Today’s Puppy Baby Mama is a shelter volunteer, foster pawrent, an entrepreneur, and so much more! When we stumbled across Meaghan Torres’ instagram page (aka stalked it for days on end) we knew that we had to reach out and ask her to be a PBM! We’re excited to share a little tidbit of who she is and what she does!
How did you and your pup find each other?
I found Pencil on petfinder 4 years ago when my boyfriend – now husband – Ivan and I got our first apartment together. She was part of a litter down in Tennessee and was being fostered in Connecticut. Ivan and I had a few names picked out – one of which was Penny. When the Adoption Coordinator for the shelter we went through left me a voicemail she introduced herself as Penny – we both took that as a sign. Eventually “Penny” morphed into “Pencil” because she was so long and skinny when we first got her and the name just stuck : )
What are your top 3 favorite dog brands and why?
Found My Animal makes really beautiful, very durable hand-spliced and whipped rope leashes and collars. I own a couple of them! Also they’re very supportive of adopting dogs over buying them which is something important to me. Little L’s Dog Treats makes something called “Krak’ems” which are hands down Pen’s favorite treats. They’re also hand made, small batch and all natural! Lastly I’d have to say DogSpot because honestly it’s a genius idea. I take Pencil with me as much as I can and I hate having to rearrange my whole day because I know I won’t be able to bring her in certain places and also don’t feel comfortable tying her up on the sidewalk.
What is the perfect day date with your pup like in your city?
We just recently moved to the D.C. area so were still learning the ropes down here! But in New York it was walking along the East River and letting Pen romp around the dog park in the Carl Shurz Park.
How did you build your dog’s account?
My best advice is it to try not to be too influenced by what everyone else is doing. I feel like it’s easy to become obsessed with getting followers and likes and comparing your social media account to others. Do you, do what you enjoy doing and what you’re good at. If you’re passionate enough about it you’ll see results.
Who are your favorite dogs to follow?
We loved getting to know Meaghan and we will love getting to know you! Send us an email if you’d like to be featured as a PBM on Gal’s Best Friend’s website and social media channels