Meredith Vieira decided she wanted to shed light on a very real problem; homeless and abused dogs. She and her film crew decide to visit Savannah, Georgia and Animal Aid USA, a group working tirelessly to rescue dogs they find in terrible situations and then finding them homes throughout the country.
During their visit, Vieira and the crew witnessed a rescue first hand. A worker from Animal Aid USA demanded they stop the car. She jumped out of the car to rescue a dog she named “Hope”. She and the other volunteer at the rescue save the dogs from abuse and neglect. They then visit an animal shelter and then an amazing foster home. To see the dogs being rescued from dire situations and then on the path to happy endings is heartwarming to say the least.
Stray and neglected dogs are a problem across North America
When you see 4legz’s selection of yummy all natural dog treats, we want you to feel like you are reading off of a menu “Made with Ingredients You can Pronounce”. We make our 4legz dog treats from scratch in our own facility in Chehalis, Washington using 100% human-grade ingredients. We have spent a great time crafting our recipes not only to tantalize your dog’s taste buds, but to also provide the most irresistible healthy dog treats you can find.
Try out our 100 % vegan dog treats today! Vegetarian dog treats are delicious and appetizing to your dogs.
4legz human grade ingredient dog treats do not contain any genetically modified organisms, offering your dog the best NON-GMO dog treats and healthy dog treats available. Here at 4legz, we do not use any animal ingredients in any of our products in order to supply the very best vegetarian dog treats and vegan dog treats on the market. Our treats are as close to homemade dog treats as you will find. We make all of our treats in house.
Our goal is to supply you and your dog with irresistible Non-GMO project verified dog treats. Our bags are resealable to keeps our treats fresher longer.
Thank you 4Legz for being such an asset to our community! Owners John and Cynthia Murray of Chehalis have partnered with their local high school to provide work experience for disabled teens. The work experience program gives the kids experience not only with math and responsibility but real world work life and expectations. The kids come to the 4Legz facility once a week to help with weighing and packing treats into bags, marking the packages with “best by dates”, packing and taping shipping boxes, packing sample treats into bags and much more.
To afford the students additional hours of experience, they often pick up treats and bags for hundreds of sample bags that they put together at school. Cynthia spends time teaching the students with such patience!
Could John and Cynthia get the packaging done much faster without taking the time to mentor local kids? Of course! But that wouldn’t be as rewarding, and certainly not their style!
Independent Pet Supply has been our distributor for 3 years now. It's a great relationship: we *love* making yummy treatz, they *love* making sure they get to you! ;) Celebrate their 20th anniversary with us!
Did you know that less than 1% of all businesses in the U.S. currently are Deaf-owned? It is an uphill battle for those of us deaf who is trying to break through the barrier.
The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) is one of a few national surveys that regularly collects data identifying the American population of persons with hearing loss or deafness. Estimates from the SIPP indicate that fewer than 1 in 20 Americans are currently deaf or hard of hearing. In round numbers, nearly 10,000,000 persons are hard of hearing and close to 1,000,000 are deaf. More than half of all persons with hearing loss or deafness are 65 years or older and less than 4% are under 18 years of age.
You've decided to adopt a deaf dog, now what?
Love the story that Christina Lee put together on her website called Deaf Dogs Rock. The article pertaining to this topic is about Alisha McGraw and her deaf dogs. She has a video for those who do not know sign language. Easy simple ways to help your deaf dog. check out this link!
Over a year ago, life change in the Murray's household. We Adopted a Deaf dog out of the Virginia. Dozer has made such a huge stride in his life and ours. With much patience on both part, Dozer learn to be a dog that everyone dream to own. He such so loyal, loving, obedience and playful pup. Just like his momma, he doesn't allow his deafness get in the way of living life to the fullest! Here is a story featured in the Deaf Dogs Rock page. http://deafdogsrock.com/dozer-virgin-adopted
Our supplier Glorybee Foods shared belief is that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms. They offer North America’s only third party verification and and labeling for NON-GMO food and products.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit multi-stakeholder collaboration committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.
