Everything is BIGGER in Texas....and unfortunately so is our homeless animal population. Houston alone is estimated to have over 1 million stray dogs & cats. Combining my passion for animal rescue and reducing our impact on the environment, Dog Bless Texas™ was born.
I am the friend in your group that can't see a dog without saying something, the one you send every dog meme and the one you call when you find a dog and don't know what to do with it. I'm the one you buy every dog tchotchke you see...I am the "crazy dog lady" of my friends.
As early as I can remember, I was always finding dogs or them finding me. Still, not much has changed. My true passion with animal rescue started when I was attending the University of Houston. Stray dogs running rampant on campus was all too familiar. I started to keep a crate and dog treats in my car. Emails to my professors on why I was missing class due to chasing a dog on campus was not uncommon.
After graduation, I was solely dedicated to rescue. A few years of adoptions, foster fails, heartbreak and happiness - it was time I joined the workforce. Lucky for me, I got the job I dreamed of. For the next few years, I planned some awesome parties and watched a ton of movies. In 2019, the whirlwind ended and I was ready to get back to the rescue world.
I took my first step to living a zero waste lifestyle without even knowing it; reusable tote bags. I’ve got quite a few people to feed at home (mostly a Viking-sized husband) and leaving the grocery store with single-use plastic bags always felt wrong.
Zero waste doesn't have to be crunchy-granola-hippie-dippy way of living (unless you want to!) For me it’s not and doesn’t mean that I don’t create waste in my home, I do, but zero is always a good goal to aim for. Everyone’s journey will be different, it is what works best for you.
Starting Dog Bless Texas™ I wanted to be sure that I was adding value to the world, not more stuff, otherwise what was the point. I wanted to provide products with purpose. Supporting local animal rescue efforts by offering a sustainable alternative; it is my hope to reduce the number of stray animals and waste in our city.
Owner & Founder Dog Bless Texas™