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A Dog For Life is all about families finding their perfect rescue dog, and now, the series supports even more shelter animals thanks to Hill’s Pet Nutrition.


South Africa (29 July 2021) – A proudly South African reality TV show was launched on Netflix last month that has sent ripples through the animal rescue community. The series “A Dog for Life” is about families adopting rescue dogs from shelters in Cape Town. It shines a light on the beauty of adopting an animal from the shelter.

The 13-part series, sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, was filmed in Cape Town, and the stars of the show are fluffy, full of love and sometimes missing a leg here and there. Be prepared to laugh and cry, and possibly go and adopt your very own shelter dog.

The show has been a hit with viewers, and now it is helping even more animals at shelters. The beautiful dogs featured come from places like Fallen Angels, Animal Welfare Society of South Africa, Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch, Honey’s Garden, Animal Anti Cruelty League (AACL), DARG, WOOF Project and Cape of Good Hope SPCA.

Now, A Dog for Life is supporting all the pups that have not yet been adopted! Hill’s is donating meals to their partners of their Shelter & Love Programme.

“The Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love Programme is supported by Hill’s pet food purchases, helping more dogs and cats find the loving home they deserve,” explains Carla Bath from Hill’s Pet Nutrition. “That’s why,” she continues, “to celebrate the launch of A Dog for Life we’re giving consumers 25% off (up to R500) on their next Hill’s purchase. And, for every coupon redeemed, we’ll donate a meal to a shelter pet (from one of the partner shelters as seen in the series) in need.”

So, how does it work?

  • Head over to
  • Fill in your details on the online form. Thereafter you will receive a coupon code via SMS
  • Take the code to your nearest veterinary practise, pet speciality shop or selected online retailer within four weeks to redeem your offer*

“We believe nutritious food like Hill’s helps make pets more adoptable. While we’ve helped over 9 million pets worldwide, in South Africa we’ve supported over 300 charities and fed nearly 5 million meals over the last five years,” adds Bath.

“We’re experiencing extreme lows right now, with COVID-19 and frightening news; it can all seem too much. The more information we see and hear, the more we are filled with anxiety. The emotional support that pets can provide is well researched and documented. Now, more than ever, your pet will be able to help you and your family during those low moments. The unconditional love, enthusiasm and plain gratitude that pets express daily are lessons for all of us, especially during this time.

The love and bond between a pet and pet parent is unlike any other. This show highlights this in the most special way, and we can’t wait for everyone to see it for themselves”, concludes Bath.

If you have not seen the series yet, you need to watch it! Take a look at the trailer below. You can find it on Netflix.

Sources: Press Release
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