In 2012, Jordan, the founder of Grounds & Hounds, walked past a dog adoption and fell in love with a malnourished Dalmatian as soon as she crawled into his lap. You can hear him talk about it in the video above, and it’s very clear that their special bond drives this whole operation. As for the coffee aspect, I love this quote, “There is only one thing more enjoyable than a fresh-brewed cup of coffee in the morning, and that is to see a dog’s wagging tail when you roll out of bed.” But really… how true is that?! Plus, a cup of coffee tastes even better when you know that 20% of the revenue will be donated to their rescue partner closest to you. Everyone is winning here.
While I did receive coffee from the generous Grounds & Hounds, this isn’t a sponsored post – I just think they are doing something really great and I wanted to tell you guys about it. If you’ve seen me this month, I probably already have! I think it’s because I grew up with labs and I whole heartedly believe in the amazing influence that a dog can have on your life. My family brought home our sweet black lab, Bo, when I was only 12. He was a huge source of comfort as I grew up, and even when I lived out east and rarely came home, I would get an all star welcome whenever I walked through the door. Nothing feels more like home than that.
With Bo just a few weeks before he passed.
Maggie and my cousin Luca. How sweet?!