Meet Owen & His Shoes

owen_1293Owen is a stray Lab mix who was found wandering the streets of the Bronx in late 2012. Picked up by NYC Animal Control, he, sadly, landed on their kill list after developing an all-too-common kennel cough. Though the infection can start off benignly enough with some sneezing and coughing, it’s highly contagious and can lead to more serious conditions, like pneumonia, so, in a system as over-crowded as New York City’s, the diagnosis is usually—sadly—a one-way ticket to the kill list.

Luckily, Owen was spotted by an East Village no-kill shelter and brought under their wing. Shortly thereafter, our designers, raven + crow studio, spotted Owen on the shelter’s Facebook page and knew right away that he was the dog for them.

Now this gentle dog shares a home with his two humans and a handsome feline brother from another mother.

Owen OxfordIn honor of Owen and his success story, we’re debuting his namesake shoe—an elegant black men’s oxford that features a pop of personality worthy of Owen with it’s subtle red sole. It comes in both cruelty-free coated canvas and faux leather, for the most discerning of tastes.

Check both out. And remember—adoption is the only option! Find your Owen today!