Old Friend Footwear was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1981. Like their name, their slippers are "Old Friends". The prevalent logo of a dog holding up its masters slippers is everywhere at Old Friend Footwear. The dog pictured, a golden retriever named Bo, faithfully accompanied the founder to work every day where she curled up on, what else, her sheepskin rug nestled at his feet. Bo has since departed, but the friendship people have with their pets is not unlike the kinship they share with their slippers. In this spirit, the founder named the company "Old Friend" and made Bo the icon of the brand.