The idea for Privé Pet came when our founder Tamae Elizabeth rescued a tiny, malnourished three-pound Chihuahua with a mouthful of rotten teeth from a puppy mill in Pennsylvania.
It was love at first sight for Tamae and being the Francophile that she is, she named the little dog Dauphine-Bijoux. "Dauphine" after Marie Antoinette (She was referred to as The Dauphine before she became Queen of France) and "Bijoux" which means jewel.
Tamae was working as a fashion designer at the time in New York City and could not bear to be apart from her new little dog so after searching in vain for the perfect dog carrier for Dauphine-Bijoux, she designed her own fashionable, comfortable, and functional carrier that she could tote her new pup around in wherever she went.
Tamae's obsession with treating not only Dauphine-Bijoux like royalty but also her two Persian cats Princess Chloé and Henri-Pierre (they are French as well 😆) to only the best, she decided to create her own line of pet products and accessories for other pet parents who adored their pets as much as she adored hers.
Privé Pet's goal is to create a lifestyle brand for pets and their owners who only want the best in quality and design for their pets.
We aim to create aesthetically pleasing, innovative, and functional designs that are not only safe for pets but also vegan and as environmentally friendly as possible.