“Life is more colorful with your Beest!”
At Wildebeest, we create fun versatile pet gear for the modern family. With function and quality at the core of our colorful products, we’re here to help you bond and enjoy every moment spent with your special beest as you navigate through daily routines and worldly adventures.
Since launching in 2011 with the Meadow Pet Bed, Wildebeest has been delivering cool California-made essentials like the reversible Bandana Collar and All Weather Dog Jacket to pets & pet lovers worldwide. Today Wildebeest is a small team working out of our design studio in San Francisco’s Mission District, continuing to do what we love -- creating quality pet gear that you & your best friend can depend on.
Jane & Shelby's Story
Wildebeest represents founder Jane Lee’s vision for creating meaningful products by bringing two of her passions together: design and animal companionship.
Jane built years of experience working for small design firms and creating retail environments for clients like Apple before starting Wildebeest. When she adopted Shelby in 2011, nothing felt more right than to continue her journey as a designer in pet products.
Disappointed with the available options in dog beds, Jane decided to take on the challenge of making the 'ideal pet bed' that was both comfortable and attractive for her timid little rescue pup. What followed was the first version of the Meadow Bed which Shelby absolutely adored and Wildebeest was born soon after with a mission to deliver everyday products that are thoughtfully designed to help pet lovers bond with their animal companion.
Today, Jane continues to draw inspiration from her own experience as a pet parent living in San Francisco. Shelby still owns her role as the top dog and first product tester for most Wildebeest creations.
Made in California with Love
Every Wildebeest product is our proud original, designed in San Francisco, California and locally made with your animal’s best interest in mind.
We handpick every material that makes up our product and work closely with our manufacturing team who is located just across the Bay from our SF headquarters. There, they have been building lifestyle gear for some of America’s favorite outdoor brands for over 20 years -- the perfect experience and expertise for building Wildebeest designs.
We're committed to making the best quality products possible. That’s why all of our products come with the Wild4Life Guarantee.
Having adopted Shelby from the local SPCA, animal rescue and welfare have had a special place in Wildebeest’s heart since Day One. We’ve volunteered time and donated products to more than 50 different rescue groups across the country and look forward to giving back more as we grow.
Some of our outreach efforts include Buy 1 Leash, Give 1 Leash program to help the homeless youth of San Francisco and their animal companions and sponsoring SF SPCA’s Anti-prong campaign to help eliminate harmful prong collars in our community. We've also made a Pacifica Pledge, so for every Pacifica product sold, we'll give $1 to the Surfrider Foundation as a contribution towards protecting the world's ocean and coasts where we live, work & play.