Our warehouse will be closed until at least April 13, and possibly longer, due to the closure in NYS of non-essential businesses. I know! Can you believe that our beds and toys are considered non-essential? In all seriousness, where-ever you are, please stay home and stay healthy and enjoy the extra time with your furbabies. We have large shipments arriving shortly (yeah, that’s a whole thing we need to figure out), and will be well stocked with all styles when we are able to open. If you’d like to support our business, you can make a purchase which will ship as soon as we are allowed to open our warehouse. Or just come back when things are better. Live, Love, Help When You Can!!!

Our warehouse will be closed until at least April 13, and possibly longer, due to the closure in NYS of non-essential businesses. If you’d like to support our business, you can make a purchase which will ship as soon as we are allowed to open our warehouse. Or just come back when things are better. Live, Love, Help When You Can!!!

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About

We are Jamyang Lodoe and Jennifer Neufeld, unlikely and geographically fluid partners who decided a long time ago that it is unnecessary to level the playing field. Instead, we wrote a new game and all the rules. Dharma Dog Karma Cat® is the product of our partnership of east and west, where design and practicality are one, and creativity meets substance.

Jamyang was born and raised on a farm in the remote Himalaya, and didn’t see a car or electricity until he was 8. His experiences range from goat herding as a child, to managing a carpet factory, and running an adventure travel outfitter servicing the rich and famous. I was one of a handful of American women entrepreneurs in wild 90’s Russia, founding a strategic communications firm that grew to hundreds of employees in 11 time zones. Together for more than 20 years, Jamyang and I have more than just an in-depth knowledge of local cultures and businesses, and our goal is simple: to provide economic stability for our artisan partners in a way that is environmentally sustainable, all while maintaining the highest standards of style and quality that you and your customers expect.

Also, we’re those crazy pet people. The ones that wind up scrolling through hundreds of photos of cats and dogs when someone asks to see a picture of their kid. Not that we don’t love our kids, we do. Really. It’s just our pets, well, they’re so cute and they don’t roll their eyes at us when we share our worldly wisdom with them…

Our Product

Using a technique called wet-felting, the only materials used in the making of our pet beds and toys are pure wool, natural soap and water. The wool we use has a lot of lanolin in it. Lanolin is the natural oil unique to sheep’s wool and it reminds pets of the scent of their mother. Lanolin oil conditions their paws and helps to keep their fur healthy and shiny.

 

You can read more about our materials and production in our infographic, but the question customers ask is whether their pet will like it. Social media makes that really easy to answer. Just check out our Instagram page @dharmadogkarmacat. The vast majority of images and videos are posts of happy customers that they shared with us. Make sure to read a bunch of the comments too, some people are hilarious.

 

And yes, they are machine-washable (because we don’t use cheap refuse wool from the carpet industry with short fibers that fall apart in the machine). And they’ll last a lot longer than the petroleum-based manmade fiber beds and toys that are bad for pet’s health, and wind up polluting our planet.

 

Our Principles

 

Just say no to greenwashing! It’s all too easy for companies to greenwash their brands, with handwritten fonts, hues of green and brown, and phrases like “all-natural”, “eco-friendly”, and “socially responsible”. But consumers are better educated than ever on the issue, and we’re thrilled. Because we are happy to prove that we’re more than just talk. We are particularly proud to be members of the Fair Trade Federation and Pet Sustainability Coalition. Their screening verified and evaluated documentation we submitted describing our relationships with producer partners and efforts to provide good work conditions, fair wages, safety, environmental sensitivity, financial transparency, and much more. Please feel free to grill us on any of these issues, or others that are important to you. We believing in sharing what we know, and learning is a continuous process.

If you are a retailer and wish to carry our Dharma Dog Karma Cat register today on our wholesale site or email us at sales@distinctlyhimalayan.com

“The creatures that inhabit this earth- be they human beings or animals- are here to contribute, each in its’ own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.”  HH the Dalai Lama