We’re inspired by our dogs every day. They teach us lessons, get us outside, encourage us to push on and to stop and play, snuggle up, and enjoy treats, too.

We love hearing and sharing your stories of inspiration and outdoor adventure with your canine companion. Let us know what your dog means to you using #mydogismy on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, or click on “Share Your Story” above to send us an email.

Thanks for sharing the adventure.  Happy Trails!

Dog: Charlie Mountain Mutt
My dog is My: Inspiration

“Charlie is my inspiration. When he was just 4 1/2 he was diagnosed with Lymphoma, and given only 330 days to live (with chemo). It has now been over 400 and I truly believe his active lifestyle and love for nature has been a testament to these extra days we get with him!  He inspires me to not take life so seriously. He wakes up each morning so happy and excited to start a new adventure. He keeps me laughing every day and enhances my life with so much joy and love!! He inspires me to live each day to the fullest. Life is short, people (dogs) get sick and he reminds us to live each day like it’s our last, not sweat the small stuff, and enjoy the simple things in life with those that we love. A trail run, the smell of a new hike, a swim in the water, even a nap in the sunshine can be the best part of your day. He inspires me to be a fighter, to not give up when things are down. Even when he doesn’t feel well, he doesn’t let it slow him down, or stop him from getting outdoors. It has been an amazing journey, and I feel so blessed for each day! My dog is my joy, my copilot, snuggle buddy, adventure seeker, race partner, adoring companion, and one of my true soul mates” – Karen Seitz

Learn more about Charlie by clicking HERE.


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