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Contest to Benefit Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

A number of my friends have been praising The Honest Kitchen. So, when The Honest Kitchen and Pet News and Views talked about partnering to help Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue, I was thrilled.

“We’re really happy to be able to provide some healthy, whole food meals to pets in need, through this shelter drop,” says Lucy Postins, founder and president of The Honest Kitchen. “We donate money and products to a variety of causes around the country each year, so giving back is a part of our company values.”

Lucy of The Honest Kitchen with one of her dogs, who eats very well!

Known for making human-grade, dehydrated natural dog and cat foods, The Honest Kitchen’s pet food is actually made in a human food facility, not in a pet food plant. Dehydration is a gentle technique that removes only the moisture and retains the nutrients of the food. The food needs to be rehydrated, which is easy. You just add water.

800 Pounds of Cat and Dog Food
The Honest Kitchen will donate 200 Prowl trials and 400 Thrive trials to Bideawee, and 100 Prowl trials and 100 Thrive trials to Second Chance Animal Rescue. Each trial size makes one pound of fresh food. This donation totals 800 pounds of dog and cat food.

Prowl for Adult Cats and Thrive for Dogs
Prowl is grain- and gluten-free, and is made with dehydrated free-range chicken, eggs, potatoes, sweet potatoes, organic flaxseed, zucchini, spinach, cranberries, rosemary, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate.

Thrive was designed for dogs of all life stages including adults, puppies, pregnancy, and nursing. It’s ideal for sensitive dogs who need gluten-free dog food but with a little grain, to help maintain a healthy body weight. It contains dehydrated free-range chicken, organic fair-trade quinoa, sweet potatoes, spinach, parsley, organic kelp, rosemary, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, and copper amino acid chelate.

But Wait…There’s More! A Pet News and Views’ Reader Contest
In addition to generously donating food to Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue, The Honest Kitchen is giving one Pet News and Views’ reader one 10 pound box of Love. The 10 pound box makes 40 pounds of fresh dog food. It’s a $95 value.

One Pet News and Views' reader can win a 10 pound box of Love from The Honest Kitchen.

Love for Dogs
Love caters to dogs of all life stages. It’s made with USDA inspected, hormone-free beef and is 100 percent human-grade. Just add water for a fresh, wholesome, and human grade meal. It also contains sweet potatoes, potatoes, organic flaxseed, organic coconut, parsley, dandelion greens, papaya, cranberries, pumpkin, honey, rosemary, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, and copper amino acid chelate.

Sophia Cao, Bideawee's Adoptions Center Manager, and a Bideawee dog that found her forever home.

Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue
Many of you know that Bideawee is one of my favorite animal centers. It’s a caring and kind place. As soon as you walk in the door, you can sense the concern and commitment from the people who work hard to get the dogs and cats adopted.

“The entire Bideawee family is a big fan of the Pet News and Views’ blog and is thrilled to be working with Pet News and Views and the The Honest Kitchen on this latest promotion,” says Nancy Taylor, president and CEO of Bideawee. “The generosity of companies like The Honest Kitchen, helps to ensure that our animals receive the best care possible while they await their forever homes.”

I learned about Second Chance Animal Rescue from my friend Ela Schwartz (an excellent writer/author/editor), who volunteers there. Second Chance doesn’t have its own physical home. All of the cats and a few small dogs that they rescue are housed in foster homes and at the local PetSmart in Levittown, NY, and Petco in Babylon, NY.

“A huge thank you to The Honest Kitchen for supporting our rescue cats and dogs with much needed food,” says Grace DeVita, director of Second Chance Animal Rescue. “We are all struggling one way or another in these trying times so this gift is especially appreciated and welcomed. Let me not forget a warm thank you to Pet News and Views for making it possible.”

Sharon Osbourne, a long haired cat that likes to chat and be the center of attention, is available at Second Chance.

For more information about Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue, and to see the wonderful pets that they have up for adoption, click on their highlighted names.

To Enter the Contest
Leave a comment after this post, telling us why you want to win Love for your dog. And we would love to hear from cat lovers too. Tell us about your favorite animal center or share a comment about your rescue. If I reach 100 or more comments, The Honest Kitchen will donate the food to Bideawee and, Second Chance Animal Rescue. The contest closes on Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m. eastern. All of the names will be placed in Random.org, and a winner will be picked. Thanks for entering, and for leaving a comment.

152 comments to Contest to Benefit Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue

  • Claudette

    Wow! What a great contest. We love The Honest Kitchen because it is an all natural food. I have two dogs and would love to win a box of Love.

  • Susan Pastor

    My 12-year old JRT, Tucker, came from Just Animals Shelter in Seneca, IL. He is one of two JRTs we rescued from there. He came to our home in April 2000. Since then, he has developed many health problems including low thyroid and Addison’s Disease. A good diet, like Honest Kitchen, is important for his sensitive system.

