Scout is a 15 year old Chocolate Lab who started feeding CANIDAE All Life Stages dog food when we introduced it over 14 years ago. Debbie Q., a good friend of ours for many years, bought Scout for her son from one of our first employees back when we were getting started in the mid 1990s. We believe he started on his all CANIDAE diet at about 6 months of age making him one of the very first CANIDAE customers!
Debbie’s son Duncan is Scout’s owner and told us Scout was his 8th grade graduation present. “My parents saw a “Labrador Puppies Available” ad with a photo of the litter on the bulletin board at San Dimas Grain Company in San Dimas, California and decided it was time for me to have a dog of my own. When it was time for me to choose, there were so many cute puppies that I had the hardest time picking one. I remember looking over the group of puppies and seeing a small shy puppy among all the other strong energetic puppies. He was getting pushed around and most people would have looked over this shy puppy. I fell in love with him. I don’t know what it was, I just could not leave without him. We named him Windy River Scout after his mother, Marilyn’s Windy City, and his father, Mad River Burt.”
Scout, who is now fed our Platinum formula for seniors, is still doing well in his senior years and is an energetic, happy boy, still loving life. He earned his American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen certification many years ago, and attained his Rally Novice title at 11 years of age. “It is amazing how long he has lived and I cherish every memory,” said Duncan.