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Three Veteran’s Rescue Dog Stories (And How You Can Support Them!)

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Three Veteran’s Rescue Dog Stories (And How You Can Support Them!)

This month DOG for DOG is supporting an amazing organization, Pets for Patriots. This group provides financial support for veterans who rescue at-risk shelter animals across the country. Why do we love this charity? Here are a few stories that highlight the heros they work with and support…

1. Shaun’s Story: Veteran who overcame personal odds adopts dog left to die in city street

“He gives me inspiration every day and I’m so happy that I have him in my life. He loves to be held and likes to sleep with his head right on my shoulder. He’ll even wake me sometimes to put my arms around him. “

 

2. Timothy’s Story: Instincts bond Purple Heart Vietnam veteran and once-abused dog

“A dog will help you, because people don’t know. You can sit there and tell the dog your problems when nobody else will listen or they don’t understand. They listen, but they don’t understand,” he says, noting the magic of pets: “They make you forget.”

 

3. Gary’s Story: Dog on heavenly mission a final faithful friend to Vietnam combat veteran

“Before I got Marley, I was really depressed,” Gary shared, “[but] he just seemed to lift me up. He’s just that kind of dog.”

Want to join us and support more veteran rescue missions? Here are three ways you can help:

1. When you purchase DOG for DOG on Amazon during the month of July, an equal amount of dog food will be donated to a retired or active duty military member and their rescues!

2. All stocked up? Another way to support our mission is to leave a short review of a DOG for DOG product on Amazon! The more reviews we have, the more likely we are to get found by new pet parents. Thank YOU for being part of our mission to feed dogs in need!

3. Share this post with friends & family!

Post Your Paws For A Cause!

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UPDATE: We were so blown away by your support that our #DOGforDOGpaws campaign is now running for the entire month of June! Each week, we’ll donate a meal to a dog in need for every Instagram photo of your pup’s paws. Just be sure to add the tag #DOGforDOGpaws, so we can find you!

On Wednesday May 27th, we challenged our Instagram dog friends to post a pic of their paws, and in exchange DOG for DOG would donate a meal to a dog in need. We thought this would be fun, but we never thought this would be called “the next ice bucket challenge”!

When our friends at The BarkPost posted about our campaign, and was their first piece of content to make to trend on Facebook, after being shared over 55,000 times! And by the end of the first week, nearly 35,000 tiny, large, spotted, painted dog paws were tagged #DOGforDOGpaws promoting this campaign.

As the campaign came to a close on June 2nd, paw pics were popping up in our Instagram feed at a steady rate. Dog parents were just too excited about this campaign, so we decided to restructure the promotion, and allow those who were just finding out about #DOGforDOGpaws to be able to join our mission.

How can you get your pup’s paws involved? Post an Instagram photo of your pup’s paws before midnight on Monday, each week in June, to have it counted towards that week’s 1,000 meal donation! Remember to add the hashtag #DOGforDOGpaws, and DOG for DOG will donate a meal to a shelter dog. Keep an eye on our own Instagram account, we’ll have exciting #DOGforDOGpaw updates and news to bring to you every week! Let’s get those paws the air! 

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The Fine Paw Print:
When do I have to post? One photo per Instagram user, per day. So post daily if you like! Each week, DOG for DOG will donate 1 meal for every pup paw on Instagram tagged #DOGforDOGpaws, up to 1,000 meals a week. Promotion ends June 30, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Do they have to be DOG paws? Uh, if you can fool us, then fine, we’ll count them. But we do know the difference between turtle feet and dog feet. (We’re lookin’ at you Rocket Larry.)

Where will the meals go? DOG for DOG donates to rescues and shelters like Villalobos Rescue Center, helping keep shelter dogs full and healthy with premium DOGSFOOD. If Villalobos can get every bowl of food donated, they save more than $300k a year! When a group like this can put their funds towards operating costs, like kennel upkeep, staff salaries, and vet bills, they can save more dogs.

How can I help even more dogs? (We know you’re wondering!) Just buy a bag of natural, made in the USA DOGSFOOD™ on Petsmart.com and an equal amount of food will be donated Villalobos Rescue Sanctuary. Join the movement and help us feed dogs in need.

