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

Stephanie Chen

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

Our newest research report, Alt Protein for Good: Plant-Based Alternative Protein in the United States outlines ways to build momentum for inclusive food system change and ensure the broadest and…
Non-scientists in leading meat producing and consuming nations watered down IPCC’s calls for diet change away from animal consumption, showing the harm of letting power shape public narrative.
European colonization of North America normalized intensive animal farming and transformed Indigenous diets as a tool of cultural erasure. Decolonizing the US food system offers pathways to restorative justice for…
While seaweed can reduce methane production by farmed cattle, it cannot offer a feasible climate alternative to reducing animal farming.
Political ecology, with its interdisciplinary roots and emphasis on power dynamics, offers valuable insights and perspectives for advocates fighting industrial animal agriculture.
Shifting the legal paradigm to recognize nature’s rights can support food system reform for the common good.
Industrial animal agriculture relies heavily on pesticide-intensive field crops, making animal exploitation a surprising cause of much US pesticide consumption.
Faunalytics’ content director karol orzechowski discusses the importance of basing farmed animal advocacy on sound data.
International climate change gatherings have begun to acknowledge the climate impact of animal farming. Will recent recognition translate to action?
In this guest post, Farm Action examines a great contradiction at the heart of US food and agriculture policy.
Growing demand for farmed salmon in wealthy nations of the Global North is placing a strain on wild fish populations and local food systems of the Global South.
Digital tools can gather and interpret data that may enhance farmed animal well-being and productivity. Are such tools beneficial or harmful to the interests of farmed animals?