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DOG for DOG Transformation – Ethel from Simi Valley Missing Pets

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Today, we want to introduce you to Ethel – a pup who had a hard life that was rescued from our amazing donation partner, Simi Valley Missing Pets. Simi Valley Missing Pets was started by the amazing duo – Doug and Jenn. It started off as a place where the community can get together to look for… you guessed it, missing pets. Owners can post their missing pet on their Facebook page to see if anyone has seen their pet. If the missing pet doesn’t find their owner after 30 days, the dog is fixed and all medical needs are taken care of and sent to a foster home until they can find their forever home.

Ethel is a special pup that their volunteer Brittany fell in love with. Here’s her story:

Ethel, is now an almost 5 month old little girl who was taken in by Simi Valley Missing Pets from Bakersfield shelter when she was 10 weeks old. They called Jenn from Simi Valley Missing Pets and asked that she take this little girl who had just been brought in with some facial deformities and was malnourished. Of course Jenn agreed and then I asked to foster her. When I got her home, my husband and I weighed her and she was all of 8 pounds. You could see all of her ribs, and the fur on the end of her tail was missing. When we picked her up, it was almost as though her chest would collapse inward because she was just so frail. Ethel was immediately put on DOG for DOG Grain Free Salmon Formula (her skin was flakey and red under her armpits so grain free seemed to be the way to go!).  She eats 3 cups of DOG for DOG dry food a day as well as gets her DOGSBUTTER in her chew bones for treats. She is now 27 pounds, all of her fur grew in beautifully, she no longer has irritated skin, and she is as solid and healthy as they come! DOG for DOG helped her gain a much needed 2 pounds, on average, a week and her coat looks gorgeous! 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and we couldn’t agree more with these Before and After photos.

 

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Want to hear (and see!) more heart warming stories like this? Make sure to like the DOG for DOG Facebook page as well as Simi Valley Missing Pet’s Facebook page.

Also, a HUGE thank you to those who have joined our POUND for POUND movement. As a small token of our appreciation, we are offering a $5 off coupon for any bag of DOGSFOOD at your local PetSmart store. Click here for the coupon: http://snip.ly/7wwln. To redeem, either print the coupon or show it on your phone.

DOG for DOG: Investors Wanted!

“It is time to feed every dog in every shelter across North America.” – Rocky Kanaka, founder of DOG for DOG 

Today, we have an important message from our Founder, Rocky Kanaka.

DOG for DOG was found with one mission: to feed dogs in need. With the amazing support from our friends and family and all of you that have joined our movement, we have been able to donate thousands and thousands of pounds of food to dogs in need. Though the perception of shelter dogs is rapidly changing, there are still many homeless dogs that need our food donation. So why do we need investors? It’s because we are growing so rapidly. We need your help in feeding every dog in every shelter across North America. Will you join the POUND for POUND movement? 

Are you an investor that can help us feed more dogs in need? Email Rocky directly at: rk@dogfordog.com

We can’t do this without all of you! Help us spread the word by sharing this video: https://youtu.be/dru0i9iHlf8

How to Help the Displaced Dogs of Fort McMurray Wildfire Crisis

Help the Displaced Dogs of Fort McMurray Wildfire with DOG for DOG

On behalf of DOG for DOG, our hearts go out to those impacted by the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire crisis. We know during a crisis, many dogs are displaced and we need YOUR help! Visit any PetSmart store throughout Canada from now until May 20th and purchase any DOG for DOG product. For every product sold, we will donate an equal amount of DOGSFOOD to the displaced dogs of the wildfire. Find your nearest PetSmart Store here.

Not in Canada but still want to help? You can donate directly to our donation partner, PetSmart Charities.

Thank you for joining our movement and making a difference with us, pound for pound.

2015 Statistics on Homeless Dogs and How you Can Help Feed Them

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As we march through our first month of the new year, it’s important to pay attention to the choices we’re making and patterns we’re creating in our fresh start. Hopefully, if we’ve paid attention and made our resolutions, we won’t continue with mistakes we made in the previous year. Using this practice to look at the dog world, we thought it might be good to take a look back at how 2015 played out for homeless dogs across the US and if any improvements have been made in getting these dogs adopted! While there is no possible way to know the exact amount of homeless dogs living each year in the US (currently, no government institution is responsible for tabulation national statistics for the animal protection movement), there are some stats we do know:

  • Approximately 3.9 million homeless dogs enter animal shelters each year
  • Of those, approx. 1.2 million homeless dogs are euthanized in shelters each year
  • 1.4 million homeless dogs are adopted from shelters each year, while about 542k dogs are returned to their owners from the shelter
  • So, of the dogs entering shelters, appox. 35% are adopted, 31% are euthanized and 26% are returned to owners.
  • There are 13,600 independent community shelters throughout the US (outside of the ASPCA and Humane Society).

General stats about pets and dog ownership:

  • Most people still get their pets from friends or family members. Outside of that, 28% of dogs are purchased from breeders and 29% are adopted from shelters and rescues (at one percent, a tiny victory!)

