Pet-hair tool grooms woman for new role as entrepreneur

The Pet-A-Vac, invented by Wally Y., assists users to keep their pets groomed in a neater fashion.
Compared to pet brushes, this breakthrough product offers convenience, practicality and user-friendliness.
“I was looking for a way to groom my dog a little easier and one day I started sketching and came up with this product idea,” Wally said. “I saw a need for a product like this and I hope my invention will help others.”
In addition to allowing convenience, Wally said she hopes the Pet-A-Vac will be of help to those who suffer from allergies or asthma.
“Pet hair can be a real problem for those who have allergies” she said. “I have allergies and even when I took my dog to the groomer, the dog still had hair all over him.”
Wally, owner of a brown-and-white beagle named Chaps, said she’s excited about her new invention.
“Pets are parts of the family,” she added. “I think pet owners are always looking for innovative ways to save time and be good to their pets.”
Although the exact design is still in the product-development phase, Wally said the lightweight design should appeal to the vast market of pet owners who are generally very receptive to pet tools.
Wally has teamed up with Invent-Tech, a Coral Gables, Fla-based firm to help develop and market her invention idea. Her original idea is now available for licensing to manufacturers interested in new product development, especially in the pet products industry.
Wally hopes to have the Pet-A-Vac in full production and available to the public in the near future. Target distribution for the Pet-A-Vac will include pet stores, department stores, retail supercenters, specialty catalogs and the Internet.
Being an entrepreneur is new to Wally, who has held professional positions. In addition to her current job, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, exercising and tinkering around with new product ideas.
“I sometimes think about new products that can help with everyday conveniences, but mainly I’m so excited to see what develops with the Pet-A-Vac,” she said.