Trendsetter to Know: Laurie Michelle Stephens

Name: Laurie Michelle Stephens

Twitter: I don’t tweet

Instagram: love.dog.republic

Website: lovedogrepublic.com

Age: 49

Title: Owner/Founder of Love Dog Republic

Married/Single: Together 15 years

Kids: Yes, they bark a lot and sniff each others butts 😊

City you live in: Tempe

A typical day in my life includes… Lots of ball throwing and snoot smooches! Long days at the computer working on love dog, Working out, riding my bike, hiking with friends, product photoshoots, lots of Instagram hours clocked in, and the occasional lunch with a friend when there isn’t a life-altering pandemic going on. 

I was born… Over the pond …London England.

My favorite thing about Arizona…The smell of the rain. Sunsets, the surprising and beautiful green spots and waterholes that are hidden in the middle of the desert.

I’m listening to…Steve Miller Band & barking dogs

My family…Its complicated

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, and Sally Mann.

One thing I cannot live without…Alone time, A strong sense of purpose, Blue jeans, and a pair of chucks…but mostly my doggos, they bring me so much happiness and love. 

When I was younger, I wanted to be…free!

I’m inspired by…an underdog. 

The one person who motivates me is…my younger self.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…To make it impossible for a human being to cause harm to a dog or any other innocent creature, that they all would have a lap and a full bowl and water to drink. That they would never feel pain or know anything but kindness.

The perfect day would be… any day that I am breathing and working.

My first job was… a paper route.

My favorite escape…running. 

My life…is lived in, well worn and comfortable.

I’m currently working on…Love Dog, 8,627 hours a day and petting my dogs at the same time

Always…grateful

Never…treat someone unfairly.

Favorite Quote…”Pay attention to your patterns. The ways you learned to survive may not be the ways you want to continue to live, heal and shift

Biggest Dream… love dog as a platform to help fund rescues and shelters.

My Pet Peeve(s)…small talk, (let’s get to the real good sh*t!) being treated unfairly, huge companies who have no phone number to call for customer service, people who talk at you and never manage to actually say anything. 

More About Laurie Michelle Stephens:
I started Love Dog because I wanted to create something beautiful that would make people happy and in so doing would allow me a platform to help bring attention to shelters and rescues. We create beautiful boxes for dog moms and their doggos. We source the cutest products and create an experience that brings fun and happiness to all the doggo moms!



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