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Doggone Good!
Doggone Good! is owned and operated by Elizabeth Heyenga. Started in 1995, the company has grown to a full-scale manufacturing and mail order enterprise. I began by offering items I used and enjoyed in training, travel and play. Product design grew as customers gave me their wants and needs, and before long I had far more ideas than time!

I have a passion for design. Taking something from my mind's eye and making it reality is a very exciting process. Meeting demands for top flight equipment from trainers and enthusiasts is challenging and rewarding. I have been blessed with kind and interesting customers, many I now count as friends.

I am honored to be well-received and am a growing company, but like being a small business and focus on keeping the level of quality I demand and the "personal" touch I value alive and well. There are lots more ideas than time even now, and many more years of excitement to come.

Patio Pacific, Inc.
America's finest pet doors for over 35 years!

Patio Pacific, Inc, was incorporated in 1976 specifically to market a new type of pet door--the 'panel' pet door for sliding glass door. This new product, the 'Instant' Pet Door, was the first of it's kind to offer an adjustable height capability which was desperately needed because sliding glass door tracks are not all the same height. It is a tribute to Lucile, founder of the company, that she had the vision to see a need in the market and the initiative to start a company from scratch to meet that need.

Sadly, the new pet door suffered from poor engineering and was quickly eclipsed by other, better, brands. Patio Pacific continued, however, by selling those as well and moved toward specializing in pet doors only.

I purchased the company in 1984 and in about 1991 introduced the Thermo Panel, the worlds first dual-pane, insulated glass panel pet door. That patio panel was followed not long after by the Quick Panel, a single pane glass product with a 'spring-load' height adjustment making installation a breeze.

Though a major improvement over anything yet on the market, the Thermo Panel installation was more difficult than our customers liked and in 2002 I introduced the Thermo Panel II which incorporated a spring loaded height adjustment similar to but better than the Quick Panel making installation quite simple. Then the Quick Panel was upgraded to the Quick Panel II by incorporating the new, improved height adjustment. These projects benefited greatly from the help of a talented local design and manufacturing engineer, Scott Ganaja, who was able to upgrade us from 'home-made' to the top tier of finely engineered and manufactured products.


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