Ruff Dawg acquires Astro Pet Toys

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Astro products are proven sellers and will help us expand into new markets while staying true to our values, including our products are made in the USA

Ruff Dawg Pet Toys, a division of Jefferson Rubber Works of Worcester, MA, has announced the acquisition of Astro Manufacturing Co., also of Worcester, and its line of Astro Pet Toys. The acquisition adds to the unique and popular line of products made in the United States by Ruff Dawg.

“We are extremely happy to integrate Astro Pet Toys into the Ruff Dawg portfolio,” said Dave Pentland, owner of Ruff Dawg. “Astro products are proven sellers and will help us expand into new markets while staying true to our values, including our products are made in the USA. “

Ruff Dawg currently manufactures and distributes over 100 tear and puncture resistant Ruff toys, such as the K9 Flyer, SuperTug and Wabbit. In the future, pet toys formerly distributed by Astro Pet Toys will be known as Ruff Dawg by AstroBone, including AstroBone, AstroGummy Bone, AstroSqueakyBall and AstroFlying Disc. Ruff Dawg plans to double the manufacturing of these products while designing and manufacturing new AstroBone by Ruff Dawg pet toys.

Ruff Dawg plans to add between five and 15 full-time employees and will offer positions for key Astro Pet Toys staff.

“This represents the union of two companies based in Worcester, MA, and provides an opportunity for job growth in the region as we expand our manufacturing and distribution operations,” added Pentland. “We plan to become a force in the pet toy industry and believe the Ruff Dawg by AstroBone line will open doors to local, regional and national grocery stores, pharmacies, big box stores and other outlets. . “

About Ruff Dawg:

Established in 1995, Ruff Dawg pet toys is a division of Jefferson Rubber Works of Worcester, MA, a rubber molding supplier incorporated in 1975 and producing cost effective rubber molded parts including rubber bellows and rubber eyelets for heavy rubber consumers. Ruff Dawg products, including recovery and pulling toys, are designed and manufactured to be sturdy, pliable and tear resistant, gentle on teeth and gums, and suitable for dogs of all sizes. For more information visit http://www.RuffDawg.com.

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