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Rolling Out the Red Carpet with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Purina #ad

Written by Rachel Phelps

Are you a fan of the Modern Family TV show like this pup? Ok, I admit, I really watch the show to see Brigitte the cute dog that plays the role of Stella. I also like Jesse Tyler Ferguson who plays Mitchell! I was so excited when I learned that Purina ONE® formed a partnership with actor Jesse to promote its ONE Difference campaign, which benefits the Petfinder Foundation and celebrates those dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of dogs.

purina_one_campaignRecently, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) co-hosted an event in Santa Monica with Purina. If you haven’t heard of this great organization, spcaLA is known for developing the Helping Enhance Animals’ Lives (HEAL)™ program which provides shelter dogs with enrichment activities and basic obedience to help lower their stress and make them better candidates for adoption. Since those first impressions are so important for pups in shelters to find their forever homes, the spcaLA wanted to create a fun event that showcased these cats and dogs in the best possible light. They had a big surprise up their sleeves though – Jesse Tyler Ferguson hosted the event with his recently adopted dog Fennel!

During the event, adoptable dogs walked a red carpet, showcased their smarts on stage, and charmed attendees from their makeshift green room. Ferguson joined in on the fun by walking the red carpet with Fennel, who is an eight month-old Maltese, Poodle-mix that Purina and Petfinder helped find for Jesse. Plus, Fennel has a new brother too, because Jessie already had a 3-year-old Maltese, Poodle-mix named Leaf, before he adopted Fennel.

How exciting is this for Mr. Fennel?!?! He won the doggie lottery by being adopted into the home of one of the cast of Modern Family. I just know he will get to meet Brigitte. I am so, so, so, jealous!

Fennel and Leaf are also taking part in the Purina ONE 28 Day Challenge by switching to Purina ONE SmartBlend®. In addition to trying new food, they are helping shelter dogs too! Purina is inviting dog owners everywhere to help support pets in need by taking the Purina ONE 28 Day Challenge. For each new pet parent who signs up for the Purina ONE 28 Day Challenge during the month of August at Make One Difference Challenge , the brand will donate $10 to the Petfinder Foundation (up to $13,800) to help more shelter dogs find forever homes.

So click on this link below to sign up and help a homeless pet in need!

Consumers can learn more about how Purina ONE supports shelters across the country at  Purina One Shelter Network .

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About the author

Rachel Phelps

Rachel Phelps, “America’s Pet Parent,” is an award-winning writer, photographer, and certified dog trainer. She keeps busy managing the career of her Internet celebrity dog Preston from Preston Speaks. Her three Westies — who think they are mini-humans — and three cats rule the house. To learn more about Rachel go to: Rachel Phelps Website

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