Country singer Trisha Yearwood has developed a line for pets called the Trisha Yearwood Pet Collection. So far, it includes treats, beds, collars, carriers and bags. She said she was inspired to develop a pet line from a lifelong love for animals. Trisha and husband Garth Brooks are parents to two dogs, Emmy, a stray they rescued from a country road and Millie, a pup they knew was theirs they minute they saw her on the rescue website. Trisha said there simply isn’t anything like a rescue pet because “it’s unconditional love.”
From an early age, Trisha Yearwood was certain about two things: she wanted to grow up to be a professional singer, and she loved animals.
“Since I was a little girl, I have always been the ‘Daddy, can I keep it?’ girl,” Yearwood, 56, tells PEOPLE about her history with rescue pets.
Now, the three-time Grammy Award-winning country superstar is ready to share that passion for pets with the world. On April 15, Yearwood is launching the Trisha Yearwood Pet Collection — a carefully crafted line of dog treats, beds, bags, collars, and more.
Yearwood is constantly talking about pets because she is the proud dog mom to two rescue canines — Emmy, a former stray that the singer saved from a country road, and Millie, a pooch she and husband Garth Brooks adopted after the couple saw the dog’s adoption listing online and Brooks proclaimed “That’s our dog!”
Along with making life easier for pet owners, Yearwood also wants her collection to improve the lives of animals everywhere.
“I hope that this pet line will give me the opportunity to help more shelters and rescue animals and have the chance to educate others about the importance of spaying/neutering your pet and pet adoption,” she adds. “Animals that you rescue, there is just nothing like them. It’s such a wonderful gift. It’s unconditional love.”
I was touched by Trisha’s description of just knowing about Millie. I’d always been a hands-on adopter – going to a shelter to see which pet chose me and vice-versa. So I was skeptical about looking at a website for dogs I wouldn’t meet until I’d agree to adopt them. But with both of ours, by gum, I saw their pic and there was no question and which was ours, just like Trisha. I even had my kids look through the available dogs with no word that I had already done so, and they picked the same ones I had, both times. Most animals give unconditional love, of course. But I think I understand where Trisha is coming from. There’s a moment when the rescue pet seems to understand you’ve brought them home for good and that the bad that they’d known before is over. When that happens, they let you know in their own way. It makes me go all squishy just thinking about it. Pets rock.
Trisha’s pet collection launches today. Trisha said both Emmy and Millie were a big part of its design. Not only are their sweet little faces on the packaging, they became testers as well. Since both pups enjoy rolling in the dirt outside, Trisha was able to give all of her products the “This survived Millie and Emmy” seal. I love that she’s going to find a way for her collection to help shelters and pet adoption. I always prefer spending money when I know part of it is going to a cause I would donate to anyway.
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