Announcing the Tour for Heroes

Posted by F&S

From February 3 - 26, 2010, Purina ONE Pet Food is traveling across the country, stopping at local animal shelters to help pets in need with temporary food banks and adoption events. We'll have more information for you soon. Meanwhile, check out the tour schedule below.

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Johnny is from the San Francisco SPCA. To learn more about Johnny, click on the link to the shelter below.

1 Johnny is from the San Francisco SPCA. To learn more about Johnny, click on the link to the shelter below.

Wally is from the San Francisco SPCA. To learn more about Wally, click on the link to the shelter below.

2 Wally is from the San Francisco SPCA. To learn more about Wally, click on the link to the shelter below.

Claudette is from Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek, California. To learn more about Claudette, click on the link to the shelter below.

3 Claudette is from Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek, California. To learn more about Claudette, click on the link to the shelter below.

Flamenco is from Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek, California. To learn more about Flamenco, click on the link to the shelter below.

4 Flamenco is from Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek, California. To learn more about Flamenco, click on the link to the shelter below.

Joni is from BARK Avenue Foundation in Los Angeles. To learn more about Joni, click on the link to the shelter below.

5 Joni is from BARK Avenue Foundation in Los Angeles. To learn more about Joni, click on the link to the shelter below.

Punkin is from BARK Avenue Foundation in Los Angeles. To learn more about Punkin, click on the link to the shelter below.

6 Punkin is from BARK Avenue Foundation in Los Angeles. To learn more about Punkin, click on the link to the shelter below.

Barsik is from the San Diego Humane Society. To learn more about Barsik, click on the link to the shelter below.

7 Barsik is from the San Diego Humane Society. To learn more about Barsik, click on the link to the shelter below.

Sam is from the San Diego Humane Society. To learn more about Sam, click on the link to the shelter below.

8 Sam is from the San Diego Humane Society. To learn more about Sam, click on the link to the shelter below.

Achilles is from HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix, Arizona.To learn more about Achilles, click on the link to the shelter below.

9 Achilles is from HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix, Arizona.To learn more about Achilles, click on the link to the shelter below.

Balii is from HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix, Arizona.To learn more about Balii, click on the link to the shelter below.

10 Balii is from HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix, Arizona.To learn more about Balii, click on the link to the shelter below.

Daniah is from the Houston Humane Society. To learn more about Daniah, click on the link to the shelter below.

11 Daniah is from the Houston Humane Society. To learn more about Daniah, click on the link to the shelter below.

Billy Bob is from the Houston Humane Society. To learn more about Billy Bob, click on the link to the shelter below.

12 Billy Bob is from the Houston Humane Society. To learn more about Billy Bob, click on the link to the shelter below.

Frenchy is from the Southern Animal Foundation in New Orleans. To learn more about Frenchy, click on the link to the shelter below.

13 Frenchy is from the Southern Animal Foundation in New Orleans. To learn more about Frenchy, click on the link to the shelter below.

Boomer is from the Jacksonville Humane Society in Jacksonville, Florida. To learn more about Boomer, click on the link to the shelter below.

14 Boomer is from the Jacksonville Humane Society in Jacksonville, Florida. To learn more about Boomer, click on the link to the shelter below.

Sander is from the Atlanta Humane Society. To learn more about Sander, click on the link to the shelter below.

15 Sander is from the Atlanta Humane Society. To learn more about Sander, click on the link to the shelter below.

Argentina is from the Atlanta Humane Society. To learn more about Argentina, click on the link to the shelter below.

16 Argentina is from the Atlanta Humane Society. To learn more about Argentina, click on the link to the shelter below.

Bennett is from North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, New York. To learn more about Bennett, click on the link to the shelter below.

17 Bennett is from North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, New York. To learn more about Bennett, click on the link to the shelter below.

Connie and Carla are from North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, New York. To learn more about Connie and Carla, click on the link to the shelter below.

18 Connie and Carla are from North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, New York. To learn more about Connie and Carla, click on the link to the shelter below.

Tour Stops

San Francisco, California
San Francisco SPCA

Walnut Creek, California
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)

Los Angeles
BARK Avenue Foundation

San Diego, California
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA -- North Campus

Phoenix, Arizona
HALO Animal Rescue

Houston, Texas
Houston Humane Society

New Orleans
Southern Animal Foundation

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Humane Society of Broward County

Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville Humane Society

Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Humane Society

Port Washington, New York
North Shore Animal League

Comments (9)

  • Good luck with the animal tour food banks and pet adoptions. I hope many animals are helped and adopted. What a wonderful thing Purina is doing.
    Look forward to hearing all about the adoptions and tour in the near future.

    I am signing off for awhile, my Mama is having gal bladder surgery today.
    Franny & Sharkey keep up the fun adventures until we can return to read about them. Hopefully as soon as my Mama feels better

    Happy weekend everyone,
    Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow

  • Beautiful pets to be adopted...I pray they all get wonderful loving homes...Best of Luck with this Tour!

