Our Nutrish Community Outreach: Adoption Bags!


In last month’s giveaway with prizes of $50 in Nutrish coupons and a subscription to EveryDay with Rachael Ray, I asked for your suggestions in preparing an adoption kit for this month’s community outreach project. You had some GREAT ideas for things, many of them very inexpensive, that could help a new dog adjust to his home and get those first few days off on the right paw!

To help these newly-adopted dogs have a smooth transition into their forever homes, we assembled adoption kits in a Nutrish canvas bag with:

  • over $50 in Nutrish coupons for food and treats
  • a Nutrish water bottle for those dog walks
  • some Nutrish Soup Bones chews (Irie’s favorite and a must-have now that she’s no longer allowed real bones due to fractured teeth)
  • a tub of Nutrish wet food
  • a package of puppy pads
  • dog or puppy shampoo
  • a plush toy
  • a little soft blanket

As a member of the Nutrish Advocate Group, I’m proud to share the work that Nutrish is doing to help homeless pets. ALL of the proceeds from the sale of the food go to help homeless animals as they search for forever homes.

But there’s another side to Nutrish: it’s an affordable food sold in mass market stores at a price that’s easy on the budget. Made in the USA, there are options for grain-free food, wet food, treats, and chews. As you know, here on DogTipper were are all about providing your dog a healthy, happy life on a budget…and Nutrish does just that.

With adoption bags in hand, we headed over to Georgetown Animal Shelter, where we adopted our cat Felix, a former feral, 14 years ago:


The shelter is having a “40 Dogs in 40 Days Challenge” right now, trying to clear their dog kennels as they have new flooring installed; with just $14 adoption fees, they’re getting innovative and really working hard to adopt out all their great dogs like beautiful 6-month-old Callie:


We hope that our adoption kits will help some new dog families start their lives together off with some fun and a bit of savings, too!

This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish. All thoughts and opinions are our own. As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors.

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  • SGilbert

    Woo Hoo! The bag of goodies is going to make a family very happy especially having the coupons.

    • I hope so! We had a stack of bags all filled with goodies; I hope they help make each dog’s transition to their new home a little easier!!

  • Jessica Sala

    This is awesome 🙂

    • It’s so nice to be able to help out a bit…they always have such nice dogs and cats there!!