Kurgo Named to Inc. 5000 2014

Kurgo® Named One of the Fastest Growing Businesses in America
-For a remarkable fifth year in a row, Kurgo® is recognized by Inc Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing businesses in their annual Inc. 500 | 5000 list


(Salisbury, MA) - Kurgo®, the leading manufacturer of pet travel and safety products, announces their ranking as one of the fastest growing companies in America for the fifth year in a row with the receipt of Inc. Magazine’s prestigious 2014 Inc. 500|5000 Award. According to Inc., being recognized five years in a row is a rare and noteworthy accomplishment, and Kurgo President Gordie Spater is thrilled.

“To be included on this list for the past five years in a row is a source of tremendous pride,” Spater said. “Our incredibly hard working team and their dedication to our mission of helping dogs and their owners enjoy the outdoors together is really what allows us to continue growing as a business year after year and I’m truly grateful.”

Kurgo was founded by brothers Kitter and Gordie Spater after the development of a barrier for the car to help contain their 70-pound hyperactive Plot hound mix while traveling. The company has since grown from their original product offering of the Backseat Barrier to a multitude of award-winning products. The company now has 19 employees and a breadth of pet products for outside the home from harnesses and booster seats, to life vests and hiking packs.

Through the Kurgo Foundation, Kurgo has made giving back an important part of their business as well with numerous donations to a variety of nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of our pets.

Inc. Magazine delivers advice, tools and services to help business owners and CEO’s start, run and grow their business more successfully. They started the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in 1982 and expanded the list to 5000 companies in 2007. This year's Inc. 500│5000 list measures revenue growth from 2010 through 2013. The Inc. 500│5000 award celebrates innovation and has become a hallmark for entrepreneurial success. To view Kurgo’s award online, visit http://www.inc.com/profile/kurgo

For more information on pet travel safety, to view the complete line of Kurgo® pet travel products and products for active pet owners, or to find a local retailer, visit www.kurgo.com. Visit www.kurgo.zenfolio.com to download images.