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"Adopt a real dog, instead of settling for a man who acts like one."

Boom.


GIF via Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

That slogan is brought to you by the cackling woman above, who's in a new campaign video for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. The nonprofit saves abandoned dogs and rescues others from kill shelters and puppy mills, with the hope of placing them into forever homes.

The video hilariously combines two topics that couldn't be more different: Dog adoption ... and the recent Ashley Madison hack.

In case you missed it, in July 2015, Ashley Madison — a matchmaking website for cheating spouses — was hacked. Millions of users' personal information was made available online.

Cheating on your partner is, of course, no laughing matter, and hacking a website and exposing millions of people's personal info is certainly not OK. But a video that both lightheartedly defends those who were cheated on and fights for our furry friends in need? That's actually pretty funny.

GIFs via Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

While the video might make you laugh, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC is focused on a very serious issue.

There are plenty of dogs in need of a loving family. While somewhere between 3 and 4 million cats and dogs are adopted from shelters each year, 2.7 million are euthanized, according to estimates by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy.

Amanda loves her foster human sibs. She also loves her foster doggie sib. She's an 11 week old lab hound mix and is a sweet as could be. Her brother Aaron was adopted so Amanda waits.... Apply at rescuedogsrocknyc.org #rescuedogsrocknyc #nyc #adoptdontshop #instagramdogs #cute #pitbull #dogsofinstagram #dog #instadog #puppy #repost #manhattan #love #help #ny #barkbox #adopt #rescue #foster #donate #volunteer #amanda #lifeisshorthaveadog
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"Way too many amazing animals are euthanized every single day simply because they are homeless," according to the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC website.

To learn more about how you can support Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, visit their website, and check out the campaign video below:

Images provided by Pacifico

Making waves in the best way

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At last, summer is here. And for many people, that means it's time for heading to the beach and maybe even catching some waves. Surfing is a quintessential summertime activity for those who live in coastal communities—it’s not only really fun and challenging, it’s also a great way to celebrate Mother Nature’s beauty. Even after a wipeout, the cool water mixed with warm sunshine offers a certain kind of euphoria. Or, you know, just hanging back on the sand is plenty fun too. Simply being outdoors near the ocean is its own reward.

pacifico quiksilver beach cleanupLet’s protect the places where outdoor adventure happensAll photos provided by Pacifico

However, it's well known that our beautiful beaches are suffering the consequences of overcrowding, pollution and littering. What was once a way of playing in nature is now slowly destroying it. And of course, this affects beachgoers everywhere. The sad truth is—without taking action to preserve all the natural joys the earth provides, we will eventually lose them.

But there is hope. Two popular brands that both have roots in surf culture have teamed up to help make trips to the beach a more sustainable pastime. The best part? You don’t have to know how to hang ten in order to participate.

Pacifico®, a pilsner-style lager originally brought to the U.S. by surfers, and Quiksilver, an iconic apparel company loved by both surfers and beach goers alike, have created a brand-new range of clothing and accessories with sustainability in mind.

Take a look below. These threads are great for all kinds of fun in the sun, without compromising the environment.

pacifico quicksilver beach cleanupsReady to make some waves

The collection launches on July 5 and includes tees and woven shirts, boardshorts, hats, flip-flops and a special beach towel and tote bag. The unique collaboration features the vibrant, colorful designs that are the hallmark of Quiksilver combined with Pacifico elements, created to make a positive impact.

Each item has been thoughtfully curated to minimize an environmental footprint and protect the outdoors. The hats, for example, are made from NetPlus® by Bureo®, a raw material created from South American recycled fishing nets. Additionally, the board shorts are made from recycled plastic bottles, and tees are made with 100% organic cotton. Pretty rad stuff, to put it in surfer lingo.

The prices on these pieces are equally rad, ranging from $28 flip-flops to $60 boardshorts.

In keeping with the sustainable ethos and protecting the places we play, Pacifico and Quiksilver will celebrate the products’ launch by hosting two beach cleanups. The first is on July 5 at Sunset Point in Malibu, California, from 4-5:30pm, and the second is on July 9th at Deerfield Beach in Florida from 8:30 – 10:30am.

pacifico quicksilver clothing lineCleaning up and looking good while doing it

Theses beach cleanups are open to anyone over the age of 21 who’s ready to have some fun while taking care of nature’s playground.

Those who can’t make it to the beach (bummer, dude) don’t have to miss out on all the fun. The new collection will be available on July 5th at www.quiksilver.com/mens-collab-pacifico. And even if you don’t surf, never plan to surf, have no desire to even be near a surfboard, rest assured, the apparel is still cool. Plus sustainable choices are always good fashion.

Our planet provides us with an endless supply of beauty and adventure. But without more mindful actions from humanity, its natural wonders will eventually diminish. Fortunately Pacifico and Quiksilver are making it easier than ever for people to enjoy the great outdoors without jeopardizing it. That’s a wave worth riding.

This article originally appeared on 09.06.17


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