Change the World, One Dog at a Time

Laurie Chen is a lifelong dog lover with a passion for entrepreneurship and technology based in Austin, Texas.  The idea for The Global Dog started in 2016 when Laurie adopted a rescue, a former street dog, from Thailand, named Fanta. While completing her MBA at Duke, she decided to build a social app that would allow dog lovers to find everything they needed in one consumer-centric app - from finding adoptable dogs to dog-friendly businesses, vets, parks, restaurants, and hotels.  Read more about The Global Dog's origin story in an interview with Techli here.

Working with Veterinarians and Pet Business Owners

In 2019, The Global Dog started offering Chief Financial Officer, Financial Consulting, and Accounting services to dog businesses, vet clinics, and pet startups and businesses after realizing the need for specialized financial consulting services in the growing pet industry for both funded startups and small businesses.


Laurie Chen has worked with pet entrepreneurs, tech startups, non-profits, and veterinarians over her career. She is a Certified Public Accountant and graduate of Duke University (MBA), The University of Texas at Austin (Master's in Accounting), and Texas A&M University (BBA in Accounting). Laurie brings her extensive experience working with both public and private companies to The Global Dog and helping your business or organization succeed. Find her on LinkedIn here.



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