The Orange Dog

The Orange Dog

June 23, 2010 13:37 ET

Media Advisory: 60 Homeless Dogs Get a Second Chance at Life on June 25th With the Fourth Orange Dog Freedom Flight, Sponsored by Orange Dog Founder, Jan Folk

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) - The Orange Dog –

WHAT: 60 small breed dogs recently rescued from the SEAACA in Downey ( and the SPCA in Fresno ( are being flown on a private Gulfstream III jet from Long Beach, California to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in search of new forever homes. For these precious pooches, this is truly a new "leash" on life. These dogs were not adopted from their respective shelters in California, but in Edmonton, small breed dogs are much harder to find and, therefore, more easily adoptable. This is the fourth such Freedom Flight that Orange Dog has sponsored, resulting in over 250 dogs that have now found loving homes. The small breed dogs are in such demand that most were adopted within two weeks of arriving in Edmonton. In fact, there was a line of potential adopters at the Edmonton shelter waiting for the dogs to arrive! The future is looking bright for these special dogs from Orange Dog Freedom Flight #4.

WHO: 60 adorable small breed dogs – purebreds to magnificent mutts

Jan Folk, Founder of The Orange Dog (, an online shopping site featuring quality pet supplies, is the flight's sponsor of this unique program which saves unwanted dogs from California shelters and flies them on a comfortable, private Gulfstream III jet to Edmonton where the chance of finding new forever homes is much greater. 

WHEN: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 1:30 PM – Dogs arrive in Edmonton

WHERE: Executive Aviation Centre, located north of the main terminal of the Edmonton International Airport.

Your coverage of this heartwarming event is invited. Photographing and videotaping the arrival and unloading of the dogs, interviews with Orange Dog Founder Jan Folk, a birthday paw-ty featuring dog-friendly cake in honour of Jan Folk's birthday, interviews with the pilots and foster parents, etc.


  • The Flight will be piloted by Global Exec Aviation Owner, Captain Ramon Manriquez with Co pilot Dan Rosenbaum.
  • A total of 60 small breed dogs will be rescued: 30 from the Fresno SPCA and 30 from SEAACA in Downey, CA.
  • The flight is three hours from Long Beach California to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


The Orange Dog is the brainchild of Edmonton businesswoman and philanthropist, Jan Folk As a friend and generous donor to the Edmonton Humane Society, Jan leapt at the opportunity to help in this life-saving initiative in June 2009, but still she wished she could do more. The Orange Dog was born.

The Orange Dog web store ( features a selection of high quality, fun, sustainably made products for dogs and their owners – the profits from which fund the Freedom Flight Program.

The animal transfer program was first launched to encourage people to turn to the Edmonton Humane Society first when looking to bring one of the extremely popular small-breed dogs into their family. Staff at the Central California SPCA and other animal shelters in the area continuously deal with large volumes of admitted and stray animals each day, and feel that they would have no other choice but to eventually euthanize the dogs if they were not transferred.

The Edmonton Humane society finds that more people are willing to wait for the California dogs because they know that many of those sold in newspaper or on-line ads, or in pet stores may come from puppy mills or brokers where they often live in horrible conditions; and are often bred without considering the dogs' welfare.

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