Hurricane Harvey has devastated many regions in Houston and the Texas Coast. The natural disaster left many people and dogs displaced and homeless. As an active member of the dog community with deep roots in Texas, we know that there are amazing shelters and volunteers helping these dogs. However, they are stretched to their limits and need help.

Embark’s Support

To show our support, we will be donating 100% of net profits from our consumer website sales between Wednesday, 8/30 to Sunday, 9/3 to the Houston Humane Society, SPCA of Texas, and the Embark Veterinary Foundation. Non-profits helping dogs impacted by Hurricane Harvey can apply for grants through these channels.

If you have ever been curious about your dog’s breed or potential health risks, now is the time to learn more through our simple at-home swab test. You will not only be helping some of the most helpless victims of Harvey. Additionally, you will also be gaining important information that can help your dog live a happier, healthier life.

We founded Embark because dogs are our family and we know that the power of genetics can make lives better. Further, we believe that our furry family members should also receive this benefit. Unfortunately, ten years and thousands of discoveries after human consumer genetics started. No one was providing that same kind of DNA test for dogs. We changed that by creating Embark, the most comprehensive dog DNA test available.

We thank you for any support you can provide these dogs in need (and the shelters who are putting in Herculean efforts on the front lines). Please spread the word by sharing this blog. There is no dollar limit to our donation.

Click here to buy your kit today.

Ryan and Adam Boyko
Co-Founders, Embark Veterinary

UPDATE: Hurricane Harvey Relief: Embark donates $10K to Animal Shelters in Austin & Houston

Animals faced extraordinary hardships in the aftermath of Harvey. The natural disaster left thousands of pets displaced or missing from their homes.

We are proud to donate over $10,000 to organizations helping Harvey-impacted animals. The Embark Veterinary Foundation announced that $3,000 will be donated to the Houston Humane Society and $3,000 to the SPCA of Texas. The Foundation expects to award the remainder of Embark’s generous contribution in the upcoming weeks. We encourage shelters in South-East Texas who have needs related to Hurricane Harvey to reach out by email to

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