The Grateful Dawg was founded by Tess Smith-Meseth, along with the support of her Husband, Josh Meseth, in 2017. A life long lover of animals, Tess grew up on a small farm in Northeast Oklahoma. Riding horses, feeding the cows and playing with the puppies was all in a days work back then. Missing Nature and the connection she held with animals, Tess ended her 17 year long career in the hair industry and set out on a new career path. One focused on family, animals and being outside.