Tamira Ci Thayne is the pioneer of the anti-chaining movement in America, and founder and former CEO of Dogs Deserve Better, a nonprofit working exclusively for chained and penned dogs.
Tamira holds a Doctorate of Naturology from the American Institute of Holistic Theology, and is an ordained interfaith minister through the same theological college.
She’s trying her hand at vegan baking—taking failure to a whole new level—and bears a love for kayaking the river in a decidedly amateurish fashion. She adores her human and fur family, and also all the wild critters she secretly names. She has a sneaking suspicion that the critters don’t share the same fondness for her.
Tamira is the author of Foster Doggie Insanity and Capitol in Chains, and editor of Unchain My Heart and A Doggie Hero is Born. She is also the illustrator of It's About a Dog and The Puppy who Left Puddles on the Floor.
She recently founded Who Chains You: Publishing and Spiritual Mentoring for Animal Activists and Rescuers, with Foster Doggie Insanity being the first book carried under the new publisher.