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You Filled This Sweet Pup’s Belly With Good Food While He Hunted His Forever Home

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on September 27, 2023

Meet Maverick. He’s one happy rescue pup living large with his new forever family. But this happiness and security wasn’t always something Maverick knew.

When Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan found him, he and his brother were two dogs wandering alone on the road. These sweet strays were taken into care, and there, the pair found compassion and good food. But this happy ending couldn’t have been possible without your help and your desire to shop with purpose. When you shop with iHeartDogs, every single purchase funds donations for dogs in need.

Doing Good For Dogs in Need

Whether you purchase a cute dog shirt for yourself or supplements for your dog, that cart full of goodies gives compassion. Through our partnership with Greater Good Charities, we ensure shelter dogs receive food and other necessities while waiting for their forever home. But just how does that food make it to rescue groups like Refurbished Pets?

The GOODS Program, a pet food distribution initiative in the Greater Good Charities family, has been keeping hungry bellies full for over a decade. This initiative turns the cash from your purchase into delicious food every shelter is happy to see. More food donated means more money to spend on medical care for sick and injured dogs.

To date, the GOODS Program has delivered over 578 million meals to shelters and rescues nationwide. That’s more than 6,000 truckloads delivered to hungry animals! And all this food makes it possible for the dog lovers of Refurbished Pets to pay for more medical care.

“The GOODS Program has provided RPSM with food and treats for the dogs both in the prison program and in foster care,” said Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan. “This allows the rescue to use funds that were previously allocated for food, and spend them on unexpected medical expenses or supplies provided to new foster families.”

Maverick Says Thank You!

Maverick was one of the lucky pups who benefitted from GOODS donations. And as one hungry dog, he was so grateful for the good eats and the care. Refurbished Pets suspects he came from a puppy mill and had some training issues. But now, he’s happy as can be with his forever family!

“Maverick here (you may remember me as Pumba at the shelter). I’m with my forever family. We’ve been on a family trip to the lake already. I learned so much in training I can’t wait to show off with my family.”

This good boy says thank you for shopping with purpose so he could find his second chance. Thank you for saving this cutie and so many more with your purchases!

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