Of course, the steps to help control the over-abundance of animals that land in shelters each year are fairly clear:

  1. Think long and hard before adopting or buying a new pet, and if for whatever reason the new addition doesn’t work out, take proper steps to safely and humanely rehome them outside of the shelter system.
  2. When you get a new dog, make sure they are spayed or neutered as soon as possible. Even if you think they’ll never come in contact with another dog, it’s still safest (and healthiest!) to take care of this right away.
  3. When thinking of getting a new dog, please adopt, don’t shop.

With the over-abundance of dogs being euthanized in shelters each year, there is absolutely no valid excuse for buying a dog from a breeder. All of the popular myths have been busted (breed dogs are healthier and better behaved, etc.) Sure, you might have to search longer and harder if you’re looking for something super specific (male, under 1 year Frenchie, for example) but I guarantee you, if you’re patient you can find any dog your heart desires through adoption. Beyond that, I applaud those who let go of their ties to specific breeds and ages and are willing to walk into a few shelters and see what happens. This is ultimately, I think, the best way to find a dog you have a genuine connection with. And who you pick (and who picks you!) might surprise you. Of course, it’s great to do research on breeds and temperaments before you go out and get a dog and I’m not saying you should toss that line of thinking out the window. I just think it’s best to have an open mind.

For us, the bottom line is simple. As long as millions of dogs are being euthanized each year due to overpopulation, it is irresponsible and inhumane to bring even more of those animals into the world just to fill pet stores and line breeders pockets. And as long as there are homeless dogs at shelters – we will keep donating. We are a mission based company but we can’t do it alone. Of coursing purchasing any of our products is a huge help. But simply spreading the word helps us out! Here’s all of our social media channels.

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In the comments below, tell us about your own experiences with rescue and shelter dogs and what initiatives are taken to make your city a no-kill city.

Jamie Chung Celebrates the DOG for DOG Mission!

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Jamie Chung Celebrates the DOG for DOG Mission!

Jamie Chung, actress, blogger and pet parent to an adorable rescue dog, Ewok, joined in on the red carpet celebration of DOG for DOG’s DOGSFOOD launch in PetSmart. Rocky Kanaka, DOG for DOG’s founder and star of Save Our Shelter, popped in a few photos with the dog-loving actress, and thanked her for coming out to support DOG for DOG and PetSmart’s new joined mission to feed dogs in need.

With every sale of DOGSFOOD at PetSmart, DOG for DOG will donate an equal amount of food to PetSmart Charities partner animal welfare organizations and their dogs in need.

DOG for DOG Wants to Save Your Shelter

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DOG for DOG Wants to Save Your Shelter

Who’s ready to see some rescue and shelter spaces get a DOG for DOG DIY makeover? We’re crazy excited to announce our new unscripted television show, Save Our Shelter. How did our founder, Rocky Kanaka, get so inspired that he launched a company AND a television show to help pets in need? Read on to find out, and hear more about our adventures!

It all started with our founder, Rocky Kanaka, who has always had a passion for pets and working in the pet space, starting with his business The Dog Bakery. Through local in-store events, he was awakened to the massive problem of pet homelessness in the US and he wanted to find a way to do more to give back. He started by donating proceeds from his store as well as hosting pet adoptions but the impact was just not big enough. That’s how DOG for DOG started, as a way to give back and provide great nutrition to dogs in shelters awaiting their forever home. Through DOG for DOG, Rocky was able to connect more with the local dog and cat rescue and shelter community, and see the resources needed to help these great communities grow.

Why We’re Working with Centinela Feed to Help Dogs & Owners in Need

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Why We’re Working with Centinela Feed to Help Dogs & Owners in Need

ANNOUNCEMENT –  Centinela Feed has joined the DOG for DOG mission, and you can now find DOG for DOG food & treats in every one of their Southern California locations.

When you purchase any DOG for DOG at Centinela, an equal amount of dog food is donated to dogs in need at Downtown Dog Rescue and to families in need through their Shelter Intervention program. This program is revolutionary and in August alone, 95 pets were prevented from entering the South LA Shelter.

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To celebrate, September 12-20 Centinela Feed is doubling the food donation as part of their yearly #FOODFRENZY. Join the mission this week and make your donation count!  Support Downtown Dog Rescue by purchasing DOG for DOG DOGSFOOD, DOGSTREATS and DOGSBUTTER at Centinela Feed!

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Meet Casper, one of the many rescue dogs that receive DOUBLE the donation when you purchase DOG for DOG DOGSFOOD during Centinela Feed’s #FoodFrenzy this week.

 

Pets for Patriots sets record for dog food donations

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Pets for Patriots sets record for dog food donations

Originally posted to Pets for Patriots blog here.

Buddy is among many recipients of dog food donations through a record-setting campaign with DOG for DOG, makers of high quality, all natural, made in the USA pet food. The company ran a one-month promotion to benefit Pets for Patriots, and Buddy and his veteran Michael would like to say, “Thank you.”

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For every purchase, the company donates an equal amount of their dog food to help pets in need. Our promotion with them was such a success that it shattered their one-month sales record through their Amazon store and yielded a whopping 101 bags of donated food.

At our request, DOG for DOG sent a full pallet – more than 900 pounds of food – to Humane Society of Pinellas, our partner shelter where Michael and Buddy adopted one another. The remaining 36 bags were delivered to Michael for Buddy’s enjoyment, and should last him til November 2016.