Our Story

Pets Rock is the creation of Mark and Kate Polyblank. Mark grew up surrounded by a variety of animals. He was an international still life photographer who gave it all up to draw cats in hats and dogs in wigs.  Kate grew up on a farm and later became commercial stylist and model maker. Now she manages the Pets Rock posse of pets.

Kate and Mark Polyblank set up their first design company Takkoda in 2005 launching a range of anthropomorphic pet characters that appeared on a collection of kids apparel and stationery. Their first customer was the British landmark store ‘Harrods’.

The old adage that ‘People look like their pets’ combined with their interest in pop culture, the global celebrity phenomenon and their love of animals led to the creation of Pets Rock in 2008.

Since then Pets Rock has grown into a range of over 80 characters. It’s won numerous awards, published 4 books, appeared on TV, been feted by celebrities, had exhibitions, featured in advertising campaigns, and collaborated with some amazing brands, retailers and designers.

But most importantly Pets Rock has spread joy and made a lot of people smile….

Pets Rock teams with Mr Time to launch Samsung watch range in Korea
Jun 2021

Pets Rock teams with Mr Time to launch Samsung watch range in Korea

Pets Rock teams with Mr Time to launch Samsung watch range in Korea. “MR. Time”, a global platform that enables the application of customized smartwatch..Read More

China Inzone Mall Group celebrated their 25th Anniversary with Pets Rock
May 2021

China Inzone Mall Group celebrated their 25th Anniversary with Pets Rock

China Inzone Mall Group is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and collaborating with Pets Rock to launch a co branded INZONE 25th membership card..Read More

News Ways New Territories
May 2021

News Ways New Territories

Long-standing licensee New Ways BV has signed a new deal extending both their product range and territories. The deal sees Pets Rock entering the Indian..Read More

teNeues to Launch 4th Pets Rock Book
Apr 2021

teNeues to Launch 4th Pets Rock Book

Leading publisher teNeues is set to launch its fourth Pets Rock title.  Best selling title now in Flexicover version.

Pets Rock Home Decor Kare Worldwide
Mar 2021

Pets Rock Home Decor Kare Worldwide

Kare Design GmbH is a leader in its segment of the market and counts more than 200 shops in 50 countries and sales of licensed..Read More

Michael Miller Fabrics x Pets Rock
Feb 2021

Michael Miller Fabrics x Pets Rock

Michael Miller Fabrics – Leading US fabric company Michael Miller will launch a collection of Pets Rock fabrics in Spring 2021. The company is known..Read More

Pets Rock X KFC Promotion
Oct 2020

Pets Rock X KFC Promotion

KFC has partnered with U.K. brand Pets Rock to promote their ‘Messy Cola’ drinks launch. Pets Rock characters will feature in a major campaign, launching..Read More

Pets Rock teNeues book launch
Aug 2020

Pets Rock teNeues book launch

Guinea Plays Guitar is on the front cover of  the latest Pets Rock book to be published by teNeues in 2020. The artworks blend comic-con..Read More

Pets Rock X Yamamay Sleepwear Collection Launched
Jul 2020

Pets Rock X Yamamay Sleepwear Collection Launched

Italy based intimates retailer, Yamamay, has launched the first stage of their Pets Rock collection of nightwear and loungewear in over 500 stores across Italy..Read More

Pets Rock Mall Events Suzhou Ufun
Jan 2020

Pets Rock Mall Events Suzhou Ufun

Pets Rock Mall Events at Suzhou Ufun.