    Tucker is retired from almost everything, but he still enjoys his pet therapy “work.” He has logged over 150 visits at a local rehab hospital. Even when he isn’t feling well, he literally still runs into the Hospital to bring joy to others. He loves getting stroked and treated by the patients. He loves his job.

  • Deanna

    We love LOVE from The Honest Kitchen. Thanks for running this contest. And Bideawee is one of our favorite shelters. I am going to check out Second Chance too.

  • They say dogs are our best friends. It’s true! Thanks for your help in keeping them safe. LOL

  • PS – Daisy enjoys her dinners and hopes to have many more. She is also a shelter girl. You can see her licking her lips on our blog – http://thelittleoldladystaysput.blogspot.com/

  • Hey, this is awesome! And I’d never heard of these brands, so thanks for introducing me! Hope you make the challenge — I’ll spread the word on Facebook!

  • Great contest – thanks to Honest Kitchen for supporting Bidawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue. My favorite shelter here in Pittsburgh is Animal Friends, a no-kill shelter that provides rescue, shelter, and adoption services for over 2,500 homeless pets each year.

  • Mary G

    This is so heartwarming! Not only will these pets be getting nutritious food, they clearly also will be getting a lot of love. So wonderful!

  • D. E-Platt

    What a great contest! Love that Honest Kitchen is helping to support animals through Bidawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue.

  • Carol Hupp

    I have been searching for natural food for my 7 rescued kitties, this sounds like a great product to try, I will be checking it out!!! thank you Michele!

  • Valerie

    All natural pet food. I don’t eat fast food, so why should my dogs? Thanks for this great contest. I’ll be sure to check out The Honest Kitchen.

  • Margie Barman

    What a wonderful thing you and The Honest Kitchen are doing to benefit animals in need. This product sounds a lot like “Grandma Lucy’s” and am glad to see healthier options on the market these days for our pets! I do not have a dog, (plenty of other critters) but would still like to be entered in your contest so that I could donate the winnings to a local rescue that is dear to my heart. Good luck and thanks for all that you do!!

  • Lenny

    Thanks for this terrific contest. We support Monmouth County (NJ) SPCA – a no-kill shelter so they are always in need of support like this.

  • Love it! Huge fan of Bidawee. Thank you to everyone involved in this campaign to make a difference for animals…

  • I love the idea of an all natural food for my dog. Thanks for sharing!

  • Hi! What a wonderful contest! It is an amazing thing you and The Honest Kitchen are doing for the animals!

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  • Ginger

    I just looked at the website & the food appears to be healthy. I just wish they had more options for cats.

  • WE LOVE ANIMALS! Our beloved dog Sweet Pea was adopted from Bide-A-Wee and she brings us such joy every day. Thank you for this contest so more wonderful furry friends can go to loving homes 🙂

  • What a great contest!! Kudos to you and The Honest Kitchen for working together to help animals. We’ve been feeding our dogs The Honest Kitchen dog food for more than two years now – and they’re big fans. A box of Love would add a little variety to their diet! Thanks, Michele.

  • Natalie

    This is something I can get behind.
    Thanks for supporting animal shelters!

  • Debbie

    The Honest Kitchen is some good stuff! My dogs love it.

  • Super Hurrah! Great contest. You are always helping others, Michele!!

  • Hiromi

    I volunteer at Bideawee and would love to see them get food from Honest Kitchen.

    It’s so great to see the residents get wholesome, healthy food while at Bideawee and hopefully continue to do so after they get to their forever home.

  • This sounds wonderful. I am sure the the shelters will appreciate it. I have not heard of the Honest Kitchen pet food before. I will have to check into this. Thanks

  • I think it is wonderful that Honest Kitchen is willing to donate so much food for the rescue animals. I really hope you get the 100 comments needed!

  • David Groves

    I would love to win some Love for my mother’s Pomeranian. She comes from the old school, and thus buys only the cheapest dog food. It would be good to show her what a good, healthy meal would do for his energy and sense of well being.

  • I had never heard of Honest Kitchen and I am impressed with what you use in your food. I have 5 dogs and 2 cats all were rescued by our family and we would love the opportunity to try your food. One of our small dogs has allerigies so we have her on special food but I’m betting she could eat this with no problems. Thanks for all you are doing to keep our pets healthy.

  • Leslie Strauss

    My schnauzer poodle mix, Copley, was a shelter dog, and coincidentally came from the Second Chance Animal Rescue in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Copley and I have been together since January and we are both thriving. We see Copley’s foster mom regularly, and she has told me that Copley has never been happier since I adopted him. Truthfully, it is me that has never been happier.

