Women in the Pet Industry Recognizes Mona Straub of Just Fur Fun as Finalist for Woman of the Year Award


Mona Straub, of Just Fur Fun, and two of her five rescued Dachshunds (wearing Just Fur Fun collars, of course!)

BOCA RATON, FL – If you know Mona Straub and her company Just Fur Fun, then it will come as no surprise that she has been nominated for the second year in a row as a Finalist for the highly competitive Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN) “Woman of the Year” Award. Between her passion for helping others (whether they be fellow women entrepreneurs or Dachshunds in need of a rescue) and her keen business sense, Mona is a natural candidate for a WIPIN Woman of the Year.

The intent of the Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN) “Woman of the Year” Award is to highlight the incredible women who have spent their lives in the pet industry, on a mission to better the lives of pets both large and small. Mona has spent over 30 years dedicated to a number of non-profit organizations helping both children and animals in need, and currently volunteers with the Dachshund Rescue of South Florida, Ride For the Animals, Humane Society of Broward County’s Walk For the Animals, Animal Haven Animal Shelter, Tri County Humane Society, and Little Smiles.

After an extensive career in sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies, Mona’s lifelong passion became a career with Just Fur Fun, a beautiful marriage of her business savvy and love of animals. A portion of profit from Just Fur Fun’s is regularly donated to deserving organizations, and Mona excitedly donates products to charity events when she is asked. Just Fur Fun offers an incredibly unique variety of beautiful hand-beaded leather pet (and people!) accessories that Mona designs herself. Her work has been featured in national publications, and spotted on celebrities and their pets.

Brandi Cyrus and her beloved German Shepherd, Feather, in Just Fur Fun.

Mona is being recognized in the Solopreneur category for her work with Just Fur Fun. She is a natural candidate for the Woman of the Year award with her continued dedication to charity work, bettering the lives of every animal she meets, and encouraging and growing fellow women entrepreneurs at every chance that she gets. Her intuition, kind heart, and entrepreneurial spirit are just what WIPIN wants to see in their Woman of the Year candidates. Mona will join the top females in the industry that the WIPIN award recognizes during the WIPIN conference, which runs Sept. 24th through Sept. 26th at the Embassy Suites in Portland.

About Just Fur Fun®

Based in Boca Raton, FL, Just Fur Fun® is a premier pet accessory line that creates handcrafted beaded collars, leashes and other handmade accessories, providing an elegant and high quality product for your pet.  All of the leashes and collars are unique and beaded by hand by American artisans and the materials are sourced in the USA.  Pet owners can make a fashion statement with their pets by choosing a matching belt or accessory and our Equestrians can choose a matching brow band, spurs or spur straps.  Dressing up can be so much fun! A portion of all profits is donated to nonprofit animal assistance organizations.  For more information about Just Fur Fun®, please visit www.JustFurFunOnline.com or contact Mona Straub at mona@justfurfunonline.com or 561-809-6596.


About Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN)

Headquartered near Portland, Ore., WIPIN serves a membership base of more than 550 women entrepreneurs worldwide. WIPIN members come from all categories within the pet industry, from groomers and veterinarians to pet sitters and pet boutique owners. For more information, please visit www.womeninthepetindustry.com or Shawna@womeninthepetindustry.com.