Grounds and Hounds Coffee Company
By: Jordan Karcher
Background: In the spring of 2012, I came across a dog adoption event in Santa Monica, California. No thoughts of pet ownership were in my head upon entering, but when a malnourished Dalmatian crawled in my lap, it was clear I had a new family member. Similar stories occur thousands of times each week, but there is still a shortfall of suitable homes for these abandoned dogs – don’t they all deserve a second chance? Each year the lives of 2.1 million dogs are cut short due shelter over-crowding and the lack of financial means.