BOSTON — Polkadog has created a national sales team with the addition of Allie Sparrow as western director of sales, as well as the promotion of Patrick Lima to eastern director of sales. Both Sparrow and Lima will support the expansion of Polkadog’s handmade pet treats from Boston’s boutique stores to vendors across the United States.

“This new team wouldn’t work without Allie Sparrow and Patrick Lima,” said Deborah Suchman, co-founder of Polkadog. “They’re the people I wanted for the team, and they’re the people our vendors and distributors wanted.”

Lima joined the company in 2022 with 15 years of pet industry sales experience.

“Born and raised in New England, I always admired Polkadog’s evolution over the years,” Lima said. “I worked closely with Polkadog’s retail stores and wholesale, even back in my distributor days with Pet Food Experts. I’ve built strong relationships with [Polkadog’s owners] Deb and Rob over the years. Coming aboard in 2022 has been a full-circle experience. I’m excited to help growing this amazing brand.”

Sparrow offers 22 years of sales experience, including 12 in pet industry sales, to her new role. Her territory will cover the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific coast.

“I’m thrilled to embark on this journey,” Sparrow said. “I’m championing sustainability with long-time Polkadog partners, and the broad network of retailers out west who are always asking for more and more Polkadog.”

Sparrow and Lima will work closely together with Polkadog’s independent pet retailers and established distributor partners, which include Pet Food Experts, Rio Grande Service Center and Pet Palette.

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