Orange Dog is the brainchild of Edmonton businesswoman and philanthropist, Jan Folk. As patron of the Edmonton Humane Society, Jan took the initiative to launch this life-saving program in June 2009.
The Orange Dog Web store features a selection of high quality products for dogs and their owners. The Freedom Flight Program is sponsored 100% through product sales. To date, the Orange Dog has sponsored four flights, saving the lives of 313 dogs.
In a study, the Edmonton Humane Society found that people are willing to wait for the California dogs instead of those sold in newspapers. on-line ads, or in pet stores because they suspect that those puppies may have come from from puppy mills or brokers where they often live in horrible conditions; and are often bred without considering the dogs’ welfare.
From the Founder:
My mission with The Orange Dog is to grow the bond between dogs and their owners and at the same time help a lot of dogs that clearly can’t help themselves. The Orange Dog was created as an online gathering place to share and celebrate individual acts of animal kindness. Committed people are doing amazing things, and we wants to say thanks. My hope is that when you read the stories of the Freedom Flights, you’ll be inspired to undertake your own act of animal kindness.