Growing up with animals including cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, turtles and even a chameleon, founders of The Grateful Dog, Rachel and Sandee, experienced the joy of their companionship and the pain of losing them. But one question that always crossed their minds was whether they truly did everything they could to give their animal companions the best quality of life?
Though their beloved pets can never be replaced, Lucy the Boston terrier and Clash the beagle came into their lives and soon after, brought together by their love of dogs and desire to do something meaningful, our founders embarked on a journey to uncover the best diet for dogs. During the process of their research, the duo learnt about the damaging effects of processed dog food and swore off ever feeding kibble to their dogs. Soon after, they were dedicating time to testing recipes and whipping up all sorts of meals for their dogs. The joy and confidence they found in the process of feeding, along with the positive health effects were striking and impossible to ignore.
The most obvious ones started with the sheer joy of seeing their dogs finishing their meals in one sitting. No more fussy eating. No more leftovers.
Over the course of a few days, stool became lesser, firmer, and not as foul smelling. These were just some of the many positive changes experienced by the dogs.
Lucy, who was previously scrawny began bulking up in the healthiest of ways and is now active as ever. Pudgy Clash not only started slimming down, the ear infections and rashes that plagued her started clearing up.
The Grateful Dog was conceived in 2017 so that Rachel and Sandee, a certified pet food nutrition specialist, can better share their love for fresh foods and their belief in its ability to keep dogs healthy, happy and thriving to even more dog owners.
The Grateful Give Back is also the duo’s way of imparting essential funds to local animal shelters, powered by every purchase through The Grateful Dog.