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Tootsie Was Facing A Future Full Of Health Complications, But You Saved Her

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 April 13, 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 customers like you that make their mission possible.

Tootsie and her sister Boo came into the care of Pups and Promises Animal Rescue as “owner surrenders” after the difficult decision was made that it was time for their owner to be moved into assisted living.


Both Tootsie and Boo were quite overweight when they arrived, but Tootsie had a few more pounds to lose than Boo. Thanks to Greater Good Charities’ GOODS Program, they were able to feed both of these beautiful babies some super nutritious food, and it has made all the difference in the quality of both of their lives.

“We were able to provide them with Hills Science Diet Adult+7 because of the generous donations of Greater Good Charities and ONLY because of Greater Good,” said Pups and Promises Animal Rescue.

Having the opportunity to feast upon some super nutritious food, combined with a slight change in feeding habits, has helped Tootsie to slim down to a much healthier weight. Some believe a few extra pounds aren’t a big deal for a dog. But there are actually quite a few health complications that come along with being overweight.

Not only is their life expectancy shorter, but obese dogs have an increased risk for contracting cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, and bladder stones. While a little extra weight can make a pup appear adorable, it is in the best interest of the precious pooch to be at a healthy weight for their size and age.

Choosing to purchase something from the shop at directly impacts incredible dogs like Tootsie. Without the donations from Greater Good, she would not have had the opportunity to switch to such nutritious food that has dramatically improved the quality of her life. 

Now, Tootsie is so much healthier and has so much more energy that she can jump straight into the back of the SUV that delivers her delicious donated food and check it all out herself.

Thanks to Greater Good Charities, Pups and Promises Animal Rescue gets to give high quality food to the animals within their care and they can opt to spend their limited budget on healthcare, instead.

Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause.

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