    Michele, you are so good-hearted. Thank you for everything you do for animals, and people too!

  • Kim M

    My two dogs would love to split the box of Love (not all at once, of course!). Plus I want you to get more than 100 comments 🙂
    We love all the Honest Kitchen products!

  • What a wonderful effort to help dogs!!!!

  • Chris

    Harry would love LOVE! He needs a change to his boring old food routine and this sounds perfect. Thanks, Michele!

  • nancy schetelick

    I have 3 dogs who love to eat anything, including bird seed and stale bread. In the morning it is a contest between them and the birds as to who gets the food first All are shelter rescues that no one wanted because of behavioral problems. I am glad someone is willing to help out these rescue sites.

  • Kathy

    Honest Pet Food is great tasting (ask my dogs, they love it!!!) Thanks for donating Honest Pet Food to the Bide A Wee home shelter – I hope you do so in memory of my cat Chelsea who I got from the Bide-A-Wee over 20 yrs ago. RIP Chelsea…

  • Stellar contest. My dog eats the Honest Kitchen and I swear by it, so what a fab prize. Plus Bideawee and this blog are near and dear to my heart!

  • Henriette Matthijssen

    Thanks for all you do for the animals Michele.

  • becky rosaly

    i would like to win this for my dog oogie who has alot of tummy issues, we heard from a friend who uses honest kitchen for her dog that this would help him. he is a rescue from lousianna. he was near death when my sister and her friend who rescues dogs in kenner louisanna and she nursed him back to life. Now he is the love of my families life and my moms precious angel fur baby.

  • Susan Allard

    Wow! What a great contest! I have 3 dogs and 2 cats (my little buddies) ~ They would be all smiles if they won a box of “Love”;)

  • I would LOVE to win a box of Love! I have a 2 year old rescue cattle dog, and his jaw does not line up correctly – he has a massive bite problem and other teeth issues related to his severe separation anxiety when he would try (and succeed) in ripping the wire bars off his crate while I was away. It is extremely hard for him to eat regular kibble, so I usually soak it for him. I prefer to buy Honest Kitchen, but I don’t always have the money for it between his medical needs and my other dogs. A box of Love would be well appreciated by him!

  • Bob

    Very cool contest! Thanks for this!

  • sonja marder

    always happy to lend my support!

  • Geri

    So you can buy love-and maybe even win it in a contest 🙂

  • christy v

    We would love to win a box of LOVE. We are feeding honest kitchen currently since it is an easy way to feed our dogs a nutritious raw food diet.

    We have three rescue dogs at our house. Leon is an 8 year old Curly Coated Retriever. He is a happy and and healthy big goofy boy who loves to go for walks with his Dad. Marley is a 7 year old border collie mix. She is a retired flyball and therapy dog. She has hip dysplasia and early onset arthritis so at 7 her arthritis is severe. She’s a happy go lucky girl despite the painful condition and still goes for regular walks. Our third rescue, Dylan “Dill Pickle” is an 8 year old English Pointer Mix. He is currently very ill with an Insulinoma (Pancreatic Tumor) and Chronic Pancreatitis. He’s my baby boy though and my first dog. We do everything we can to ease his pain (including feeding him every three hours day and night). He’s a retired flyball dog and is still very happy despite being very weak.

    We also foster occasionally for a few different local rescue groups. We are currently taking a break so we can devote our time and energy to our sick little Dylan.

  • Thank you HK for supporting animal rescues! I adopted my dog, Prince, from a rescue, which inspired me to volunteer at my local one. We rehomed over 1,200 pets last year at the Humane Society of West Texas. HSWT runs almost entirely off of donations from the volunteers and community so I think it is amazing that we can help so many pets.
    P.S. Prince Poodle loves Honest Kitchen food 🙂

  • CD Kennedy

    Both of my dogs are rescues that are very special. My first one, Rosco – a Boxer/Lab – is going to turn 4 on July 2nd (the day he was adopted from the Kokomo Humane Society). It was love at first sight. My second dog I got almost exactly a year after Rosco. He is a Miniature Schnauzer named Sampson that I got from His Hands Extended Sanctuary in Paris, OH. Sampson chose me while he was visiting a horse show with other dogs that were available for adoption. Both of my boys love food from The Honest Kitchen.

    His Hands Extended Sanctuary is an amazing non-profit organization that is run by a lady and her husband, besides them it is mostly volunteers. They have done some wonderful things for Amish puppy mill rescues. They also have a cat sanctuary and run a low cost spay/neuter program.

  • Jocelyn Lykken

    When our lab was diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure we faced the daunting task of determining what to feed him. Canned RX ‘food’ just felt wrong and then we discovered The Honest Kitchen website. The options (and the wealth of information) really allowed us to move forward and reclaim our dog’s quality of life. Both Zeus & Athena glow with the health of proper nutrition and that’s the best advertising around!

