11-year-old Darius Brown created his pet couture company Beaux and Paws after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and he wanted to help displaced dogs find “FUR-ever” homes… and it works!
11-year-old CEO starts making bow ties for shelter animals to help them get adopted
Beaux & Paws is a pet couture company founded by the then 11-year-old Darius Brown, specialising in creating innovative, stylish, and unique handmade bow ties for people and their four legged friends. With a strong commitment and dedication to help save the lives of dogs and cats and help them find "FURever homes”, Darius Brown donates one-of-a-kind bow ties to animal shelters across the country, helping the rescue dogs and cats look dapper and fashionable so they could get adopted faster as they search for their new loving family, "their FURever Home.”
Darius was deeply moved by the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and wanted to help
Darius Brown, now 12 years old, is a dog lover with a heart of gold, an honor roll student, multi-talented, impeccable dresser, and founder of Beaux & Paws. He specialises in creating handmade stylish bowties for dogs and cats and their "hoomans”.
At the age of 2, Darius was diagnosed with speech, comprehension, and fine motor skills delay. However, he never let his challenges stop him from accomplishing his goals, and at 8 years old, Darius became interested in making bowties, helping his sister cut fabric to help develop and improve his fine motor skills.
In 2017, Darius was deeply moved by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma and wanted to do something to help.
Learning that some rescue dogs were being transferred from the devastation in Texas and Puerto Rico to the ASPCA in NYC as well as other shelters, Darius decided to donate bow ties to these displaced dogs to help them look attractive and fashionable in hopes of getting adopted faster and finding their new FUR-ever homes.
During this time Darius learned that every year thousands of dogs are euthanised at some shelters if they are not adopted in time due to limited space.
When he learned this horrific fact, he was beyond devastated. A dog lover himself, this was the beginning of Darius’ mission to help dogs and cats across the nation as much as he could.
Darius has donated countless bow ties to animal shelters and adoption centres across the USA and in the United Kingdom.
Darius’ PAW-some mission is to volunteer at different shelters and adoption centres in 5+ states
With summer upon us, Darius’ PAW-some mission is to visit 5+ states to volunteer at different shelters and adoption centres, assisting with the care of their shelter dogs, helping with adoption events as well as getting them cute and dapper in his snazzy bow ties in hopes of getting as many dogs as he can adopted this summer. See below for details and how you can help.
Follow Darius or find out how you can help him achieve his goal
If you would like to help Darius achieve his goal, there are some things you can do.
He will need assistance to help with;
- Purchasing supplies to create doggie bow ties
- A new sewing machine
- Shipping fees (to ship bow ties to shelters and adoption centres that he can’t visit)
- Transportation/arrangements to 5+ states to volunteer at & to promote adoption events at adoption centres & shelters
- Registering as a 501C/LLC
- Creating a website
If he surpasses his goal he will be able to complete almost everything on this list but his main focus is to visit and volunteer at more than 5 shelters and adoption centres across the USA which means helping more dogs find their loving FUR-ever homes.
Facebook: Beaux and Paws
Email address: email@example.com
For much more information and to find out how you can help, visit Darius’ GoFundMe page.
Read more about his journey and discover how you can help at Darius’ GoFundMe page
‘Thank you so much for taking the time to read about Sir Darius's journey... I'm his older sister and he motivates and inspires me everyday. He is such an incredible young man and I will do everything I can to help him on his journey. I'm supporting him in his cause 100% and I hope you will join me.’ ~ Dazhai Brown