People, Animals, and the Planet


At Stray Dog, We…

believe in creating and choosing kind alternatives that reduce the suffering of animals caused by humans

extend our compassion for animals to farmers, farm workers, and rural communities and support shifting from harmful and unfair industrial models of agriculture to systems that are humane, regenerative, and resilient

encourage and respect all thoughtful food choices that are better for people, animals, and the planet

celebrate the bond between companion animals and their guardians, and hope that loving a dog, cat, or other animal evolves into care and concern for all animals, as it has for all of us at Stray Dog

seek to preserve the ecosystems of wild terrestrial and aquatic animals, including mitigating global climate change


Who We Are

Stray Dog comprises three organizations that advocate for people, animals, and the planet.

Stray Dog Capital is a venture capital fund investing in innovative, early-stage companies across the food, beverage, and biotechnology sectors that are driving a healthier, humane, and more sustainable future.

To cultivate dignity, justice, and sustainability in the food system, Stray Dog Institute provides nonprofit allies with funding, strategic research, and opportunities for collaboration. Together, we hope to build a more compassionate world for people, animals, and the environment.  

Stray Dog Policy is a nonpartisan, social welfare organization dedicated to transformative action to better the health, safety, and welfare of all animals through the political process of lobbying, campaigning, and helping to elect humane candidates to state office.

Our Team

Erin Bolton

Stray Dog Capital

Tom Conger

Stray Dog Institute

Laura Driscoll

Stray Dog Institute

Lisa Feria

Stray Dog Capital

Lauren Kohler

Stray Dog Institute

Chuck Laue


Jennifer Laue


Kathy Lowery

Stray Dog

Johnny Ream

Stray Dog Capital

Alicia Rodriguez

Stray Dog Institute

Brennan Tucker

Stray Dog

Partner Organizations

GlassWall Syndicate is a large group of venture capitalists, foundations, trusts, nonprofits, and individual investors who share a similar investment thesis and want to accelerate mainstream adoption of products and services that will make a difference in the lives of animals and people and that are better for the planet.

Rochelle Jordan
Macy Marriott

Affiliated Organizations

Members of the Stray Dog team are directly involved with several mission-aligned organizations, including a pet insurance company and two private foundations.


News & Articles

A promising new agricultural transformation strategy could disrupt agribusiness dominance and turn US food production toward a sustainable, inclusive, humane future.
Stray Dog Institute shares lessons learned from convening the 2019 Roundtable on Animal Agribusiness Reform.
Slaughter-free cultivated meat holds great promise for transforming food production but faces scientific and regulatory challenges on its way to store shelves.
Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) harm animals, disrupt rural economies, and pollute the environment. Can we secure a future food system free of CAFOs?
Farmed animals, commonly referred to as livestock, play a complex role in the transition to a kind and sustainable food system.
Farmers are at the heart of the overlapping environmental, social, and animal welfare challenges facing the US food system. Statistics reveal insights into the past, present, and future of US…
Agroecology provides a pathway for the intersectional transformation of food systems.
Farmed animals in the US face many threats to their welfare. Is a different food system possible?
Corporate farming has restructured US food production at the expense of farmers, animals, and the environment.
Legal protection of animal rights would radically alter the US food system while providing benefits to human health and environmental sustainability.
Sustainable food production can provide multiple win-wins for human wellbeing and environmental health.
Reducing meat production and consumption is a powerful tool for helping both people and animals, but it will require changes from the dinner table to the halls of government.