  • Debra Russell

    We have three dogs and we were told about Honest Kitchen by our Vet after years of having to take our Male Old English Pocket Beagle into the Clinic for yeast problems in his ears. The Honest Kitchen food has been a Godsend to us in helping him have a healthier life. Our older dog a Brittany Spaniel who I rescued from some people that were getting rid of their dog and her puppies has Pancreatitis and after a round of medication she was put on the Honest Kitchen diet and is doing much better. She is enjoying life again without being sick all the time. Our Female Old English Pocket Beagle does not have any problems except weight and loving to eat all the time. We talked it over with the Vet and decided to put her on the Honest Kitchen as well and she has really slimmed down. She breathes better and is fuller than when we were giving her the other dog food. We have only praise for The Honest Kitchen Food People and Thank them and our Vet for helping us to find an alternative that has made a difference in our Dogs lives. Thank you for donating Honest Kitchen to the Bid A Wee Home Shelter and you may use my dog’s names if you would like… they are Brittany, Einstein and Ginger. We love helping less fortunate pets.

  • Dianne

    Great contest! So glad shelter animals benefit! I would LOVE to win a box of LOVE for my 3 senior dogs because I LOVE them so much!

    I support the PSPCA of Philadelphia through the “rounding up” program at my local pet supply store. Whenever I make a purchase, the store employee asks if I would like to “round up” to the next dollar–sometimes that is close to a dollar and sometimes it is as little a a few pennies. I always say YES! All donations benefit the shelter either via either the purchase of needed materials or donated dollars. Such an easy way to help 🙂

  • karin cauley

    I would love to win LOVE for my dogs. Their ages range from puppy to senior and I have been looking for the perfect dog food. I am an avid
    animal lover and support all rescue efforts. Great cause and Honest Kitchen is the best!

  • Ann Marie Stelma Graff

    I would love to win Love for our Cody man. He is a 10 year old black lab, and he is the only dog in the house. We have three cats and they keep him busy. He needs good healthy food and treats to keep up with his kitty friends. All our animals are rescues and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We love our furry babies.

  • Calliemo

    I always love it when great companies help to support shelters, so I’m all for supporting the effort with a simple comment.

    I do include Prowl in my cats lineup of foods. I love that it’s easy to store a heck of a lot of food in small area since it’s dehydrated (I have 7 kitties so various cans and dry foods do take up a lot of space in comparison.)

  • Lisa W

    This would be great for my Oscar, who is the pickiest dog I’ve ever known!

    I support several local dog/cat rescue organizations, and I volunteer with Carolina Tiger Rescue. One of these days before too much longer I’m going to open my own dog sanctuary, and I can’t wait!

  • Marilyn Irvine

    My Sheltie is not a rescue dog but Honest Kitchen (Thrive), most likely saved her life. She was 12 and became intolerant of any food on the market. After spending a lot of money on testing that came back clear and making my own food my local pet store turned me onto Honest. I had a grain and glutton allergy. She stopped having the runs and gained back all the weight she lost.
    Thank you Honest Kitchen and Island Pet Source in Victoria BC

  • Kelli

    I would love to win Love for my two rescue Jack Russell Terriers who love food! They are my babies/best friends and I want to feed them the best quality food I possibly can to keep them healthy, happy, and with me for a very long time!

  • Very Cool Site. I will pass along the link to my fellow pet lovers.

  • As an owner of two great Danes, knowing that they do not live as long as many other breeds do, we feel diet is one of the key things to a healthy long last life. That is why we consider Honest Kitchen’s food is perfect for your dog and or cat, it has nothing nasty in it, you can actually pronounce the ingredients on the box, you can actually see the ingredients and I firmly believe you can see the different in your family members once they start eating HK food. Thanks for all that you do ☺

  • leslie

    i just love my mastiff so much i would love to win this for them i hope i have a good chacse of winning this thanks i put on address down but i dont no if you want my email of not so ill put it down here for you now leslie.turner.73@hotmail.com thanks have a great day Leslie Turner

  • PresleysMom

    THK is the best!

  • Virginia Canino

    Wow, free food for my rescue kitties. I have several adoptable kitties, from a recent hoarding rescue, who are eating me out of house and home.
    This would be a terrific treat!

  • Thanks for all you do for the animals Michele 🙂

  • NayAug

    This stuff just makes so much sense. Wet food has a lot of water in it. It is much more cost effective and greener to ship the food part and let me add the water. saves fuel and lets me control how wet the food is, and I just mix up as much as I need at a time.
    This is an idea long over due.