Winner China Licensing Federation 2019
Sep 2019

Winner China Licensing Federation 2019

Winner China Licensing Federation – ‘Licensing Retailer of the Year’ Pets Rock X Trendiano. In addition to this accolade at the Asian Licensing Awards 2019..Read More

Pets Rock Eleven Paris/NOXS collection Bloomingdales + Saks Fifth Avenue
Jul 2019

Pets Rock Eleven Paris/NOXS collection Bloomingdales + Saks Fifth Avenue

Pets RockEleven Paris NOXS collection Bloomingdales + Saks Fifth Avenue This month sees the launch of Pets Rock licensed apparel in Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth..Read More

Pets Rock Credit cards launched Baoshang Bank
Jun 2019

Pets Rock Credit cards launched Baoshang Bank

Pets Rock Credit cards launched with Baoshang Bank in China

Pets Rock collaboration with Reshake Apparel
May 2019

Pets Rock collaboration with Reshake Apparel

Pets Rock Collaboration with Reshake (Mark Fairwhale) Apparel Collection

Pets Rock/Trendiano Apparel Collection
Apr 2019

Pets Rock/Trendiano Apparel Collection

Pets Rock Collaboration with Trendiano Apparel Collection in China.

Pets Rock Credit cards launched China Industrial Bank
Dec 2018

Pets Rock Credit cards launched China Industrial Bank

Pets Rock Credit cards launched – provided for China Industrial Bank

Winner Lima Licensing Award – Winter 2018
Dec 2018

Winner Lima Licensing Award – Winter 2018

Licensed Promotion of the Year Pets Rock X Starbucks

Pets Rock Mall Event MixC Cheng Du
Oct 2018

Pets Rock Mall Event MixC Cheng Du

Pets Rock Mall Event MixC Cheng Du, 2018

Pets Rock Credit Cards Launched
Sep 2018

Pets Rock Credit Cards Launched

Pets Rock Credit cards launched China Everbright Bank

LIMA Licensing Excellence Award nominee Best New Brand
Sep 2018

LIMA Licensing Excellence Award nominee Best New Brand

LIMA Licensing Excellence Award nominee ‘Best New Brand’ – 2018

Pets Rock Mall Event MixC Hangzhou
Mar 2018

Pets Rock Mall Event MixC Hangzhou

Pets Rock Mall Events – MixC Cheng Du, Shinsegae Korea, MixC Hangzhou Center 66 Wuxi

Pets Rock/Nasty Palm Collaboration
Feb 2018

Pets Rock/Nasty Palm Collaboration

Pets Rock Collaboration with Korea based Streetwear Purveyors Nasty Palm

Pets Rock/Starbucks China Collaboration
Jan 2018

Pets Rock/Starbucks China Collaboration

Pets Rock/Starbucks China Collaboration

Pets Rock Mall Event Fashion Walk Mall
Dec 2017

Pets Rock Mall Event Fashion Walk Mall

Pets Rock Mall Event Fashion Walk Mall – Hong Kong 2017

Pets Rock Mall event Grand Gateway 66, Shanghai
Apr 2017

Pets Rock Mall event Grand Gateway 66, Shanghai

Pets Rock Mall event Grand Gateway 66, Shanghai

Pets Rock More Fun Than Fame Book Launch
Jul 2016

Pets Rock More Fun Than Fame Book Launch

Pets Rock More Fun Than Fame Book Launch 2016

Pets Rock in Vogue Feature
Dec 2014

Pets Rock in Vogue Feature

Pets Rock in Vogue Feature

Pets Rock store launched Santorini Theme Park Cha-Am
Jun 2014

Pets Rock store launched Santorini Theme Park Cha-Am

Pets Rock store launched Santorini Theme Park Cha-Am, Thailand

Virgin Mobile first advertising Campaign
Mar 2013

Virgin Mobile first advertising Campaign

Virgin Mobile first advertising Campaign

Pets Rock on Wetten das TV
Nov 2011

Pets Rock on Wetten das TV

Pets Rock on ‘Wetten das’ TV

‘Famous Faces’ –  Pets Rock book launched
Jun 2011

‘Famous Faces’ – Pets Rock book launched

‘Famous Faces’ – Pets Rock book launched – the first to be published.

Pets Rock winner The Henries Awards
Aug 2009

Pets Rock winner The Henries Awards

Pets Rock winner of ‘The Henries’ Awards 2009 – (Best Humorous Range category) – The Henries Awards categories cover all aspects of the UK greeting..Read More

Pets Rock launched
Jun 2008

Pets Rock launched

Pets Rock launched! – When it all began…