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Female Founders Team Up to Save Stray and Abandoned Dogs This Holiday Season

Healthybud and The Tejido have partnered to raise money for dogs in need, as The Tejido dog shelter runs a spaying/neutering/vaccination campaign benefiting 100 dogs in two days.




(PRESS RELEASE) MONTRÉAL & TULUM (Dec. 13, 2023) — In the spirit of giving back this holiday season, two female founders are joining together for a paw-sitive cause: saving street dogs’ lives and helping rescues thrive.

Dana Ben David, co-founder & creative director of Healthybud, a Canadian pet wellness brand specializing in Superfood products, has joined forces with Andrea Renaud, Canadian-born founder of The Tejido, a not-for-profit organization that protects and rescues stray and abandoned dogs in Mexico.

For every bag of Healthybud treats sold until January 1, Healthybud will be donating $1 to The Tejido. The goal is to raise thousands of dollars, which will go toward providing essential care and medical attention to street dogs including spaying/neutering, vaccinations and emergency treatments. The Tejido recently ran a successful spay/neuter/vaccination campaign targeting the most underserved area in Tulum where they spayed, neutered and vaccinated 100 stray dogs in two days. The organization plans on repeating this quarterly if not monthly.

Funds will also go toward The Tejido’s work finding foster homes & forever homes for dogs in need and the associated costs of dog adoption, such as transportation fees.

“The challenge for us, along with most non-profits, is always funding. Partnering with Healthybud was such an organic process in that the founders share so much of the same passion when it comes to dogs and their well-being. As a fellow Canadian there was also that immediate connection there. It is such an incredible initiative and so impactful for us. We are really excited about the future with Healthybud!” — Andrea Renaud, founder, The Tejido

“We’re so honoured to help The Tejido with its amazing spaying/neutering/vaccination campaigns. Our mission is to support the organization’s incredible efforts to save and protect stray pups in Mexico.” — Dana Ben David, co-founder and creative director, Healthybud


The Tejido — which means “woven” in Spanish — is a not-for-profit organization based in Tulum, Mexico, dedicated to protecting and rescuing stray and abandoned dogs. Its mission is to provide essential care and medical attention to street dogs, offering them a chance at a better life. Since 2021, The Tejido has spayed/neutered over 2,000 dogs and adopted nearly 300 dogs to forever-loving homes in Mexico, Canada, the U.S., and Europe.


Healthybud® is an award-winning Canadian pet wellness brand that’s reinventing the pet pantry with superfood-packed treats, meal toppers and freeze-dried raw food for dogs. Its mission is to help dogs thrive through healing ingredients and premium nutrition. Founded by Millennial pet parents, Healthybud works alongside renowned universities, veterinarians & nutritionists to create research-backed, functional products that bridge the gap between human health and pet health — because our dogs deserve to live their happiest, healthiest lives. You can find Healthybud products in 600+ stores across North America.



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