quickly.
The company has expanded to include a dog-sitting service as well.
“People come to me and say, ‘My dog is sick, and my owner is really tired of them running around and having to wear their seat, and I think I’d like to buy a dog chair,'” Foulkas said.
The Foulkens’ business model is now very profitable, Fowlkes said and it’s been growing every month.
“Our customer base is growing every single month,” she added.
Folkss current business is not limited to dogs.
Folskss cat siters are also sold to the community.
The Foulkins cat sit-sit chairs have been seen at festivals and events in Atlanta and surrounding areas.
“All the festivals are full of people who want a dog or cat sitting,” Fowlkins said.
“The people that I’ve seen at these festivals have come up to me,” Folskys daughter, Tia, said of the cats she has seen at the festivals.
“One lady came up to her, and her cat was sitting