The Raw Connection is proud to carry Big Shrimpy in Carmel, California. Minimum, Inc. (the parent company of Big Shrimpy, Mosier Valley and Mariposa brands) started out as a recycling company and continues to recycle today via its Full Circle program. The company was born in 2001 when founder Bruce Kelling noticed huge bags of clean fleece scraps in bags at a sewing factory in Seattle. The scraps were remnants from cutting garment patterns. When told that the fleece scraps were sent to the landfill, as they had been for decades, he was astonished and not in a good way. He thought about the dog bed his “girl” Maggie was using and how lame it was. He realized he could build a dog bed for Maggie (a.k.a. Shrimpy) that was totally washable, including the filling inside!