There are two things I absolutely could not start my day without; coffee and my dog. Every morning when the alarm goes off just a little too early, I roll out of bed start a cup of joe and leash up my four-legged best friend for a walk. Any dog parent and caffeine enthusiast knows this routine all too well.
Entrepreneur and dog dad Jordan Karcher is no stranger to this lifestyle. In fact, his unyielding passion for canines and coffee—matched with a business educated background—led him to create a coffee company that is giving shelter dogs everywhere a second chance.
This is Jordan Karcher and his adorable Brown Dalmatian, Molly.
Quite the pair aren’t they? 😍
Jordan always starts his day by walking Molly and enjoying a nice hot cup of joe.
“There are two constants for me every morning, I always have my coffee and my dog to start my day. It’s the calm before the storm,” Jordan explained to theBERRY.
Gorgeous dog dad AND coffee lover? Sold.
After adopting Molly, Jordan was inspired to follow his passion for dogs and coffee by starting his very own company called Grounds & Hounds.
Grounds & Hounds was born with a unique and powerful mission; to use the sale of fair trade organic, whole bean coffee to support the no-kill organizations providing safe-havens for pups between homes. This mission is carried out through a 20% donation of all G&H proceeds given to rescue partners that are working to make second-chances a reality.
“To our four-legged friends, each day is a new adventure, full of possibilities and excitement. Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. was born out of our passion to give back to the animals who selflessly provide us with so much happiness,” Jordan says.
The company was founded on a strong belief that every dog, young and old, deserves a second chance at a better life with a loving family.
Jordan says it isn’t always easy being fully aware of the challenges and adversities that these animals face on a daily basis, but it is motivating to know that we are working towards a solution.
Grounds & Hounds is proud to have over 40 rescue partners countrywide. They align with everything from small local organizations, to nationally recognized foundations with a focus on groups that are preemptive to shelters.
Though saving dogs is a huge part of the G&H mission, they also want to stand alone as a unique coffee company.
G&H coffee is not only 100% Fair Trade and Organic certified, but it’s also sourced from the best growing regions in the world. Currently, they’re selling both online and in about 40 retail stores across the country and always aiming to expand their engagement.
“We are still looking to find more great people to bring mission into each community and we rely on the support and communication of our consumers and supporters,” Jordan added.
So, how can you get involved?
Jordan says the best way to get involved with G&H is to spread awareness and pass along a bag to a friend. It’s also important to engage with local rescue communities and organizations to help remove the stigmas surrounding shelter dogs. If you choose to adopt a pup, treat them like they are part of the family. The G&H goal is that they have a chance of a full and loving life.
Remember: Every pound saves a hound!