Burt Ward Interview - From Caped Crusader to Canine Crusader

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Holy dog food Batman! Burt Ward who starred as ROBIN on the classic TV series BATMAN still seen worldwide today and on the ME TV Network weekly, is teaching dog owners how to double the life of dogs and it’s all for charity.

Burt and his wife Tracy for the past 23 years has saved the lives of 16,000 dogs at their GENTLE GIANTS RESCUE in Norco CA.,  www.gentlegiantsdogfood.com

Gentle Giants Rescue is the world’s largest big dog rescue, many stars such as Ellen DeGeneres, Vanessa Williams and America Ferrara, as do others adopt their dogs from Burt.  Gentle Giants Rescue is a nonprofit. As a dog lover, Burt wanted to insure that his four legged friends were eating nutritious food. He did research and found that most dog foods contain more fat than protein. Burt then worked on a special blend of nutrients that could help the digestive and overall health of dogs. That’s how Gentle Giants Canine Cuisine was created.  All of Burt’s personal pets as well as the dogs at Gentle Giants Dog Rescue are fed Gentle Giants Canine Cuisine. Gentle Giants is now available in all Walmart stores throughout Canada and the United States.

In fact, every sale of Gentle giant’s dog food goes to the rescue. Burt and his wife take no salary and make no money from the sales of dog food or from their rescue foundation.

Finally, a star that cares and has a heart to save dogs of all sizes. 100% of profits go to rescuing more dogs, BURT HAS GONE FROM CAPED CRUSADER TO CANINE CRUSADER!

Burt Ward as his iconic alter ego, “Robin”

Burt Ward as his iconic alter ego, “Robin”

Up until now, their amazing dog food has only been available in the U.S - but now Canadians can purchase the food at participating Walmart Stores across the Country.

I had the opportunity to chat with Burt Ward about his dog rescue, the dog food and how to care for your dog and of course his fondest memories working on “Batman and Robin” alongside his pal Adam West. Check out our interview below.


Burt Ward is the actor who portrayed "Robin, the Boy Wonder" in the famous BATMAN television series. Currently starring in two Warner Bros. feature films, Burt makes selected personal appearances at comic conventions to crowds ranging from 25,000 to 160,00 attendees that stand in line sometimes for hours to get autographs and have their photo taken with Burt. A real "Boy Wonder," beginning an early career at two years old, Burt was the youngest professional ice skater skating in his father's travelling ice show.

Years later, Burt was clocked as the world's fastest reader by the American Medical Society in Beverly Hills, CA, reading 30,000 words per minute with 90% comprehension. At UCLA, Burt placed in the top 3% in the U.S. in math and science. Burt studied martial arts as a teenager, and applied those skills during BATMAN.  Famed martial artist, Bruce Lee's first filmed fight scene of his career was fighting Burt on BATMAN.  In 2015, Burt was inducted into the International Karate and Kickboxing Hall of Fame.