Welcome! Thanks for clicking the link and showing an interest in who exactly is behind The Naked Paw.
We are a husband and wife team, Katie and Jarred but as many dog owners know, the real boss of our house is our beautiful dog, 8 year old American Staffy, Cali.
We adopted Cali at 7 months old and although we dont know too much about her early days, we can assume she had very limited exposure outside of a backyard, no training or socialisation and really missed building her skills in her critical period that would led her to be a confident, balanced and happy dog. After a few months we met with a behaviourist and after an assessment quite simply put it -“you have a dog with the equivalent of ADHD and twice a day you are feeding her red cordial and cookies and now asking me why you are having behavioural problems” – WOW, the penny dropped and this made so much sense. We began moving her on to a raw diet and haven’t looked back.
We have worked with a reputable rescue group and fostered 3 amazing dogs. 2 were rescues off death row from pounds and one was a private surrender and we saw the improvement in each one of these dogs both physically and mentally after transitioning on to a raw diet while in our care. These dogs are at their most vulnerable, broken and in a state of confusion why their lives have so suddenly changed. Diet plays a critical role in their rehabilitation and care.