How we got started...
Quite some years ago, a Newfoundland puppy was born in the middle of the United States. When she was just 3 months old she was purchased by a family who arranged to go and pick her up from the breeder.
While down in the United States, they also met an older puppy Hazel, who was 13 months old.
After spending some time with their new puppies, the family brought them home ... back here to Ontario, Canada.
They called the baby puppy Fern and as time went on she became nicknamed Fernie.
Fern was the blackest, most beautiful, bubbly, mischevious wee bundle of joy, until she became sick, really sick.
Fernie was taken off all her food and treats. She started to get better in a few days so cautiously she was put back on her food ... she was fine! She was doing really well until she was given some treats and within 24 hours she started becoming sick again.
Fernie's Mum threw away all her treats and vowed that Fernie would never again eat anything with ingredients her people couldn't pronounce.
Her Mum started baking her treats, while her Dad started dehydrating different things for her, until she became the most spoiled, well fed and healthy dog there ever was.
Fernie loved the show ring and become a Canadian Champion. She loved her human family (especially her human best friend), her dog best friend and surrogate Mum Hazel, children, all other animals (especially tiny creatures), swimming in her pool, going to the park and walking along the waterfront saying hi to all the people and other dogs she met along the way. She enjoyed camping, road trips (the longer the better), LOVED their Van (it was her second home), holidays at the beach, carting and photo shoots. Fern and Hazel had a zest for adventure, new things, new people and new places.
Fern and Hazel were big, black, beautiful Newfoundland Dogs that had the very best life can offer. They grew up to lead very full, active, happy, spoiled lives. Today, both Hazel and Fernie have crossed over the rainbow Bridge ...... Rest in Peace Fernie and Hazel, you are both loved and missed every day and forever.
It is in their memory that we continue to make Dehydrated Treats today, so that your dog too can enjoy the very best 100% natural, protein based, healthy, all Canadian Treats.