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WELLNESS NATURAL PET FOOD REVEALS BOSTON'S FAVORITE PET NAMES AS PRELUDE TO "RESCUE THE RUNWAY: FEATURING BOSTON'S FINEST" PET CHARITY EVENT

BOSTON, Mass., August 6, 2014 – When thinking about the city of Boston, what comes to mind for many are the three Bs: baseball, Bruins, and Brady. It should come as no surprise then that all three of these made the list of Boston’s Finest Pet Names released by Massachusetts-based natural pet food brand Wellness®. Wellness is unveiling the list as part of its involvement with Rescue the Runway: Featuring Boston’s Finest, a pet rescue charity event. The event is being hosted by Audrey’s Rescue Angels and Durty Harry’s at the historic Colonnade Hotel on Sunday, August 17th. 
Walking the runway at the event alongside rescue pets available for adoption will be another type of Boston’s Finest—notable Bostonians, including heroic members of the Boston Police Department, news anchors Susan Wornick and Janet Wu, Celtics sideline reporter Abby Chin, radio personality Ramiro Torres from JAM'N 94.5, New England Revolution soccer player Kelyn Rowe, and Boston Red Sox’s own Mike Napoli. 

 

BOSTON, Mass., August 6, 2014 – When thinking about the city of Boston, what comes to mind for many are the three Bs: baseball, Bruins, and Brady. It should come as no surprise then that all three of these made the list of Boston’s Finest Pet Names released by Massachusetts-based natural pet food brand Wellness®. Wellness is unveiling the list as part of its involvement with Rescue the Runway: Featuring Boston’s Finest, a pet rescue charity event. The event is being hosted by Audrey’s Rescue Angels and Durty Harry’s at the historic Colonnade Hotel on Sunday, August 17th.

 

Walking the runway at the event alongside rescue pets available for adoption will be another type of Boston’s Finest—notable Bostonians, including heroic members of the Boston Police Department, news anchors Susan Wornick and Janet Wu, Celtics sideline reporter Abby Chin, radio personality Ramiro Torres from JAM'N 94.5, New England Revolution soccer player Kelyn Rowe, and Boston Red Sox’s own Mike Napoli.

 

“One of the best perks of being an athlete in Boston is we get to help out so many cool charities,” says Mike Napoli, first baseman for the Boston Red Sox. “I’m excited to be involved and get the chance to help out animals, especially rescue dogs. It’s definitely going to be a really fun event.”

 

“As the only city in the country with its own dog breed—the Boston Terrier—it’s obvious that this is a town that is passionate about pets,” says Chanda Leary-Coutu, Senior Manager of Marketing Communications for Wellness Natural Pet Food. “At Wellness, we’ve made it our mission to provide unconditional love and uncompromising nutrition to pets nationwide and in our own community, and we’re thrilled to be sponsoring the Rescue the Runway Event which will benefit so many wonderful organizations in the Boston area.”

 

What other distinctly Boston names rose to the top? See below for the full list:

 

1. Fenway (after Boston’s Fenway Park)

2. Teddy (after former professional baseball player and manager Ted Williams)

3. Bruschi (after former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi)

4. Brady (after New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady)

5. Copley (after Boston Back Bay’s iconic Copley Square)

6. Bruin (after professional hockey team the Boston Bruins)

7. Wally (after Red Sox green monster mascot)

8. Boston 

9. Tessie (after the Red Sox ball girl and Celtic punk band song by the Drop Kick Murphys)

10. Tek (after Red Sox special assistant to the general manager Jason Varitek)

 

All proceeds from the event will benefit PAWS New England, Last Hope K9 Rescue, Lucky Lab Rescue, and the MSPCA. To purchase tickets and find additionalinformation on the event, please visit Eventbrite: Rescue the Runway or Rescue The Runway on Facebook

 

About Wellness®

At Wellness, we do whatever it takes to create the healthiest foods for the pets that depend on us. We believe food feeds their souls, sustains their lives and protects their bodies. For each of our recipes we never compromise - selecting nature's finest ingredients and combining them with unique super nutrients to help support whole body health and wellbeing. Like you, we know that our pets provide us unconditional love, and providing uncompromising nutrition is one way we can do the same for them. Unconditional Love, Uncompromising Nutrition®.

 

About WellPet

WellPet is home to the family of premium pet food brands including Wellness®, Old Mother Hubbard®, Eagle Pack® and Holistic Select®. For more than 100 years, WellPet has delivered on the promise of doing whatever it takes to make the healthiest natural products for the pets that depends on us. Our team of animal lovers, nutritionists and vets are committed to carrying forth our strong heritage, continuing to find new ways to bring innovation, nutritional excellence and product quality to our family of natural brands, always putting pet health first.

 

About Audrey’s Rescue Angels 

Audrey’s Rescue Angels was founded in 2013 to develop community support by raising much needed awareness and funds for animal related causes in and around the Boston area. The basis of the 501C3 organization is to work in collaboration with businesses and non-profits to help create support for individuals and organizations that want to make a difference in animal welfare.

 

Durty Harry's Doggie Boutique and Dog Wash, Boston Magazine and Improper Bostonian's pick for Best of for 2013. Committed to the love of all things dog, Durty Harry's Boutique, with locations in Charlestown and Brookline, specializes in providing top quality products and services and takes an active role in the rescue world.

BOSTON, Mass., August 6, 2014 – When thinking about the city of Boston, what comes to mind for many are the three Bs: baseball, Bruins, and Brady. It should come as no surprise then that all three of these made the list of Boston’s Finest Pet Names released by Massachusetts-based natural pet food brand Wellness®. Wellness is unveiling the list as part of its involvement with Rescue the Runway: Featuring Boston’s Finest, a pet rescue charity event. The event is being hosted by Audrey’s Rescue Angels and Durty Harry’s at the historic Colonnade Hotel on Sunday, August 17th. 
Walking the runway at the event alongside rescue pets available for adoption will be another type of Boston’s Finest—notable Bostonians, including heroic members of the Boston Police Department, news anchors Susan Wornick and Janet Wu, Celtics sideline reporter Abby Chin, radio personality Ramiro Torres from JAM'N 94.5, New England Revolution soccer player Kelyn Rowe, and Boston Red Sox’s own Mike Napoli. 
“One of the best perks of being an athlete in Boston is we get to help out so many cool charities,” says Mike Napoli, first baseman for the Boston Red Sox.  “I’m excited to be involved and get the chance to help out animals, especially rescue dogs.  It’s definitely going to be a really fun event.”  
“As the only city in the country with its own dog breed—the Boston Terrier—it’s obvious that this is a town that is passionate about pets,” says Chanda Leary-Coutu, Senior Manager of Marketing Communications for Wellness Natural Pet Food. “At Wellness, we’ve made it our mission to provide unconditional love and uncompromising nutrition to pets nationwide and in our own community, and we’re thrilled to be sponsoring the Rescue the Runway Event which will benefit so many wonderful organizations in the Boston area.”  
What other distinctly Boston names rose to the top? See below for the full list: