Our Story

We are a family of dog lovers and coffee drinkers.

My husband and I come from long lines of coffee and canine devotees. I think we were both given coffee in our sippy cups as babies – it was the '70s, things were different. As our lives and family grew, so did our passion for coffee. Hot, cold or day old, we can’t get started without it; the same way we couldn’t start our day without our four-legged companions. 

Our family has always adopted from and donated to rescue organizations.

In 2018, our fourteen year old lab-mix passed away. I was in the midst of combing through rescue websites for someone in need of a forever home, when a friend sent me the link to Big Fluffy Dog Rescue. Long story short and a few snow storms later, Denali, our Maremma sheepdog, was on a transport van to us, from Nashville, Tennessee. It was love at first sight. Over the next two years, I continued to follow the Rescue’s endeavors, and we welcomed the adoption of a second: Winston, our Great Pyrenees. From the onset of our journey, it had quickly became apparent that there are an untold number of working dogs in need of rescue and rehabilitation, and without groups that specialize in these breeds, there would be nowhere for them to go. I continued to follow and support with donations. Still, I wanted to do more. 

The Working Dog Coffee Company

Not too long ago, as I stood in the kitchen and passed out treats, I couldn’t help but acknowledge how deeply I love my dogs. And then, pouring a cup of coffee, it dawned on me: The Working Dog Coffee Company. 

Work hard. Play often. Love always.
-Misti Pike, Founder and CEO 

Meet the Crew

Misti Pike, Founder & CEO

Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, mother of seven children, and accomplished leader in mobile technology for a global company, passionate about animals.


Bradley Pike, Co-Founder & Chief Barker

Born and raised in rural Indiana, father of seven children, heart in Carolina - soul in Montana, marketing & information technology for global science company, photographer, Jeeper.


Denali, Chief Security Officer

Breed: Maremma Abruzzi

Companion: Misti

Our Maremma Sheepdog from Big Fluffy Dog Rescue in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. It’s pretty clear to us that she is quite the southern lady, with a sassy personality. If she could speak beyond a bark, she would be more than happy to reprimand her younger companions.

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue

GiGi - Health & Wellness Coordinator

Breed: German Shepherd

Companion: Brad

GiGi joined the crew in December 2021, from Patriot K9 Rescue in Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Smart and energetic, she'll be coordinating health and wellness of the crew (lots of energy = lots of people exercise!)

Patriot K9 Rescue

Hemi - Special Ops & Logo Model

Breed: German Shepherd

Companion: Classified

Hemi is currently stationed in Central Pennsylvania on a special mission - guarding his human and mentoring a Redbone Coonhound pup.

Winston - Security Guard & Greeter

Breed: Great Pyrenees

Companion: Denali's partner-in-crime

Also from Big Fluffy Dog Rescue. Winston's self-appointed security role is to grumble, growl, and bark at anything that makes noise - including new crew members!

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue

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