Meet the newest member of our Family! Dozer the amazing deaf dog
Ingredients for Healthy Living
We at 4Legz are pleased to have GloryBees as our primary supplier in the Pacific Northwest. We love the fact that they are Non-GMO and carry only the best organic and all natural ingredients that are human grade.
This is their story:
GloryBee Foods started in the family garage of Dick and Pat Turanski in 1975 with a dream of providing natural, healthy ingredients for the people of their town. Dick describes those early days as "a simple family honey stand, farming honey in the backyard and processing it in the back of the garage--the deep freeze even doubled as the sales counter". Over thirty years later, they are providing the highest quality organic and natural ingredients with the same spirit as those first years of business.
Natural Foods Industry History
In the Pacific Northwest we've been supplying honey, sweeteners, spices, dried fruits, nuts, oils, and other quality ingredients to natural food manufacturers, bakeries and markets and other stores for over twenty-five years. Chances are you've been enjoying our ingredients in a variety of products. You may also have our retail ingredients in your pantry at home.
Dedication to Customer Service
Service to our customers is our top priority. Our unique relationship with you is why we exist. We will do our very best to provide the highest quality products to you at a fair price. Our product lines are continuously expanding and we welcome your inquiries for hard-to-find ingredients. We want you to see the benefits of using high quality natural and organic ingredients, so we work hard to educate ourselves and pass the knowledge on to you. We appreciate your business and we encourage you to let us know how we can better serve you.
Few months later Ben came to live with us. My twin’s family had adopted him at the PAWS shelter in Grays Harbor. They felt bad for Ben as his family could no longer care for him and his brother due to economic hardship that fell on the family during the downturn. With Ben’s brother adopted out, he was all alone. Ben is big black cat with little bitty green eyes. So they took Ben home and the two little cats of my nieces wanted nothing to do with him. Little Missy a little gray calico cat would play and then hiss at him if he doesn’t play her way. Ben is a gentle giant that never hurts a fly.
When my niece Missy went off to college and took both of the cats with her, Ben was alone once again. He would follow my twin around the house meowing all day wanting her attention. She gave him all the love and attention, but it wasn’t enough. When we have visited them in the past, he wanted nothing to do with us.
So off he goes to the Murray’s House. I didn’t know how we would react being in a house with two dogs and two other cats. Ben came to us in November. So I would leave the dogs out during the day while at work to let Ben roam the house and get familiar with the other cats. We would come home and check to see if all of the cats made it thru the day daily. Ben would hide in our cupboards. There are times he would sneak into the closet as we opened and closed them without realizing he snuck in. I would call for him and he wouldn’t show up, panicky I thought maybe he snuck out. When John gets home, he could hear Ben meowing some of the time to let us know where he was. So now we tend double check before closing the doors or leave them ajar for him to hide in.
We were getting ready for the Pet Expo and busy making treats for the event. Janey from Concern for Animals had been posting pictures in July of Miss T on facebook and she had been with them about 6 months. She was pretty long haired gray cat. I told Janey if no one picks her up after the Pet Expo event, we will take her. She was an older cat of 10 years old. We arrived at the Pet Expo Wednesday night to set up our booth. The next morning, I went over to see Miss T before the event started and held her and she just wanted to be held and suck on everyone’s neck. She was very much a people cat. I was fortunate to have friends and family to help me run the booth every day. John finally met her on Saturday Morning, and fell in love with her. He was ready for her to take her home.
We at 4legz believe it is important for our consumer to know the different between human grade ingredients versus feed grade. We at 4legz buy only human grade for our treats as we want the best for our dogs. This is why our treats are on the high side to afford the cost of each product we buy. We are a small company thriving to do our best for our pets. We will never be able to compete with the huge manufacturing corporations. But we hope to find a nice niche in the market for those who care what’s in the treats that they feed their dogs. We believe in the slogan of ours as “Made of Ingredients You can Pronounce”.
