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A Behind the Scenes Look at The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®

Have you ever wanted a behind the scenes look at The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®? Here’s your chance!

National Dog Show Presented by Purina

When I think of Thanksgiving my thoughts immediately go to food. Once I get all the tasty dishes out of my head I start look forward to watching two of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions on TV, the Thanksgiving Day Parade and The National Dog Show presented by Purina®. I mean, what’s not to love about watching all those adorable dogs on tv. This year though, I did something even better! I had a chance to attend The National Dog Show in person thanks to Purina! When they invited us out, I immediately said yes. Being able to get a behind the scenes look at the dog show, seeing these beautiful dogs in person and hearing what special part of the family these dogs are to their owners was just priceless.

National Dog Show Presented by Purina

I know first hand just how special our pets are to us and seeing the joy these dogs brought their owners faces as they talked about their precious pets made me so happy.

National Dog Show Presented by Purina

Growing up I had a dog and two cats who made my childhood complete. Every memory I have as a child has to do with those pets and not a day goes by where I don’t think of them.

National Dog Show Presented by Purina

So I knew getting a pet for my own kids, was a must. The joy that a pet can bring to your family is like no other and adopting our two cats earlier this year was one of the best things we’ve done.

Even though they were older when we adopted them, they’ve blended into our family seamlessly and it feels like they’ve always been a part of our home.

National Dog Show Presented by Purina

After getting a chance to see so many adorable pooches getting ready for this big moment at The National Dog Show, my kids have doggie fever right about now and adding a puppy to our crew might be in our future.

National Dog Show Presented by Purina

Until then, we made sure to make friends with these cuties who you can see on TV during The National Dog Show presented by Purina®.

National Dog Show Presented by Purina

This Thanksgiving, Purina is inviting pet owners across the nation to share why they are thankful for their pet, using #DogThanking and tagging @Purina.

National Dog Show Presented by Purina

From November 9-25, for every unique post shared on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that includes @Purina and #DogThanking, Purina will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation Pets and Vets program.
This amazing program pairs trained shelter pets with veterans as they transition back to civilian life following their service.

every unique post shared on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that includes @Purina and #DogThanking, Purina will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation Pets and Vets program.

I can’t think of a better or more simple way to give back this Thanksgiving! Just share a photo of your 4-legged friend and know that your photo is doing something great to help Vets!

every unique post shared on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that includes @Purina and #DogThanking, Purina will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation Pets and Vets program.

Don’t forget to tune into the The National Dog Show Presented by Purina, Thanksgiving Day beginning at noon across the country and all time zones, immediately following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

In case you missed it, the National Dog Show Presented by Purina will re-air on Saturday, November 24, on NBC from 8-10 p.m. ET.

Photo Credit: National Dog Show presented by Purina®

 

Hound Group – BEST IN SHOW WINNER

Breed: Whippet

Dog Name: Whiskey

Registered Name: GCHP Pinnacle Tennessee Whiskey

Handler: Justin Smithey

Handler Hometown: Sugar Valley, GA

Owner: Dr. Ken Latimer, Justin Smithey

Owner’s Hometown: Toano, VA and Sugar Valley, GA

Breeder: Justin Smithey

Breeder Hometown: Sugar Valley, GA

Photo Credit: National Dog Show presented by Purina®

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