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Thanks for Watching the National Dog Show

We celebrate dogs every day at Purina and we are so grateful for the unconditional love and comfort they provide. The National Dog Show presented by Purina has always been a celebration of dogs and this connection we share. On Thanksgiving Day, 2018, we invited pet owners across the nation to share why they were thankful for their pet.

2018 BEST IN SHOW WINNER

Breeders understand how important balanced nutrition is to be a contender, which is why so many choose Purina dog food for their breeds. In fact, the last 8 National Dog Show winners chose Purina Pro Plan.* Which dog won Best in Show 2018? Watch the video to find out.

SEE THE STORIES SHARED

For every unique story shared between November 9 through November 25, Purina donated $1 to ARF’s Pets & Vets Program.

Search #DogThanking on your favorite social media platform to see everyone’s stories.

BRIAN & LUCY

See how Purina & ARF brought Brian & Lucy together.

MADELINE & LADY

See how Purina & ARF brought Madeline & Lady together.

Thanks for tuning into the 2018 National Dog Show and for sharing your #DogThanking stories. For more information regarding the Animal Rescue Foundation and how you can help this organization, visit www.arflife.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARTNERSHIPS

Purina recognizes the important role dogs play in our lives. They provide companionship, comfort and more, which is why we think it’s so important to thank them by giving back whenever we can.

Here’s how we showed our gratitude this year:

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ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION

Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pets & Vets Program launched in 2011 to pair shelter pets with veterans coping with PTSD, anxiety and other challenges as they transition back to civilian life following their service. Purina donated a total of $25,000 to ARF in support of programs like Pets & Vets following the 2018 #DogThanking campaign.**

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DISASTER RELIEF

This year, Purina donated a combined $60,000 to disaster relief efforts following the California wildfires and Hurricane Florence. We also donated 25,000 pounds in pet food and litter to pets affected by Hurricane Michael. See how those funds were used to help the people and pets affected by these disasters.

2018 National Dog Show Winners
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Best in Show

Whiskey

Whippet

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Herding Group Winner
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Hound Group Winner

Whiskey

Whippet

 

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Working Group Winner

Irupé

Doberman Pinscher

 

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Terrier Group Winner
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Toy Group Winner
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Sporting Group Winner
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Non-Sporting Group Winner

Billy

Lhasa Apso

 

2017 National Dog Show Winners
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Best in Show
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Herding Group Winner
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Hound Group Winner

Anna

Whippet

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Working Group Winner
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Terrier Group Winner
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Toy Group Winner
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Sporting Group Winner
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Non-Sporting Group Winner

 

*The handler or owner of these champions may have received Purina Pro Plan dog food as Purina ambassadors.

**Terms: Beginning at 12:01 a.m. CT on November 9 and ending at 11:59 p.m. CT on November 25, 2018, Nestle Purina PetCare Company (“Purina”) will donate $1.00 to the Animal Rescue Foundation for each original post shared on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that uses #DogThanking and tags @Purina, up to a maximum total donation of $25,000