Meet John John

About

Meet John John — so cute we named him twice! John John is an Apricot Pug and he is my second Pug and fourth dog. He loves food, snuggling, sun bathing, and paddle boarding. He also enjoys eating snow and shoveling the deck with his dad.

John John had no idea what kind of family adopted him when he was plucked from the farm in the summer of 2022. But, luckily for him, he was brought into a DINK (dual income no kids) household. And if you are a dog, then you know this is the holy grail of familes to be brough into.

I truly believe in the power of real whole foods for your dog, just like I do for you! So, I cook all of John John’s food and he does not eat any dog food. The power of real organic food can do wonders for your dog’s health, energy levels, and overall happiness.

Join John John and me in the kitchen as we create recipes for both you and your dog! While you will always see John John wearing cute clothes and bandanas, he only ever wears them on camera. The rest of the time he’s running around the house naked!

Fun Facts About John John


John John is from… a small farm in Kansas! We drove all the way there to pick him up and met his whole family including his brother, sister, mom, dad, and cousins.

John John’s favorite fruit is… apple! He never turns them down, he really loves the crispy sweet kinds.

John John’s favorite meat is… steak, no surprise here. Steak is reserved for special occasions, so he gets really excited when it’s on the menu.

John John’s favorite toy is… his cupcake! We play cupcake wars daily.

John John’s favorite activity is… beach zoomies! And of course snuggling.

John John's Meal Plan


John John's Meal Plan

Breakfast

John John eats some variation of Beef Liver Dinner for Dogs each morning. Sometimes we’ll change the main protein and do ground turkey, ground beef, or ground chicken in place of chicken breast. And I replace the oats with hemp hearts sometimes too. But the beef liver is an important part of his daily menu.

Lunch

John John’s daily lunch is Pumpkin Granola for Dogs along with Greek yogurt. Sometimes I’ll add some chopped apples, strawberries, or blueberries in there too. Sometimes I add chia seeds or hemp hearts. It’s good to mix it up a little to give your dog nutrients from different places!

Dinner

Dinner is usually whatever meal he had for breakfast. Beef Liver Dinner for Dogs is the main inspiration here, and we do switch it up a bit. We have noticed that John John’s favorite carb is sweet potatoes so I usually stick to those. If I’m out he gets quinoa or oats, he does not care for rice very much. I mainly stick to lean meats but sometimes I’ll also make him 85/15 ground beef as a treat meal and he loves it!

Dessert

Dessert usually consists of Mini Blueberry Cheesecake for Dogs along with fresh apples, strawberries, or other dog friendly fruits that I’m also eating after dinner. The health benefits of Greek yogurt for dogs include protein, probiotics, and more.

Snacks

For snacks or treats we just boil organic chicken breasts and cut them into small cubes. I usually just pull out one breast from the package when I make chicken for myself and keep it free of salt and pepper and just boil until cooked. I cut into small cubes and they are the perfect one ingredient treat that has lean protein! If I’m making organic beef fajita meat I’ll also pull out a few strips, leave them free of spices, and cook for John John as treats too. You really can share so many foods with your dog!

Supplements

While I believe most all nutrients can come from food for yourself and your dog, there is one supplement that I believe is super important for your dog’s health.

Better Bones Powder
This bone powder has the correct 2:1 ratio of calcium to phosphorus for dogs. While dogs can get so many nutrients from food, it’s very challenging to get the correct ratio of these two unless they are eating bones. And cooking bones for your dog can be intimidating and dangerous if not done right. That’s why I love this supplement! As long as you’re feeding your dog a variety of meat, veggies, fruits, and carbs then all you need is the one supplement to feel confident about homemade food!