"Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them. And filling an emptiness we didn't even know we had."

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Hi! I’m Finn a rescue dog— Janis Blue rescued me with True Blue Rescue. She was a very kind lady and my foster home until I met Sheri. Janis would take me and the other dogs to the Rice Farmers Market in hope of finding a good home. When I saw Sheri running around Rice University for the first time, I knew she was my forever home and we were going to be great friends.

Before Sheri, my life was not so great. I spent a lot of time alone and didn’t have many friends. In fact, I didn’t even know how to play with other dogs and never been around many people, especially, not nice people. So, It was really cool when Sheri introduced me to all her friends. They thought I was handsome and a winner! I’m lucky to have an owner that knows so many great people and allows me to be a part of her circle. It made me feel safe, comfortable and helped me come out of my shell.

Sheri thought it would be a good idea to socialize me as much as possible. She took me to work and gave me a job. I am the official greeter at her acupuncture clinic, Element 5 OM. It's so awesome! I get to go to work with her every day and greet all the patients when they come through the door. I also comfort people in the treatment room when they are nervous. It's so exciting to have a job! 

Sheri LOVES to talk to me. One thing Sheri talked to me about was how much she loved running and triathlons. Wow! I love to run, too. The outdoors, the park, feeling the wind in fur—there’s nothing better. As a runner, she couldn’t have been happier. She even found a race we could do together— The Ronald McDonald Run for the House 5k in Houston. It was awesome!!! We had so much fun and I even got a finisher medal.

After the race, I needed to be groomed—I might have been a little smelly. In addition to an awesome new haircut, the groomer gave me the coolest bandana. Sheri thought it really fit my personality and let me wear it until we had to throw it away. I was sad to see it go, but I figured I could get another one next time.

Sheri decided to train for Ironman Texas, which I thought was awesome. Being active and setting goals made Sheri happy, but I ended staying with on the grand parent’s sofa while she did her long training on the weekends. Sheri promised that when she was done training, we would find more things to do together.

After her Ironman success, we found the Splash N’ Dash Doggie Duathlon with the Cypress Triathlon. Sheri signed us up immediately and it was back to the park for training. When it came time for the race, Sheri gave me my own bandana that matched her Tri Fitness kit. We looked SO cool together. That got us thinking!

What if every pup on our team had matching bandanas? We could make a trend of it and spread the word to all dog owners and their pups. We got to work on cool bandana designs that matched our team colors, and PUP SPORT was born! - Bandanas for pups living an active lifestyle. Our mission is to inspire, encourage and support an active, healthy lifestyle for dog owners and their pups. We even have our sights on creating our own doggie runs and duathlons for communities everywhere. I’m so excited to always have new activities with Sheri to look forward to—and that I’ll look so cool doing it.

We wanted to put more soul into Pup Sport. Even better, we will give back to our community by give a portion of the proceeds to local shelters to help find forever homes for other rescue dogs like me, stop abuse and to educate. We’ll see you at the race!

“Two feet move your body – Four paws move your soul.”

Live, Love, Bark!

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First day at Element 5 OM