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Our Story

From swimming in the California surf to hiking in the Colorado Rockies, my Labrador Retriever Atlas has been by my side. Our dissatisfaction with overseas-made low quality gear has led us here, and after extensive prototyping and rigorous testing, we’re excited to share what we came up with. With APC, you can give your best friend the best gear—durable products, made in America, that don’t cut corners on quality.

One of the reasons I named my dog Atlas was because I had taken a Gap Year in college to travel internationally and immediately became obsessed with exploring new places and seeing more of the world. I knew getting a dog would change that a lot, but I was also excited about seeing more of the United States, with Atlas by my side. When I started APC, one of the goals was being able to create a job that would let me leave the city and be closer to nature, spending time with my pup. After three years of very early mornings and very late nights, we pulled the trigger on a 4x4 Sprinter van to be converted into the ultimate adventure rig for life on the road. 

After traveling over 35,000 miles through 40 states and 3 countries, we settled in Golden, Colorado and setup the warehouse to bring everything under one roof. We've invested into new sewing machines, rope cutting machines, and most importantly found a great group of individuals passionate about creating the best dog products possible. 

As a small company, every person on the team goes above and beyond to ensure the highest quality experience possible with our products.Now that we have the team in place and a space to grow into, we're excited to continue making more incredible dog gear and meeting our local Colorado community.

Sam Alter

Founder, CEO

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Sophie Dillman


Connor Olsen


Gwen Massey


Kevin Flynn


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