Teen Makes Tiny Bow Ties To Help Shelter Dogs Get Adopted

teen makes tiny bow tiesby Debbie Gruber / photo: Sir Darius Brown

Darius Brown has a heart of gold, dedicating himself to helping shelter dogs get adopted. His beautiful handcrafted bowties have shelter dogs looking their best, so they stand a better chance of finding a home.

He is all the more amazing as he never let his challenges hold him back from reaching for the stars. Diagnosed at 2-years-old with speech, comprehension, and motor skill delays, he nonetheless learned how to master a sewing machine.

At 8-years-old he discovered his passion for making bow ties. In 2017, Darius began using his passion to help pups impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

Darius felt these displaced dogs would find forever homes faster if his bowties could make them look cuter. 

 dogs with bow ties

photo: Sir Darius Brown

As he began to get more involved with animal shelters, Darius was heartbroken when he found out how many animals are euthanized on a daily basis.

It was then that Darius found his true mission - to help save the lives of as many shelter dogs and cats as he could, by donating his handmade bowties to rescue centers across the U.S.A.

Darius, your beautiful heart takes my breath away!  

For more information about Darius and his bowties, please visit his website: sirdariusbrown.com.

Your Turn . . .

What do you think of Darius' handmade bowties?



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  • Valerie Abraham on

    When I saw this, I was overwhelmed with joy! Nothing pleases me more when I see a young person dedicating their time to help others. Continue to make those bowties, they are soooo cute! I wish I knew about you when I was living in East Orange, I would have bought several from you for my boy.

  • Dana Vayre on

    Darius, You’re a amazing young man. You truly have a heart of gold. I’m also a animal lover. Keep doing what you’re doing you will prosper before you know it.

  • Cris BRUEGGEMAN on

    What a special young man you are! God bless you for what you are doing for these shelter pups! They have a better chance of finding a forever home, because of you! Thank you! ❤

  • Shelley Robison on

    What a wonderful young man you are Darius! These animals are so so lucky to have you on their side.

  • Deborah Gruber on

    For anyone that wants to order a bowtie, or make a donation please visit his website: https://www.sirdariusbrown.com/



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