MEET OUR FAMILY
Charlie is our four year old golden retriever that we adopted from Pound Puppy Rescue in Redwood City, CA in September of 2019. Charlie and her sister were bought as puppies by a family that unfortunately did not have the time to dedicate to having 2 dogs, which led to both of them spending the beginning of their lives in a garage. Charlie and her sister were both given up to Pound Puppy Rescue and then fostered until they found their forever homes, luckily one of which was ours.
Charlie has been our love, best friend, and companion since we brought her home. Charlie enjoys going for walks, car rides, snuggling, belly rubs, and of course biscuits! She has a sweet and sassy personality, and always keeps us smiling. We are beyond fortunate to have Charlie in our lives, she has brought us so much joy, laughter, healing, and love. Charlie has inspired me to share her love with the world through my love of baking. Charlie says “all dogs are good dogs, so treat them with good biscuits!”
I started Love Charlie Biscuits as a way to support myself and create a life that is truly fulfilling. I have always felt like my purpose is to help others. I was a paramedic for 6 years, both on an ambulance and in an emergency department, and while it was a rewarding career at times, the stress, anxiety, and frustration always outweighed the reward. I had to be honest with myself and re-evaluate my life. I realized my love of helping others was not through working in healthcare, but instead, it was through helping dogs that help people.
I have always found great joy in being creative, making things, and spending as much time at home with Charlie and Dan as possible. For the holiday season of 2021, I decided to bake some home-made dog biscuits for Charlie and her friends. Dan brought some biscuits to work at the fire department to share with Kerith, the amazing First Responder Therapy Dog, and they were a hit! When Dan sent me pictures of Kerith chowing down on the treats, I knew that this was going to be my purpose, making biscuits and giving back through baking. Love Charlie Biscuits was born.
Sometimes it is hard to say if Dan is the love of my life or Charlies', I suppose it is safest to say he is both. Dan is the foundation of our family, without him, Charlie would have never come into our lives. A passionate animal lover, Dan had always wanted a dog to call his own and when I finally folded and agreed, he searched relentlessly for months until he found the perfect one.
Just like with his commitment to find Charlie, Dan lives every aspect of his life with dedication, from working as a Fire Engineer/Paramedic, to being the best dog dad and husband anybody could ever ask for. Dan is my role model, my best friend, and my ultimate supporter. Without him, Love Charlie Biscuits would have remained a dream, but it is with Dan and Charlie that I get to share this amazing journey.
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MADE WITH LOVE
I believe that there is nothing more special than a gift that is made by hand. The time, effort, creativity, thought, and love that goes into something handmade is unique and priceless. Every product we offer is handmade. Love Charlie Biscuits is my expression of love and Charlie is my inspiration.
I truly hope that you and your good dog enjoy our products. Know that what we do, what we make, and what we share in life matters. Your purchases from Love Charlie Biscuits make a difference.
Thank you so much for supporting our good cause. We love you.