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David Ortiz Visits Shelter Dogs #DogTales

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Stepping up to the plate to help pets in need, the Boston Red Sox’s designated hitter David Ortiz has teamed up with PEDIGREE® to show support for a campaign that scores a home run in the hearts of dog devotees.

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Along with actor Josh Duhamel, the sports star recently made an appearance at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to unleash the See What Good Food Can Do storytelling campaign, which showcases the impact people can make in dogs’ lives, especially shelter dogs, with some extra attention, good food and some TLC:

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A proud pet parent to two four-pawed pals, “Big Papi” was happy to talk about the joy that his barking buddies have brought to his life: “I couldn’t imagine a day without my dogs Foxxy and Happy. It’s amazing to see how they have not only transformed our family, but also each other,” the baseball great stated. “Foxxy is a little bit older, but her spirit and life has truly improved thanks to Happy’s amazing energy. I’m honored to be part of the See what good food can do. campaign, because I believe in the power of good food to help dogs look and feel their best while waiting for their loving home.”

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Using his star wattage to shine a spotlight on quickly bonded with the resident Rovers at The Northeast Animal Shelter (see video at the top of the page), a no-kill shelter in Salem, Massachusetts which has found forever homes for dogs and cats since its founding in 1976.

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How You Can Help

Offering food for thought through the real life stories of shelter dogs, those who provide comfort and care at animal shelters and the dogs’ new forever families, the See What Good Food Can Do storytelling campaign is also offering people with a passion for compassion the opportunity to share their own stories of what their canine companion means to them, and help feed shelter dogs in the process. Each time a dog lover tells their story through social media, using #DogTales on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Pedigree will donate a bowl of food to a shelter in need. For more, visit www.Facebook.com/Pedigree.

Disclosure: We have been compensated by PEDIGREE to share this news; as always, we only share news that we believe will help our readers and shelter pets!

Photo Credit: Jack Dempsey/Invision for Pedigree/AP Images

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.