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Dog lover Laurie Stephens always wanted to find a way to help the animal rescue community. Rather than start a nonprofit, she wanted to sell goods that would attract and benefit consumers while supporting the community. In 2020, she launched Love Dog Republic and its flagship subscription box. Whereas most canine subscription boxes focus on toys and treats for dogs, Stephens wanted to show “dog moms” a little love, too. “I thought, ‘Somebody needs to...


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