Better with Pets
How Purina Pound Pups All Started
Our passion for pets means helping to make a difference for those that need it the most.That’s why, as an active member of the pet care community, Purina is proud to support a range of leading pet welfare organisations and charities that share our values, in a variety of ways – supporting those who dedicate their lives to improving the life of domestic pets, as well as organisations promoting pets as practical and therapeutic companions for humans. So when we were approached by renowned animal behaviourist Mark Vette, with a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve the lives and perceptions of rescue dogs throughout New Zealand, we got straight to work. Watch how we brought this all to life.
An Intro to Purina Pound Pups
Every Dog Deserves a Second Chance
Did you know thousands of dogs are abused, neglected and abandoned every year throughout New Zealand?We believe every dog deserves a second chance, just like the 10 dogs chosen to star alongside Mark Vette in Season 1 and Season 2. Some of them came from unspeakable situations of abuse and neglect but thanks to Mark and his Team at Animals on Q their lives have been turned around for the better. You can get to know the doggy stars from each Season by reading their stories below.Tune into TV One at 8pm Tuesdays to watch Season 2 of Purina Pound Pups to Dog Stars. If you missed an episode you can catch up here.
Season Two Stars
Pepe and Dude
Border Collie Beardie Cross
Bull Terrier Cross
As a nine month old, Bull Terrier cross Orville was just days away from death when he was rescued. A serious case of mange had left his whole body a weeping sore. He weighed just seven kilograms, rather than his ideal 15 kilograms and his digestive system was severely compromised. Once he recovered it became clear he’d had no learning. Orville was clinically hyperactive, with no bite inhibition. Even though he was just a goofy pup, his jumping up and mouthing was a serious problem. As he became happier and more confident in his new environment, his naïve behaviour also started to cause problems with other dogs and fights started to break out.
Orville required a diet that was highly digestible and gentle on his digestive system. Orville is fed PRO PLAN Focus Sensitive Skin and Stomach, which combines specialised nutrients and alternative sources of carbohydrates and protein to help maintain healthy skin and digestion.
For more information on digestive health, click here.