Giving back is important to us and pets are our passion. In addition to our mission of enhancing the lives of pets through our healthy raw food diets, we’re also passionate about the way in which pets enrich our lives and our communities.
Every time you purchase a Big Dog product, you’re helping us support Smart Pups with a weekly donation of over 300kg of food to nourish dogs through their customised training programs and support the life-changing work of this extraordinary charity.
This incredible initiative aims to enrich the lives of children with special needs by providing them with highly trained canine companions that improve their physical health and safety, independence, confidence, self-esteem, social interaction, life experience, happiness and wellbeing.
We look forward to continuing our support of Smart Pups throughout 2019 and in the years beyond.
Our relationship with Smart Pups began in 2016 when Big Dog’s Founder, Chris Essex, heard a story about a beautiful little girl, Akira, who has autism and suffers from a rare form of epilepsy, which causes her to have multiple myoclonic seizures daily.
When Chris heard Akira’s story he donated the $25,000 needed to raise and train her assistance dog, Jagger. After seeing the astounding positive impact Jagger has had on Akira’s life, Big Dog joined with Smart Pups.
Thank you for purchasing a Big Dog product and helping to improve the quality of life for these deserving Aussie families.