Friday, October 6, 2017

You could win $25,000 and a year’s supply of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® this October!

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.

Hi my furiends! It's Cody! As many of you know I was adopted by my Mama back in 2007. I was adopted two weeks after Mom's Angel Bobo went to the Bridge at age 18. Mom had found Angel Bobo when he was 6 months old. She found him in a blizzard. Who knows how long he had been wandering the streets?

As for me, I was only 10 weeks old when I was adopted. I was living with a fabulous Foster Mom who had me, my littermates and various woofies at her house. She was affiliated with a local rescue group here in Michigan. I am one of the lucky ones. Because I had a Foster Mom and because I was adopted at such a young age, I never had to live in a shelter.

Rachael Ray knows that there are many, many animals who aren't as lucky as I was. There are thousands upon thousands of animals who are waiting in shelters. They are purring and barking with all of their might that they might soon find their furever home. We know this first hand because my "bonus" sister is a Manager of a local animal shelter here in Michigan. We wish we could find furever homes for all of the animals who need them, and so does Rachael Ray.  That is why she created:

The Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Furever Home™  Campaign
 is Helping Shelter Pets Find The Home They Deserve!

Rachael Ray Nutrish is donating $250,000 during the month of October
 to help shelter pets in need!!

Cash donations will be made in equal amounts to 3 organizations:

  1. Big Dog Ranch Rescue :Big Dog Ranch Rescue is the largest no-kill dog rescue in the Southeastern United States.
  2. ASPCA: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®(American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®: We have featured the ASPCA numerous times on Dakota's blog and are honored and happy to do so. The ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of rescue, adoption and welfare and has worked tirelessly for over 150 years to put an end to animal abuse and neglect.
  3. North Shore Animal League:  North Shore Animal League is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization.
  4. For those who are regular readers of my blog you know that Rachael Ray created:Rachael’s Rescue® which was created for all of the forgotten pets – the ones who might not have someone who loves them as much as they deserve. A portion of proceeds from each sale of Nutrish is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation,
    which helps animals in need through Rachael’s Rescue. Through September 2017,
    Rachael’s Rescue has donated more than $21 million dollars to pet charities and
    other organizations that do good for animals.
    The funds are used for food,
    medical supplies, treatments, and more for animals in need. Rachael Ray has contributed even more money to animals that were affected by the recent hurricanes, but there are many more animals around the country need help, and through Rachael’s Rescue, together we can make
    a difference in the lives of many four-legged friends.


    The Sweepstakes begins on October 1, 2017 at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on October 31, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

    To Enter Online:
       Purchase any Nutrish®-only product during the Sweepstakes Period, then visit and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the registration form with your contact information, including email address. Then upload a digital photo of your original purchase receipt with the Nutrish product circled, to receive one entry into the Sweepstakes.
        To Enter without Purchase. 
Open to legal residents of 50 U.S/D.C.,18+ (19+ in AL&NE). Ends 10/31/17 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. To enter without purchase by mail and for Official Rules:
Grand Prize: $25,000 and a one-year supply of Nutrish® dry dog food or one year worth of Nutrish® dry cat.
THREE (3) First Prizes: $5,000 and a one-year supply of Nutrish® dry dog food or one year worth of Nutrish® dry cat.

About Rachael Ray Nutrish: In 2007, with help from pet nutrition experts, Rachael Ray created Nutrish super-premium food and treats for dogs inspired by recipes from her own kitchen. In 2014, we were very excited to grow the brand into the world of cat food. Whether intended for dogs or cats, Nutrish recipes are made with simple, wholesome ingredients like real meat or fish, and do not contain poultry by-product meal or fillers.


I LOVE MY NUTRISH and you will too!

 So what are you waiting for?
 Hurry out and buy some Nutrish today
 and maybe you will win some Nutrish for YOU!!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this. My Rolz has food allergies and Rachel Ray's Whitefish and Potato brand that's grain-free is the only food he can eat without upsetting his stomach. I love all she's doing to help animals. Great post! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

    1. Thanks so much and that is soooooo good to hear!! Yay Rolz!!!!!!

  2. Great contest for a wonderful cause plus WE LOVE THEIR FOOD. You asked if we had snakes in our pond, sadly the answer is YES, some are even poisonous. Mommy saw a cottonmouth moccasin in the pond once and she was close enough to find out why they call in a cottonmouth. She was not happy.

    1. Ewwww! My Mom got scared just reading this! My Mom is TERRIFIED of snakes!!

  3. Rachael Ray does so much for anipals! Not just creating her own line of foodables which she KNOWS are good for us to eat and not "junk food", but with her generosity in the animal world with donations and helping to raise money for shelters and rescues. YAY FOR RACHAEL!

    Love, Teddy

  4. I don't think we have tried her food yet but I like what she has done for strays.

  5. Rachel Ray does so many wonderful things for our four legged babies. That's a good thing.

    Have a purrfect day, Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

  6. That's nice when pet food compagnies give money for cats without a familly.
    Bon week end

  7. That is super cool and such a terrific program, we knew we liked that lady!

  8. I didn't know Rachael Ray and Nutrish were so wonderful about supporting rescue! WIN/WIN for everyone involved!!!

    1. Yep! Check this out: (Has been around for YEARS!!)

    2. but when you read it, it is now $21 million (the website hasn't changed it yet)

  9. Well, the prizes will go to someone who really deserves them, I'm sure. Wish we lived in the US and could enter.

  10. I'm not in the US so I can't enter but I think it's a great idea!
    Bless you for doing this. I need to look into this brand of food.
    PS-Cody, I'm so happy you found your forever home ♥

  11. Cody, you look handsome and healthy, so your food must treat you well!

  12. I love that Rachael Ray is doing so much for rescue pets with her line of food. This is a great contest!

  13. Ohhh I love Rachel Ray's kitty food.
    Hugs madi

  14. WE should check out Rachel Ray's food. Mom loves her and her cooking.

    Emma and Buster

    1. I love Rachael and her food too, was obsessed with her way back in her 30 Minute Meal Days. Dakota has been eating her food since 2008 (long before he ever had a blog) You DO need to check out the food!

  15. My cats love this food, we will enter.

  16. Although I, Marvelous, like Rachael Rae's food, Mommy buys it in the US and we live in Canada, so we can't enter the contest.
    But we love what she does and who she supports!

  17. Good meowning Cody! Wishing you the best of weekends and here's a Katie smoochie! 😻

  18. WOW that is an exciting contest! that will be a lucky winner!

  19. Hi Cody :) Nice contest. Hope you and your mom are enjoying your weekend :)

  20. Heck that is some foundation and doing no end of good works for pets in need and help hundreds if not thousands find a better life or help them on the way to new life.
    Toodle pip and purrs

  21. We haven't tried this food but after reading this, we will check it out.
    Mickey Mouser is a picky eater but Rufus will eat (and has eaten) anything and everything....

  22. That's some contest!
    Have a super Sunday...

    Noodle and crew

  23. I am a picky eater...I wonder if I would love this? Probably I would. The other furriends do. xox

  24. MJF Used to like some of her foodables...but then he decided,to not want to eat any of it the 'leftovers' all went to our vet who gives it to the rescue groups that he helps out.
    And I give him kitty noms too when I have it...cause he has his own rescue for unadoptable (in the public's eye), kitties.
    Dalton would likey love it he is a vacuum cleaner, MOL!