(Boston) July 31, 2014 – From the office of the Foundation of a Green Future, Inc. and Boston GreenFest, is the announcement that the Olate Dogs, winners of America’s Got Talent in 2012, will appear on the Metro Main Stage and Family Stage at Boston City Hall Plaza on August 15-17. This incredible family spectacular has wowed millions of people across the world and will be with us for three days to enjoy, marvel at and fall in love with! Richard and Nicholas Olate will bring dogs who have been trained to do amazing feats. Nicholas Olate will also perform selections from his debut CD “Think Big” throughout the weekend.
Halo, Purely for Pets, the natural pet food company co-owned by Ellen DeGeneres, is a sponsor of the Boston GreenFest and the proud sponsor of the Olate Dogs’ 2014 – 2015 Rescue Tour. Most of the Olate Dogs are rescue dogs and their tour, which includes their appearances at the Boston GreenFest, is designed to raise awareness for pet adoption.
To further their adoption message, the Olate Dogs and Halo recently produced a short film, “Le Sauvetage” (The Rescue) with acclaimed filmmaker, Peter McEvilley. Le Sauvetage, a magical tale for anyone who’s ever been rescued by a pet, will appear in the Boston GreenFest Filmfest. Le Sauvetage has delighted pet lovers around the globe, opening the Sonoma Film Festival in April and appearing at Court Metrage, Festival de Cannes in France in May. View the latest FilmFest schedule here: http://www.bostongreenfest.org/filmfest.html
And, as part of the Olate Dogs Rescue Tour, Halo, in partnership with Freekibble.com, will donate 20,000 meals of its natural pet food to local shelters and rescues to help provide high quality food to homeless pets in the Boston area. The partnership donates 1.5 million meals a year to pets in need across the nation.
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What: The Olate Dogs and Halo, Purely for Pets at Boston GreenFest
When: Friday, August 15 to Sunday, August 17
Where: Boston City Hall Plaza
On August 15th, Boston GreenFest will kick off its 7th annual event that will educate, entertain and empower those who attend. Open free to the public, the three-day event focuses on making our city and our lives greener. Through many interactive exhibits, forums and activities, people from all backgrounds will have an opportunity to learn how to sustain the world as well as themselves. Music, dance and art will be prominent throughout the plaza with over 100 live performances from more than 25 countries. Alongside live music and art exhibits, Boston GreenFest 2014 will host a variety of exhibitors and vendors, all showcasing sustainable products. Special guests giving multiple performances are the Olate Dogs that won America’s Got Talent in 2012, and a few singing appearances by one of their trainers, Nicholas Olate.
Everybody is a Star joins us from California to be part of Boston GreenFest 2014. Its aim is to help special needs youth find their voice through performance opportunities and community gatherings.
ABOUT HALO, PURELY FOR PETS
For over 25 years, Halo, Purely for Pets® has created holistic pet products of uncompromising quality. Halo believes nutrition is the single most important factor in the quality of a pet’s life. Ellen DeGeneres – a long time Halo customer – became part-owner in 2008. In 2010, Halo donated 1 million meals to shelter pets for the U.S. Postal Service Adopt a Shelter Pet Stamp Program. Halo now donates over 1.5 million meals to shelter pets annually in partnership with Freekibble.com, and sponsors the acclaimed PBS series “Shelter Me.” Halo’s natural dog food, natural cat food, treats, supplements and grooming products are available at Petco, Whole Foods Market, and other fine pet specialty and natural food stores. Learn more at www.halopets.com.
ABOUT THE OLATE DOGS
In 2012 the Olate Dogs shot to stardom when they won the America’s Got Talent grand prize. These sweet, funny, talented dogs and their entertaining owners/handlers have been capturing hearts across the world ever since Richard Olate developed his act on the streets of his native Chile when he was 12. He began rescuing stray dogs from the street and training them to be part of his amateur show. Today, Richard and his wife, Rebecca and son, Nicholas, continue to rescue dogs from shelters and homes and train them to become part of their professional troupe. The Olate Dogs travel across the continent, amazing audiences with their talents.