Our Story

Team Butternut, 25th July 2019

Our Story all started with a dog who couldn’t stop farting, called Rudie, and two friends who wanted to build a company that delivers happiness and health, called Kev and Dave.

When Dave’s family rescued Rudie after she’d been abandoned, she was in a really bad way. Her skin was sore, her mood was low and her farts were non-stop. After months of vet visits, they began to think Rudie’s diet could be the problem.

They started to cook her meals from scratch - sourcing and gently cooking healthy ingredients, and developing the perfect recipe. In just weeks, Rudie’s well being transformed. Her sore skin and farts went away, and her energy came back.

When Dave told Kev about Rudie’s recovery, they went to their local supermarket, stood in the dog food section alongside the bin liners and bleach, and decided that the four-legged family members of the world deserved better.

By day they worked in the city. By night they delivered freshly made food to dogs. After months of doing two jobs, Kev & Dave knew that they needed to choose just one.

They picked dogs. And in March 2016, Butternut Box was born.

So there’s Our Story, but here are some fun facts that came along with the making of Butternut Box:

One of the biggest innovations Kev and Dave came up with in the early days was buying a table to help them pack boxes - saved their backs in the long run. Genius.

They once got in a van, drove to France and rescued two dogs and a blind cat.

One of their first customers had to pause at one point because their dog wouldn’t stop howling (for joy) at the freezer full of Butternut.

Our story started with Rudie but it’s continued because of the pet parents who have supported us along the way. Your story is a big part of our story, and seeing the emails and messages that come from our Butternutters fills our dog-shaped hearts full of joy. It reminds us why we started this journey and why we do what we do.

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