Animals bring so much joy and love to our lives in good times and in bad. They do not judge us for how much money we make or what we do for a living and teach us countless lessons around gratitude, patience and unconditional love.
Studies show that companion animals are therapeutic in many ways, especially for those with mental disabilities or those struggling with substance abuse.
While those living in extreme poverty do not have a lot of money to spend on veterinary care, they love their animals just as much as anyone else and sometimes even more. Which is why we believe PAW Team's mission is so critical.
Here is an excerpt from their website about the growing need for these community services:
As the Portland area’s homeless population has reached crisis levels, the vital work of the PAW Team is becoming ever more urgent and essential to the community.
This is evident at each of the PAW Team’s clinics, as diverse crowds of people, including families with children in strollers, young people, individual adults, seniors, and the disabled, some with canes or walkers, some in wheelchairs wait in line for their turn to be seen. Their beloved pets, seeking comfort and care, wait patiently with them on leashes and laps, in arms and carriers.
Since its inception, PAW Team has established itself as one of the only sources of free veterinary care for the pets of people who are experiencing homelessness or living in extreme poverty.
In 2019 alone, PAW Team helped 1700 pets. This includes distributing over 25,000 lbs of dog/cat food, as well as 522 spay and neuter surgeries.
PAW Team clients rely on these services to provide life-enhancing, lifesaving medical care to their beloved companion animals. PAW Team is proud to play a unique, vital role in contributing to the strength and integrity of our community’s social safety net.
Two Doods is excited to support PAW Team initiatives and is actively coming up with ways to help their cause. We currently donate overstock of gently used or damaged products to their organization and collect physical donations dog or cat supplies on their behalf.
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I am so excited to officially announce that the Commuter Backpack is now available!
This ridiculously cute dog backpack has launched in four color options -- navy blue, hunter green, burgundy red, and chocolate brown -- with coordinating plaid interior.
It might be helpful to understand a bit about my background to see how the pieces lined up for this product to come to life.
Several years ago I started to make bags and accessories (for humans) that fit needs for travel, work, and life under the brand name Jo Rose Design. Organically this evolved into prototyping stylish yet functional products I desired as a dog owner.
As the weeks go by and quarantine stretches on, we are all working to adjust to the "new normal" and what it means to be at home all of the time. For many of us, this is the first time we've had to work exclusively from home, and it takes time to adjust!
So we thought we’d share a bit of insight into how we’re structuring our days and keeping our two young active labradoodles busy.
It is highly recommended that you measure your dog before choosing a size. The following image outlines how to accurately capture three important measurements - neck, length, and chest - so that you get the best possible fit for your pup.
Custom jacket orders can be accommodated if you need a dog coat with measurements in between sizes or larger sizing. Contact us to get additional information on this process.
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Measurements below indicate product length. If looser fit is desired, add 1-2 inches to your dog's neck measurement when choosing a size.