Today is Memorial Day and there is no better way to honor this day than to pledge and participate in Greenies® Brand Wag & Walk 4 Life™ Program. In doing so, you will be helping a disabled veteran get a canine helper through Freedom Service Dogs (FSD), a Denver-based non-profit organization that helps provide canine helpers to military veterans and others with physical or psychological disabilities.
In November of last year, Greenies Brand teamed up with veterinarian and triathlete Dr. Ernie Ward to launch the Wag & Walk 4 Life™ challenge to dog owners across America. The challenge was for pet owners to visit www.facebook.com/greenies and pledge to walk a certain distance each week with their pet. Once cumulative pledges reached a virtual walk around Earth—about 25,000 miles— The GREENIES® Brand began monetary and in-kind donations to Englewood, CO-based Freedom Service Dogs to support the training and placement of a service dog with a disabled veteran who needed a mobility partner.
Veterinarian and author Dr. Ernie Ward said, “What could be easier than taking a walk with your dog? It’s good for you and it’s good for your pet. Plus, when you take the Wag and Walk 4 Life™ Pledge, you know that your efforts are helping a disabled veteran who sacrificed for our country.” I couldn’t agree more, Dr. Ward!
About Freedom Service Dogs
Freedom Service Dogs (FSD), founded in Englewood, CO in 1987, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by rescuing unwanted or abandoned dogs (That made my heart smile!) and custom training them for individual client needs. FSD provides lifetime support to its client/dog partners to encourage increased independence and the loving, therapeutic bond between canine and human. FSD’s Operation Freedom is a program that provides specially trained FSD service dogs and places them with military veterans at no charge. For more information, please visit www.freedomservicedogs.org.
From today through the month of June, the Greenies team will be focusing on revitalizing the Wag & Walk 4 Life program, a program designed to get pet owners and pets active on a regular basis. The benefits of getting out and walking with your pet include 120+ calories burned for each 30 minutes of dog walking, lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels in dog owners, stronger bones, leaner muscles and healthier joints for both pet and pet owner.
I signed up today and pledged to walk 168 miles. All you have to do is register here: www.facebook.com/greenies. Click the “Wag & Walk 4 Life” link on the left. From there, you answer a few simple questions about your dog(s) (It will allow you to add more dogs if you have more than one) and you will be entered in no time at all. It does require you to allow Greenies Brand access to certain information on your Facebook. Understandably, not everyone is comfortable with this and might not sign up.
Each week through June I will post about our progress, as well as the importance of walking with your dog(s), and more information about Freedom Service Dogs. I guess you can technically say that I have a disability. I sometimes use a cane to get around. So, walking with my dog plays an important role in my fitness, as well as theirs.
Ok, let’s give some Greenies® Brand products away! WOOF!
What: Our pals at GREENIES® Brand would like to offer one of my readers a basket of the entire suite of Greenies products for participating in the Wag & Walk 4 Life Program.
Prize: One lucky
reader dog will win the following GREENIES® Brand products: Pill Pockets, Dental Chews and JointCare. YAY!
Dates: May 30, 2011 – June 24, 2011
How To Enter: You must be a Doggies and Stuff email or RSS feed subscriber (please indicate which in your comment), who are 18+ and live in the USA (so sorry to my Canadian friends), who ENTER the Wag & Walk 4 Life Program via www.facebook.com/greenies. Simply write a short comment about your goal for the program and indicate whether you subscribe to Doggies and Stuff via Email or RSS feed subscription. This will earn you 1 entry to the giveaway!
Can I earn Extra Entries? Yes! You can absolutely earn extra entries! For EACH extra entry simply leave a comment letting me know which extra entry you’ve done.
1. Follow Doggies and Stuff on Facebook (1 time only)
3. “Like” this post by clicking the “Like” button above this post. (1 time only)
4. Tweet this post by clicking the “ReTweet button above this post (Daily). If the ReTweet button isn’t working (I have had some issues with it lately) simply Tweet: @Doggiesandstuff Wag & Walk 4 Life @GREENIESBrand http://bit.ly/izVrnu
I reserve the right to not approve comments for any reason. Comments will definitely not be approved for the following reasons:
- Do not leave a link back to your site, or to your giveaways, asking me or other subscribers to enter your giveaways. If you want to promote your blog please email me to discuss a way to work together.
- Any comments that do not pertain to this giveaway will be deleted.
- Any rude or obscene comments will not be approved.
- All spam comments will not be approved.
No purchase is necessary to enter. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
This blog will make every effort to deliver prizes or have prizes delivered to the winner. However unlikely the scenario may be; this blog and its author are not responsible for giveaway prizes that are lost in transit or damaged. This blog is also not responsible if a sponsor/company does not send prize(s). Blog author will communicate with said company(s) several times, in an effort to resolve issue. Please allow 3 to 6 weeks for your prize to be delivered. The company providing the give-away product has the authority to substitute the winning item for any reason.
ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD.
The winner will be chosen at random using random.org, a random generator. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner doesn’t respond to the winning notification email another winner will be chosen.
Disclaimer: I will be receiving product from GREENIES Brand for my blog’s participation in the Wag & Walk 4 Life Program. The opinions listed are strictly my own honest opinions of the products. I was asked to share my own thoughts and opinions, no matter if they are good or bad in regards to the Wag & Walk 4 Life Program. The products and the claims made about specific products within this blog post and blog posts in future updates to my readers on our progress are all my own. Regarding GREENIES Brand: I am not a veterinarian and nothing in this post or future posts are meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease or any other ailment your pet may have. The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information in this blog post for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment for your pet. Please talk to your veterinarian about using any supplements or products geared to help your pet.