Lazy Dog Loungers were inspired by the founders’ dog Sebastian's love of the water and swimming. Sebastian would stay in the water for hours while his parents hung out on their boat or dock. After throwing away countless floats Sebastian had ripped and realizing their friends were having the same problems, Sebastian’s parents decided it was time to find a float designed specifically for dogs. Sebastian had a few different floats, which he would inevitably rip. It soon became clear to Sebastian’s parents that they would have to design their own dog raft, one that was stable, constructed with durable fabric, and would keep Sebastian in the water while he rested. The float they created did all of this and Sebastian loved it! Shortly after making rafts for their friends' dogs, they decided it was time to share their unique dog float with other dog lovers and Lazy Dog Loungers was founded.
A few years after they began selling their durable dog floats, the founders met Janelle Fitzpatrick at a Next Gen Manufacturing event. Janelle immediately recognized the brilliance of their design and they recognized how Janelle could help them scale production and widen their distribution network. Bonded over their shared love of dogs and commitment to American manufacturing, a partnership was formed. Lazy Dog Loungers are now part of The Better Options Company family and a sister brand to The Stair Barrier.