FAIRY-TAILS DO COME TRUE
Get the tissues ready and binge on the feels as we match shelter hounds with homes and their forever families in this heart-warming docu-reality series, exclusively on Netflix.
We believe consistent, quality nutrition helps make pets more adoptable. Since the launch of the show we have together with your support been able to donate over 7,500 meals to shelter pets in need.
The Hill’s Food, Shelter, Love Program is supported by Hill’s pet food purchases, helping more dogs and cats find the loving homes they deserve while we provide support and food for over 300 charities in South Africa.
Has your social media timeline been filled with gorgeous looking dogs, more than usual that is? No, you haven’t entered an alternate universe, it’s all thanks to Netflix’s, A Dog for Life. This 13-part South African docu-reality series, sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, has been filling us with joy since 15th June and goodness have we needed these feel-good fuzzies.
A show where ‘finding the one’ takes on a whole new meaning, it’s about the extraordinary, very tangible bond between people and shelter dogs. Throughout the series presenter and show ideator Sue White matches shelter dogs with their forever homes around Cape Town. Through a quirky doggy dating process, Sue helps humans look beyond the fluff and fall in love with the one. Despite being abandoned, with a stroke of luck these dogs found their way to their halfway homes at existing shelters – Fallen Angels, Animal Welfare Society of South Africa, Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch, Honey’s Garden, Animal Anti Cruelty League (AACL), DARG, WOOF Project and Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
“Getting involved in a show like this was a natural fit for us. Hill’s has always been committed to transforming lives, those of pets, and in turn their pet parents. Since 2002, the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love Programme has provided shelters with the life-changing nutrition they need to help homeless pets find forever homes,” says Carla Bath from Hill’s Pet Nutrition. When it comes to the health and wellness of not just the dogs on the show, but all pets, Bath explains that nutritious food like Hill’s helps make pets more adoptable. “While we’ve helped over 9 million pets worldwide, in South Africa we’ve supported over 300 charities and fed nearly 5 million meals over the last five years.”
A Dog for Life brings to light what it really means to share your life with a pet, beyond the surface level. We’re experiencing extreme lows right now, with COVID-19, and stressful news, it can all seem too much. The more information we see and hear the more we are filled with anxiety. The emotional support that pets can provide is well researched and documented. Now, more than ever your pet will be able to help you and your family during those low moments. The unconditional love, enthusiasm and plain gratitude that pets express daily are lessons for all of us, especially during this time.
The love and bond between a pet and pet parent is unlike any other. This show highlights this in the most special way, and we can’t wait for everyone to see it for themselves, concludes Bath.