The Dogist in Action
[Above] Elias Weiss Friedman of The Dogist captures
Shamus modeling the Comfy Wrap at the All Four
Paws booth (4060). [Right] Jaclyn Bogart of All Four
Paws celebrates the company’s 10th anniversary.
 Bart Bonte, Chantal Salene and Bruce Flantzer at
Moderna’s booth (3054). [ 2] Milena Bermudez of Driving Me Knots in New Jersey wins second place in the
Creative Styling – Open contest. [ 3] The ferrets at the
Marshall Pet Products booth (3445) are in good hands
with Sage. [ 4] Jim Osgood of Klean Kanteen, Caitlyn
Dudas of Pet Sustainability Coalition and David Rizzo of
Zuke’s (booth 1445) at the Pet Sustainability Coalition’s
event at Shark Reef Aquarium in Mandalay Bay.
OXBOW ANIMAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN TO
BENEFIT SMALL ANIMAL RESCUES
Oxbow Animal Health (booth 4254) has launched a donation campaign that
will benefit small animal rescues. A portion of the proceeds from every bag
of Garden Select food purchased through Aug. 31 will be donated to small
animal rescues in need via Oxbow’s Sharing Our Garden campaign. Up to
$5,000 will be shared amongst the winning organizations.
Nominations are open to the public and can be made on Oxbow’s website, oxbowanimalhealth.com.
“Every day, small animal rescue organizations give selflessly to provide
for the needs and quality of life of the animals in their care,” said Melissa
Ross, director of marketing, education and innovation for the Murdock,
Neb.-based company. “Oxbow knows that finding support and resources is a challenge for many of these groups, and we’re honored to support
their efforts whenever possible. We are excited to dedicate a portion of the
proceeds from every bag of Garden Select foods sold in July and August to
benefit the wonderful work of rescue groups.”
COMPANY OF ANIMALS HONORED BY WORLD BRANDING FORUM
The Company of Animals’ (booth 2155) Halti Headcollar was recently honored by The World Branding Awards.
The World Branding Awards are presented annually by the World
Branding Forum, headquartered in London. The Halti brand was selected
as an Animalis Edition finalist. The Animalis Edition is described by the presenters as the largest pet and animal brands recognition forum in the world.
Winners were determined on the basis of three criteria: financial valuation,
public online voting and market research.
“It is indeed an honor for us to receive this international award,” said Dr.
Roger Mugford, CEO and founder of The Company of Animals, which has
U.S. headquarters in Davenport, Fla. “When I invented the Halti Headcollar
to help improve the lives of people and pets, my main focus was to create a
product that simply helped make walking the dog a more enjoyable experience, for both pet and owner.”
WAHL AND GREATERGOOD.ORG
SUPPORT MOBILE GROOMING TOUR
Sterling, Ill.-based Wahl (booth 871) and
GreaterGood.org have joined forces to help
an Australian family tour the U.S. in a mobile dog-washing vehicle to raise money and
awareness for dog adoption. The Amos family is determined to meet their goal of visiting
150 cities in all 50 states on its Bathe to Save
Tour by washing more than 25,000 dogs and
raising $1 million to support animal shelters.
“When it comes to adoption, first impres-
sions are crucial; unfortunately, less than half of dogs entering shelters each
year are getting the grooming they need so their lovable, adoptable selves can
shine through,” said Anthony Amos, who is on the tour with his wife, Rachel,
and three children. “One bath at a time, our goal is to save the lives of dogs
that would otherwise be euthanized.”
Dog lovers who can’t make it to the events can still support the tour by
visiting the tour’s website, bathetosave.com, where they can make a donation.
Every dollar raised on the tour goes to GreaterGood.org, a charitable organi-
zation that will distribute cash grants to animal shelters across the country.
The Bathe to Save Tour kicked off in May and will continue through October. The tour is Wahl’s latest commitment to support shelters nationwide
and provide the necessary grooming products to transform dogs and help
them find forever homes. During the past five years, Wahl’s donations have
helped pet shelters clean up more than 70,000 dogs and get them ready for
adoption, the company reported. 2 1