August 2, 2021

ACANA Unveils Rescue Care Line for Adopted Dogs

ACANA has launched ACANA Rescue Care for Adopted Dogs, which is the first dog food in the US formulated specifically for the unique needs of rescue dogs and their transition from shelter environments to their forever homes – just in time for National Feed A Rescue Pet Week.

As part of the launch, the pet lovers behind ACANA pet food created the Forever Project, a supportive program that includes the official multi-year pet food sponsorship with Best Friends Animal Society, an organization that works with a network of more than 3,300 animal welfare and shelter partners and community members nationwide.

The sponsorship will feed up to 2.5 million meals to animals at Best Friends Animal Society’s Lifesaving Centers and sanctuary each year, representing half of the total 5 million meals the company will give back to numerous pet organizations this year. Specifically, the sponsorship with Best Friends Animal Society will help contribute toward the organization’s primary goal which is to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025.

“We are so excited to launch a partnership with the ACANA pet food team as part of the Forever Project, especially during National Feed A Rescue Pet Week,” said Julie Castle, Best Friends Animal Society CEO. “We are grateful for the team’s continued commitment in supporting shelter animals.”

This support from the pet lovers at ACANA will cover the substantial cost, lift and effort of feeding the animals that are cared for by Best Friends Animal Society, and in turn the organization can redirect those much-needed funds toward lifesaving programs.

When it comes to successful dog adoptions, finding a dog is only part of the equation. In fact, the first few months are critical to determine whether the new addition is likely to stay part of the family for a lifetime.

A recent survey conducted by the pet lovers behind ACANA found more than eight-in-ten (85 percent) dog owners report experiencing some sort of challenge with their pet when they first welcome them home.

“Our team at ACANA pet food has a long history of and commitment to, supporting and donating to pet rescue organizations, and we want to take it one step further,” said Jennifer Beechen, vice president of marketing for ACANA pet food. “Not only are we increasing our food donations to help rescue animals through Best Friends Animal Society, but we’ve crafted the first food in the U.S. that specifically meets the needs of rescue dogs to help them thrive through the transition from being rescued to entering their forever home.”

Starting July 2021, find ACANA Rescue Care for Adopted Dogs in stores and online. For more information and to learn where to purchase, click here.

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