A Letter from Jan
I’ve always loved dogs. When I learned about the tens of thousands of dogs that are euthanized each year; abandoned by irresponsible owners or a product of cruel breeding practices, it struck a chord deep within me. At this time in my life, I am in a position to take action, with your help.
However, I want to create something new. Something different. Something that will in time grow bigger than anything I could do alone. The Orange Dog Inc. was born from this idea. My mission with Orange Dog Inc. is to foster the natural bond between dogs and responsible owners, and together, with the help of people like yourself, save as many dogs as possible from those who would harm them. We at Orange Dog Inc. have created the Freedom Flight Program as one way to achieve this goal. My hope is that when you read about the Freedom Flight Program and view the linked videos, you will be inspired to support Orange Dog Inc.
Founder and dog lover
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Orange Dog Inc
Orange Dog Inc is a non profit organization that just received a charitable foundation status in Canada. We are presently working at achieving this status in the the U.S. Orange Dog is aimed at rescuing helpless small breed dogs from from overcrowded shelters in California where rates of euthanasia are extremely high.
How does Orange Dog Inc rescue these pups?
The Freedom Flights were started in 2009 by Orange Dog Inc. which flys the shelter dogs to their new forever homes in Edmonton Alberta Canada. The name California Canine Cuties is the name given by the Canadian press to these dogs.
How are the Freedom Flights Funded?
The five flights to date have been funded 100% by the founder Jan Folk and all sales of our online dog products at www.orangedog.ca
are donated to the flights.
What do you believe is causing the pet overpopulation in California:
We believe it is the puppy mills, inhumane breeding practices and owners believing dogs are “disposable that has been a huge part of the overpopulation problem. Orange Dog strives to eliminate the purchase of animals from anywhere other than a local shelter. The aim is to turn traffic away from puppy mills and pet stores in hopes that one day there will no longer be puppy mills and pet stores will concentrate on sale of products for dogs (and cats) as opposed to selling live animals.
Where do the dogs go once they arrive in Canada:
To date all flights have arrived in Edmonton Alberta Canada and are picked up at the airport by the Edmonton Humane Society – www.edmontonhumanesociety.com
The EHS then ensures the pups are all adopted in loving forever homes. The adoption process is lengthy and very detailed before one of the pups are adopted.
How can one adopt an Orange Dog/California Canine Cutie?
To date this can only be done through the Edmonton Humane Society as Orange Dog is NOT an adoption agency. Checking our website www.orangedog.ca
will keep everyone updated on when the next plane full of dogs is due to arrive
When is the next Freedom Flight?
We are very excited to announce that next flight is this month – October 27, 2011 – The Gulfstream lll will be loaded with 50 dogs from the Mary S Roberts shelter in Riverside CA early morning of the 27th and the dogs will be settled in at the Edmonton Humane society by mid afternoon. Flight is leaving from Airflite in Long Beach CA and everyone is welcome to come out to help load the dogs or just be part of this amazing event Also the best part of this flight is we have a generous donor sponsoring the entire flight – the TD Waterhouse Bank in Canada has stepped up to help Orange Dog.
How can one help or donate?
Very easy – Purchase products from Orange Dog Store on the website, Donate to the cause on the website and help us spread the word about Orange Dog Inc and its initiatives!
How can I sponsor a Freedom Flight?
Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Jan Folk directly at 714 913 7250 and we will be happy to discuss the details.
What else is new with Orange Dog Inc?
We are now associated with a Restaurant with A Cause in Huntington Beach CA – it is called the Orange Dog Bar and Grill – www.orangedogbarandgrill.com
We have Orange Dog products on site for saleand again all dollars from a sale goes directly to dog rescue
Our Vision, Mission and Promise
The Orange Dog inc is committed to improving the welfare of dogs by unleashing the power and creativity of individuals, groups and neighbourhoods in the management of over-population and humane practices.
The Orange Dog Inc. celebrates man’s best friend and inspires people to become engaged in humane dog practices at the grass-roots level. The Orange Dog Inc. is a commercial enterprise that measures its success by the number of individual and group actions it has inspired to positively impact rescue, adoption, training, education and healthy canine living. It is committed to return all 100% of its profits to the Freedom Flight Program. By feeding a positive cycle of progress, The Orange Dog Inc. is dedicated to a more humane future for canine companions.
A philanthropic endeavour that relies on donations and profits from sales to rescue as many helpless dogs as possible through the Freedom Flight Program.
The Founder of Orange Dog Inc, Jan Folk, is a passionate philanthropist for canine health and welfare causes. She recognizes the need for and has personally employed creative problem solving to manage the problem of animal euthanization resulting from overcrowding in shelters and inhumane breeding practices. She understands the need to galvanize local efforts and harness individual passions to make sustained, meaningful changes.
At the Orange Dog Inc. we believe that in the company of dogs we become better people. Kinder, more generous and patient and capable of unconditional love. The Orange Dog Inc. promise is to celebrate our best friends in times of joy and protect them in times of crisis by choosing the best quality products that bring dogs and their owners together and by donating a generous portion of our profits to causes that work to ensure their welfare.
We walk the world to find items that are useful, fun and created with passion by people who love dogs as much as we do. We're proud to place their brands next to our own and they're proud to know that their products are supporting the Orange Dog Inc. Freedom Flight Program.
We also make every effort to make sure that the products we offer are manufactured using pet-safe and environmentally-friendly materials and practices. We're determined to constantly lower our carbon paw-print to ensure that our best friends have a nice planet to play on.