    Bosley Chow Chow hope all will be ok with your Mama's surgery..Best wishes for her also.

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    So many animals, so few homes. I guess I am one of the lucky ones; not from a shelter, but taken in by my loving mommy and daddy. Some of my brothers and sisters were taken in by people who didn’t take very good care of them; now they are gone. You two girls are doing your share in letting the public know the plight of such animals; keep up the good work. Mrs. Bosley, I hope your mama gets to feeling better soon.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hello everyone: My Christmas wish is to have every pup and kitty that needs a home adopted and welcomed into a good and loving home. I know that my momma and daddy love me more than anything else and will love me for all eternity. Momma told me that! Momma said it makes her sooooo sad to see that some pups and kitties are abused and left starving, burned, beaten and not looked after at all.

    Well, it's time for my nap. Too cold today here in NC. By the way, I still haven't been able to get into the Secret Grandpa Room to get a look at my Christmas presents and of course Momma still says to be patient and I still don't know what that means. See ya later. Love, Gracyn.

  • What beautiful little boys and girls!...oh, I want them ALL! In seeing all these homeless doggies-n-kittiekitties, I'm going to hug my little Mandy extra tight tonight when I get home. It's very cold out now in Maryland with a snowstorm on the way this weekend, and I'll make sure she has a really coziewozie spot where she can be warm and feel safe as her little eyes close in slumber with trust in her little heart. (Those conditions always exist, but it's my 'motherly instincts' taking over...)

    For Mrs. Bosley ChowChow's mommie - mommiePam - I'll be thinking about you as you undergo your surgery and wish you all the best for a speedy recovery.

    Hold-you-tight hugs to everyone ('evwybunnie', as my beautiful little Mandy would say) here at TheDailyWag!

    =^..^=

  • Dear Admin., This is a wonderful blog today. I love the wonderful project you are going to do in February 2010. These photos of adoptable dogs and cats in shelters, are absolutely fantastic and I hope more people will adopt them soon. Thank you for all that you do for our wonderful animals. PS, Mrs. Bosley, you take good care of your Mama. Hope we hear from you soon. Love, Jan (Dudley Do Right's Mom) xoxoxoxoxo

  • I know of a woman named Donna Hawks, she run Cache Creek Animal Rescue, Anna, Il. She drives 6 hrs. one way every other weekend to Shorewood, Il. bringing cats and dogs for adoption. She adopts out of Petco in Shorewood, Il. and stays until Sunday pm.
    She's extremely dedicated in finding these beautiful animals homes. Her dream is to drive back to Anna,IL
    with an empty van. I didn't know about your tour for heroes until today 12/18/09. She is in constant need of food needless to say. Can you help her and her animals?

    Thank you in advance for any help that you can give!
    Barbara Russell

  • This past summer we with the help of HSUS we rescued 600 dogs from a puppy mill that was in-humane and gave these dogs much needed help. We are trying to build a new facility and are trying to raise funds for the shelter. Sorry we are not on your tour but any help is greatly appreciated.

  • Hello Martha,

    Could you help out these K9 Veterans.

    I have found an issue that I find simply unacceptable in the military. I happen to be an old guy and a Disabled Veteran. Not a war veteran. In America I thought we always took care of our veterans. Will it seems this may not be always the case. In an article in the magazine Rally to Rescue, which is supported by Purina Proplan Volume 5, Issue 3, there is an article “Unsung Heroes”. Website: http://www.rallytorescue.org/ you should review.

    The article is about our K9 Veterans. These are Military Working Dogs, which have served in the Military since World War One. The dogs are retired after 6 to 8 years of Active Duty Military Work. These Veterans are used for Drug and Bomb detection. As bomb detection K9’s they have saved thousands of our veterans. The issue which I find utterly amazing is that these Veterans although deployed to many part of the world. Such as our two current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are not allowed to return to America on Military flights with their fellow veterans. This is absolutely ridiculous. These are our tax dollars and I am sure they would not take up that much space. Fellow Veterans I am sure would volunteer to have their comrades at their feet.

    There is now another organization that is trying to help. It is Save-A-Vet. Here is that website: http://www.saveavet.org/
    This organization trying to help place these veterans in places where they can live out there lives as a retired Veteran. A great organization that I am sure you would agree with. One of there major issues is getting these K9 Veterans back to America and must pay for the flight to get them home. It costs $500 to $2,000 per dog to ship them back to America where they belong. They get donations and people do it for free in some cases that have transportation available.

    I find that this is amazing in America, the hope of the Brave and Free that we use these K9 Veterans all over the world. Ship them to their destination on a Military flight, use them, and then we do not bring them back home to America after they have served Honorably. All that I am asking is that we bring them back home and give organizations like “Save A Vet a chance”.

    Please help by bringing this to the publics attention.

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