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

Jan 27, 2015

Originally published in the Portsmouth Herald and Seacoast Online. 

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.

Read the full story on Seacoast Online here.