TROUBLE THE DOG® is a global children’s character made entirely in America. A large percentage of plush Trouble the Dog® purchases are made by families of kids who want to give something special to a friend going through a hard time. Whether he’s giving courage to a child who struggles with shyness or offering companionship to a young cancer patient during chemotherapy, Trouble is “on call” 24/7.
The force and founder of TROUBLE THE DOG® is Sheila Duncan who has worked passionately to raise awareness of the issues children face when facing difficulty or tragedy. It took Sheila much time and energy to locate a factory in America that would make Trouble. Finally she found the Stuffington Bear Factory in Phoenix, AZ that was willing to manufacture this special toy whose mission is to comfort children going through hard times. Trouble has brought hope to children impacted by the Boston Marathon bombing, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and 2010 Haiti earthquake. The sweet pup also regularly comforts young people undergoing chemotherapy and other medical treatment, along with kids with autism and others who have trouble expressing emotions.