Founder, Photographer & Creative Director
Director of Content
Now Sawyer is director of partnerships, which means she manages the contracting, negotiating, and logistical issues around brands and people interested in partnering with The Dogist. “If there is a common theme on all of my calls with brands and companies, it’s that dogs never go out of style, and that dogs bring people joy,” Sawyer says. “We don’t necessarily automatically associate dogs with brands that are outside of the pet industry — clothing brands, furniture companies, car manufacturers — but one thing I always hear them say is, “Oh, every time we have a dog in our advertisements, they perform 10 times better than without a dog.” Sawyer sees ample opportunities for The Dogist to branch into new mediums, like documentaries and series shows, but she is most excited to further develop The Dogist Fund.
Director of Partnerships
“Whether it’s funding a spay and neuter clinic in an underserved part of the world, rescuing dogs off the street, or eventually one day having a sanctuary of our own — I think the possibilities are endless.” Sawyer has a nine-year-old Goldendoodle named Brody — “He’s literally a medical nightmare with every problem known to mankind and has had more surgeries than I can count” — and a one-year-old Lab-hound mix, Artie, that she kept after fostering a six-pup litter this past winter.