The experience had a powerful impact on the product that went beyond sales figures. When episode was taped, panelist Barbara Corcoran took one look at the box and said that it didn't explain how the thing actually worked.
"As soon as I got home, I looked at the packaging, and you know what? She was right," Rescate said. "It didn't explain it well and I changed my packaging from it. And it's better packaging from that immediate feedback." After that, she was able to focus on her future as an entrepreneur.
"I am super passionate about problem-solving products under $30," she said. "So after I filmed the show, I was struggling to try to come up with other cat products. And really, it's not that I'm this crazy passionate cat owner; it's that I want to sell problem-solving products, which is exactly what Citi Kitty is."
She attributed her "Shark Tank" success to three things—practice, practice and more practice.
"The reason I did so well on 'Shark Tank' is because I've done over 100 radio interviews with radio stations across the country asking me outrageous questions about cat toilet training," she said. "So there was no way to get me off my game when you asked me a question about cats going to the bathroom in the toilet."