Spreading Love, the Theo and Beau Way

by Jessica Shyba on February 1, 2014

in Fundraising,Pets,Philanthropy,Theo and Beau

Justin and I knew once we decided to bring a dog into our family that it would drastically change our lives, the lives of our children and our family dynamics. Having both grown up with dogs ourselves and knowing the tremendous value animals bring to a child’s (and adults) life, we were more than ready and exited to adopt a puppy.


We had hoped for finding a dog that was gentle and loving, energetic and playful. Theo has obviously surpassed all preconceived notions of what a family dog can and will bring to a family. The bond that he has made with Beau is one of the most surprising and wonderful things I have ever witnessed.


His connection and dedication for all of us is truly remarkable and completely reciprocal if not more so.


Ever since the photos that I took early on of Theo and Beau napping went viral in November, the amount of support and love that we have received has been incredible. Given that I have been running this blog for four years, I already had access to share this story and use it to pay it forward by sounding off our support of rescue organizations and shelters around the world, specifically to the Santa Cruz SPCA where we adopted Theo.

Dreams Do Come True

As announced last month, I have a deal with Feiwel & Friends to publish a children’s book, Naptime with Theo and Beau, in February of 2015. Until now, that was slated to be the first time that our Theo and Beau photos were to become commercially available.

I’m completely thrilled to announce my partnership with Evite and their digital social expression platform, Evite Postmark, with the launch of our Theo and Beau Greeting Card, the cornerstone of Evite’s Valentine’s Day digital greeting card gallery.


This card is available on Evite Postmark for free, and for every single share, Evite will donate 50 cents to the Santa Cruz SPCA up to $5,000.

This collaboration is a brilliant way for us to not only spread the love that Theo and Beau bring to our lives, but also offer you a personal way to share amongst your loved ones too while supporting countless other rescue animals.

Most importantly, we are able to pay all of our blessings forward to Theo’s family at the Santa Cruz SPCA, and hopefully help them get a little bit closer to building their new facility.

I would like to encourage you to take a peek at our Theo and Beau Valentine’s Day card, personalize it how you like and share it with a loved one. It’s easy, fun, free, and supports other shelter animals.

One of my favorite months of the year just got sweeter and lovelier, and we are all really excited about what is to come!

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