Country artist Trisha Yearwood is showing an all-new kind of appreciation for the lovable pet community. As a devoted pet owner herself, Yearwood has decided to spread her love to other owners around the country. She created a line she considers both “practical and pretty.”
Today, Yearwood announced that she released a pet collection line. It’s called the Trisha Yearwood Pet Collection.
She said in a Twitter video that the collection is “inspired by some of her favorite rescue organizations and of course by my rescue dogs.”
Yearwood has two rescue dogs of her own. They are the inspiration for this line. She has Emmy, who she found walking down the highway in Oklahoma when she was only 6-months-old in 2013. Now she is 8. Then she also has Millie, a mixed rescue she got about two-and-a-half years ago.
Trisha Yearwood revealed that she has been very much involved in the process of the company. She said, “I’m very much involved in every aspect of design. It has to be pretty, but it also has to be functional and it has to be durable.”
Her collection is available online, here. She sells pet treats, pet grooming supplies, as well as pet accessories like bags, blankets, and beds. In addition to being available on the official site, Yearwood’s pet collection is also sold on Amazon, Wayfair, and Chewy.com, as of now. Some products are also sold in-store at places like Lowe’s, Bomgaars, and Atwoods.
Yearwood and Rescue Dogs this Year
The treats are natural and grain, corn, wheat, and soy-free. They have 100% natural ingredients and are a safe, gourmet recipe. One 12 ounce bag is $9.99. Meanwhile, her farm-style wicker dog bed is the featured item on the site. It has a wicker edge and a foam cushion in the middle. It has a removable cushion cover to make washing easy.
“I have always rescued dogs. I am that girl who will pull over on the side of the road and try to pick up an animal if they don’t have a collar on … think animals know. They think, ‘Oh yeah this girl’s a sucker. We got her.’ So, it just seemed natural to me to be in this world because it’s something that means a lot to me,” Yearwood said, according to PR Newswire.
Trisha Yearwood has been a longtime supporter of The Humane Society of the United States. She is a firm rescue advocate.
COVID-19 has actually provided a really good year for rescue dogs around the country. According to USA Today, shelters have been running out of dogs and are having a hard time meeting the demand of people looking for a new companion. Since more people have been stuck at home, it’s been a better time than any to rescue a friend.
The sale of dog diapers helps prove how many more dogs are finding homes. The sales for this product have increased to $24 million and is up 202% from last year at the same time. There have also been an increase in vet visits, leash sales, and, unfortunately, dog-buying scams. More people now are choosing to adopt than ever before.
Other Business Ventures for Trisha Yearwood
This is not the first time the three-time Grammy-winning artist has ventured outside of music.
In 2008, Yearwood released her very first cookbook “Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen.” Her mother and sister helped her create it. It was a No.1 New York Times bestseller. Then, she released “Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood” two years later.
Her love for food eventually led her to a show on the Food Network called “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.” It first premiered in 2012. It even won an Emmy award in 2013 for “Outstanding Culinary Program.”
Besides appearing on the Food Network, Yearwood and her husband, country artist Garth Brooks, have also been using their talents for good during the COVID-19 pandemic. They performed a Facebook Live concert that crashed multiple times as more than 5 million people tuned in to see it. They did another performance the following week on CBS. From the concert, the couple was able to donate $1 million to different relief efforts.