Grounds and Hounds Coffee Co.

Grounds And Hounds Coffee Co
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Launched on March 20, 2014, Grounds and Hounds Coffee Co. is a premium coffee company with the mission to eradicate the unnecessary killing of sheltered dogs. Each year approximately 2.1 million dogs are euthanized due to shelter overpopulation, roughly 90% of which are deemed “adoptable” but simply run out of time. This number represents an astonishing 1.9 million best friends killed for no fault of their own.

Fortunately, there are thousands of no kill shelters around the United States providing their adoptable pups with a second chance, but they face the difficult constraint of relying on public donations to fund their operations.

Grounds and Hounds donates Twenty-Percent of all revenue generated by their 100% organic, environmentally friendly, coffees to their hard working no kill partner shelters around the United States.


How it All Began

In the spring of 2012, Grounds and Hounds Founder, Jordan Karcher, unexpectedly stumbled upon a dog adoption operating on the side of Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, CA. He was not planning, or prepared to adopt a rescue animal when he left the house that morning, but when a malnourished, brown and white, Dalmatian crawled into his lap, it was clear that he would be welcoming a new member to his family. She immediately became the center of his life and he cannot imagine a day without her.

Grounds And Hounds Coffee
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Similar stories occur thousands of times each week, yet there is still a drastic shortfall of suitable homes and safe haven shelters for abandoned dogs. Karcher strongly believes that every dog, young and old, deserves a second chance at a better life with a loving family.

Why coffee?

Karcher has loved coffee since he took my first sip on a cold Pittsburgh morning as a 12 year old. His passion for the perfect brew has led him to seek out amazing coffees all over the world. It is his dream come true to be on the other side of the bag, bringing delicious, fresh roasted coffee to your home.

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