Who We Are
What started as an experiment to make a better abdominal bandage - and eliminate the need for the hated cone - after their Golden Retriever Katy's cancer surgery turned into an obsession for finding solutions to common problems facing people and their pets.
Longtime entrepreneur and business owner Debra Douglas and her veterinary practice consultant husband Brian have spent the last thirteen years working with thousands of dogs and cats in the companion animal world, and these interactions have provided them with the perspective to see both problems and their solutions.
They have been awarded two utility patents for their pet-related products and have several more in development.
They live in Knoxville, Tennessee with their furry family.
Brian has served as Clinical Services Director and Spay/Neuter Program Manager for the area's largest shelter and spay/neuter effort, Young-Williams Animal Center and the Spay Shuttle. He has appeared in local and regional media, and has a wealth of management and sales experience to his credit. He holds a BA is Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, and is a native of Indiana.
A Knoxville native and the creative force behind Pet Perils, Debra has extensive small business ownership and management experience. In addition to Four Paws, she owned a successful Atlanta-area salon for several years prior to returning to Knoxville in 2001. She also managed a corporate chain of salons before embarking on her career as owner, where she was responsible for all day-to-day operations of seven retail locations and the management of more than seventy employees.
The late Shiva "the red dog" serves as the mascot and inspiration for many of Pet Perils' quests for improvement in the lives of our furry friends.