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Meet Michael Couture of Only Dogs

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael Couture. 

Michael, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I started my career as a wind turbine inspector and after a few years my entrepreneurial spirit took over and I started my own epoxy flooring business. After a year in business, my supplier and I decided to start our own epoxy manufacturing company. So, I traveled all over Canada, USA, and even Mexico to give training on the application of different systems and products. 

Then we merged with our competitors 2 years later but I didn’t want to work there. 

So, I sold my condo, my car, and my furniture and I moved to Cancun to start a small epoxy installation company because I had contacts there. 

After several months without success in Mexico, I went back to Canada where I returned to work as civil engineering tech in the Canadian arctic, doing this for about 2 years. 

However, my entrepreneurial spirit stung me again and I started installing floors again a year ago and it was last summer that I had my idea for an App for dogs: ONLY DOGS 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
As a civil engineering technician, I have no coding knowledge. So, I contacted people who know about it to help me with my concept but no one wanted to get involved. Then, I found a community platform that I adapted for my needs. That was the ‘easy’ part, now that the app is available on the App Store and Google Play, the biggest challenge is to make it known. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Only Dogs is a social media for dogs where you can connect with other dogs, packs, and shelters. 

Our mission is to create a dogs community with all the contributors at the same place like dog shelters, vets, trainers, and dog products companies. 

You can therefore join groups that have the same interests as you, such as your dog’s breed, canicross, agility, etc. 

In addition, all shelter dogs that are posted for adoption will be seen by all members of the app making adoptions easier. 

Can you talk to us a bit about happiness and what makes you happy?
I love connecting with people, knowing their story and sharing mine, that’s what makes me happy. 

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