A Clothing Business That Supports Dog Rescues

Preston’s Paw Prints is a local business that offers custom apparel for dogs and their humans to customers nationwide. Our team is led by Kalah Mueller — an animal lover, registered nurse, and proud “fur momma.” Inspired by the memory of her dog Preston, we donate 10% of our proceeds to local animal shelters.

About Kalah

Kalah is an arts and crafts enthusiast. A naturally caring person, she likes making other people (and their pets!) happy.

Educational Background

She studied Criminology and Psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL and graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in both in 2005. Kalah also earned a Master of Public Administration in 2008. After working in disaster preparedness and emergency management for several years, Kalah decided to pursue a degree in Nursing and graduated in 2012 with her BSN.

Meet Our Team

Preston

Preston

Chief Creative Officer

Preston was originally found by Ruff Love Rescue, along with two other puppies. He was blind, thin, and drinking too much water. Eventually, the rescue staff discovered that Preston had diabetes insipidus, a condition that made him unable to metabolize water. Preston first lived with the founder of Ruff Love. Afterward, he stayed at a foster home. Then one magical day, he met Kalah.

Preston’s Story

Kalah adopted Preston from Ruff Love in September 2015. He was a mischief-maker, toy destroyer, lover boy, and bed hog. Most importantly, Preston was Kalah’s heart and soul.

Kalah took pride in her canine companion’s ability to find his way around her home despite the fact that he was blind. She took care of Preston, giving him hormone injections twice daily. In turn, Preston gave Kalah unconditional love. Sadly, Preston passed away in November 2016 due to a tragic incident. He was exploring the neighborhood with his dog walker when another dog, who was off leash, ran toward them, barking viciously.

Preston got scared and started to defend his companion and himself. The fight between the dogs escalated, with Preston and the other dog biting each other. The owner of the other dog shot and killed Preston. Kalah was in the middle of her shift when the news that her beloved dog had passed away reached her. Her biggest regret was that she was not able to spend Preston’s last moments with him. However, she is thankful that for 14 months, Preston was able to experience the love and attention some dogs will never get.

Lucas

Chief Dog Officer

Lucas is a chocolate Labrador mix and a rescue who was adopted in December 2016, about 3 weeks after Preston died. Kalah had wanted to get another dog for Preston to play with while she was at work. When Preston passed away, she couldn’t stand the silence and decided to adopt Lucas.

An absolute sweetheart, Lucas is 75 lb of pure love. He follows Kalah everywhere she goes. He enjoys going on car rides.

Lucas loves all people and animals, and he is always ready to bestow his sloppy kisses. Once, he made friends with a turtle while he was at the park with his sitter.

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Lucas and Kieran

Kieran

Chief Product Tester

Kieran is a mixed breed “foster fail” who is still in his puppy phase. Kalah adopted him in July 2018, and he has been an indispensable part of the team since then.

Kieran was born blind, but that doesn’t stop him from following Lucas around and doing all the things he wants to do. He loves to cuddle and snuggle—he thinks his kitty sisters are playmates, but they do not concur.

Maya

Queen of the Castle

Maya was adopted in September 2006. She used to lie in wait around a corner until Preston walked by so she could give him a smack. Maya is crazy about catnip.

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Sadie

Sadie

Half Feline, Half Canine

Just like her doggy siblings, Sadie loved to chase her tail. She would beg for attention by standing on her hind legs and pawing at the air. Sadie was adopted in 2006. Sadly, Sadie passed away in January 2019.