Human-grade vs. Feed-grade
So what exactly does it means for an ingredient to be fee-grade? Basically feed-grade ingredients are those deemed no fit for human consumption. In other words, ingredients that don’t qualify as “human-grade”. They include expired food, defective food, moldy food, and by-products.
Why adopt a rescue pets ?
We at 4legz have two dogs (one rescued from a co-worker) and three rescued older cats from three different local pets organizations. The three places are Concern for Animals, Paws, and Lewis County Animal Shelter.
I know of people saying they don’t want to pay to rescue one, but it would cost you much more to have them neutered or spayed and shots from the vet and etc…
It is not free to care for pets in any facility. Please support your local and I mean local pet organization in your area. Check them out and ask how you can help. Most local pet shelters are struggling to get by as they are trying to cover the cost of staff, food, vet, and cleaning. I’ve notice in our area, the county struggle to rein in the puppy mills. People would literally move here to run puppy mills. And this underscores the shelter when they have to house them and care for them causing huge budget issues.
Since 1932 Rhodes Bakery Equipment Co., Inc. has manufactured machinery for the baking industry.
The trademark Kook-E-King ® cookie depositor has become world famous for high speed, wire-cut cookie depositing.
This is a great machine to start with when starting your business.
Cost is low
Accepts many types of dough
Capable of making 300 cookies a minute.
Holds 40 lbs of dough in the hopper
Over 60 different shapes cookies available
No electricity need rely on arm strength
Machine weighs 85 lbs.
Now that we’ve ramp up our production
We bought a used automatic kook e king
It does as the same as the bench model
This is run on electric and air compressor
The plus is the Consistency in size of the cookie
Cranks out the same number of cookies as the bench model.
It is easier on your arm.
Pet Connection Magazine present the 6th Annual "The Dog Gone Easter Egg Hunt" fundraising event to benefit local charities. It is a fun event for all ages! Come on out and see our 4Legz booth!
When: March 30th, 2013
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Where: The RAC, (Regional Athletic Center of Lacey)
All proceeds go to local charities: Old Dog Haven, Feline Friends and Concern for Animals.
April 2011, a year had gone by since we lost our former cats.
We were watching an animated movie one night, normally I’m not a fan of animation as it reminds me of my youth not knowing what they were saying in their silly voices. Wall-E was on. As we were watching, we said out loud to each other wouldn’t that be a cool name for a cat? We were thinking on the same wave length at the same time. Three weeks later I went in to visit the Humane Society in Lewis County, dropping off our treats and would make the round to visit all the dogs and cats. I like to spend time with them and give them love before I leave. After being with the dogs, I went to see all the cats when lo and behold there was a wide eyed cat name Wally! I froze for a moment and thought to myself, this is weird or what?
I went up to the front desk and ask about him. And they said he had been there for three weeks now. "Three weeks?!", I thought to myself. Wasn't that when we saw the the movie??
To make a long story short, we adopted Wall-e and took him over to Alpha Pet Supply to get food and litter box.
We soon learned that Wall-e was a stray that had no house training!
Wall-e seems so calm and mild when I saw him at the shelter. Now I realize he must have just been in a state of shock from being there so long. We had to take him in to the vet the next day due to urinary infection.
Wall-e the would be calm one moment and *psycho* the next. He would run wild and tear up the house and then sit with me for a moment before attacking me. He literally had his claws in my flesh of my face.
Visit Westfield Capital Mall in West Olympia to view the amazing dog houses and catscapes. We at 4legz have created two unique furniture for the catscape.
They will be on display at the Olympia Master Builder Home and Garden Show on April 13 & 14. The public will vote on the best entry.
The dog houses and catscapes will go on sale after the multiple showings with proceeds benefiting Concern for Animals.