Oh Dog! I’ve introduced you to alot of my animal friends, but there are also human friends that do good stuff to help us animals.
Today I’m going to let one of them, Barbara Keys, tell you her story about how she is helping dogs through her business!
Thanks so much to Rumpydog for letting me tell my story!
My name is Barbara Keys and for 25 years I was a high school English teacher in an impoverished area of Houston, Texas.
Over the years, I helped countless dogs found roaming the streets or coming to the school searching for food. I carried food, bottles of water and disposable bowls in the trunk of my car so that I would always be prepared.
Most of the dogs wouldn’t let me approach them, but they would watch me put down the food and water and I would see them eating as I drove off. I would look for them every day.
Students would also bring in dogs they found roaming the campus dehydrated, emaciated, mangy and sick. I took the dogs to the vet, found them homes, or turned them over to shelters or rescues. Several became beloved pets of my own.
The plight of these feral dogs tugged at my heartstrings and I was always pondering how I could do more. The hardest part of my job was driving in and out of the neighborhood from the freeway!
One morning, while driving in and drinking coffee, it dawned on me. I could provide great, organic, Fair Trade coffee to consumers and donate a portion of the profits to no-kill shelters and rescue groups.
I spent the next two years learning about the coffee business. Houston is one of the largest coffee ports in the world, so my plan was falling into place. I finally launched Hyperhound Coffee in the summer of 2011.
My goal is to grow the company and donate as much as possible to homeless dogs and the organizations that help them. By purchasing Hyperhound, our customers are getting great coffee and saving man’s best friend one cup at a time.