Durango, Colo.-Meet Porter, Leo, Penny, Lucky, Aslan, Everest & Pumpkin. They have different interests and different addresses, but they all share the same daily fix: Zuke’s all natural pet performance treats. These lucky dogs and one kitty, along with their two-legged human companions, have been named to the inaugural 2012 Zuke’s Advocate Program.
This national advocacy campaign engages active pet owners and their animals to spread their enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle. Zuke’s all natural products are central to good nutrition, and hence, to the Advocate Program.
The inaugural roster – of humans and their furry best friends – will represent Zuke’s throughout 2012. The advocates will attend multiple dog-friendly events from pet extravaganzas, to AKC obedience shows, to “caninecross,” a trail running race where dog and racer must be attached at all times. All advocate duos, or trios, will be compensated in unlimited healthy Zuke’s dog treats, as well as sweet Zuke’s apparel and informational materials to share with community members.
“Reviewing the applications was truly inspiring and every applicant completely charmed us. It has only deepened our commitment to supporting healthy, active and devoted life with pets,” said Zuke’s Marketing Director, Nicole Glover. “We’re confident we have a talented and energetic team of human and canine advocates for 2012. We look forward to all the stories, memories and fun to come.”
For more details and a schedule of events, please stay tuned to Zuke’s “Dog Blog.” Keep up digitally, and physically, with all the advocates, such as the following advocate teams:
Mandy Farrar and Porter- Lovers of all things Maine, this duo leads the ultimate New England outdoor adventure life. Follow everything from triathlon training to hiking excursions to gardening tips and “Muttly Mondays” on the blog, “Caratunk Girl.”
Emily Cakounes, Penny & Leo- This inseparable trio, two adopted Pomeranians and their adored mother, relay on Zuke’s treats to remain calm, well behaved and energy- sustained to fire up Massachusetts’ trails on their short legs.
Megan Cloudman, Aslan & Everest- Confirming the meaning of being “Golden” Retrievers, this advocate team is devoted to training service dogs and spreading the unconditional love and trust of dogs to those in need.
These advocate teams and several more are ready for an adventuresome, fun 2012 annual year. Be sure to not to miss out on the nearest advocate-supported event.
About Zuke’s: http://www.zukes.com
Located in Durango, Colorado and named after founder Patrick Meiering’s loving Labrador Retriever, Zuke’s knows firsthand the value of playing in the outdoors with dogs and cats. To that end, Zuke’s is dedicated to creating natural, tasty treats and chews that meet the unique nutritional needs of dogs and cats as well as nourish an active, healthy lifestyle. For over 16 years, Zuke’s products have included the finest meats, premium grains, freshest fruits, richest vegetables and oils which keep pets healthy and allow them to perform at their very best. Committed to continuous product innovation and keeping current with the latest developments in health for dogs and cats, Zuke’s is a leader in creating unique and functional product offerings. Whether you are hiking with your dog or entertaining your feisty cat, we understand and honor the unconditional love between people and their pets. In memory of his companion, Meiering founded The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund (www.dccfund.org) and donates a portion of Zuke’s sales to it annually. Learn more about Zuke’s by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter @ZukesPets.