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Our Story

“Down syndrome: It doesn’t mean I’m down. It means I help people who are feeling down. My smiles are contagious. My laugh is medicine for the heart. My hugs are heavenly. My heart itself is pure gold.”

At Al's Pals, we believe in two things:

🐾 Providing the highest quality pet treats and products for pet parents

👨‍👩‍👦 Creating opportunities for our son, Alex (aka Al Pals) and others like him

As parents of a child with special needs, we understand the challenges families face when it comes to finding job opportunities for their children post-high school. We started this business to create opportunities where there weren't any and provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment for our son and others like him.

We invite you to watch our interview with our local CBS affiliate to learn more about our story and mission. Shop with us and support our vision of inclusivity and opportunity for all."

We started Al Pals with one small video filmed in our living room.  This video has now been seen over 1,000,000 times!   Click below to watch how it all started.