David Ortiz, Josh Duhamel Team Up for Docu-Campaign That Helps Shelter Dogs

The two launched the storytelling campaign at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. And the world swooned.

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From World Series ring holder to extraordinary puppy savior. Yes, David Ortiz can and will do it all.

Papi teamed up with actor Josh Duhamel to help shelter dogs by launching a new storytelling/documentary-like campaign. Alongside Pedigree Brand, which previously paired up with dog-lover and country singer Miranda Lambert, the duo launched the campaign called “See what good food can do.” at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, earlier this week. The documentary aspect of the campaign is supposed to showcase the impact that humans have on the livelihood of dogs, especially those in shelters.


See what good food can do. features real stories of dogs who are taken in by adopted owners. It’s urging other pet-owners around the country to share their stories on why their dogs mean so much them. Every time dog lovers and owners alike tell their tale using #DogTales on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, Pedigree will donate a bowl of food to a shelter in need. Pedigree has donated more than 20 million pounds of food to shelter dogs since 2008.

Ortiz and Duhamel, of course, shared their personal stories in their own short inspirational documentaries that were screened at Sundance on Monday.

“I couldn’t imagine a day without my dogs Foxxy and Happy,” Ortiz said. “It’s amazing to see how they have not only transformed our family, but also each other…Foxxy is a little bit older, but her spirit and life has truly improved thanks to Happy’s amazing energy. I’m honored to be part of the See what good food can do. campaign, because I believe in the power of good food to help dogs look and feel their best while waiting for their loving home.”

Duhamel also made remarks about his dog he shares with his wife, Fergie (of The Black Eyed Peas). “My adopted dog Meatloaf was my inspiration for beginning to work with shelters…There are so many dogs waiting in shelters that just need good food a little help, and together we want to make a difference.”