CONTACT: Diana Flynn
Otis and Claude, Inc.

ALLENTOWN, PA (June 16, 2003) - After much success with the Bettie dog toy and Lucy dog dish, Otis and Claude today unveils Jed, the ball with a modern twist. The first of three new products being introduced, this new ball reflects the company's continued commitment to creating contemporary products that look fabulous without compromising on function.

Jed is made of rubber and felt, just like a tennis ball, and has a unique handle top that makes it easy to toss and keeps the fetch game lively as it lands and bounces unpredictably. "We are always looking to incorporate modern form into products that dogs love and their human companions love to look at, says Diana Flynn, company founder. "The Jed is our way of bringing a tried and true toy into the 21st century."

Jed is available in two hip color combinations--Sassy Lassie (red/blue) and Hot Dog (yellow/brown) and is smartly priced at $10 (L) and $6 (S).

Also being introduced are Floyd, the fetching fling toy and Wag Bags, the perfect doggie pick-me-up. Both products deliver on the Otis and Claude trademark of incorporating color, shape and whimsy to toys and accessories that make dog owner's look and feel great.

Floyd, a nylon flying toy is available in three-color combinations--Chow Bella (orange/gray), Barking Arctic (red/blue) and See Spot Run (purple/ivory) and sells for $14 (one size). This rugged fling toy is as easy to toss as it is on the eyes and will keep any style conscious dog retrieving for hours.

"Thanks to the brightly colored (yellow, orange and green) mitt-shaped Wag Bags, "picking up" is now not only a requirement but a statement. And the lemon scented bags are also biodegradable so they won't "sit and stay". Wag Bags are packaged in a handy travel size box for dog owners on the "go and cost $6.

Jed, Floyd and Wag Bags are available in pet boutiques, home accessory and gift specialty stores, catalogs and web sites nationwide this summer. For additional information, call 866-777-9506 or to see the entire Otis and Claude product line visit

Otis and Claude, Inc. is headquartered in Allentown, PA. In keeping with the company's goal of making better dog products, the Jed, Floyd and Wag Bags are the latest in what promises to be a growing line of design-driven products for dogs and their humans.