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Clyde Could Have Gone Hungry, But Thanks To YOU His Belly Was Always Full

Written by: Stephanie Maguire
Stephanie Maguire is a writer for She loves animals so much that she started her own pet-sitting business in 2017, and goes out of her way to point-out and pet every single dog she sees.Read more
| Published on June 19, 2023

A portion of every purchase you make from is donated to Greater Good Charities. They’re an incredible group of charity partners who help people and pets. It’s because of customers like you that make their mission possible.

Clyde came into care at just shy of six-months-old. He was incredibly energetic and inquisitive. This may have made him slightly tricky to train, but his curiosity demonstrated his super sharp mind.

When Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan identified Clyde as a prime candidate for their training program, it was his high intelligence that stood out. He was so curious and creative. But he was directing his seemingly endless energy into pursuits like pacing and chewing. 

With a little time and training, Clyde was sure to be an awesome furry family member. 

While he started out as skittish and afraid, training and socializing helped this bright boy really come into his own. In the beginning, he was constantly barking at the different inmates in charge of his training at Lakeland Correctional Facility. But with time, his confidence grew. 

Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan partners with animal shelters and Lakeland Correctional Facility to help dogs reach their maximum potential. And this is exactly what they did for Clyde. With time and patience, Clyde went from skittish and scared to being a confident canine companion.

Clyde with dad

Thanks to Greater Good Charities’ GOODS program, this enthusiastic chewer had all the tasty treats he needed to satiate his natural urge to chew. By providing free food and treats, Greater Good ensures that rescue canines like Clyde can always count on full bellies of healthy food and lots of rewards for their training achievements.  

With the burden of purchasing food and treats lifted from shelters like Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan, rescuers can devote funds from their limited resources to medical emergencies and supplies for new foster families.

And since a portion of every purchase you make from goes to fund the GOODS program, we have customers like YOU to thank for helping feed fantastic dogs like Clyde. So, thank you!

After he finished his thorough training, Clyde was lucky enough to find a brand new dad. Together they will embark on many incredible adventures and play endless games of fetch. Clyde couldn’t be happier! 

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