Meet The Team
The Raw Pets Thrive team, led by Kristin Clark, is dedicated to supporting you in helping your dog thrive. We know that each dog has unique needs, and each person is in a different situation, so we work with you to come up with a customized wellness plan for your dog, and we’re with you every step of the way when you make the jump. When you work with our team, you can be confident of getting individual attention for your pet from a highly trained and certified person who is passionate about seeing dogs thrive, no matter what breed, age, or gender they are. Read on to learn more about the Raw Pets Thrive team and its ambassador dogs!
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
— Roger Caras
Kristin founded the Raw Pets Thrive Movement to help dogs live their best lives. Serving clients whose dogs range from top performance dogs to beloved family pets, Kristin is passionate about helping all dogs live their best lives. She truly understands this journey, because she walks it herself every single day. With three dogs of her own, she knows just how hard it can be to find help for health issues using conventional means. Kristin is board certified by the American Council of Animal Naturopathy as a Carnivore Nutrition Consultant and a Small Animal Naturopath, and devotes a great deal of time to researching how best to help dogs live their optimal lives. Kristin also writes for, edits, and publishes Raw Pet Digest, an international online magazine devoted to helping dogs and cats live and thrive naturally.
Adam, a registered nurse, is passionate about helping all living beings live truly optimal lives. Adam has an incredible talent for coming up with great ideas that help us serve our clients better. He has a keen understanding of body systems and holistic health, and he has witnessed first-hand the profound changes that can occur when individuals of any species follow naturopathic principles.
Barkley, a 10-year-old English Shepherd, is one of the Raw Pets Thrive Movement’s Ambassador dogs. Naturopathic principles and some supporting healing modalities helped Barkley rebalance his immune system, so he is no longer plagued with the terrible skin allergies he suffered as a younger dog. With more energy than many dogs half his age, Barkley enjoys sheep herding, long walks and runs, time at the dog beach, and playing with the other members of his pack. His favorite proteins? Beef, lamb, chicken, and turkey!
Elle is a 5-year-old Lhasa Apso mix. She is one of the kindest, gentlest dogs ever, but she also loves to play and run. Elle’s sparkling white teeth, bright eyes, and shiny coat—not to mention her lean, muscular shape and incredible mental ability—are perfect demonstrations of how a species-appropriate diet can help a dog achieve true vitality. Elle is a wonderful ambassador for the Raw Pets Thrive movement and the power of naturopathic principles. Her favorite foods vary, but lamb, rabbit, and venison are always hits!
Motley is a 5-year-old Portuguese Podengo Pequeno mix. When we adopted him in April of 2015, he was in rough shape, but a species-appropriate raw food diet soon set him right! Now he is a thriving, happy, healthy little guy. He loves going for walks and runs, swimming in the ocean, and eating (if we’re being honest, eating is probably his favorite!)—but he thinks jumping into our laps to get petted is pretty awesome too. Motley hasn’t met a protein he doesn’t like, but pork, rabbit, lamb, and bison are particular favorites.
In memoriam: Cleo
Cleo, a Canaan dog mix, turned 19 on April 1, 2017. Cleo was our senior Ambassador dog and all-around awesome lady. After she started eating a species-appropriate diet, she went from being frail and uncomfortable to gaining strength and vitality. At meal time, even though she was 19 years old, she twirled and dashed around the house like a puppy, and then leaped out the door and practically flew to her eating spot. It was amazing to witness her continuing to enjoy life right up to the end, despite her advanced age. Her vitality and longevity were a clear testament to the power of raw feeding and natural living. Cleo’s favorite meals were definitely raw green tripe, rabbit, and quail. She passed on April 26,