I Just Want ALL THE DOGS

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,

Amanda