Growing up with cats and dogs, both Rachel and Sandee know the pain of losing their companions, and the one question that always crossed their minds was whether they truly did everything they could to give them a long, full life?
Though their beloved pets can never be replaced, they have welcome new members to their respective families, Lucy the Boston Terrier and Clash the Beagle. It became even more important to take the best care of both of them – starting with the food they fed their dogs. After learning of the negative effects of overly processed pet kibble and canned food, the duo swore off ever feeding kibble to their dogs and began dedicating their free time to researching more about how they could feed their best friends better and subsequently, found joy in preparing home cooked meals for them. The positive effects of feeding whole foods to their dogs 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, stools were also lesser, smaller and firmer plus 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, while pudgy Clash not only started slimming down, her rashes on her belly started clearing up. Both dogs are now at their healthy weight levels. The compliments naturally came rolling in.
Fast forward two years of careful research, testing and serving a close group of other avid dog lovers, The Grateful Dog was conceived in 2017 so that both Rachel and Sandee can better share their passion and belief in the power of fresh foods for dogs 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.