About us

A STORY OF LOVE, TRAVEL AND A JACK RUSSELL NAMED KONA

Kristen Geldermann, a native Californian and long-time Hawaiian beach girl, turned in her sandy flip-flops for high-heeled city pumps to pursue a career in fashion in New York City. Many years later, as an executive at Polo Ralph Lauren, Kristen took a short hiatus to travel the world.   Kristen’s life quickly changed: she fell in love, retired from fashion and moved to Germany with her beloved Jack Russell, Kona. 

In Kona’s new home, he was no longer allowed to sleep in the people’s bed and Kristen was unable to find a dog bed that offered Kona all the sleeping comforts that he needed: a snuggly cover, supportive sides to lean against and a pillow he could fluff before lying down.  In addition, the bed needed to be high-quality and look great in their designer apartment. 

Out of options, Kristen applied her fifteen plus years of fashion and luxury retail experience into designing the ideal bed for Kona.  After extensive research on canine sleeping instincts, endless cave bed design prototypes and more than two years of intensive testing, the patented Snuggle Cave Bed was realized.

Finally, a dog bed that fulfills all of Kona’s sleeping instincts and looks great too.

With KONA CAVE®, Kristen found her passion and has built a luxury pet lifestyle brand specializing in practical, high-quality and stylish products. 

Wanting to bring the comfort and security of the Snuggle Cave Bed to all pets, the little sister brand, Sleepy Fox®, was launched in 2018.  

As more and more pets benefited from the Snuggle Cave Bed, we learned that cats absolutely love it too.

Sleepy Fox®, based in Berlin, Germany, is improving the comfort and security of pets around the world.

Sleepy Fox® is eco-friendly, vegan friendly and ethically made in Europe.