For each original publish posted through November 29th which includes @Purina and also the hashtag, #dogthanking, Purina will donate a dollar towards the AKC Canine Health Foundation – as much as $75,000 – to assist further pet health research. Posted videos, photos and posts might be proven throughout the National Dog Show Presented by Purina, on Thanksgiving Day on NBC.
Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir began the campaign by thanking his dog Tema: “Tema is my little prince, and try to there wagging his tail after i go back home. He brings a lot pleasure to my existence, and i’m so grateful for his companionship,” Weir stated of his Japanese Face. He and fellow Olympian, Tara Lipinski, is going to be on special assignment to lend their distinctive presence the very first time towards the National Dog Show Presented by Purina.
“Watching the nation’s Dog Show is really a treasured Thanksgiving Day tradition for Tema and me, and that i&rsquom thrilled with an chance to take part in it this season,” Weir stated. “Purina and that i share the fact that when pets and individuals are together, existence is really better, so we think a terrific way to demonstrate this throughout the Thanksgiving months are to talk about why we&rsquore all grateful for the furry buddies.”
Getting canine competition and entertainment to America&rsquos viewers for that 14th year, The NBC Thanksgiving Day special, “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®,” will crown certainly one of America&rsquos great purebreds since it’s 2015 champion on Thursday, November. 26. The vacation special (airs noon-2 p.m. in most timezones) is viewed yearly by greater than 20 million viewers.
Beloved TV personality John O&rsquoHurley, most widely known as “J. Peterman” on Seinfeld, became a member of by expert analyst David Frei, the voice from the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Display on USA network, hosts the show as increasing numbers of than 180 breeds vie for “Best in Show” honors within the tradition-wealthy Kennel Club of Philadelphia competition.
About Nestlé Purina PetCare
Nestlé Purina PetCare Clients are a worldwide leader within the pet care industry. Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, community participation and also the positive bond between people as well as their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestlé Purina PetCare belongs to Swiss-based Nestlé S.A., a worldwide leader in diet, overall health.
About Johnny Weir
At age 30, Johnny Weir- a 3-time US champion, two-time Olympian, and World medalist- is really a pop-culture icon. Fans around the world love his elegant yet edgy style both off and on the ice, and also the scrumptious unpredictability of the items he&rsquoll say – or put on, or do – next. In Feb 2014, Johnny was introduced directly into do commentary throughout the Winter Olympic games in Sochi for NBC Sports. While figure skating was his primary element in the Olympic games, Johnny was drawn on by Access Hollywood now to supply fashion commentary for that 2014 Oscars. He provided similar observations in 2014 and 2015 in the Kentucky Derby and also at the 2015 Super Bowl. Johnny was featured like a host and interviewer within the Epix Documentary, To Russia With Love and it has become NBC&rsquos lead commentator for figure skating competitions. Brilliantly gifted, openly blunt, always entertaining, and accepted with a after that spans the world, Johnny is constantly on the win the hearts of recent fans with each and every new giant screen appearance.
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