DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver company that makes “wine” for dogs and cats is expanding.
Brandon Zavala started Apollo Peak at a storefront in Denver and he’s now opening a 3,000 square foot facility in Golden after seeing a growing interest in his products.READ MORE: Rigoberto Valles Dominguez, Suspect In Littleton Police Shooting, Barricaded In Brighton
Apollo Peak makes alcohol-free “cat wine” and “dog wine” in which beets are the primary ingredient and combined with blends of herbs. Beets are safe for cats and dogs to ingest.
Zavala told Business Den he came up with the idea to begin brewing and selling the beverages after sipping some wine while hanging out with his cat Apollo and wishing Apollo could have something to sip, too.READ MORE: State Investigation Reveals Young Girl Killed On Colorado Amusement Ride Was Not Strapped In
All of the pet beverages feature silly names that are a play on words usually associated with wine, such as CharDOGnay and Catbernet.
“The business took off faster than I even had to invest in it,” Zavala said.MORE NEWS: Colorado Doctors Offer Monoclonal Antibody Treatment, But Prefer Vaccinations
Apollo Peak products can be found in some small pet shops in Colorado and surrounding states, as well as on their website. Zavala hopes to one day have his cat and dog wines in big box pet stores.