It’s National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day! Wellness fans were asked to define their pet adoption experience with One Word & One Photo–here are their responses.
1– Instant stress-reliever — Studies show petting a dog or cat reduces stress. If you’re feeling a little anxious, sit with Bella and share some love. Plus, they always know when you need a hug.
2—No Alarm Clock Needed – You don’t have to worry about oversleeping. A paw in your face or consistent bedroom pacing will ensure you enjoy sunrises together.
3–Exercise buddy–If you even go near the leash, they’re there, tails wagging and excitement growing every second. If you need a little push to get outside—and don’t we all at times—Max is happy to oblige.
4–The best conversation partner — Pets don’t talk back – Had a bad day? You can share your troubles with your pets and they won’t judge you, try to “fix” it or otherwise interfere. They’ll just let you share while they listen.
5— You don’t have to get dressed up – Your pets don’t require your best clothes, full makeup and a trip to the hairstylist. They love you in your ratty sweats and that sweater with the hole in it.
6—Stay present—Pets don’t worry about yesterday or tomorrow, they live in the moment. It’s a skill that we could all benefit from practicing.
7—Simple needs – Aside from wanting to eat lots of tasty, healthy food, cats and dogs don’t require expensive gadgets to keep them happy. An empty box or old toy will do just fine.
8-Keep you entertained. There’s a reason the internet is populated with countless photos of cats and dogs—they’re always doing something fun and adorable! Whether your cat chases his tail while running through the house or your dog stops you in your tracks with that, “I’m guilty” look, it’s hard to resist their charm.
9–Don’t Require Taxi Service – They don’t miss the bus, and don’t need a ride to soccer practice. Instead, you two go on rides for fun things–like testing out their new doggles!
10-Unconditional love – The final reason we love our pets? We know we can count on them to love us without question.
What did we miss? What are your favorite reasons why you love your pets? Please share on our Facebook Page!
It’s almost the end of the year, but before we welcome 2014, we decided to look back at the photos that Wellness Pet Food fans shared with us on Facebook in 2013. We were so impressed with what we found that we decided to share our favorites. Since they didn’t have to spend any time looking for nutritious food , these cats and dogs had plenty of time to focus on their eclectic talents!
We give you, “Wellness Pets: Best of 2013”:
1. Best Bedhead:
Even with an entire aisle of hair care products, we couldn’t replicate this kitten’s coiffure! Tousled just perfectly, this cat’s bedhead style is the perfect fusion of high-fashion and fun. This hairstyle was clearly the result of an afternoon spent sleeping on the windowsill–a perfect excuse for taking a good long nap!
We don’t condone excess feeding, but we’ve got to credit this clever cat for nearly breaking into a bag of Wellness Pure Delights cat treats! When interviewed about his technique, the cat said, “I bite and claw the bag, then I snag those delicious turkey and salmon morsels!”
3. Best Hiding Spot:
This hiding spot is superior for many reasons: 1. Camouflage, 2. Aromatherapy, 3. Breakfast, 4. Lunch, 5. Dinner, 6. Dessert
4. Best Model Pose:
Haven’t these dogs mastered the over-the-shoulder, “Oh, me?” look perfectly? The next time we see them, they’ll likely be featured in an ad campaign for a luxury doggie perfume. Ah, some were just born to be in front of the camera!
5. Best Security Guard:
Did the dog chew on those sneakers? This cat knows. Did someone tip-toe downstairs for a midnight snack? This cat knows. Master of her domain, this cat will keep a watchful eye out for any intruders; just don’t try opening a can of tuna near her unless you’re prepared to share.
6. Best Slow Dancer
Maybe it’s just us, but we think this dog has near-perfect form. She even manages to keep an appropriate distance from her partner, much to the surprise of high-school dance chaperones everywhere. Book your ballroom lessons now!
7. Best Use of a Box:
These felines give new meaning to the expression, “If it fits, I sits.” These cat-ortionists do however abide by a few rules when using their box: 1. Trim your toe claws before getting in, 2. We only fits before we eat our breakfast, 3. No dogs allowed!
8. Best Patient Dog:
So many litter boxes, so much meowing! When the feline pheromones become a bit too much for this dog to handle, he closes his eyes and goes to his happy place—a park with unlimited squirrels to chase!
9. Most Studious Cat:
While most of her kitty counterparts are sprawled out in their beds or intently watching the window for movement, this cat is catching up on the day’s headlines and getting to work on her latest novel.
Do you have funny photos of your pets? You can share them on our Facebook page.
Sally from Wikes Barre Township, PA wrote to let us know that her dog just loves Wellness Chicken & Sweet Potato Natural Canned Dog Food Recipe. When we saw this photo of Daisy, we knew we had to share it with other Wellness fans out there. Check out Daisy, sitting happily in a daisy patch. How adorable and how fitting with her name.
A big thanks to Daisy’s pet parent Sally for sharing this with us!
We look forward to this day every year. At Wellness our pets are our motivation everyday, so having them here for Take Your Dog to Work Day is a special treat for all of us. We want our furry family members to be completely comfortable during their visit so we indulge them with special amenities including doggy massages, games, nail clippings and Wellness treats.
We are already looking forward to next year, but in the meantime we invite you to sit back and relax and enjoy some cute moments from our day.
Since we live in a digital age, there is something very special we feel at Wellness when we receive a hand written testimonial letter. So, when we read Carly Jean’s story (sent in by pet parent Marianne Wilson) yesterday, we just had to scan it in and share her True Wellness™ story with all our loyal pet parents out there. Introducing the incredible Carly Jean, service dog and furry family member extraordinaire. What is Carly Jean’s food of choice you might be wondering? See in the photo below of Carly posed with a bag of Wellness® CORE® Grain-Free Original Recipe for Dogs, her favorite.
Check out this week’s pet showcase and learn what recipes these adorable pets love!
Every week, we are more and more amazed by the Wellness testimonials and photos that our true believers send in. This week is no exception. Here are some of the beautiful pets submitted in the past couple of days who are portraits of True Wellness™. Aren’t they gorgeous? We sure think so.