  • I started feeding The Honest Kitchen food recently when our German Shepherd started to have a number of health problems, including hypothyroid. Our dog LOVES it, our favorite piano playing shelter kitty loves it, and we LOVE it! As you can imagine, it takes a lot of food to keep a 95-pound dog moving — we would be thrilled to win a box of love! I also make home-prepared dog food and treats for our animals. The Honest Kitchen has become an important part of our animal’s diets.

  • Kathleen Helmer

    NOT made in a pet food plant = fabulous!! Who needs dog chow from companies like Hills (owned by Colgate-Palmolive which owns one of the biggest rendering plants in the US) where shelter animals and other ‘waste’ are rendered into pet food 24/7. Meals made in a human food facility are healthier and ethical.

  • Maika'i

    All dogs need more LOVE, but especially shelter dogs. Hope Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue can receive this donation. We support two of our local shelters with some food and supply gifts, but we couldn’t be happier with the 2 dogs and 5 cats we’ve adopted from them.

  • I would to try the Honest Kitchen foods for my dogs and cats. I make food for my older dog and am still trying figure out the best food for my older and other cats. I would love to win to try the dog version! By the way, when I lived in NM, I helped created a small non-profit to assist injured abandoned animals in Northern New Mexico. We called it the Second Chance Project. It was a great experience; it was good to be able to offer assistance to those who found injured dogs and cats and to get these animals placed into good homes once rehabbed.

  • Megan Romer

    I want to win the Box of Love because I love my dog and also am intrigued by the simplicity of this wholesome food!

  • Anita

    I see why this is a great idea! Shipping dehydrated foods is economical and green! If we won, we would give the box to our neighbor. She has a gorgeous hound named Franki. We have five cats. 🙂

  • Kudos to both you and The Honest Kitchen – what a hugely wonderful donation! I’ve never heard a single negative word about Lucy’s products!! I’ve volunteered for 7 years now with Almost Home Foundation, know firsthand just how difficult it can be to afford food on top of all the medical expenses of rescued pets. Would love to win Love for my dogs because that’s what our dogs deserve, nothing less 🙂

  • Amy Orvin

    I’d love to win for my 2 dogs because they love to try new things. Thanks for the chance.,

  • Cirena Aripez

    I’ve been doing a lot of research on feeding my cats and dogs a healthier diet. That’s how I came across The Honest Kitchen. I saw on their Facebook that they were having a sale on their 4 oz. sample of ‘Prowl’ for cats and I quickly bought 4 samples of it, hoping for the best! I just tried it and I’m pretty amazed. All my cats love it and I love all the good stuff it has in it and the protein! I would love to try ‘Love’ for dogs. I’m sure my dogs would love Love! I don’t really have a favourite shelter or Animal Rescue, but that’s only because all my animals were former strays that I found since I don’t live in a great area. I’m even happier to support THK now that I see this donation. Such a huge amount of food for a great cause! I would love to win the giveaway and I’m sure my dogs would be ecstatic too. : ) Until then, I will probably go buy more of the 4 oz. ‘Prowls’… such a great price : D

  • Kathy Saxton

    I used to do Lab Rescue on my own & now I try to support other Lab rescues. I would love to get some love & help put the other rescues. Just wish we could stop puppy mills & designer dog reproducers. I have a 13 yr old rescur JRT. We were his 3rd home when he was 10 months old.

  • Sounds like there are some very lucky cats and dogs out there that get to eat great, healthy food! I’m excited about this donation for the critters.
    If I won I would donate it to the 2 friendly dogs on my street that have the misfortune of being ruled by a cat oriented neighbourhood, lol.

    We rescued all of our cats, so I’ll mention the most recent guy that made it easy. He’s a lovely, black kitty around 2 years old. Typically he hasn’t been altered, but will be in the next few days. We were making coffee and as usual opened the kitchen door for Bob – a neighbour’s cat that we took to the Vet to be fixed and have surgery on his back foot. His mom lets him outside early when she goes to work. So next thing we know in came this black cat. He was very calm and quiet and the gang let him in with no problem. He slept all day, then slowly branched out through the house and has decided he’s staying, lol. He’s very happy and is playing with a ball right now. Another success!
    Good luck to everyone 🙂

  • Another super contest to benefit the shelter and rescue animals. I love it. I am very familiar with The Honest Kitchen. Whenever I go to a local doggie event, they are there with their products educating the public on healthy nutrition for their dogs. They do a great job.

  • Diamond Lil

    What a great opportunity to help out people who put their heart, soul time and energy into rescuing and caring for animals. I know of Second Chance and their work is never ending.

  • Ela

    Michele, many thanks to you and Honest Kitchen for caring about our cats! We are so grateful to both of you. I’m sure our cats would tell you the same!

