One Christmas Eve, Jane Turner wrote a story called "The Dog Who Went To Main Street" for her daughter, Cory. It was based on a true story about the family's wandering black lab, Zona, and their quest to find their dog. Because it was such a hit with their family, someone had recommended she try and publish it as a children's book! It was a hit.
Jane and Cory always felt like their dogs were their family, so publishing the book was a natural extension of their mutual love and bond. Afterward, they started seeing how many fellow dog lovers were out there, just like them. They also discovered that there were many fresh, independent brands with great products that nobody knew about. Already frustrated with the lower quality and lack of personalized products from big box stores, Jane and Cory decided to do something about it.
They went into business together and started dogly.com, an online market place for dog lovers. They began to discover exceptional products that were dog-worthy, made with honest materials, some handmade and some high tech. The service they felt they could provide was to be the one voice that could say what was best for your dog. Cory remembers how quality became the centerpiece of their business. "When you come to dogly, that it's only the best products. It's all products that we've tested with our own dogs and they love them!"
Jane and Cory also thought to add a charitable twist to their efforts. Being longtime owners of rescued dogs, they created a generous guideline for all of their partners - every small company who comes on board must give a portion of their sales from dogly.com to the dog shelter of the customer's choice. This gives everyone the ability to support rescues and shelters across the country with each purchase and allows the customer to pick which shelter their money goes to, something quite unique.
There are hundreds of shelters listed on dogly.com and so far the company has given back over $100,000. Not only is money given to shelters, but all the dogs shown on dogly.com are dogs who are up for adoption from shelters, or have been recently adopted.
While dogly.com started with their own dogs, it quickly turned into a place where dogs are loved like crazy and those looking to be loved like crazy can find a home. "The hope for all of these dogs," Cory reminds us, "is that they find homes that they deserve and they never have to worry about living on the street again."
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