Eric O'Grey

Eric was 340 pounds and on 15 different medications, including insulin for type-2 diabetes. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts, Eric went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. And that's how Eric met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged dog who, like Eric, had seen better days. Over the next year, just by going on walks, playing together, and eating plant-based food, Eric lost 150 pounds, and Peety lost 25. As a result, Eric got off all medication and became happy and healthy for the first time in his life, eventually reconnecting with and marrying his high school sweetheart. 

Eric’s story went viral in 2016 with the release of Eric & Peety, which has now been viewed over 100 million times on the Internet. His new book, Walking with Peety, the Dog Who Saved My Life, is a true story about recovery, redemption, achieving dreams for anyone ready to make a change in their life. Eric now lives in Boise, Idaho.

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