STRAY DOG “ADOPTS” EXTREME SPORTS TEAM

Posted by & filed under Caroline Golon, pet adoption, Pet Stories.

straydog1Team Peak Performance, a Swedish extreme sports racing team competing in a championship in the Ecuadorian rainforest, thought they had trained to be ready for anything. But they weren’t prepared to be joined on their journey by a friendly stray dog who stole their hearts.

It all began with a meatball. According to the team’s Facebook page, right before starting the most difficult part of the competition through the jungle, the teammates – Mikael, Simon, Stafan and Karen – were approached by a stray dog as they sat down for a meal. Someone tossed the dog a meatball and figured he’d be on his way.

They were wrong.

A few kilometers into their challenging trek, the team discovered the dog was following them. Despite their best efforts to dissuade him, the dog kept up with them and refused to leave. The team, realizing they couldn’t shake him, named him Arthur and good naturedly allowed him to tag along.

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NEW HALO COUPONS FOR JANUARY – FEBRUARY

Posted by & filed under Caroline Chang, Holistic Cat Food, Holistic Dog Food, Natural Dog Food, Natural Pet Food, Natural Pet Products.

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For blog readers, newsletter subscribers, Twitter followers and Facebook fans only, we’re happy to offer this month’s store coupons for Halo products!

Remember, these coupons are only valid at stores where Halo is sold.

For Halo store locations, enter your zip/postal code here.

Products sell out fast, so please call ahead to make sure your nearest retailer has what you need (if not, they can usually order it for you quickly).

“SHELTER ME: NEW BEGINNINGS” AIRING THIS WEEK IN WEST VIRGINIA

Posted by & filed under Caroline Golon, Giving Back, pet adoption, Pet Shelters, Video.

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Shelter Me: New Beginnings,” the fourth episode of the inspiring national PBS series that celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories.

Halo, dedicated to raising awareness about pet adoption, has also proudly sponsored the previous three episodes, each hosted by leading actors and animal advocates, including: Katherine Heigl, Jane Lynch, and Edie Falco.

Hosted by actor and animal advocate Allison Janney, the one-hour emotionally-charged fourth episode focuses on two stories, including an aircraft transport of 120 shelter dogs to loving homes as well as a nationally recognized animal trainer who is implementing a first of its kind doggie play groups in overcrowded city shelters.

The “Shelter Me” series was created by filmmaker Steven Latham, who wants to break down the negative perceptions and stigmas of public animal shelters and help people realize that shelter pets make the best pets.

“Shelter Me: New Beginnings” (Ep. 4) on PBS
Here is this week’s airing schedule:

WEST VIRGINIA
Charleston, WV – WVPB – 2
Monday, January 19 at 8 p.m. (Ep. 2)
Monday, January 19 at 9 p.m. (Ep. 3)
Monday, January 19 at 10 p.m. (Ep. 4)

West Virginia Public Broadcasting – WSWP – 2 / WNPB – 2
Monday, January 19 at 8 p.m. (Ep. 2)
Monday, January 19 at 9 p.m. (Ep. 3)
Monday, January 19 at 10 p.m. (Ep. 4)

Click here for the complete schedule of Shelter Me: New Beginnings.

LOST KITTEN FOUND 2,300 MILES FROM HOME

Posted by & filed under Caroline Golon, pet adoption, Pet Stories.

foundkittin-lgThanks to a microchip, a lost 6-month-old kitten is going home to her owner in New Mexico – who lives 2,300 miles from where the kitten was found!

According to Today.com, little Spice went missing on Halloween, when her owner believes the kitten slipped out the door during Trick-or-Treat night.

Spice turned up in Portland, Maine nearly a week later, in a duffle bag that also contained cat litter and food. Bob Watterson, who was shopping at the Catholic Charities Maine Thrift Store, noticed the bag was rustling.

He peeked inside and saw Spice. Not seeing collar or tags on the little cat, he took her home for a few days to care for her before taking her to the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook, Maine.

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KIBBLE DROP 2014: LINDA BLAIR, TAILWAGGERS AND HALO HELP HOLLYWOOD PETS

Posted by & filed under Bethany Meissner, Events, Giving Back, Natural Dog Food, Natural Pet Food, pet adoption, Pet Shelters.

Tailwaggers-Pet-StoreThe 2014 Holiday Kibble Drop “Feed It Forward Tour” stopped at Tailwaggers in Hollywood, CA on Thursday, December 18 to spread more holiday cheer. Actress Linda Blair’s organization, the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation received 20,000 meals of Halo Vigor and Halo Spot’s Stew.

Linda Blair celebrated the Kibble Drop with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Paws at Tailwaggers along with some very happy pups and customers! We suspect most of the pets were asking Mr. and Mrs. Santa Paws for homes at the top of their wishlists. We know how important nutrition is for helping pets find forever homes. GreaterGood.org Executive Director Liz Baker agrees, “A well-nourished dog is a happy dog, and that makes a dramatic difference when it comes to getting them out of the shelter and into a permanent, loving home.”

The 2014 “Feed it Forward Tour” is making 15 stops to deliver 500,000 healthy meals to pets in more than 30 shelters and rescues across North America. Halo, Freekibble.com, and GreaterGood.org are enjoying this fourth annual Holiday Kibble Drop. You enable us to donate more than 1.5 million meals a year. The Holiday Kibble Drop, part of the #HaloFeedItForward campaign, is just one part of that. When you share a photo of your pet on social media with #HaloFeedItForward, Halo donates a meal on your behalf to a pet in need.

We hope that the pets of the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation find homes soon. Thank you for making it possible for us to fulfill some holiday wishes.

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