What Do Vegan Dog Treats and Gondolas Have in Common?

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The owner of Shaded Trails, a vegan dog treat company, has a unique side job as a gondolier, and from August 22 through National Dog Day, he combined the two with a donation event for a local animal center.

Vegan Dog Treat Owner and Gondolier, J.R. Starlin

I love the reaction I get when I tell people I sell vegan dog treats during the day and row gondolas at night.

Shaded Trails owner J.R. Starlin has two unique jobs. He manufactures and sells vegan dog treats to pet stores, grocery stores and at farmers markets during the day, and rows a gondola at night. J.R. combined his occupations and offered those interested a unique experience to help the Helen Woodward Animal Center, an organization that helps animals in need with shelter, food, and forever homes.

From August 22nd through National Dog Day, on August 26th 2016, Shaded Trails and the Gondola Company teamed up to help support Helen Woodward Animal Center. For every guest that brought their dog on a gondola ride that week, Shaded Trails provided the dog with a free pouch of Shaded Trails dog treats and also donated a pouch of treats to Helen Woodward. In addition, The Gondola Company donated 10% of the gondola cruises proceeds to the animal center. The total count donated was 15 pouches and $250 toward a great cause.

“I love the reaction I get when I tell people I sell vegan dog treats during the day and row gondolas at night,” said J.R. He continues, “I figured I should take these two unique passions and combine them for a fun charity event that brings dogs closer to their families and gives back to other dogs in need.”

For more information about Shaded Trails, please visit https://www.shadedtrails.com or Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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