LOS ANGELES — Jackie Simoni is a computer geek turned inventor of a special light to make dogs safer after dark. Now, she's also a government contractor.
Simoni invented PupLight six years ago. She came up with the idea of a light that attaches to a collar while fumbling with a leash, flashlight, poop bags and animal repellant during a walk with her 90-pound, very social golden retriever.
It took 15 prototypes, but the lights are now sold at Petco, her biggest customer, Cabela's outfitters and on Amazon.com. “I thought I would sell a million a year,” she said.
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