  • I’ve recently adopted an 8 year old tuxedo kitteh named Elvis! We are getting along famously now after learning about each other for a few meowy weeks! The Honest Kitchen and Love Food go hand and paw with charity and healthy animals. I’m happy to leave this comment in support of their donation.

  • kat campbell

    i have cats of my own and i volunteer for Stray Cat Alliance in LA. i have a god dog, who is the sweetest creature on Earth.
    i’m commenting to help Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue in their great work.

  • […] of The Everything Guide to Working with Animals, and dedicated animal lover who writes the blog Pet News and Views. Michele is always looking for ways to help animal rescuers, and her latest contest does exactly […]

  • Rachael

    My pupperoo Mungo is my great love. Last month he had an impaction between his large and small intestines that required emergency surgery to save his life. The vet thought it was a foreign body. It turned out to be fecal matter. Since then I have been feeding him THK, because I want to make sure he is only eating whole, healthy foods that he can easily digest. If I win a box of Love it would not only help my Mungo, it would allow me to buy extra treats and toys for the El Cajon shelter where I helped my neighbor rescue an amazing dog. It would also allow me to buy more Prowl for my kitty!
    Thank you for the commitment to not only helping owners take better care of their pets, but helping rescue animals who without your help would be fed whatever was available! Having such and excellent food I am sure makes the rescue process easier for those animals and reduces their stress!

  • Aletha Dobie

    I love ALL the THK products. The food cat & dog is great plus I feed it to my ferrets too. Their supplements are things that I would take if I needed to so now I can give it to my pets and it be natural. I LOVE talking about them and look forward to watching the line grow:) Thank you!!
    I have yet to try their love dog food and well lets just say it is all in the name to why I would want to win it….plus that means I would have an extra $100 that I would have spent on food and can do something good with it….maybe buy $100 worth of trial boxes for the SPCA and they can donate it to their next adopted….because of all their hard work and good they do…..Thank you THK for your generous donation:)

    PS it says mail…not email?? Just thought I would mention it. I posted my mailing address LOL…Cheers

  • nancy

    Well I believe in a good mix of dry and wet food. My bichon preferred dry dog food to wet. Even though I dont have a dog now but I love all dogs, any dog – even those who are hard to adopt/are misunderstood. I have a friend trying to get a fairly temperamental dog to a sancturay as she wants to be the dog’s advocate simply because she “is committed to him and he can only be handled by a few people” and she agreed to find him a good location which will allow him to be himself. The most amazing things happen when people who love animals get involved in sincerely helping the purest of hearts including contests like these.
    I think that this is a great idea to support BideAwee and Second Chance Rescue. Perhaps second chance rescue can help my friend with her special rotweiler pet friend (he’s about 5 or so)? Thanks to you for this contest – and thanks michele for telling everyone all about it.

  • Kim

    I am a foster “mom” for Second Chance Animal Rescue and it would be very appreciative to have them receive the donation of healthy and convenient food for all the rescued cats and dogs. I will definately re-post this site to all of my friends…Thank you for your support.

  • It never ceases to amaze me how far we have come regarding the care of and love we have for our pets. Oftentimes, we take better care of our furry babies better than we do ourselves! Animal rescuers are the most selfless people I know. Great cause, Michele!

  • Cheryl

    This is wonderful; will share with friends.

  • Marcia M

    I have four fur babies that I am always trying to find the ideal food and the healthiest treat for. I have heard good comments about the product and I would love the chance to try it.

  • LittleStar

    I would like to win, but NOT FOR ME…I want to pay it forward to a Wonderful Family that lost everything in the Hurricane of the past…and raising 5 kids…but still has so much HEART that they are caring for 4 rescue dogs with severe Medical needs and a few cats too

  • David Criswell

    I love my pets and the would be pets at the Santa Cruz SPCA and Santa Cruz Animal Shelter. I go often to visit the critters who need a little company. I appreciate the support anyone gives to any group that’s helping any animals! Keep it up y’all!!!

  • lin

    i can not say my favorite shelter because it wouldn’t be fair to any of the ones I haven’t dealt with. But i will say I have been to bideawee many times in Westhampton and have nothing but good things to say.
    This is wonderfull taht you are doing this, Thank you!

  • Cheryl

    Turned on to this by my friend Carol Bryant and would love to try LOVE for my dogs as well as see that the shelters win your generous donation! Thanks for all you do for needy cats and doggies!

  • Anne

    I have 5 kitties and appreciate that you are supporting these two wonderful shelters. If I win, I would donate the food to my local shelter!

  • Helen Vassos

    This is such a great initiative. Thank god for those people who take make the effort in their busy lives to give assistance to pets in need. They deserve it, as it is man who domesticated these animals, and it is man who must take care of them.

