Making A Positive Difference In The Lives Of Dogs

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Fans of Emmy-nominated Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson (above) got to meet the star when he walked the red carpet at a special dog adoption event in Santa Monica, California last weekend to promote the Purina ONE Difference campaign which benefits the Petfinder Foundation and celebrates shelters dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of dogs.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson hosting the spcaLA Purina ONE red carpet event

Dogs from spcaLA waited in a specially set-up green room (see below)  in Santa Monica Place until it was time for them to walk the red carpet to showcase their doggie charm and personality in the hope of finding a forever home.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Partners With Purina ONE To Adopt Rescued Dogs

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is known for developing the Helping Enhance Animals’ Lives (HEAL) ™ program which provides shelter dogs with enrichment activities and basic obedience to help lower their stress and make them better candidates for adoption.

Ferguson walked the red carpet with his recently adopted dog, Fennel, whom he adopted with the help of Purina One and Petfinder. The eight month-old Coton de Tulear joins Ferguson’s three-year-old Maltese-Yorkie pooch named Leaf.

Apart from hosting the Los Angeles adoption event, Ferguson’s two dogs are also taking the Purina ONE 28 Day Challenge by switching to Purina ONE SmartBlend® dog food. The challenge is designed to make a positive difference in the lives of dogs everywhere.

“We’re excited to partner with Jesse on the ONE Difference campaign because we share a passion for animal welfare,” said Eric Willis, Purina ONE brand director. “Through our work with shelters across the country we provide high-quality nutrition to help dogs look and feel their best as they wait for their forever homes, as well as resources to help change perceptions of shelter dogs and ultimately increase adoptions.”

Since the dietary switch, Ferguson told fans that he had noticed a remarkable difference in his dogs’ excitement level for their new food.

“Not only is Fennel a wonderful companion and playmate for Leaf, but I have noticed a huge change in both dogs’ general health since starting them on Purina ONE,” Ferguson said.

Willis added. “It’s been great to see Leaf and Fennel take the 28-Day challenge, and realize some of the same great results we’ve seen from more than 80,000 dogs whose owners have registered and chosen to switch to Purina ONE since the program began.”

Dog owners nationwide can help support pets in need by taking the Purina ONE 28 Day Challenge. For each new consumer who signs up for the Purina ONE 28 Day Challenge during the month of August at, the brand will donate $10 to the Petfinder Foundation (up to $13,800) to help more shelter dogs find forever homes. Dog lovers who attended the event signed up for the challenge and were introduced to the food  at the special dog food truck on site for the occasion.

Consumers can learn more about how Purina ONE supports shelters across the country at

This post was sponsored by the Nestle Purina PetCare Company. However, all opinions are my own. I only write about topics, events and products that I consider readers will consider useful information and relevant to their interests.