Heads or Tails Dog Blog is your one stop blog for all things dog!
If you’ve ever owned a dog, you know the complete and unending joy and love they bring to your life. Dogs are, after all, man’s (and woman’s!) best friend. Every dog, regardless of breed, size, age, or color has a one of a kind personality that cannot be matched. It goes without saying that we here at Heads or Tails Dog Blog are dog FANATICS.
We were initially brought together by our love for dance and involvement in the pro-cheerleading circuit here in Houston. Soon after, we discovered something that brought us much closer: rescuing dogs! We are completely in love with our fur babies and believe that every dog should have the chance at a safe, stable and loving home. We work closely with many rescue groups in the Houston area to help in whatever way we can: volunteering, transporting, fostering, education and much much more. This blog will focus not only on the daily antics of our own dogs, but also on education in the areas of socialization, training and rescue.
Meet your bloggers!
My name is Liz and I love! Love! Love! Border Collies! That’s not to say I discriminate against other breeds, but in my household, if a border collie needs rescuing, that’s an automatic yes from my boyfriend! This is just my observation, but men seem to be much harder to convince to foster a dog than women do. It must be that mothering instinct. I digress.
I’ve lived in Houston most of my life and even attended the University of Houston (Go Coogs!) where I got a BBA in finance specializing in global energy management. My life is a whirlwind! When I’m not at my real job, I’m dancing for the Houston Aeros Hockey Team, volunteering for the Houston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Zeta, and last but certainly not least, I’m training, playing with and exercising my two very high energy border collies, Maverick and Kinsey.
My “about me” section would not be complete if I didn’t show you a picture of the two cutest border collies ever. I may be partial, but these are good looking dogs if you ask me.
I have loved and rescued animals as long as I can remember. I’ve had gerbils, a parakeet, a turtle, cats, dogs, and fish (although technically, the fish were the turtle’s food-turned-friends). Living in Houston, I’ve come to see daily the struggles of our homeless animals. In my small neighborhood alone, barely a day goes by that I don’t see a stray dog or cat roaming the streets, fighting to stay alive.
I believe that it is our responsibility, even our privilege, to take care of these animals. But beyond just that, we need to find a way to stop the breeding, dumping, and ignorance that has led to this situation. Houston is the 4th largest city in the country. We may have a huge homeless animal problem, but I also believe we have the people and the resources to fix it.
My wonderful husband, Ryan, and I share our home with two cats and a dog. Our dog, Bloo, was one of Houston’s street dogs until one lucky day when he approached our neighbor while she was walking her dog. She brought him to our doorstep and the rest was history (and our dogs are now best friends). I adopted Sydney and Zoe, our two kitties, from the Houston SPCA eight years ago. They’re still not sure about this loud, barking brown thing that mommy and daddy dote on so much.
Outside of rescuing animals, I am a huge Texans fan and former Texans cheerleader. I also serve on the Young Friends Board of CanCare and hope to someday be a more active alumna member of Zeta Tau Alpha. I received my Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Houston and am currently pursing a Master’s degree in History.