Bru's Bows is named after my dog, Bruno. He was found shivering in a cardboard box on the street by a rescuer who picked him up and sent out posters asking for fosters/adopters on social media. I saw one of these posters and even though I was not planning or ready to have a dog, I just knew I couldn't let anything happen to him. So began my journey into fur-parenting and interaction with the rescue community in Beijing
As I learned and became more involved with the rescue community, I was constantly surprised by the kindness, generosity and selflessness of people wanting to help these stray dogs. And hearing success stories of dogs finding a loving home after a rough start is THE BEST THING ever.
This is what motivated me to start Bru's Bows and to turn a newfound hobby (making bows for Bruno) into a source of income for a rescue organization I volunteer with, The Lost Puppies of Beijing.
Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.
Making a difference one dog at a time
The Lost Puppies of Beijing is a group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing and finding homes for stray dogs from the streets and high kill shelters in Beijing.
Up until October 2019, 100% of Bru’s Bows profits were donated to The Lost Puppies and amounted to more than $1000. This has helped pay for the medical expenses (e.g. tests, vaccinations, sterilizing, and treatment of illnesses/injuries) for over 100 stray and shelter dogs...and over 70 of these dogs have gone on to find forever homes! 🏡🐕💗
Now that The Lost Puppies has a nice financial cushion and other income streams, I decided to turn Bru's Bows into a small business. We still donate 10% of sales to them and other rescues in need.
For anyone that has donated to or purchased something from us, THANK YOU!! 🙏🥰 You have helped change the lives of at least a hundred dogs and even more humans. Though we wish we could save all the dogs, we're grateful to know that we've changed the world for our rescues.
Handcrafted & Unique
I lovingly make all of our products by hand in Beijing from fabrics I've sourced around the world.
We focus on unique patterns and keep our offerings in limited quantity so you and your pup will always be the ones #WhoWoreItBest 😛