Scout & Zoe's is Named to Entrepreneur 360 Listing

Date Posted: 11/21/2016
Posted in: Scout & Zoe's Doggie News   Tags: #Entreprenuer, safedogtreats, MadeInAmerica

 ANDERSON, Ind.  – Scout & Zoe’s, a Purdue Foundry client, was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™ List, an annual comprehensive analysis of private companies in America.

Located in Anderson, Indiana, Scout & Zoe’s has developed and manufactured dog chews and natural treats for seven years. The brainchild of Cindy Dunston Quirk, the company’s chief executive officer, Scout & Zoe’s began as a way of solving a chew issue for her German Shepherd, Zoe, who had allergies. From the beginnings in her garage, the company now has a global footprint.

 “We are truly honored to be named by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the best entrepreneurial companies in America and to appear on the annual Entrepreneur 360 listing,” Quirk said. “Our passion and dedication to providing superior premium products for pets across the world guides our daily efforts. We are elated to be recognized for our devotion to pets on such a prominent national level.”

The magazine’s annual list offers a 360-degree analysis of the current private business landscape, said Lisa Murray, chief insights officer of Entrepreneur Media Inc. Honorees were identified based on the results from a comprehensive study of independently owned companies, using a proprietary algorithm and other advanced analytics. The algorithm was built on a balanced scorecard designed to measure four metrics reflecting major pillars of entrepreneurship: innovation, growth, leadership and impact.

“Top performers are determined by how well-rounded they are in these four key operative areas,” Murray said. “Entrepreneurship is a complex endeavor. This listing recognizes those who have mastered the challenge and are thriving this year.”

“The Entrepreneur 360 List celebrates outstanding companies for the value they bring to the world, not just the worth of their company,” said Ryan Shea, president of Entrepreneur Media Inc. “The companies on this list exemplify growth, not just in top and bottom line, but in their ability to create a superior value for their customers, build adaptive learning cultures and drive innovation in their marketplace.”

Scout & Zoe’s received assistance from Purdue Foundry, which provides assistance to startups including mentorships, workshops, office space, marketing and other aid.

About Scout & Zoe’s

Founded by Cindy Dunston Quirk as a way to provide an allergy-free chew for her beloved German Shepherd, Zoe, Scout & Zoe’s is dedicated to providing premium quality, eco-friendly products for pets of all shapes and sizes. With love and care in every bite, all of their products are designed to promote a healthy, happy and active lifestyle for pets and their families.  Scout & Zoe’s offers natural treats and antler chews, which come in a variety of sizes for dogs and other animals. To learn more about Scout & Zoe’s or order products for your pet, go to or call 317-457-7222 to find a retail outlet near you.

About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

For nearly 40 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine,, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide.

About Purdue Foundry

The Purdue Foundry is an entrepreneurship and commercialization accelerator in Discovery Park's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship whose professionals help Purdue innovators create startups. Managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, the Purdue Foundry received the 2014 Incubator Network of the Year from the National Business Incubation Association for its work in entrepreneurship. For more information about funding and investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation, contact the Purdue Foundry at

Purdue research Foundation Contact: Curt Slyder, 765-588-3342,

Source: Cindy Dunston Quirk, 317-457-7722,