Julie Krauss


Julie is the original “dog-brain” behind HuggleHounds®! As founder and designer-in-chief, her insight into what truly makes for “happy dogs” drives our product and design inspiration. With a world-class knowledge of fabrics, materials, and technique, Julie led the development of HuggleHounds® Tuffut Technology® and the creation of the original knotted dog toys, our HuggleHounds® Knotties®! In her role, Julie also leads our Product Development team as we create new designs and styles, season after season. Best pals Black Lab Scout and Yellow Lab Bridget provide plenty of inspiration, and a healthy dose of fun!

Bob Flynn


Bob has the benefit of 25+ years working with pets and pet owners, and brings a seasoned perspective to our sales department! Building and nurturing great relationships with many of our largest retail partners, Bob’s expertise ensures HuggleHounds® toys are front and center when you shop at your local pet retailer. Imagine if you combined a HuggleHounds® spokesman with the love and energy of a frisky Fido! Bob's best bud Buddie could always be counted on for help with product testing, and if need be, tasting as well.

Beth Moran


Beth, pal FinnBar and her HuggleHounds® operations team bring real DOG-ged attention to making sure our toys get from point A to point B, starting with the production facility and ending with its trip home as your pet’s new playtime companion. That persistent attention to detail means HuggleHounds® can offer new designs and seasonal products at just the right time. Beth keeps the proverbial trains running, whether that means troubleshooting some tricky tech problems or sorting out a long list of shipments headed to your deserving doggos and curious kittens.

Theresa Brown


Theresa is the design mind behind the HuggleHounds® you know and love! She leads the design team that meets regularly, brainstorming market trends that result in the new and unique designs you see every season! She consistently communicates and works with our factory teams to stay up to date on the latest and greatest technology and fabrics to develop all the new toys we introduce! Pups Hennessy and Stella are eager to get to work every day helping to make your pups new favorite HuggleHounds® products!

Jill Pace

Associate Marketing Manager/Trade

Jill plays an essential role on our marketing team by focusing her work on supporting the thousands of retailers who carry and sell HuggleHounds®.  She ensures our retailers have everything they need to successfully market our products as well as offer support in promoting their own individual store efforts. With pup Miley's assistance, Jill makes sure HuggleHounds® are found everywhere and end up in your pup’s paws! She communicates with retail buyers in our true, warm voice--the same one that makes HuggleHounds® your (and your pet’s) favorite team! Jill and Shaina work hand-in-hand to make sure the HuggleHounds® image is easily recognized.

Shaina Cohen

Associate Marketing Manager/Consumer

Marketing is a critical role in keeping your favorite HuggleHounds® products front-and center, with all their fun, colorful bells and whistles celebrated and the whole world gets a glimpse of how special they are! Shaina makes sure the fun, friendly voice of HuggleHounds® is maintained through social media pages, our website, and our marketing programs stay true to who we are. She amplifies our projects and partnerships, while keeping our site bright and vibrant. Her pup, Dakota, has quickly become Shaina’s choice of a HuggleHounds® model for our paw-some content.

Chris Longobardi

Associate Marketing Manager/Partner Relations

Focusing on HuggleHounds® relations with select outside partners, from our amazing warehouse team who ensure all orders ship out promptly and arrive on time, to several of our largest ecommerce partners, Chris is an important point of contact. Assisting Beth with those details as well as our operational efforts, Chris is putting his degree in supply chain management to good use. A favorite part of his job? Opening his office door to reveal the happy faces of so many of HuggleHounds® office pups!

Lurdes Agatep


When the business of business is the subject at hand, Lurdes is the go-to, must-see, one-stop, keep-it-real, get-it-done, by-the-book perfectly perfect person. Not only that, but somehow, quite magically, Lurdes can move all the beads on her abacus while keeping a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. There’s plenty of kibble to keep track of here at HuggleHounds®, and making sure our toys are the best made, at the best price makes for lots and lots and lots of hard work and steady hand. Lurdes makes sure no HuggleHounder finds themselves in the doghouse. But if we go, we’ll sure go laughing.

Edi Krauss


Edi is the bright smile greeting visitors at our door and spreading happiness over the phone. With her special blend of humor and insight, Edi is also the owner of the “treat-drawer” for all the office Huggle-pups. That makes her the go-to gal, for sure! No wonder she chose to pose alongside a giant-size Hedgehog Knottie®--her enthusiasm for HuggleHounds® is giant-sized as well.

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