Lyris Autran is the founder of Dylan & Rainey. She has always been passionate about animals and the environment. She obtained her BSc and MSc degrees in zoology from McGill University.
When she became the dog mom to two rescue pups, Dylan and Rainey, she started researching every aspect of how to care for them. They are very rambunctious, so to avoid constant trips to the vet, she educated herself on how to care for minor injuries and signs of major ones.
Dylan has food allergies so after much research, she decided to switch them to a homemade diet. Being an avid baker, and not wanting to eat everything alone, she starting making dog-friendly recipes for yummy baked goodies. Of course, Dylan and Rainey are always happy to eat the cookies and cakes.
This then moved into research about dog toys and other dog products. Dylan and Rainey aren't small and finding products for them isn't always easy (hours of scrolling large online retailers gets tiresome). So, Dylan & Rainey was born. She wanted a site that wasn't outrageously expensive, gave honest descriptions of products, and were high quality and eco-friendly. Everything is geared for larger dogs (although dogs of all sizes and even cats may enjoy some of our offerings).
She believes that you can be successful by doing what you love while also doing some good in the world. She writes her blog to be amusing and informative.