Our Mission

Happy dogs are happy because they are part of happy families. Therefore, we strive to reach our studio’s ultimate advocacy goals by attaining one milestone at a time:

  • No dog left behind. Promoting adoption of abandoned and rescued dogs, especially seniors and large breeds.
  • No dog left at home alone. Promoting the addition of community amenities that allow both dogs and families to participate together.
  • No dog put in “time out.” Promoting free dog training activities that not only create good canine behavior, but also increase a dog’s sociability, making him a Good Canine Citizen that his owners feel confident taking him to community events.
  • No dog bullied or harmed. Promoting social awareness of anti-cruelty matters and legislation to correct and, if necessary, punish bad human behavior toward dogs.
  • All dogs loved. Promoting a culture within each community that values domesticated animals as family members and not merely pets so that the concept of “family” is raised to a higher level of understanding to include all of those living creatures one welcomes into one’s home for the purpose of taking voluntary responsibility for caring for all of those living creatures’ needs until the natural passing of the individual lives of those family members.

Big Black Dog Studio strives to attain our ideal vision of Dog Utopia through practical accomplishments, the combination of which equate to the reaching of great and small milestones in continuously raising the quality of life standard for dogs and their humans.

We work hand-in-hand with those who can create better conditions and lives for the dogs and their families especially encouraging communities to provide a safe and lawful place for dogs to get both exercise and play in the water off-leash with their families. No longer forcing any family to leave their dog at home while the humans go out and have fun, the ideal of “happy families include happy dogs” in our community is attainable. By providing a lawful community place that meets the physical and emotional needs of the entire dog family, more dogless families are then willing to adopt a dog in need of a home..

One day, we hope to see the reality of a true Dog Utopia. Until that day arrives, we will keep on working to be a voice for the furry voiceless.