Help Feed the Dogs of Villalobos Rescue Center

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Need to buy some dog food? Why not choose DOGSFOOD from DOG for DOG?

Today, when you buy a bag from PetSmart.com, Villalobos Rescue Center will receive a matching donation of food from DOG for DOG!

In addition, later this month DOG for DOG will be donating even more food to this truly awesome rescue group. 10,000 pounds will be delivered to feed hungry dogs, which really makes such a huge difference to rescue groups which are often struggling to make ends meet.

During 2015 alone, DOG for DOG has donated over 60,000 pounds of food.
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Join the Movement & Help Us Spread the Word!

The number of dogs in shelters is growing daily to the point of over crowding and sadly, dogs are suffering from a lack of proper nutrition and care. It’s our mission at DOG for DOG to feed as many shelter dogs as possible!

Here’s how it works: You buy a bag of our food or treats, and we give a meal to a dog in need. You have to feed your dog anyway, right? So why not choose healthy food and treats that also give back? All of DOG for DOG’s food and treats are made in the USA using only high-quality meats, fruits and vegetables. Want to learn more? Sign up to receive information about our mission and products here: http://www.dogfordog.com/newsletter-sign-up/

Follow this link to feed the dogs of Villalobos Rescue Center! http://goo.gl/nlJshA

 

Found Animals Gala

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Found Animals Gala

On Saturday, November 1, 2014 I was presented with an award from at the Found Animals Gala honoring the work that I am doing with DOG for DOG. Winning this award from Found Animals Foundation is something I will always cherish.  I can’t thank Dr. Gary and Alya Michelson, Aimee Gilbreath and everyone else at Found Animal Foundation enough for taking the time to honor me.  What really made me have to stop and catch my breath is the sincerity of this team that, at the end of  the day, really is the one deserving of all the honor.  They are truly making a difference in the lives of millions of pets and people.

When I started DOG for DOG it was based behind the belief that people are naturally good.  Groups like Found Animals simply reinforce this belief.

What really humbles me about all of this is the circle of people coming together to impact our world.  If you could only see my team and how hard they have worked from day one to make sure DOG for DOG could become a sustainable way to help pets.  If you could only see the volunteers that save abused, hungry, and scared animals.  If you could only see how many of our loyal followers feed and treat their pets DOG for DOG religiously so the donation items can go to help pets.  If you could see all of this like I do, you would wake up every day knowing that as long as there are passionate people like this, like YOU, we will find a way.

So thank you Found Animals Foundation and every single person that has ever taken even a small action to help an animals in a very big way!

I can’t implore you enough to simply take a small step and get involved with the Found Animals Foundation.  Go now and check them out….www.foundanimals.org

-Rocky Kanaka

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Rocky Kanaka accepting Found Animals awards from Ron Galperin, current Controller for the City of Los Angeles

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Rocky Kanaka, Found Animals Director, Aimee Gilbreath, and Found Animals Founder, Dr. Gary Michelson

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DOG for DOG Team (left to right): Sara Nishikawa, Kelly Hannaford, Rocky Kanaka, Dakota Dunn and Michael Bateman

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RESCUES SPOKE, WE LISTENED!

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RESCUES SPOKE, WE LISTENED!

As a company with the mission to help dogs is need, we spend A LOT of time with shelters and rescue groups.  In that, we devote a significant amount of time making sure we better understand their needs so we can find ways to support them in their life saving efforts. We will forever be a company that learns and adapts in order to help with the problem of pet overpopulation and to promote education amongst the animal rescue community. One very important thing that continually rises to the surface is healthy all natural dog food is not just a want; it is a NEED!

Therefore I am excited to let you know that in our continued efforts to be a company that feeds dogs in need we, have made an update to our giving model.  Now for every DOG for DOG item that you purchase, we will donate that same amount in FOOD to a dog in need.

What does that mean exactly? It means that if you purchase a 14lb bag of DOGSFOOD w/Lamb & Brown Rice, then we will donate 14lbs of food. If you purchase a 7oz bag of DOGSTREAT Mini w/ Duck, we will donate 7oz of food. These donations of food are totaled together at the end of each quarter and make a huge impact for the rescues that are receiving them.

What food is being donated? All “donation food” is our award winning DOGSFOOD w/Pork & Brown Rice, so rescue and shelter dogs will receive the same high-quality, all natural dog food that you are feeding to your dogs!

