Category Archives: Dogs of True

Dogs of True: Lady

Meet Lady, assistant party planner and one of our many #DogsOfTrue!

Lady (3)

Name: Lady Lou Martin

Person: Taylor M., HR

Job title: Festivities Lead – I help Taylor plan all True’s theme days and parties.

Hot Dog Lady Sleeping

(Working hard from Taylor’s lap, I swear.)

Time at True: 1 year, 6 months

Favorite True products: The Rustic Farmhouse Wood-Bound Slate Board paired with the Rustic Farmhouse Gourmet Cheese Set.

Best Dog Friend: Oakley!

Favorite True moment: My favorite True moment didn’t actually happen at True but with my best friend from True, Oakley.  We spent a weekend at my cabin in Shelton, Washington this summer, swimming and sunbathing the entire time. Oakley is terrifically athletic! I’m a little jealous…


(That’s Oakley swimming.)

Lady Boating

(I prefer boating myself.)

Favorite activity: Snuggling, sleeping and hanging out with my humans.


(My humans are almost as pretty as I am! That’s Taylor, second from the left.)

Signature trick to get attention: Playing dead – everyone always pulls out their cameras to film me, they’re so impressed by my acting talents.

Hot Dog Lady

(How could you not want this face on film?)


Worst trouble I ever got into: One day my brother, Tristan the chocolate lab, knocked a huge unopened bag of pepperoni sticks down from the kitchen counter while my humans were out. When they came home they found me lying on the ground with the very last pepperoni stick in my mouth – I was so full that the most I could do was suck the juices out. My humans thought I was in a pretty pitiful state as is, so I didn’t get any additional punishment – my tummy was in the biggest trouble!


(I’m in the middle – Tristan is in front, oblivious to the camera.)

Fun fact: My fur used to be sleek and shiny but I had a bad reaction when I underwent anesthesia for a surgery, and it caused my fur to poof out like crazy. This (among a few other things) is why my family calls me Crazy Lady or Donna Pazza!

Lady Yawning


Follow me on Instagram @LadyLouMartin, and check back on the True Blog soon to meet my fellow #DogsOfTrue!


Dogs of True: Taiko

Meet Taiko, product model extraordinaire and one of our many #DogsOfTrue!

Taiko Modeling

Name: Taiko

Job Title: Product Model

Taiko & BoneModel Taiks

Person: Val, Marketing Design Manager


Best Dog Friend: Shadow

Shadow & Taiko

Time at True: 1 year, 8 months

Puppy Taiks

Favorite True Product: Playful Pup Bottle Holder

Eating the Bottle

Favorite True moment: When we moved into our new office, the first time I got to run around the roof with the other dogs. It was the BEST.

Dog Collision!

(Left to right: Oakley, Rain, Cedar, me and Rasta. You’ll meet them all soon.)

Favorite activity: I love testing the Beer and Wine FREEZE Cups – I take them from Erin in HOST and run around the office with them.

Erin in Crate

(That’s Erin in my kennel.)

Office Friends

(I’m very popular.)

Signature trick to get attention: Tripping, bumping into walls.

Clumsy Taiks

Worst trouble I ever got into: One time Val went into a meeting without me, so I pulled all the papers off her desk and ate her catalog.

Hard at Work

Fun Facts: I’m the only known dog to have failed the guide dog test on clumsiness alone. Here’s what my reviewer said about me:

“Early in training, it was noticed that Taiko lacked coordination and general body control, tripping and even falling on a regular basis, especially on stairs. He was thoroughly examined by our vet and an outside neurology specialist. Though nothing definitive was found during medical testing, his coordination was compared to that of a 6 month old puppy. It was decided that Taiko’s lack of coordination could pose safety issues when guiding a blind client. Due to this, Taiko is being career changed. He is a friendly and affectionate dog who will make a nice addition to a loving family home.”

The entire True team was ecstatic when I failed the test – and I got to come back to Val and True for keeps!

Canadian Tuxedo TaikoTaiko at the OfficePuppy Pillow


Follow me on Instagram @TaikoWaiko, and check back on the True Blog soon to meet my fellow #DogsOfTrue.