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More than 35 Adoptable Pugs to be Fed Through Brand’s WellPet Foundation


Tewksbury, Mass. (June 19, 2012) – Today, Wellness® natural pet food donated over 1,800 pounds of Wellness dog food to Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles through the brand’s non-profit arm, the WellPet Foundation. Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of abandoned, neglected, unwanted, displaced and abused pugs, giving them a second chance in a loving and caring “forever” home.

“We’re so grateful to the WellPet Foundation for this generous donation to the Pug Nation Rescue,” said Gwenn Vallone, CFO and founding board member of the organization.  “The more than 1,800 pounds of natural dog food will go toward feeding more than 35 loving pugs and pug mixes who are awaiting adoption.”

The WellPet Foundation supports organizations and activities that promote the power of natural nutrition and the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle.  WellPet, the maker of natural pet food and treat brands Wellness®, Holistic Select®, Old Mother Hubbard®and Eagle Pack®, established the WellPet Foundation in 2007 to support groups whose goals are similar to the brands’ - helping pets live healthier, happier, longer lives.  Each year, the WellPet Foundation provides monetary, food and in-kind donations to pet welfare organizations nationwide.  To learn more, please visit

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About WellPet, LLC:  WellPet is home to the family of premium pet food brands including Wellness®, Old Mother Hubbard®, Eagle Pack® and Holistic Select®. For more than 100 years, WellPet has delivered on the promise of doing whatever it takes to make the healthiest natural products for the pets that depends on us. Today, our team of animal lovers, nutritionists and vets at WellPet are committed to carrying forth our strong heritage, continuing to find new ways to bring innovation, nutritional excellence and product quality to our family of natural brands, always putting pet health first.

About The WellPet Foundation®:  Responsibility, Passion, Commitment

At WellPet, we are committed to giving back to the world we share with our pets. Through the WellPet Foundation, we support organizations and activities that promote the power of natural nutrition and the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles. Learn more at