While we already donate food when you purchase food we will now donate food when you purchase any of our items such treats or a t-shirt.  When you pick up a bag of our treats you may notice it says we donate treats for every bag sold.  While the transition will start occurring on our packaging, know that now when you buy a bag of DOGSTREATs, jar of DOGSBUTTER or any other DOG for DOG product, we will be FEEDING dogs in need!

As always, we thank you for your support and look forward to our continued effort to help dogs in need.

Sincerely,

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Rocky Kanaka

President and Founder

Villalobos Rescue Center Wins Feed A Shelter Campaign!

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HELP US HELP VILLALOBOS RESCUE CENTER!!! 

Click HERE to purchase DOG for DOG, and have Villalobos Rescue Center receive the donated item(s) from your purchase!! Use code: VRC at check out in the “How Did You Hear About Us” box.

Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC) was voted by YOU as the winner of DOG for DOG’s Feed A Shelter campaign to feed a shelter for an entire year! We took to social media in the Spring of 2014 to ask our fans to nominate a shelter or rescue that they would like to see receive free DOGSFOOD for an entire year! After an overwhelming amount of nominations and daily voting, Villalobos Rescue Center was named the grand prize winner!!

Above is footage of the first donation of over 35,000 lbs of DOGSFOOD and treats, made on August 20, 2014. DOG for DOG will be donating 100,000 lbs of food over the course of the next year, but even though that sounds like a lot of food, it realistically will only feed the dogs at VRC for a less than a year. After that, they will go back to purchasing their own food and absorbing the funds that could be used to pay for Vet care or bring in more dogs.

We are asking for your help to keep VRC dogs fed buy purchasing DOG for DOG products from our website and using the code: VRC in the “How Did You Hear About Us” box at check out! All donations from orders using that code will go directly to the rescue group!

With your help, we can help feed VRC dogs for a lifetime!

Dog Food Stores with Heart

by Lorna Ladd
Dog Food Stores with Heart

You’ve got your dog’s back and he’s got yours, but unfortunately, not all dogs are so lucky. Millions of dogs roam the streets unsheltered, abused or alone. It’s not enough to pass by and feel a pang of sorrow for these helpless creatures. There is something we can do, and no contribution is too small.

Luckily, there is a resilient group of dog food stores that go the extra mile when it comes to fighting this cause. These dog food stores’ contributions, while sometimes slight, can mean all the world of difference in battling the abandonment and abuse of innocent dogs. While it may seem there is not much to be done singlehandedly to make a difference in the lives of these canines, we can certainly each do a small part that, as a whole, paves the way for new protectors for our furry friends.

In addition to adopting from shelters in lieu of purchasing pups from pet stores, make a commitment to shopping at outlets that contribute money and donations to dogs in need. Whether shopping for an adorable Halloween costume or simple necessities like pee pads, consider purchasing from dog food stores that use their pet power for the greater good.

The Animal Rescue Site

The Animal Rescue Site is a wonderful resource for pet gifts and supplies. Each item purchased provides at least 14 bowls of food for hungry animals. Benefiting charities like Petfinder.com Foundation, Rescue Bank and IFAW, The Animal Rescue Site has provided 492 million bowls of food for shelter animals in need. While there are a large number of dog food stores that make charitable contributions, the sheer number of dogs fed through this initiative speaks volumes of its success and standing mission to improve the lives of dogs.

PetCo

With more than $111 million donated, PetCo’s commitment to raising money has had a significant impact on the improvement of the lives of over 3.6 million dogs and their caring owners. In addition to their fundraising efforts, PetCo’s mission of providing a higher quality of life for dogs through education proves indispensable in this fight. As one of the many vendors of DOG for DOG, Pet Co supports and unifies our company’s promise to donate one bag of dog food for every bag sold, providing necessary nourishment to thousands of hungry animals. With over 85% of every dollar directly supporting animals in need, purchasing pet goods from this store will undoubtedly bring our mission one step closer to fruition.

DOG for DOG Cares

DOG for DOG takes pride in our efforts to help dogs in need, and we applaud the efforts of those that stand by us in contributing to the betterment of animals’ lives. Shop at dog food stores with heart. Shop DOG for DOG.