Hey, I’m Amanda! Lover of all animals, but particularly canine OBSESSED!

When my friends at Emotional Support Threads asked me to be their very first Charity Collaborator I fell out of my chair! I couldn’t wait to share the story of how I met two of the loves of my life and what an opportunity to help raise money for a cause I think we can all agree is BEYOND worthy! The charity I chose for the month of October is The Humane Society of Greater Miami. And here’s my story:

After rescuing my first little love, Gracie and enjoying a wonderful life with her, she passed away at the age of 14 just a few years ago. I was devastated, but I knew she would want me to continue sharing my heart and welcoming other pups in need into my life. I never underestimate the power we humans have to completely change the life and circumstances of an animal in need… And that’s exactly what I set out to do.

After Gracie’s passing I heard about an incoming flight from Puerto Rico full of rescue dogs in need of homes. That flight contained my new baby girl, Pearl. A Maltese/mix was placed in quarantine. She was skinny, scared, quiet and calm and I KNEW she needed to be our newest family member.

I told my boyfriend that they just pulled all her teeth. He wasn't thrilled and said, "Why am I going to take in a dog who can't even eat, and if she has no teeth- she must not be healthy." I got all the medical records and she was perfect! Aside from being sunburned and left stranded. I did some research and found it was actually easier to have a dog with little/no teeth - no dental work saves money, and they eat soft food perfectly!  Fast forward to now, Pearl is at a hefty weight, sleeps ALL day and ALL night, loves steak, eggs, rice, cheese, vanilla ice-cream and is living the life of a princess. Actually, she may be a Queen. She runs our house!!

Just recently I adopted Ruby and my heart is so full. I encourage you to adopt, don’t shop and if you’re not in a position to give a furry friend a happy home, you can support the cause by purchasing one of the very cool items I collaborated on with Emotional Support Threads. 50% of the proceeds will be donated from the sale of any/all of the 3 items I helped design for this cause. I hope you love them as much as I do.

Thanks for reading my story!

Love and light,