Triple amputee surfer helps ill surf dog catch final wave

Triple Amputee Veteran & Gold Medal adaptive surfer helps surf dog Ricochet catch final waves as she hangs up her surfboard due to liver cancer & declining health.
These waves were the last ones Ricochet will surf in her lifetime
thanks to the assistance of Jose Martinez, an adaptive surfing gold medalist.
See photos below

Dog cast in new ‘Prey’ movie had no prior training

If you’re a fan of Prey, then you know that the film is full of twists and turns, and it’s not just the humans who are keeping you on your toes. When Hulu’s new sci-fi series Prey came out this month, fans were quick to notice that the main character, Sarii, has a loyal dog companion by her side throughout most of the show. The dog—played by Coco, an American Dingo—is not just there for comic relief or to provide emotional support: She’s also integral to the plot.

Prey is a film about a girl Naru, who is fighting to protect her tribe against aliens who is after humans on earth. She is a fierce hunter and throughout the movie, also relies on her canine sidekick, Sarii.

According to Midthunder, Coco was specifically adopted for this film without any training! As you can imagine, having a dog on set that is not trained came with some difficulties. 

“She was a little bit of a hot mess – but in a sweet way,” Midthuner told Dexerto. “She was not a movie dog, she was literally adopted to be in this movie, and she just happened to be very high-energy.

“She was such a delight to have around, she was so fun and very playful. And then it would be time to do stuff… sometimes she’d do it, sometimes she wouldn’t. But obviously, it all ended up fine, because she was great, and everybody loves her.”

According to the director Dan Trachtenberg, they had always planned on Sarii being in the movie, however, by the end he was surprised to see how much they would include Sarii in the movie. 

At Pets on Q we are no strangers to working with rescued and shelter animals on set and know the difficulties of having a dog, cat, horse or rat that may not like the attention. We have found determining the temperment of that animal is critical to their success on set. Coco was a delight to be around making her a good candidate to be around strange looking camera equipment, lighting and actors. When selecting the animals we also look for trainability along with their connection to a handler. At Pets on Q the entire team gets excited when we have the ability to rescue an animal(s) from a shelter or rescue group. It not only gives production a great story and a feel good vibe on set. It gives that rescue group or shelter exposure to their other animals as well!

We applaud any production who works with rescues and shelters to put their animals on the big screen. The patience it takes the handlers to work with the right animal is also an amazing feat. Congratulations on an amazing movie and story.</span>

5 tips when creating your own merchandise

Start selling merch to your fans with Pets on Q!

 

Our friends at Bonfire do an amazing job creating merchandise for the members of our community. Sometimes it can be easy to get tunnel vision and only think about how you enjoy the product and lose track of what your fans want, here are 5 tips for you to keep in mind when creating your new merchandise.

 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Animal Talent

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Pet Influencers To Help You Grow Your Following

From dogs and cats to lizards and guinea pigs, animal influencers represent an emerging area of huge growth for social media users. The pet influencer industry has become a bounty of different opportunities for people who post cute videos and photos of their pets on social media. If you would like to know how to grow a social media following in the pet space, read on. We’ve been doing this for a while here at Pets on Q, and I’m going to share with you my top seven tips for pet influencers who want to be both successful and have some fun in this space!

12 Months of Animal Talent Holidays

12 Months of Pet Holidays To Help You Plan and Create Content!

 

Pets on Q is a leading digital media company specializing in animal influencer marketing that creates engaging content and celebrates pets, pet influencers, their owners, and the brands that want to connect with them.

 

Our pack advisors have curated a list of all the holidays from every month of 2022 to help inspire amazing pet-centric content creation. For all the pet influencers out there, use this guide as a tool to help inspire content that will help your pet Instagram account stand out and always be relevant. If you’re the owner of a pet-centric brand, add some holiday cheer to your content and make this list a part of your larger marketing strategy for maximum impact and awareness! Social media managers, look no further, this is the only holiday list you need this year.