Accessories for adopted animals and their people
Found My Animal promotes animal adoption in a very direct way: let your pet wear your values. By encouraging rescue over purchase, they support animal welfare by asking pets and their owners to help deliver a simple, important message.
Luxury Dog The Blog had the chance to interview one of the founder of the brand
– Who created Found My Animal and where come from the idea?
Found My Animal was created by Bethany Obrecht and Anna Conway: our mission is to help promote animal welfare through celebration of animal adoption in a very direct way: let your animal wear the message. Both Anna and I discussed how easy it had been to transform the minds of friends. By encouraging one person at a time to look into rescuing instead of buying an animal, we hoped to form a company that would deliver that simple but very important message.
– Where come from the idea to use the rope as main material for the accessories for dogs?
Inspired by a fisherman in the family, we made our first three-strand, hand-spliced and whipped rope leash for our rescue pups back in 2006. So many people stopped us in the street to admire our unique nautical leads that we decided to share them with others. My business partner and I met on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn while walking our two rescue pups, both of whom were named Walter. The Walters were sizing each other up and we started a conversation that quickly revealed our passion for animal welfare. We decided to become partners after discovering we had more in common than two rescue dogs with the same name. We had both attended great design schools- Cooper Union and Rhode Island School of Design- and were passionate about animals. Animal welfare and a love of the principles of good design.
– Where can we find Found My Animal produts? In wich countries is it possible to recieve Found My Dog?
We sell to stores in Germany, Italy, Austria, Russia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Canada, France, England, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Korea to name a few and USA
Online customers are from everywhere!
We ship internationally through our site: FOUND MY ANIMAL – www.foundmyanimal.com
-Tell us more about your Mission, what do you do for adoption, with wich shelter do you work etc…?
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. – Ghandi
Our mission is to help promote animal welfare through celebration of animal adoption in a very direct way: let your animal wear the message. Both Anna and I discussed how easy it had been to transform the minds of friends. By encouraging one person at a time to look into rescuing instead of buying an animal, we hoped to form a company that would deliver that simple but very important message.
Our greatest dream would be to see an end to puppy mills and an increase in effective spay/neuter programs. Anna’s rescue pup Walter lived in a cage in a puppy mill for 5 years as a breeding machine. My Chihuahua Walter was a product of a puppy mill and was severely inbred with all sorts of health issues. If enough voices come together, legislation will follow. Access and awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering of all pets is critically important to help stop the flood of unwanted animals into shelters.
We have donated to the following rescue organizations (to name a few)
- 2 Millions Dogs
- Adopt NY
- Amimal Haven
- Best Friends Animal Society
- Care for animals
- Collar for a Cause
- Coney Island Walk/Run for Homeless Pets
- DC Pet a Palooza
- Dog Habitat
- Foster Dogs NYC
- Funny for Fido
- Galgo Rescue International
- Going Home Greyhounds
- GPA/Three Rivers Greyhounds
- Green Acres Boxer Rescue of Wisconsin
- Havanese Rescue Inc
- Hounds of Love
- Humane Society of West Michigan
- Kasen’numa Aid Project
- Lauren Elise Memorial Fundraiser
- Nashville Dog Day
- PACT Humane Society
- Pet-A-Palooza in Victoria, BC
And Much more…
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Thanks to Bethany Obrecht for answering these few questions