“Sweeps”: Tears, Chaos & Trash

By J. Shockley, Writer for My Dog Eats First When we hear the word, “sweep,” thoughts of a broom might brush our thoughts. When a homeless person hears the word sweep… in most cases they are filled with dread, a greater feeling of insecurity, loss of hope, and fear....

Why The Homeless NEED Their Pets

It’s not uncommon for people passing a homeless person with a dog on the street to voice sympathy for the animal and the derision for the human. Often based on the assumption that a homeless individual is just using a pet for warmth or to guilt people into giving them...

A True Love Story

Update on Johnny and Buddy - By Beth Green, Founder I know that our online community has been wanting an update regarding our friend "Johnny" and his dog Buddy. I have really struggled with what to write because the news is not good, and although I try to separate...


My Dog Eats First believes in the healing power of pets and in the love and companionship that these pets bring to the underserved and unhoused.

An estimated 3.5 million Americans are unhoused. Between 5% to 10% of unhoused people have pets that provide companionship, protection, and unconditional love.