Wyatt Nelson is a spirited 15-year-old with Down syndrome and autism who loves dogs and cooking. His high school job training program has taken a backseat to COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped Wyatt – he started his own business!
Wyatt’s Dog Company launched in October 2020 when Wyatt had the idea to make tricks and treats for dogs for Halloween. Like his skeleton decoration, he exclaimed that he wanted to make them in the shape of bones!
Wyatt and his team use only the best all-natural ingredients for dogs that are also human grade.
The Sunflower Boutique in Wyatt’s hometown of Arlington Heights, Illinois, started selling Wyatt’s products and demand grew. Students from the business class at Wyatt’s school stepped up to help. Parents of other young adults with special needs called to ask for their kids to become involved. That's when we knew this was about something bigger: empowerment!
Small batches of holiday flavors like Turducken Treats, with real turkey brushed with duck fat, make it extra fun. Peanut Butter & Bacon Bones are a fan favorite. Get yours at Wyatt's Summer Pop-up Store. The Sunflower Boutique closed in May and we will forever be thankful!
Wyatt pays it forward with profits to special needs therapies and charities. Please join in supporting young entrepreneur Wyatt. Wyatt is a life-long member of the National Association for Down Syndrome. Check out all his Charity Partners!
Now Wyatt is sending kits to other people with special needs who want to go to work with him with baking and/or packaging – our vision is to employ people around the country!