Dogs With No Names Helps Feed Undernourished Dogs throughout Southern Alberta through Support of Pet Planet.
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Dogs With No Names Helps Feed Undernourished Dogs throughout Southern Alberta through Support of Pet Planet.

Over 16,000 pounds of (premium) dog food has been distributed to dogs on First Nations reserves.

(PRWEB) August 16, 2012 - Pet Planet, in partnership with Horizon Pet Nutrition, provided over 1000 lb. of food to Dogs With No Names.

Established in 2011, Dogs With No Names is a scientific pilot program working to combat the number of homeless dogs on First Nations reserves in southern Alberta through the use of contraceptive implants. In addition to their efforts in contraception, Dogs With No Names distributes donated dog food from Horizon Pet Nutrition and Pet Planet health stores to undernourished dogs throughout two First Nations reserves in southern Alberta.

To date, this self-funded and volunteer based program has received over 16,000 lb. of dog food for distribution to undernourished dogs. 1,000 lbs of Horizon Pet Nutrition premium pet food was distributed on the reserve throughout June 2012, with another 1000 lbs planned over the next quarter.

Dogs have a short and difficult life without adequate food, water and shelter available to them. This is especially true on our First Nations reserves, which experience northern climates with severe winter months. While adoptions of reserve dogs are possible and encouraged through rescue groups, unfortunately, they are limited to younger pups and tamer dogs that can make the transition to a companion dog. There is also a shortage of welcoming homes.

It was in the hopes of reducing the suffering of these dogs that the Dogs With No Names initiative was born. Pet Planet health stores are devoted to supporting worthy causes such as this and excited to continue this important partnership.

For more information on Dogs With No Names, please visit

About Pet Planet

Nearly 15 years ago, Laura Leah English and her mother Joan Bauer, opened the doors to their first Pet Planet store, with a vision to be more than just a store, but with a dream “To encourage a global society where all pets are loved, respected, protected and kept in good health; a society without pet overpopulation, homelessness or abuse.” Through passion and innovation, Pet Planet has grown to 41 locations in North America, with 9 more stores on the horizon and has entered the U.S. market with its first stores in Arizona, educating Guardians about the health and well being of animal companions.

Established in: 1996
Average store size: 2500 sq. feet
Expected growth in Arizona: 20 stores, in 5 years
Services offered in Arizona: self wash facility

Product highlights: Quality health food and nutritional products – Pet food sold at Pet Planet is dense in nutrients & will save the consumer money

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Emily Bond
Pet Planet



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