Since I can remember, I have been obsessed with dogs. As a toddler, my favorite movie was 101 Dalmatians, my go-to bedtime story was Dr. Seuss's, Go, Dog, Go, and I begged my parents, incessantly, for a puppy. Growing up with dogs, I found myself treating them like they were part of the family. A phrase that frequently gets thrown my way is "it's just a dog", but really, I think it's much more than that. I didn't realize how much I disagreed with that "it's just a dog" statement until I got a dog of my own.
Oliver was an amazing bi-product of my incessant begging and (not so subtle) hint-dropping to my boyfriend and family. The minute I saw his cute little face, I knew he was my dog and the instant he arrived, I was madly in love. That's where it all began. I spent hours sifting through various small businesses on instagram that were selling trendy and modern bandanas, leashes, poop bags, collars, harnesses, toys - you name it. At this point I've most likely spent a few hundred dollars solely on said products (no regrets here - he deserves it!), but found myself searching for different fabric patterns, coming up with different product ideas, and constantly thinking that I could buy my own fabric and learn how to sew, so I could make things for both him and me. I finally took the leap. I made my way to the grocery store at the bottom of my hill, bought a tiny sewing kit for $5, picked up some free fabric off of Facebook Marketplace, and taught myself. And here we are - The `Dana Doods.
(our FOUNDER + ceo)
Hey there! My name is Emily Sunada and I'm the Founder + CEO of The `Dana Doods. I was born and raised in Pearl City, Hawai`i. I graduated from `Iolani High School in 2016 and pursued an athletic and academic career at Menlo College in Atherton, California. I graduated with a bachelors of science in business administration, focus in marketing. Oliver, along with my three other family dogs - Riley, Mia and Charlie - are my inspirations for `Dana Doods. The dog/pet community is full of support, love, and inspiration - something I wanted to be a part of and contribute to!
MEET THE DOOD
Hi Friends! I'm Oliver and it's so great to meet you. I'm a cavapoo pup - King Charles Cavalier x Mini Poodle. I was born in a small town in Ohio on August 6, 2020. I used to be tan, but now my hair is a white/tan color. I'm full of energy - I love to play, go to the park, take walks, beg for treats, and snuggle mom + dad. I'm super friendly and love to meet other dogs and their humans. I hope you love all the cool stuff we make because I sure do! Mom says I'm one spoiled pup.