How Affiliate Marketing Saved a Siberian Husky in Time for the Holidays

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The winter traditions of most religions have at least one thing in common: they are a time for people to come together. Affiliate marketing can be much the same, bringing people together for more than just business, and a Siberian Husky named Blue is alive as a result.

During the winter holidays, it’s usual for friends and family to get together in celebration. But this year, an unusual kind of family came together, leading to an unusual celebration.

In late November, a Siberian Husky named Blue was rushed to the hospital. Because his fur is a light yellow, owners Chris and Nok Sanderson hadn’t noticed that the dog had become anemic, and by then he was very ill. In fact, according to the veterinarian ... Blue was about to die.

Luckily for Chris, his work is all about forming relationships. In the growing world of affiliate marketing -- where anyone online can make a percentage of a sale when promoting someone else’s product or service -- there are a few companies that manage affiliate programs for other businesses. Chris manages, which offers that service.

“Most affiliate marketing programs are just automated systems that track who refers a sale," explains Chris. "There is no personal interaction. When we manage a program, we actually get involved with the affiliates. As a result, I knew Dr. Lilian Lee, a veterinarian based in Australia who runs a site called Ask the Vet. She works with many of our merchant partners, so when I wanted to know more about Blue’s situation, I got in touch. She provided me with the information I needed to know that Blue wasn’t going to die if I took the right steps. And she provided me with those steps.”

The first vet predicted hepatitis, but blood tests showed that Blue was actually suffering from Ehrlichiosis Canis -- a tick-borne parasite that had been complicated by chronic anemia. Blue was taken to a larger facility that could care for him. There, Chris brought up all the details shared with him by Dr. Lee, and the new doctors agreed. They were able to treat the Husky and now, rather than passing the holidays with the loss of their dog, the Sandersons are able to celebrate his recovery just in time for Christmas. It is a kind of global Christmas miracle for sure: a Siberian Husky in Thailand saved through American merchants by an Australian, affiliate-marketing partner.

“We have Blue with us today thanks to the way we do business. We build relationships rather than treating affiliates as anonymous sales people. As a result, we don’t just have clients all over the world. We have friends as well. We’re grateful that, with Dr. Lee’s help, we knew what choices to make to have Blue alive and well on the way to a full recovery.” is a gateway to affiliate marketing for both Merchants and Affiliates, following ethical marketing practices and a strong track record of success. Clients include Western Union, NetMagazines, Forzieri, Mondera and DriveWerks. For more details, contact Chris Sanderson or visit

Ask the Vet is a service run by Dr. Lilian Lee, who answers people’s questions about their pets via e-mail. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Sydney and works from her home in Australia. She has also worked in general veterinary practice. Visit Ask the Vet.


Chris Sanderson

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