Rachael Ray and Her Pet Food Brand Nutrish Launch Food Truck For Dogs in New York City

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Serves Meals for Dogs Made with Simple, Natural Ingredients like Chicken Meatballs, Sweet Potatoes and Brown Rice.

Daytime television host, best selling author and pet lover Rachael Ray announced today the launch of a food truck – for dogs! The truck will make stops in New York City to celebrate her recently-launched line of natural wet food for dogs called Rachael Ray Nutrish® Naturally Delish™. Naturally Delish is inspired by tasty recipes from Rachael’s own kitchen and is made with simple, wholesome ingredients like tender cuts of real meat and farm picked vegetables.

Rachael Ray’s food truck for dogs will roll through New York City for three days, beginning October 18th, making stops in Columbus Circle and Union Square. Fans are invited to follow @Nutrish on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates on the truck’s whereabouts. The truck will serve pooches a menu of delicious flavors from Rachael’s Naturally Delish line, including:

  •     Chicken Muttballs & Pasta: Yummy chicken meatballs plus tender carrots, spinach and pasta cooked in a tasty chicken broth.
  •     Hearty Beef Stew: Hearty chunks of beef plus garden vegetables like peas, carrots and potatoes, all simmered in a yummy, home-style beef gravy.
  •     Chicken Paw Pie: Juicy bites of chicken with a medley of green beans and sweet potatoes in a savory chicken gravy.
  •     Savory Lamb Stew: Tender morsels of lamb mixed with carrots, spinach and brown rice make for a great-tasting classic stew.

“‘Naturally Delish’ is a very exciting product for me, because I’m bringing food that looks like homemade meals from my kitchen to the bowls of our four-legged friends. What better way to celebrate this than with a food truck for dogs?” said Rachael Ray. “I treat my Isaboo like she is a member of my family – and with 'Naturally Delish’ she now eats like one.”

During the three-day dog food truck tour, Rachael and Nutrish are partnering with Best Friends Animal Society, which operates the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for abused, abandoned animals, and two of its local rescue partners Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons and Husky House. Best Friends Animal Society will offer on-site adoptions for those who want to give a home to a homeless pet. Rachael is dedicated to helping animals in need and donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Nutrish to support shelters and animal support organizations.

Naturally Delish lives up to its name, as it’s a natural product, containing no meat by-products or fillers, no artificial flavors, colors or artificial preservatives. There’s no corn or soy in any of the four stews, and no wheat in three of the four. The Chicken Muttballs variety does contain a pasta piece that is made from semolina wheat flour.

Nutrish Naturally Delish is packaged conveniently in re-sealable plastic containers, making it a great food to be enjoyed by dogs of all sizes. As of today, Nutrish is available in most grocery stores and Walmart, at an average retail price of $1.99-$2.09. Complete listings can be found by visiting http://www.NutrishForPets.com.

ABOUT RACHAEL’S RESCUE™ AND NUTRISH

In 2008, Rachael Ray partnered with pet nutrition experts from Ainsworth Pet Nutrition® to develop a line of super premium food and treats for dogs called Rachael Ray Nutrish®. Rachael Ray Nutrish® is made with simple, natural ingredients and includes three full-feeding varieties featuring real meat as the first ingredient – Real Chicken and Veggies, Real Beef and Brown Rice, and Healthy Weight with Real Turkey & Veggies. The line also includes a limited ingredient recipe called Rachael Ray Nutrish® Just 6®, formulated with only six simple ingredients, as well as treats and wet meals for dogs. A portion of Ray’s proceeds from each sale of Rachael Ray Nutrish® food and treats for dogs are donated to organizations that help animals in need through Rachael’s RescueTM (http://www.rachaelsrescue.org). So, not only are Nutrish products great for your dog, they’re great for countless other dogs as well.

ABOUT AINSWORTH PET NUTRITION®

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition® is a fifth generation family-owned and operated company named after one of the company founders, George Ainsworth Lang. The company is focused entirely on pets, catering to all segments of the pet food industry. Ainsworth Pet Nutrition has three business units including DAD’S Pet Care®, Ainsworth Specialty BrandsTM and Ainsworth CustomTM. The company makes a wide spectrum of pet foods and snacks, from brands that offer sound nutrition and convenience to ultra-premium specialty foods. Ainsworth Pet Nutrition is committed to food safety and manufactures all of its pet food in the United States using whole grains and quality meats that can be traced throughout the entire supply chain. To learn more, visit http://www.ainsworthpets.com.

ABOUT BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY®
Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. The society's leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country's largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation.

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