Here at Ollie, we’ve made it our mission to deliver nutritious, human-grade dog food straight to your door. After delivering five million meals to pups across the country, we decided to celebrate! To kick things off on April 18, we donated 100 percent of our sales to Foster Dogs NYC, a non-profit rescue organization. Then, we gathered with pups and their humans at Chelsea Piers in New York City for a 5K walk to support some awesome adoptable pups. Keep reading for a behind the scenes look at our event!
Our Chief Eating Officer and Master of Ceremonies, Pancho, kicked off the day’s events while perched on the Ollie bike cooler, which was loaded with samples of our food. (That's Gabby, his human and Ollie co-founder, behind him!)
All the dogs got decked out in Ollie swag like this Corgi who rocked one of our bandanas.
There were lots of dogs up for adoption, like this pup from Muddy Paws Rescue in New York City...
...these little guys from Waggytail Rescue...
...and these adorable dachshund mixes (named Cuba and Grecia) who were rescued together from Animal Lighthouse Rescue.
With the sun shining, the pups were ready to head off on their walk!
They trotted down a path along the Hudson river for 3.1 miles.
Our pup-rescuing partner in crime, Lee Asher, was there with his RV full of adopted dogs, championing the cause.
Our friends from Outdoor Voices partnered with us for the event, and provided ‘doing things’ swag for pups and humans.
Of course, there were plenty of Ollie poop bags, buttons and tasty snacks!
All the dogs were winners but this pup won MVP (most valuable pup!)
The Ollie blog is devoted to helping pet parents lead healthier lives with their pups. If you want to learn more about our fresh, human-grade food, check out MyOllie.com.