Katie's Bumpers™ was established in 2002 by Jill and Greg and was inspired by a true champ by the name of Katie, a beautiful Blue Heaven Newfoundland female that earned many awards in her lifetime. Katie was a top performer at various dog shows and competitions where her owners and Jill’s parents, Bob and Rhoda, saw the need for a better bumper for water training. They set out to design what quickly became an industry staple: the Katie's Bumpers™ bumper with a top to bottom cylindrical shape and a flush rope design that would prevent dogs from biting through the rope loop. This attention to detail and intuition for what dogs and trainers need is what led to the use of the fire hose material for the next generation of bumpers and various patented designs.
Today, Katie's Bumpers™ is considered one of the most authentic dog toy brands in the market for its durability and great designs. By choosing Katie's Bumpers™, you are getting an authentic American brand and top-quality product that has been made and packaged in a sustainable manner. Katie's Bumpers™ uses virgin, rubber-free, professional grade, made in the USA fire hose material. Our bumpers are made in the USA from phthalate-free material that can be upcycled in the manufacturing process. Our packaging is plastic-free and it is made from recycled paper that can be recycled. The rope used across our line of toys is marine-grade and is made in the USA.
Katie's Bumpers™ has been innovating since 2002 and most designs are patented. We do not recommend you leave them unattended with your dog as these are not chew toys. They are meant for you to interact with your best friend and enjoy the outdoors fetching, training, and tugging. From the snow to the beach, to the lakes and rivers, Katie's Bumpers™ toys are made to float and to withstand all types of environments. So, get out and have fun with your best friend and your favorite Katie's Bumpers™ toy.