Our Story

Zero Bark 30® is the brainchild of Catherine “Cat” Fages, who founded the company to combine her two passions: pets and soldiers.Cat likes to say she has loved animals “since I was a zygote” – and has built a life and career around caring for them. She ran a professional dog walking business called, Cat Walks Dog® for over a decade, and not only met many wonderful pups, but learned the importance of quality collars and leashes.

Her life changed in a profound way when she met a Marine veteran who had deployed to the Middle East for 10 combat tours of duty prior to retiring in 2014. Master Sergeant John “OB” Oberhuber impressed her with his commitment to his country and brave service, as well as his love of animals, and the two developed a special relationship.

Cat began delving into military culture and increasingly wanted to give back to the community that gives so much to American citizens.When OB retired from active duty, Cat wanted to find a way to honor his service. When he suggested a line of military-themed dog gear, she instantly knew it was the perfect fit. She’d create dog products to honor soldiers and military K-9s and donate a portion of the proceeds to nonprofits that support veterans and active military. Everything would be proudly made in the USA, of course.Zero Bark 30® – “Mutts on a Mission” – was born.
Sadly, OB died in May of 2016 during the same week that the first products were ready for sale. The tragedy deepened Cat’s resolve to honor his memory through the work of Zero Bark 30® and to show appreciation for the sacrifices our brave soldiers make for our country.Every dog who wears a Zero Bark 30® collar, leash or hoodie honors heroes like OB who dedicate their lives to protecting our freedom.

Every sale benefits Dogs on Deployment, a nonprofit founded by veterans that connects members of the military with civilians to care for their pets when they need to deploy or move into barracks that don’t allow animals.

For more information, please visit: dogsondeployment.org.
Zero Bark 30 OB
Zero Bark 30 OB
Zero Bark 30 OB

Dogs On Deployment

The Zero Bark 30 Team

Military members nation-wide confront a multitude of problems during their careers, the last thing they need to worry about is their pet's care during their service commitments. 

Dogs On Deployment is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit which provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their owner's service commitments. 

Dogs on Deployment promotes responsible, life-long pet ownership by military pet owners by advocating for military pet owner rights, providing educational resources and granting financial assistance for military pet owners during times of emergency. 

Join Dogs on Deployment's mission in changing the lives of our military members and their pets.