  • Robyn

    I love that you are donating to the shelters. There are so many animals that need good homes. I wish I could save them all. All of my dogs and cats over the years have been rescues. My current cat Nutmeg is a rescue and I wouldn’t trade him for anything in the world. He’s very curious and always keeps us on our toes but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Leslie Molinaro

    Our rescue Toy Fox/Jack Russell is named Rupert! He loves his Honest Kitchen along with his 3 pack mates. They all sit, not so patiently, while it “cooks” and then pounce! I know he’d enjoy adding LOVE to his menu. Our favorite shelter is the Jack Russell Refuge in Rhinebeck, NY where abused & abandoned Jacks find care & love and a second chance at a happy life. What better then Honest Kitchen to set them on their way to health at the same time! Thanks!

  • What a nice contest !
    Well we have 2 dogs a pug & a pekinese , Quality food is extremely important ,
    So we are using a high quality kibble w/ food that I cook myself for the dogs ,
    brown rice , veg, and hormone free meat , That gets mixed w / the kibble 2x’s a day
    The dehydrated sounds very interesting , Also for the cats , well I don’t cook for them , But they get canned, decent quality , Forti flora sprinkled on it & Blue as a dry
    food .


    Always willing to try better and tastier food for Harley the wonder dog. More often than not I just cook enough for her to join me at dinner, but sometimes my dinner isn’t that healthy for me let alone her so…
    My hat is off to all of you that help our furry friends.

  • Anna

    We love The Honest Kitchen both for their wonderful high quality food and for their commitment to shelter and rescue organizations. The most recent addition to our pack was adopted from One Tail at a Time in Chicago so we’re a bit biased but we commend all the dedicated animal welfare groups that are fighting the good fight on daily basis!

  • sharon prushinski

    High quality food for pets is every bit as important as high quality food for humans, and I think people are becoming more and more aware of that. Rescues and shelters do so much for the animals, and I know you will make it to 100 comments! Best of luck!

  • Great initiative on your part Michele. I will share the link to this post to my FB and Twitter profiles. All the best!

  • Jumping in to comment and get you to your goal. Yay, for good pet food! Yay, for rescues.

  • Gretchen Stewart

    Honest Kitchen food is great, and my dogs love it.

  • Elizabeth

    I love it when companies partner with animal rescues. I have an older Shih tzu with allergies and would like to try this natural food! Sounds really healthy to me….

  • Carol

    I’ve been a volunteer for Second Chance for almost two years, and have also adopted two beautiful cats from there as well….it would be WONDERFUL to receive this very generous food donation for all the loving pets waiting for their forever homes!!!

  • Joyce

    In this economy, a lot of people are spending less on food, and their pets probably aren’t eating as healthy as they should be, either. But this sounds like a good, healthy meal. Thanks for doing this!

  • Lexy

    The way that things are in our economy, I wish that ALL animals could receive such great care as these animals…..so sad to see so many animals suffer every single day.



  • Terry

    Thank you for all the work you do.

  • Anja Stein

    If you love something, take care of it by giving your pet good healthy food. Great contest!

  • Monica

    It is fantastic to see a company providing a gret source of nutrition to these animals!! I love when companies work with rescues!!

  • Sherry

    I just love the idea that an animal rescue shelter will benefit from this contest. I think the real winners will be the adorable animals being helped.

  • Margie

    I would like to win a box of Love for my two dogs–Cody and Jefferson!

  • Jordana

    Great idea to help shelter pets. We love Bideawee and I am going to check out THK. Thanks Michele, your blog is great.

  • Ann

    Great contest Michele, we love that it is for healthy food that is also tasty. Our dogs love it. And it would be great if they develop other meals for cats.

  • FaithM

    I’m so proud of you Michele. It is great that you are helping so many shelter cats and dogs.

  • Tara

    Love what you are doing with your blog Michele. It’s great that you are using it to help cats and dogs, and other animals. We feed our dogs Love and Thrive, and they love them both. Thanks The Honest Kitchen.

  • Jack

    I want to win Love for my 2 Boxers!

  • Barbara

    I got my rescue kitties from Bideawee. So, I’m glad to help, and will definitely be buying THK because they are healthy, tasty, and generous.

  • Kim

    I wish more blogs would do these important giveaways. It is always nice trying to win a pet toy or something like that, but helping hundreds of animals that need help is special. You built a great blog Michele. You should be proud of yourself. And thanks to THK for participating and supplying all of that wonderful food.

  • Micca

    Love this contest & would love to win Love for my dog.

  • Tamara

    Glad you reached your quota, Michele! I would like to win Love. I have 3 cats, and if I win, I will donate the food to my local shelter.

  • Tris McCall

    I have two dogs and would love to win Love.

  • George

    Here’s to helping Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue. What a great contest.

