TAKO PETS

Meet our management team.

Buddi

Boss of: Z
Age: 9

Buddi

Boss of: Z
Age: 9
I am a pointer/pitbull mix and I boss around Tako founder, Z! I live a fucking lavish life. Coming from the streets to a king size bed and a lot of treats, I have zero complaints. I made it. I only get pissed when my parents leave me alone for more than 15 mins...I rage. Otherwise all is good in the neighborhood.
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Pawblo Picasso

Boss of: Emma
Age: 3

Pawblo Picasso

Boss of: Emma
Age: 3
I am a tuxedo domestic shorthair and I boss around Tako COO + Content Manager, Emma. The mean streets of Dallas, TX raised me for my first month of life. Maybe due to consequent trauma, I regularly see ghosts. I try to alert my mother to their presence, but she calls me crazy and ignores me. Aside from the constant cuddles (only when I want them, thank you), organic food (shredded chicken in gravy and some gravely nonsense mom says is good for my teeth), and regular distribution of treats, I live a truly tortured life.

Whidbey

Boss of: Cindy
Age: 9

Whidbey

Boss of: Cindy
Age: 9
I’m an oversized Pomeranian and I boss around Leadership Assistant, Cindy. Other important things to know: 1. I was a Mother’s Day gift to Cindy in 2012. I was 2 1/2 months old. I came in a giant box with a bow. Mom says I should have come with a warning label and a new carpet. Dad says I’m perfect. Mom says Dad should have come with a warning label, too. 2. Unfamiliar humans freak me out. Also see: cars, trucks, bicycles, skateboards, motorcycles, animals on television, and smoke detectors. 3. Circles are important. Circle your food. Turn round many times before lying down. Turn a lot when someone is going to throw your toy. I don’t know why, but you aren’t descended from wolves, so.
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Ella

Boss of: Cindy
Age: 8

Ella

Boss of: Cindy
Age: 8
I think I’m part rat terrier and part Chihuahua, and I boss around Cindy (Leadership Assistant). I'm a rescued Cali girl! Other important things to know: 1. Mom and Dad adopted me. They thought I might like playing with The Other One, but they were wrong. He’s uncivilized. 2. I like down. Leaving the floor is dumb. 3. I’m very, very nerv – YOU AREN’T LEAVING ARE YOU WHY ARE YOU LEAVING please stay I want to go take me no I hate cars OH MY GOD WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE. 4. I solemnly swear you did not give me breakfast. And that I did not eat The Other One’s breakfast. Both of those things.

Sushi

Boss of: Hazal
Age: 1 1/2

Sushi

Boss of: Hazal
Age: 1 1/2
I am a white/gray/black tabby cat and I boss around graphic designer, Hazal. My parents adopted me when I was 1 month old. When they came in the house and they saw me climbing the curtain… that was the moment they wanted to take good care of me. My favorite toys are aluminum folio balls, any kind of rope that reminds me of those snakes (!), and paper grocery bags to dive in! My mom loves me so much. I sometimes end up biting her in the face so, she would stop kissing me. I do secretly enjoy it but you humans are huge, man… it gets scary. After all, I do enjoy my lifestyle and doing parkour around the house, sleeping while sun hits me in the face, eating special cat treats after play sessions. I simply define life with a famous cat saying: ‘’Meow, purr mırr marr, purr ma’’.
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Marley

Boss of: Edwin
Age: 4

Marley

Boss of: Edwin
Age: 4
I'm a German Shepherd/Boerboel mix. Tako Project Manager, Edwin, may consider me his boss but I like to think of myself as a gentle.... motivator. And no, I'm not spoiled or picky; I just like things things with a certain...esthétique :) Belly rubs and cuddles are my weakness. Throw in a few "who's a good girl!" and I'll even let you take me for a walk :) ...oh and I LOVE to run!! CHASE. EVERYTHING!

Onyx

Boss of: Teresa
Age: 2

Onyx

Boss of: Teresa
Age: 2
HI! Hi. Hii-ii-ii-ii… . My name is Onyx. I wiggle a lot so I sorta stutter sometimes. I’m a MacNab mix and I boss around Teresa (Project Manager and Wearer of Assorted Hats). I am naturally VIGILANT. Humans are mostly JUST. TOO. SLOW. They don’t really get the important stuff; People on the street, OTHER DOGS!, Squirrels, Possums, Racoons - you know, assorted scurrying things. When I’m not napping, I’m on the lookout. I’m a quick learner; I don’t nip anymore cos I see I can get the same results head-butting behind the knees. As a natural leader I like to view things from above, especially the top of the couch when my pack is nestled in it. I’m constantly trying to get them to catch on to real PLAY which should always involve a generous amount of mouthing - I ALWAYS make nice should I accidentally hurt someone. I’m quick with kisses and nuzzles. Sadly, they also don’t seem to get the huge benefits of a change in perspective; lying on one’s back and chewing your favorite toy and then tearing around the yard at top speed, back n forth & back n forth. Really clears out the kinks. I’m hopeful for them. I’ll keep at it.
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Ginger

Boss of: Teresa
Age: 11

Ginger

Boss of: Teresa
Age: 11
Greetings. My name is Ginger. I am clearly unique, as a tortoise-shell calico. I make my own way. I don’t really fuss with things outside of my interests, which are few. I prefer to take my strolls and enjoy my various sun-catching nests (or to disappear in dappled light), to be out and about rather than in that giant den with the wriggling and nosey DOG. He shows almost no restraint, nearly intolerable. Humans are useful for the occasional rub where I can’t satisfactorily attend my own needs; the bridge of my nose to top of my head, just past my ears, the tiny space between my shoulder blades and the front of my chest. They’re likely somewhat dim, in addition to being miserable hunters (I am always leaving them little bits of my catch, you know, to encourage them), but with moderate encouragement and the deftly timed purr, they’ll keep at it until you have to literally bat them off of you. Humans also make EXCELLENT pads for stretching one’s claws. While I have three, if you haven’t already, I highly recommend getting at least one.