What do you love about your dog? Is it the way she wakes you up in the morning with kisses? The way his entire body wiggles when you pull out the leash for a walk? How about “the look” they give you when you’ve just dipped up a bowl of strawberry ice cream? There are just SO MANY reasons why we love our dogs and now through August 15 when you share your love on social media with the hashtag #IHeartMyDog, you support Canine Companions.

Merial, the maker of HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) and national corporate partner to Canine Companions for Independence, is asking dog lovers to use social media to tell the world why their best canine friend is dear to their heart. This expression of love through the HEARTGARD Plus “I HEART My Dog” program will raise awareness for heartworm disease and prevention and will help place more service dogs with deserving individuals in need.

For every social action taken by consumers, Merial will sponsor $1 – up to $150,000 – to Canine Companions for Independence. Actor Scott Foley teamed up with Merial and shared his love letter to his dog, Frankie.


“My dog Frankie and I have a special bond. She chose me – I’m the first person she greets when the whole family walks in the door and who she goes to for extra attention,” said Scott Foley. “Every dog owner has a unique reason for loving his or her dog and now sharing that story can help a great cause to provide more service dogs to people in need.”

Take a moment and post a love letter to your pup on social media with the hashtag #IHeartMyDog. It’s a fun way to share your love and support our mission.

In addition to taking a social action in the “I HEART My Dog” program, consumers can also give directly to Canine Companions for Independence. Text DOGS to 80888 to make a $10 donation to support the life-changing efforts of Canine Companions for Independence.*

Learn more about Canine Companions for Independence.

Visit our pressroom to read about Scott Foley’s media tour.

* A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By CARRIER COMPLIANCE participating you certify that you are 18 yrs or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the benefit of Canine Companions for Independence by Innogive Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t Privacy Policy: igfn.org/p; Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.

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