About Us

My name is Shelby Gottschalk  and I am the momma bear! I’ve been obsessed with animals for as long as I can remember. I’ve worked in vet offices, I work doing pet sitting, so naturally animal care was something I wanted to know more about. I decided to do reasearch about holistic medicine/treatment and ended up getting a certificate in Holistic Pet Care. This led me to be curious about pet nutrition – what is in that dried kibble we are feeding our pets? The answers made me so sad after seeing so many vets that I worked with sell these brands that I knew were doing more harm than good. It made me evaluate my own dog’s food and there was no going back. My dogs are my kids, and I believe nutrition can prevent disease and save lives. Join me on my journey with raw food, trying new things and all things dog.

I have a certificate in holistic pet care, Pet First Aid/CPR, Certificed Raw Nutritionist (DNM) and I currently have a column in the Florida Pet Gazette for holistic animal tips! If you have any questions, please contact me at: fortheloveofpawsblog@aol.com


Hi there! My name is Benji. They think I’m 5 years old. I am a Shih Tzu mix of some kind, my mom doesn’t really know for sure because I was rescued. I actually came from a Jack Russel rescue in Georgia, they found me wondering the streets with a hernia and all matted up – the nice people there took me in and gave me food and shelter until my mom came to take me home forever. 🙂 I have chronic ear infections and allergies, but since switching to raw food I haven’t had as many issues! I love all foods, but I really like duck!!

                                                      My favorite  hobbies are annoying my brother, giving kisses, and eating.


Hello world! My name is Milo and I’m an American Eskimo, small version. I am 3 years old and at the bottom of the food chain, but I love my big brother. He likes to play with me. Momma got me from a family who couldn’t keep me anymore because their other dog didn’t think I fit with them, so she came and got me when I was baby and I’ve owned her since.  I don’t have any allergies like my brother, so I get to eat all the yummy chicken.

My favorite hobbies are making sure my mom is always petting me, chewing on bones, taking walks and did I mention being the center of attention?