Canidae Pet Foods and Team Up to Donate Premium Food to Gentle Giants Rescue

Gentle Giants Rescue, the largest giant breed rescue in the world, receives 1,400 pounds of premium Canidae pet food through Canidae's partners at

San Luis Obispo, CA, May 05, 2010 --( Canidae Pet Foods, Inc. (, a manufacturer of all natural holistic pet foods that are fed and recommended by thousands of certified breeders and rescue organizations throughout North America, has donated 1,400 pounds of super-premium Canidae All Life Stages dog food to help Gentle Giants Rescue in Norco, California continue to save the lives of the giant breed dogs in their care. The donation was arranged by and made possible through the assistance of, a charity based in Bend, Oregon.

Gentle Giants Rescue, now the largest giant breed rescue in the world, was founded 16 years ago by Burt Ward and his wife Tracy to save the lives of primarily large breed dogs. Burt Ward, who portrayed "Robin, the Boy Wonder" in the 1960s television series "Batman," stated, "Animals, who are so innocent and so loving, and all they want to do is love you and be loved. I want to protect them. I want to help them. Our whole life is now charity and giving back."

Over 1000 dogs and puppies are rescued each year by Gentle Giants Rescue including Great Danes, Borzoi, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhounds, Scottish Deerhounds, Saint Bernards, Newfoundlands and others. Some of the dogs are rescued from shelters unable to care for them, while others come from private individuals. serves the needs of animal shelters across the United States, helping to ensure that shelter dogs and cats receive the quality food they need. Canidae Pet Foods is a founding contributor to, a website and charity started by 14 year old Mimi Ausland whose website allows anyone to donate 10 pieces of kibble to a needy dog or cat simply by answering the daily trivia question posted on their homepage. "We really appreciate and enjoy working with Canidae to help feed all these homeless dogs and cats that need our help... we also love being able to help feed Gentle Giants - they do an awesome job!" says Mimi. launched in April of 2008 and has thus far been able to donate over 420,000 pounds of premium kibble for hungry dogs and cats in shelters.

About Canidae All Natural Pet Foods

Founded out of love for pets and animals, Canidae Pet Foods manufactures and distributes a complete line of healthy meat-based, holistic, all natural dog food, cat food, and gourmet pet treats sold worldwide through independent pet food retailers including over 6,500 locations throughout the United States and Canada. For the most recent information about Canidae and its line of healthy pet products, visit

About Gentle Giants Rescue

Gentle Giants Rescue was created as a California non profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation to save the lives of giant breed dogs and some smaller breed dogs. The creators are Burt Ward, the actor who portrayed "Robin the Boy Wonder" in the famed 1960's Batman television series and his wife, Tracy Ward, a successful business executive and a philanthropist for children and animal causes. For more information, please visit


Founded by 14 year old Mimi Ausland from Bend, Oregon,'s primary mission is to provide good, healthy food to dogs and cats to those shelters who are working so hard to see that none of them go hungry. In addition to providing free kibble to the Humane Society of Central Oregon, has added 13 new shelters to the program (from Oregon to Florida) and plans to expand the program to many more.

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