Meet Scamp and the Trudrungs
Get to know the Trudrung family and their dog, Scamp, who took the Purina ONE 28-Day Challenge with us in Asheville, North Carolina.
From the moment the Trudrung family met Scamp, they knew they’d found the dog they were looking for – one they could all share a close bond with.
Every member of the family – Mom Jennifer, Dad Jeff, 8-year-old Sadie and 6-year-old Penny – loves Scamp’s calm, sweet nature, and the fact that he’s always ready to cuddle. Whether it’s keeping Jennifer company at home during the day or snuggling up in Penny’s bed at night, it seems like he’s there when any member of the family needs him most.
“I think he won us all over because he’s so consistently calm and sweet and loving, you know?” says Jennifer. “If you sit he comes to you. He wants to be with you.”
It all started at Brother Wolf, a pet shelter in Asheville where Jennifer had been volunteering and fostering dogs. As soon as Scamp came home, they knew he was there to stay.
When their veterinarian told the Trudrungs that Scamp needed to lose a little weight to live a long, healthy life, they were determined to make it happen. That’s why they chose Purina ONE SmartBlend Healthy Weight Formula Dog Food when they took the 28-Day Challenge.
“I was surprised that he was that heavy and that was kind of like a wakeup call. We gotta take better care, keep him at a healthy weight,” says Jennifer. And at the end of the Challenge? “He’s down almost a full pound in 28 days. That’s awesome. That says a lot about his energy level and the food and that is amazing.”
In the end, everyone in the Trudrung family agrees that Scamp is part of what makes their house a home, and they want to keep him around for a long time.
After all, as Sadie says, “He is really cute and snuggly and that’s really fun… he’s a really good cuddler.”