Q: Seriously, those are some ugly looking toys. Have you guys even visited a Toys R Us?
A: Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What you see now are the "First Litter." Runts maybe, but the "Second litter" will truly surprise with new plush techniques and a swath of new Selectees. And yes, we have been to a Toys R Us, and yes, you will find cuter toys there. So... I guess we're ok with ugly.
Q: Why can't you make more dogs?
A: We're privately funded. Plus side is that we have total control. Down side is we can't make many. Super down side is we must have "Complaints of the Month" instead of FAQs.
Q: Why are some of your dogs ridiculously expensive and others cheap if they're the same type of toy?
A: We assume you're talking about Khali, the Australian Shepard mix. Occasionally we make less than 10 of some designs. Because there are so few of those, they are priced, quite literally, out of the market in hopes they won't sell... in which case they get alotted for shelter fundraisers. If no fundraisers are available, the staff fight for them (When that happens, there are shameless tantrums; rage eating; crying alone in cars — perks you can only get here).
Q: Why do you do what you do?
A: A great question! Take a look into the eyes of almost any animal. What do you see? We see innocent souls that need to be held close and rescued from harm. Dogs are especially important to us and through the funds we can funnel through animal rescues and shelter organizations, we are privileged to help all animals from Great Danes to squirrels and everything in between. The toys are simply a means to that end.
Q: Do you guys really design your toys after real rescued dogs?
Q: Except for your crappy ad, there are no pictures of your toys on your site. How do you expect to sell anything?
A: Stephan. Don't think we don't know this is you.
Q: Nothing you guys do is consistent. Do you even know what your brand is about?
A: What's your point?
Q: Why is your name so weird?
A: Why are you so weird?
Q: Do you really help abandoned dogs or is that a marketing gimmick?
A: Yes. That is, we supply Pibborafi dolls to shelters and rescues for free so they can sell or auction them off and keep 100% of the profits for treating abandoned and abused dogs. If you want to call that a gimmick then yes, we gimmick the hell out of it.
Q: Can you make my rescued cat as a Pibborafi?
A: Sorry. Just dogs.
Q: Why is the limited edition boxer not listed anywhere on your site?
A: Limited editions are not part of the main Pibborafi stable. They're only present on Amazon.
Q: I don't like shopping on Amazon. Why aren't you in stores?
A: That's one statement and a question. The statement we can't help you with. The question however; we are in a store, it's called Amazon. We think you mean brick and mortar stores. Next time be specific.
Q: How long can you hold your breath?
A: We believe this is a question for accounting. This is customer service.
Q: When did Pibborafi get founded?
A: January 2016.
Q: Why aren't you guys more active on social media?
A: We're making a statement; which, according to everybody, is laziness.
Q: Will you ever do a pop-up store?
A: Hell no. Well, unless we get people asking for one. Then maybe. If there's food involved. The kind that gets bought for us.
Q: You guys are too bitter to be making toys.
A: That seems more of a comment than a question. Please submit to the comment section. FYI: we have no comment section.
In late 2015, a group of veteran toy designers from Italy, Iceland, the United States and England collaborated on a collection of lightweight, palm-sized toys designed after real-life rescued dogs.
Calling themselves Pibborafi®, the group, all committed animal lovers, have dedicated their lives to the rescue and care of dogs. It was decided the same values would go into a line of plush that celebrates real dogs.
Using the form below, you simply tell us your name, email, and state. Then type your dog's name, gender, breed (or breed mix), and why he or she should be the next Pibborafi® Puplet. Then submit. That's it!
Here's what happens after you submit the form: