Natural Balance, the super-premium pet food line, will be making its debut appearance in the upcoming 120th Rose Parade themed "Hats off to Entertainment." The Natural Balance Float called, "Natural Entertainers" will feature a 15-foot long sculpted skateboard and a 16-foot tall floral bulldog, which will be adorned by the legendary Natural Balance bulldogs Tyson and Tillman who will be skateboarding around the float on a specially created skateboarding track.
This is the first time Natural Balance has participated in the annual Rose Parade and they have hired prominent float designer Raul R. Rodriguez to design their float and Tim Estes from Fiesta Floats to build the float. Estes, who is president of Fiesta Floats and has over 30 years experience in building floats, has won the top float honors at the Parade the last 15 years in a row and Natural Balance is looking forward to having a top float this year.
Another unique feature is the custom made track for the dogs to skate on, which is being built by famous skate track designer Aaron Spohn. The legendary Tyson and Tillman will be accompanied on the float by Natural Balance Co-Founder Dick Van Patten and his son Jimmy Van Patten.
"We are honored to be able to bring the Natural Balance bulldogs to the Rose Parade. They are truly amazing and are going to bring great joy to all the animal lovers at the Parade," said Joey Herrick, President of Natural Balance.
In conjunction with the Natural Balance float, Natural Balance has announced a competition for the World’s Most Amazing Dog Contest. Dog owners all over the country are being asked to submit a video or photo of their dog which will be uploaded to the Natural Balance website and voted on by fans. The winner and their dog will join Tyson and Tillman on the Natural Balance float in the 2009 Rose Parade ® on January 1, 2009. Winners also receive a year's supply of Natural Balance Pet Food, and will stay at the beautiful Pasadena Hilton. The winning submission will be chosen November 30th.
Visit the Natural Balance website, www.naturalbalance.net , for more information about the contest as well as information about Natural Balance Pet Foods' first float in the 2009 Pasadena Tournament of Roses® 120th Rose Parade ®. Be sure to tune in Jan 1, 2009 at 8AM PST to watch the Parade live. The "Natural Entertainers Float" will also be on display at Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats, in Pasadena after the Parade on January 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Since 1989, Dick Van Patten and his partner Joey Herrick have been supplying the public with premium quality dog and cat foods. Today Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc has grown into an international company providing pet foods throughout the United States, Canada, The Pacific Rim and Europe. The Natural Balance ultra premium line of pet foods for dog and cats, includes: Ultra Premium Dry and Canned Dog and Cat food, Dog Food Rolls in 3 varieties: Lamb, Beef and Turkey, Treats for Dogs, Gourmet Frozen Loaves for Dogs in 5 varieties, Organic Dog Food, Allergy Formulas, Eatables for dogs, gourmet canned dog foods made in a USDA approved plant that makes food for people, and Zoological Formulas made for lions, tigers, cheetahs, polar bears, snakes and carnivorous birds. Natural Balance is headquartered in Pacoima, CA and is available at PETCO and local independent pet stores.