The idea for B&B Kustom Kennels® took shape after owners Brody & Bethany Rathman adopted their 8 month-old Labradoodles Gracie & Pyper in 2015.The couple quickly realized that they could not leave their canine companions in the house all day while at work. After destroyed drywall, chewed shoes, and frayed rugs, it was evident that they could also not leave them inside unattended all day either.
With an eye for detail and design, Bethany had come to loathe the common, ugly wire kennels they had succumbed to using for Pyper and Gracie. They were too bulky, too dirty, an eye sore never meant for the inside of a home. After failing to find a more functional and attractive option, Brody and Bethany decided to create one for themselves.
Brody crafted the kennel to their pups’ specific needs, but the Rathmans were shocked when their friends and community began asking if they took customized orders. Who knew there would be such a demand for well-made designer wood dog crates? Bethany and Brody realized that dog kennels are not necessarily one-size-fits-all, nor are they one-style-fits-all. With the creation of B&B Kustom Kennels, the Rathmans are giving dog owners everywhere the opportunity to customize their pet’s home to exact specifications and preferences. In the years since, Brody & Bethany have added to their line of inventive products, including Doggie Loungers and kennels of every shape, size, and color—perfect for the breeds and homes we love.