Houndstooth Grooming Company was started for two reasons. The first, to make sure all men get the grooming products they deserve. The second, to give all dogs a chance at the life that they deserve. Now you might be asking, "You're a grooming company, how do you plan on doing that?"
Well, lets start with the facts:
- One 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home
- Two of the main reasons that dogs are put into animal shelters are either their owners give up on them, or animal control finds them on the streets
- Homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1
- Approximately 3.9 MILLION dogs enter animal shelters per year
- Out of the total number of dogs entering animal shelters across the US every year, approximately 1.2 MILLION are euthanized.
Those last two facts stuck with us, and we still have a hard time reading it.
Let's delve a little further. We must realize that no animal shelter can refuse an animal...but they absolutely CAN euthanize them. Even worse, dogs brought into shelters many times are euthanized just days after.
Think about those last few days for that dog. Dropped off at an animal shelter never again to see the family that they loved. Confused about where they are, what they're doing, and what might happen. Dogs absolutely feel emotion, and unfortunately, that timid, scared, and sad emotion makes them seem like they are un-adoptable. Let's again, put that in perspective. Thrown into a confusing environment, scared, alone, with the odds stacked against them. It's absolutely depressing to even think about.
What can we do?
Houndstooth Grooming Company works with charities and organizations that support our mission of finding all dogs a home. With every single purchase of any product of ours, a portion of the proceeds goes toward our mission. Our service to these animals doesn't mean just handing over a check to charities, and although that might help, we go a step further. We work with these charities and organization through fundraising, we participate in events that promote change, we work with animal shelters by providing much needed food and supplies. Every bit of help that we can provide is a step toward getting our mission accomplished. We strive every day to fight for these wonderful animals. Dogs provide unconditional love, companionship, and incomparable loyalty, shouldn't we provide the same for them? There's a reason why dogs are often said to be "Man's Best Friend." We at Houndstooth believe it's our turn to give back. It's our turn to be their voice.