Aviva Designs Ltd. started out as a futon store in 1982 in downtown Toronto, Canada. Behind the store was a dumpster and living under the dumpster was a stray cat and her kittens. We filled some fabric with leftover cotton felt and slipped it under the dumpster to make a more comfortable home for the little family. Eventually a few kittens were tamed and homes were found. One little guy remained in the store and was named Henry. He was always sleeping on the display futons and getting them hairy so we made a little cat bed and changed the fill to Polyester which is washable and dryable. Customers saw little Henry in his bed and wanted one too. So they started making bigger beds and that was the beginning of Aviva Designs beds for pets.