Halo_DreamCoat_8We received this review from Cierra about her “Roxie” and Halo Dream Coat:

This is one of my babies Roxie. We got her from the Owen Sound Animal Shelter on December 19th 2014. Knowing my beautiful girl was just 8 months old when we got her and came in as a “stray”.

With very thin and brittle fur, it was hard for us to get Roxie to have a nice shiny coat, even after her placing her on a very good food. There is almost a one year difference between these photos but the only thing that changed was her size.

While walking through Pet Smart in Owen Sound I decided to try the Halo Dream Coat product just as a random grab and Roxie used it for just ONE month, and I’m SO thankful for this product.

Her fur is beautiful now, so shiny and soft. She has NO bald spots anymore and is looking her healthiest. I can’t believe how well this product has worked for her, I will HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone looking to treat hair loss for their pets.

Thank you Cierra for writing us and sharing the pictures of Roxie! We are happy to hear that she is doing so well and her coat is now shiny and soft.


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gunther-lgThere are many heroes in animal rescue and sometimes that hero can even be another dog!

According to the Saint Augustine Record, a black lab puppy named Gunther came into the Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services in bad shape.

He was anemic from flea infestation and extremely weak. Shelter workers feared he wouldn’t make it.

He was in desperate need of a blood transfusion. Fortunately, another young dog, a one-year-old Catahoula mix named Hula, was able to donate blood to help the pup.

Soon after, Hula was adopted by Cassi James and her 7-year-old daughter, Jaedyn. It was clear from the start that Hula was perfect for their family. “She is such a good dog, so tame,” James told the St. Augustine Record. “And she’s so good with Jaedyn.”

Click here to read the complete story.

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5lq14xQhCelebrating “the best of the best,” PR News named our #HaloFeeditForward at BarkWorld Expo campaign one of four finalists for Instagram marketing campaigns. The other finalists in our category are Prudential, the City of Houston, and FreshDirect.

We’re honored to be named a finalist for this campaign conducted in partnership with BarkWorld during their November 5-7, 2015 expo. BarkWorld explores social media, technology, and lifestyle issues for pet parents, influencers, and businesses.

Attendees include dog and cat bloggers, social media superstars, and celebrities! It’s a fantastic event hosted by Lumina, the parent of and This year it’ll be October 12-16 in Atlanta, GA. Will we see you there?

For our #HaloFeeditForward campaign at BarkWorld Expo in 2015, it rested on a lot of donations that you made possible! First we donated a bowl of food for each conference registrant.

Then we donated a bowl for each photo shared with our “Rescue Hero” photo frame. This resulted in and donating 10,000 bowls of Halo Spot’s Stew to pets in need because of that one weekend!

We’re so grateful for the enthusiasm of everyone at BarkWorld and love that the bloggers spread the word so more people could get in on the fun. And, of course, we’re grateful to you without whom none of these donations would be possible.

Didn’t catch the photos on Instagram at the time? You can still see some of the photos on Facebook. You’ll even spot some celebrities such as the stars of Animal Planet’s Tree Top Cat Rescue, Olympic silver medalist and rescue hero Gus Kenworthy and Pit Boss star Shorty Rossi.

Want to get in on the fun? You can still Share the Love for pets and Halo when you share your photos. Just don’t forget to use #HaloFeeditForward when you share your Halo pet on Instagram!


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“Lenny Abrahamson, the director of the incredible movie “Room”, was nominated for Best Director this year. As part of Lenny’s Oscar nomination gift bag, and offered him the option of donating 10,000 Halo meals to the shelter of his choice.

He chose KittyKind! And we chose to give those meals to as many rescuers who feed community cats as we could possibly help.

The results: On Saturday, April 9, 2016, KittyKind distributed 136 bags of high-quality, salmon-flavored Halo Spot’s Stew (1,168 pounds of food!!), to over 20 colony caretakers.

This distribution is helping to feed OVER 1,000 COMMUNITY CATS! On Saturday, we worked together to make a difference for some of NYC’s biggest heroes.

Infinite thanks to @Freekibblecom, @GreaterGoodorg, @LennyAbrahamson, and @Halopets for making this possible.”

When Halo asked if the cats were enjoying the food and if the donation was helpful? This was the response….

“Are you kidding? This probably the best food most of these cats have ever had. Not one single complaint from the rescuers, only tears of joy about the high quality of the food.”


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imageI am really a dog and cat person, right? I wrote “The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know,” and “The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know.” And while I had two pet sheep as a child (Eloise and Baa-Baa, who had a black face), I never had any plans to write “The Goat Bible: Everything Your Goat Wants to Eat.”

But now I have met Penelope the Goat – looking fuzzy as a rabbit in the little sweater knitted for her by a Lollypop Farm volunteer – and my life has changed! I’m head over heels in love! And I’m not alone – when her picture was posted online 2 million people fell in love with her, too!

You can see for yourself what I’m talking about – and here is Penelope’s story: a few months back, Lollypop Farm (Humane Society of Greater Rochester) in New York was called out to help rescue some animals in a cruelty case.

They agreed to take several goats they knew they could adopt out. But lo and behold, they got more than they bargained for because three of those goats were “with child.” However, once born, the boy baby goats were very rude and pushy with the girl baby goat, Miss Penelope, and shoved her out of the way at “mealtimes.”

DFF-logo-ProudSponsor175x166To make sure she got enough to eat, Penelope had to be bottle fed by Joanna, the Lollypop Farm manager, who became her second Mama.

Penelope became super-friendly with people (even more than with her own kind) and Lollypop Farm decided they would keep her as their Goat Ambassador to promote other adoptions. They’re also working on having her become a therapy goat, who will go visiting in the community wherever she can spread good cheer.

I learned about her because I am bringing the Dog Film Festival to Rochester this summer – on Sunday July 17th at The Little Theater, with 50% of every ticket benefiting Lollypop Farm. I’ll get to meet Miss Penelope and many other farm and household adoptable animals when I am there. And I hope to meet some of you, too!

Tracie began her fascination with dogs and cats by turning her eye as a former investigative reporter on every aspect of living with them, resulting in her encyclopedic resources THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and then the THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. Before long, Tracie was established as a leading pet wellness advocate as her all-encompassing books covered everything from medical issues to behavior, nutrition and environmental enrichment.
Tracie began her career as a radio personality with a live show – DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) – on the local NPR station in the Hamptons, Peconic Public Broadcasting (WPPB) from Southampton, New York (the show is now also carried on the NPR station Robinhood Radio in Connecticut and the Berkshires). DOG TALK® won a Gracie® Award (the radio equivalent of an Oscar) in 2010 as the “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio” and continues weekly after more than 450 continuous shows and 9 years on the air. Tracie’s live weekly call-in show CAT CHAT® was on SiriusXM satellite radio for seven years until the Martha Stewart channel was canceled in 2013.

Tracie lives in Vermont where the Radio Pet Lady Network studio is based, on 13 acres well-used by her all-girl pack – two lovely, lively Weimaraners, Maisie and Wanda, and a Collie-mix, Jazzy.

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