Blog : Meet a Green Alliance Business: Mary's Dogs

By Corey | Jan 27, 2015 | in

Who: Mary's Dogs

What: At the head of the pack when it comes to dog rescue and adoption, Mary's Dogs, and Mary's Dogs Inn, has helped hundreds of dogs find forever homes throughout the state of New Hampshire. Started in her own home in Deerfield, Mary Doane had a focused and clear goal when she launched her business; to foster a dog rescue and adoption process aimed at rescuing and placing dogs as well as helping both pet and family transition into a new life.
Doane studied ecological theology in seminary school at Boston University. In 2001, she embarked on a project that encompassed the spiritual connection between human beings and the natural world. Doane's background helps her to educate others about the importance of the humane treatment of all species. In 2014 Doane opened Mary's Dogs Inn, a canine daycare and boarding house that fulfills a state-required quarantine needed for dogs rescued from high-kill centers in the South. Working with these Southern shelters, Doane emphasizes finding the perfect home environment for each and every dog, regardless of age, breed, or temperament. In doing so, she seeks to enlighten potential adopters about the dog overpopulation crisis, and how they can do their part to help ease the burden currently being wrought on countless shelters around the country.

Where: 984 First N.H. Turnpike, Northwood

Web: www.marysdogs.com

Phone: 463-8988

What makes it green:
• Uses natural dog foods and treatments; educates adopting families to use the same.
• Provides a comprehensive networking and placement program.
• Implements and encourages green practices, including recycling, composting and purchasing locally.
• Founder Mary Doane's background in ecological theology gave her the tools to educate on sustaining the natural world.
• Encourages adopting rescued dogs rather than purchasing from puppy mills.
• Touts adoption as the more sustainable choice when choosing a pet.
• Mary's Dogs Inn offers canine day care and boarding, fulfilling a state-required quarantine for dogs rescued from high-kill centers in the South.

All Green Alliance Businesses are green certified. Read Mary's Dogs' full certification documents and learn more about its sustainability initiatives here.

Green Alliance members receive a FREE gift basket - complete with informational books, organic shampoo, wipes, and other accessories - when you adopt a dog through Mary's Dogs! Dollar Discount - Save $50! Not a Green Alliance member? Join here!