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We love sending surprises to and receiving them from our online friends!

The most frequently asked questions we receive are: “What are Boba’s favorite toys?” “How can I send him treats?” “What is the name of his ball launcher and where did you get it?”

🎾 A link to his ball launcher is on the first page you swiped by to get to this one. 🎾

Monetary gifts (received via TikTok live & Venmo) go directly into Boba’s TOYS & TREATS fund. So far we’ve been able to buy a few replacement balls for his ball launcher and a couple bags of the cookies he earns throughout our days together. So THANK YOU! We are truly grateful for you! ❤️

His favorite toys are his ball launcher & the Chuckit Ultra balls we use with it, Kong rubber frisbees, Jolly Balls, and just about any kind of rope type toy. His favorite treats are Old Mother Hubbard Cookies - he’ll take any of them, but seems to prefer the extra tasty variety.. Cards, gifts, & other correspondences can be mailed to:

C/O Shining Sol Candle Co.
9109 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110

You can reach us by email at [email protected] or come get social at one of the links below.

Boba the Blue Heeler

A small cattle dog on a big mission!

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” This quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe leaves one to ponder… What if dogs only ever do dog things because that’s all we ever expect of them? With this idea in mind, Boba has been raised and trained to do and be as much as he’s capable of becoming. He’s already exceeded every expectation we had for him, but we’re just getting started.

He’s is a super smart 3-year-old Australian Cattle Dog (a.k.a. Blue Heeler) who has been “homeschooled” by his dog mom & handler since he joined his forever family at eight weeks old, and now works full time as her service dog. And boy, does he like to work! But not just any job, he would prefer to do ALL THE JOBS, please! He follows his mom & coworkers around all day trying to help (whether they need it or not), enthusiastically waiting for someone to give him small jobs to do - such as person to person deliveries within his family’s business warehouse, unwrapping delivered pallets, retrieving dropped items for literally everyone, etc.

On top of the extensive list of service dog tasks and other odd jobs he enjoys performing daily, he also has an incredible understanding of spoken English - estimated at nearly 400 words/phrases at this time. This understanding has allowed Boba to pick up other amazing skills - such as accurately answering simple Yes-No questions about objects/people/situations in his environment, adding/counting up to six (so far), matching shapes, and the ability to visually recognize 6-8 written words (so far). He was also the first ever non-human to be invited by NASA to attend a #NASASocial rocket launch!

We’d love it if you gave our small business a try!

Shining Sol Candle Company

If you enjoy burning scented candles and believe in #shopsmalll and #supportlocal, we’re happy to make your acquaintance! The warehouse backdrop seen in many of Boba’s videos is the production & fulfillment facility for our very own family business, Shining Sol Candle Company, located in northern Virginia. Our products are made with 100% soy wax and wooden wicks and are poured by hand in small batches. The products created in our production facility by our family and friends support our online store, as well as our three brick & mortar locations in Manassas, VA, Myrtle Beach, SC and Rehoboth Beach, DE. On top of offering high quality, handmade products to our customers, we take great pride in partnering with other local businesses to find new ways to give back to the communities who have accepted us so graciously and support our business.

You can get 15% off of your first online order with us by using code CATTLEDOG15. Anyone who enters a note at checkout requesting that Boba personally help pack their order will receive a personalized note with a real paw print & “Packed by Boba” stickers on your package. Mention your dog and he’ll also enclose a few cookies for them.