About Us

Kirby (at age 13) hiking with me in the Swiss Alps

HBC President Janice Rudd has owned Australian shepherds since 1993 and has cared for cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, chickens, and fish. She is well versed in caring for elderly pets and administering medication, including insulin. 

A graduate of Rice University and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Janice left her career in oil & gas finance to open Scrub-A-Dub Dog Wash in 2002. The dog wash was named Houston's Ultimate Dog Wash by the Houston Chronicle and Houston's Best Dog Grooming Shop by CitySearch. She sold the dog wash in 2007, but her love of animals continued. She has volunteered for pet rescue and welfare groups. In December 2015, Janice was appointed to the Houston BARC Foundation Board of Directors.

Janice's other businesses are:  

Andiamo Specialty Travel Custom trip planning for Italy

HoustonCooking.com In-home cooking classes and private dinners

Oil & Gas Consulting Analysis of energy markets and stocks