  • Laura

    I don’t feed my kids fast food. I don’t eat fast food either. So my cat and dog should eat healthy too. I love The Honest Kitchen. Great food, easy to make, and easy to store. Plus, my pets love it.

  • Jerry

    I want to win Love for my dog.

  • Greg

    All we need is Love! All my dogs need is Love–food from The Honest Kitchen, and lots of love and attention from me!

  • Harry

    My dogs love Love and so do I. I want to win it for them. Thanks The Honest Kitchen.

  • Nicole Hill

    This sounds like a fabulous idea. One of my dogs suffers with itchy skin so I have to feed her a special food to stop her suffering. I’m in the UK so wouldn’t qualify for winning any food but keep up the great work you’re all doing. Great blog Michele x

  • P Elizabeth

    I have a little Maltese who has developed a life-threatening blood disorder and I try to keep her food as pure and natural as possible. Thank you, Michele, for bringing this great food to our attention and for sponsoring this wonderful contest.

  • gia

    i want my dogs and cats to live long HEALTHY lives so i try to get great nutritious food for them. they get a healthier diet than i do! i would love to have them try this!

  • […] Contest to Benefit Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue […]

  • I would LOVE to win this for Ruby who is the head dog at My favorite No Kill Kitty Shelter P.U.R.R. WV in Grafton, WV where Every Kitty Matters.

  • Holly M

    If you check the list of pet foods that are constantly being recalled, it is scary. I’d love to be able to always feed my dogs fresh, healthy food.

  • Fran Wickham

    I am thrilled to see that shelter dogs will have a chance to eat truly good food that is good for them, thanks to Honest Kitchen. My rescue dogs can’t get enough of the stuff!

  • Aliza

    I would love to win this and donate it to Furry Friends Refuge in West Des Moines, IA. Both my little long-haired chihuahua Gizmo and my long-haired kitty Toffee came from that shelter, where I now volunteer.

  • Candy Blakeslee

    The product that puzzled me was when they came out with plush piñata dog toy. They are plush on the outside and a rawhide treat in the middle. Your dog tears the dog toy open to get the treat out! I wonder how many dogs ate the plush too.

  • Kim O

    I would looooooove to give this to one of my local shelters!! Great contest!!

  • Good point Candy. I didn’t see that toy.–Michele

  • Lisa Makrinikolas

    Love the THK food and am truly happen to support a company that puts their $ where their mouth is. Too many brands ‘support’ rescues/shelters with an occasional donation but with THK it’s part of the every day running of the company.

  • kelly loe

    Love the support I’ve seen here. Just excellent! I’d love to win this prize for my boy Buster.

  • I’ve used Honest kitchen and my dogs love it. I love that they offer different versions so there is something for everyone. My favorite rescue is Diabetic Cats in Need. I’ve adopted 2 sugar kitties from them. It would be great if HK could come out with a carb free version for the sugar cats.

  • John

    I would like to win Love for my dog, Scottie!

  • Peggy

    Glad I saw this Michele! I want to win.

  • Yurma

    We recently tried THK, and our dogs love it. I wish they had more variety for cats. Put me down to win.

  • Jeri

    I think it is so important to care about what you feed your pets. That is why I love THK. I have three cats, but if I win, I will give the box of Love to my local shelter.

  • Stacie

    I would love to win a box of Love–what a great product and what a great name. We need to feed out dogs (and cats) good healthy food. Thanks Honest Kitchen.

  • Helen

    Put me down to win a box of Love.

  • Justin

    Great contest. Glad to help Bideawee and Second Chance Animal Rescue win food. And I would like to win a box of Love for my rescue dog, Salty.

  • Anna

    Thanks Michele for helping Second chance animal rescue. They are a small shelter and the food donation is so welcome.

  • Barb

    Great way to use a blog to help others. Thanks Michele, and thanks The Honest Kitchen. I love seeing companies help animal shelters. I have a rescue dog from my local shelter, and would love to win the box of Love.

  • Fred

    I have a rescued Siberian Husky and would love to win.

  • Gyselle

    I want to win a box of Love for Frodo my mutt. Mutts are my favorite type of dog!

  • Michele,

    Hoping your contest will benefit a coonhound or foxhound in need, since adoptable coonhounds and foxhounds are in need of public acceptance. Many rescues and shelters will not accept them as surrenders or strays because adoption rates are so very slow. Yet other large-breed hunting dogs such as retrievers or labs are considered very desirable. Coonhounds and foxhounds are all-American bred dogs. They are close relatives of Beagles, the 4th or 5th most popular American breed according to the AKC. Where are you, America, leaving them to wait and wait … or worse?

    Thank you for highlighting the plight of coonhounds recently, Michele! We appreciate you. Hope you don’t mind me plugging my cause.

  • Elsie Au

    Thanks Michele for all you’ve done to help animals in need.