When we adopted our dog, Theo, seven years ago, we knew he was special. Right away, he loved my kids, and they loved him. Theo started as the “kids’ dog” since we already had two other dogs. However, he quickly won all of our hearts.
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Theo is always by our side and makes every adventure a little more fun. Like many dogs, Theo is also very intuitive. He knows when someone needs a buddy during a difficult time. Theo has helped our younger kids cope with everything the teenage years brought. He welcomed my older kids’ spouses and my first grandchild into the family. He makes me laugh every day and has been a perfect quarantine buddy. I wish everyone could have a dog that enriches their life the way Theo does.
He loves to snuggle, chew on his plush toys, play tug, and catch a ball. But his favorite part of the day is probably mealtime.
Since Theo is an integral part of our family, I do my best to keep him healthy and happy.
That includes lots of love, exercise, regular vet visits, and a healthy diet.
I feel good about giving him BLUE Life Protection Formula™ for multiple reasons. I chose the Chicken and Brown Rice Formula because chicken is the number one ingredient. It also contains brown rice, fruits, and vegetables. BLUE Life Protection Formula™ is unique because it has LifeSource Bits®, which contain antioxidants and help support a healthy immune system.
Just as important as the ingredients included is what you won’t find. BLUE Life Protection Formula™ contains NO chicken (or poultry) by-product meals, NO corn, wheat, or soy, and NO artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors. It is also available as wet dog food.
Theo loves the taste! If you have an active dog, you might want to try BLUE Wilderness™, High Protein Grain Free, Natural Adult Dry Dog Food. It has a higher protein content but does not contain soy, wheat, or corn.
Another thing that I love about Blue Buffalo® is its partnership with Sierra Delta. Sierra Delta helps supply service dogs to veterans. My father was in the Army when I was a kid, so we moved pretty frequently. Most of our friends had a family member serving in the military. I think our dogs helped my family transition during our frequent moves. Our dogs gave us a sense of familiarity wherever we went.
One of my siblings served in the military, and currently, I have several nephews in the Armed Forces. So I may be biased, but I think we owe a debt of gratitude to our veterans who risked so much to keep us safe, promote freedom, and protect people worldwide. Unfortunately, many veterans don’t get the service dog they need.
Currently, only about 1 out of 150 veterans can have a service dog partly due to the high cost of obtaining a service dog and too few organizations that help veterans connect and train with the dogs. It breaks my heart to think that those who need a dog the most may not be able to get one.
Sierra Delta offers two types of training for dogs for veterans: Life Buddy or Guide Dogs. Life Buddy dogs can provide emotional support, increased independence, as well as home and public assistance. Life Buddy dogs are only permitted in areas that allow dogs. Guide dogs can be trained to help with daily activity, helping with PTSD, and emergency assistance, and are allowed to go anywhere, even where dogs are not typically permitted.
Blue Buffalo® donates money to help supply service dogs to veterans. In November, buy any BLUE Life Protection Formula™ or BLUE Wilderness™ dry food, and Blue Buffalo® will donate $1 for every small bag of food sold, up to $275,000, to Sierra Delta Service Dogs for Heroes. You can purchase Blue Buffalo® products at Walmart, either online or in the store.
Thanks to Alice from Loving My Company for the photos.