Our Story

Welcome to PawZaar! We're Paris Permenter and John Bigley, a husband-wife team of travel writers and pet writers. For the past two decades, we've traveled the world writing guidebooks to destinations ranging from the Cayman Islands to Cyprus.

In all the destinations we have been fortunate enough to visit and research, we fell in love with the local crafts. Handicrafts, oftentimes utilizing the traditional methods that have been passed down through generations, drew us to markets around the globe.

Wherever we were, we also fell in love with the cats and dogs of the region. When we could only speak a few words of the local language, we knew that these four-legged residents always spoke the same language as our pets back home.

In 2008, we added pet writing to our travel writing business and launched and Today we share our home with two dogs and three cats. Like many of the homeless pets we have seen around the world, each member of our furry family began his or her life as a stray.

Now we're happy to combine our loves--international travel and pets--here on PawZaar. Using our travel contacts from our years of guidebook writing, we're working to locate the best artisans around the world to bring you handicrafts of special interest to pet lovers.

And, along with shopping for one-of-a-kind products, you'll also have the opportunity to help animals at home and around the world with each purchase. Please be sure to visit our #PawPromise Donation Program page for information on how your purchase can help a homeless pet.

We hope you'll enjoy shopping PawZaar as much as we enjoy finding the unique products that make this site a special destination for pet lovers with a global style!