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Dick's Corner

Honoring Dick Van Patten

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved co-founder, Dick Van Patten.

Our hearts go out to his family—his wife, Pat, and his three sons, Vincent, Nels, and Jimmy.

As the patriarch of the television series “Eight Is Enough,” Dick was an American father figure. Those of us at Natural Balance—and all who were fortunate enough to meet him—also know that he was a warm, passionate and extremely caring advocate for America’s pets.

Mr. Van Patten believed that, as members of the family, our dogs and cats deserve the very best. He made it his mission to see that every animal is treated with love and respect, beginning with pet food based on sound scientific principles and nutritional truths.

Dick has made an irreplaceable contribution to pets and families across the country, and his work continues to inspire all that we do at Natural Balance.

Dodgers Bark in the Park

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Dick Van Patten has a laugh with (l-r) Omar Benson Miller, Jimmy Van Patten, Steve Garvey, Joey Herrick and Nels Van Patten at the Dodgers Bark in the Park, May 21, 2012!


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"Eighty is Not Enough" Book Signing

Dick Van Patten has recently released his autobiography, "Eighty is Not Enough". Here he is at a book signing at Book Soup in Los Angeles. His wife, Pat, as well as Shirley Jones and her husband, Marty Ingels, were also in attendance.

Click HERE to see images from the evening!



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Star on the Palm Springs Hollywood Boardwalk

Dick Van Patten (left) gets a star on the Palm Springs Hollywood boardwalk, with some important guests from Guide Dogs of the Desert.










Here are some photos of some very special people!

TennisBailey HerrickDylan Herrick
Teaching Bailey and Dylan how to play tennis!
Dick's Goddaughter, Bailey Herrick
Dick's Godson, Dylan Herrick

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