Friday, October 5, 2012

Purina in Pictures: Meet Purina Blogger Tour

I spent a couple of days this week at NestlĂ© Purina PetCare headquarters in St. Louis for "Meet Purina," a tour hosted by Purina for 16 fabulous (!) dog and cat bloggers.  I had a terrific time meeting with brand teams and internal experts, touring the headquarters campus and Purina Farms and learning how Purina strives every day to enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them.

More details will be coming later, but I wanted to share a quick peak at our experience! Tomorrow, we head back out to Purina Farms for the finals of the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge, and I can't wait!

Want to see the action yourself?

Tomorrow starting at 9 a.m. CT, you can watch the Incredible Dog Challenge live via livestream at the Purina Pro Plan Facebook page!

Now here's a sneak peak at our trip this week!

We toured the lovely campus, where dogs and cats can come to work everyday! 

 We met a few resident cats, including Ava.

And a few of the employee's dogs!

We dined at the Purina Culinary Center...

... where human recipes inspire new dog and cat food creations! 

After hearing an overview of Purina's programs and taking a tour of the R&D center, we met with the folks from Purina's brands including Purina Dog Chow, Purina Beneful, Purina Pro Plan, Purina One and more! 

We viewed exhibitions of amazing dogs and trainers at Purina Farms.

Yes, even the cats performed. We've got some great cat agility footage coming!

And we saw the dock diving dogs getting ready for tomorrow's action!

Tomorrow, we'll see the finals of the Purina Incredible dog challenge, including agility, dock diving, Jack Russell hurdle racing, 30-Weave Up-and-Back and freestyle flying disc. And more photos will be coming!

And stay tuned for more details from our trip!

Disclosure: Our trip was paid for by Purina. All the opinions expressed herein are my own.


  1. We can't wait to see the kitteh agility footage! (FaRADaY: How'd they get footage of ME?!? MOL!)

  2. What a great meet and greet! Looks like you all had a wonderful time! The Purina facility looks incredible, we can't wait to hear more! :-D

  3. Yes indeed, it was a wonderful time and everyone was terrific!!!

  4. OMG this is just FABULOUS! time for me to buy a new camera I think! It was such a JOY to FINALLY meet you and what a fabulous post!

  5. When you feed your dog right, they will be able to have much energy to play. You might even teach them a few tricks.

  6. This looks like so much fun. I recently saw the new "incredible dog" Purina ad on Youtube, it was such a wonderful ad that I couldn't dare click "skip ad."

  7. Looks like a fun way to spend a weekend! :)

  8. Have fun! I had a booth at the Denver Pet Expo, and it was pretty crazy, but a great experience. Canine Cataracts

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  17. That looks like a blast, wish I can go there.

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