On July 29 2014 we lost V-dog Founder Dave Middlesworth. Dave was on a family vacation at Glacier National Park. This picture was taken the day before with his daughter and grandaughter after a long hike. He went on another hike the next day, collapsed, and he was gone.
Dave was very active and seemed to be healthy so we were all very shocked by the sudden loss.
Dave was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, friend, mentor, leader and all around great guy. It was an honor to work for him.
There are numerous tribute blogs by the v-dog team, his wife Linda and his "adopted daughter" Jennifer. You can link to them below for a glimpse of his incredible life.
At v-dog we are going to carry on his legacy and his values and his commitment to provide healthy and affordable dog products without harming other animals or the environment.
My Remembrance Of Dave by Ryan Moore
Dave: My Second Father and Boss by Lindsay Rubin
Dave: A Legacy Left to Two-and Four-Legged Friends Alike by Will Schafer
Looking Forward - Looking Back by Ryan Moore
My Life With Dave by Linda Middlesworth
The world needs more Daves by Aimee Kilmer
Social Media Tributes To Dave by Ryan Moore
Celebrating Dave's Life! by Ryan Moore
My dogged tribute to Dave by Jennifer Fearing
@ryanmoore Team V-dog