A majority of the staff at Flexcin International owns pets and are concerned for the welfare of all animals. So it is important to us to help organizations who share that concern and work to make a direct impact on the lives of animals. We do this in a variety of ways, through giving discounts or even free product to shelters, through financial donations and through membership drives and special events.


Animal Ark, Minnesota’s Largest No Kill Animal Welfare Organization

Flexcin, the makers of FlexPet, and Animal Ark have been working together for a year and a half and senior pets at the shelter receive FlexPet for their joint pain. Animal Ark also takes advantage of our special shelter pricing and resells FlexPet at their shelter in order to increase shelter income.

This year, Flexcin worked together with Animal Ark to help them promote their new Seniors 4 Seniors event, where they encourage seniors in the community to come out and adopt an older pet. Flexcin assisted Animal Ark with public relations, marketing support and provided a special discount offer so any senior dogs who were adopted could continue to take FlexPet and get the joint pain relief they’ve been experiencing.

Check out the FlexPet for Shelters Program – Case Study for specific details on how this worked.

Or download our FlexPet Shelter Program Package to learn how your shelter can benefit from a partnership with Flexcin International.

About Animal Ark
Animal Ark is unique among the animal shelters in Minnesota. Dogs are housed in spacious kennels, the largest of which measure 9-feet by 12-feet. Each dog is provided with its own, soft, raised bed with blankets, chew toys and treats. Large, outdoor play yards are provided for the pooches. Three times each day, dogs are taken out for potty breaks and play with other dogs. In the heat of summer, kiddy pools and water misting systems provide the dogs with cool comfort. Additionally, dogs are walked each day by a group of dedicated volunteers.

An estimated 20,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters and pounds in the Twin Cities area each year. Unlike other shelters, Animal Ark maintains a “no-kill” philosophy to animal rescue and adoption. Animal Ark will not put a pet to sleep unless it is terminally ill and suffering, or unless it poses a risk to human safety. Pets in their care receive medical attention, training and socialization. The largest no-kill shelter in the Twin Cities, Animal Ark serves more than a thousand pets each year.

Tails of Aloha


Tails of Aloha is an all volunteer Animal Assisted Therapy Organization located on Oahu in the state of Hawaii.  Tails of Aloha was established in 1994 by Gayle Igarashi, and fully funded by her until October 2008 when they became a non-profit organization.  The organization is made up of volunteer groups from all the major Hawaiian Islands, they send teams to hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, schools and even to private homes.  Tails of Aloha is also part of the United Animal Nations Organization and helps in case of a crisis. Tails of Aloha is partnered with FlexPet and sells FlexPet online and at their facility.

Another shelter that we work with is Best Friends Animal Society

The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary at Angel Canyon, at the heart of the Golden Circle of national parks in southern Utah, is home on any given day to about 2,000 dogs, cats, and other animals, who come from shelters and rescue groups around the country for special care they can only receive at Best Friends.


Most of the animals who find their way to Best Friends have special physical or behavioral needs, and our expert staff of veterinarians, trainers and caregivers offer them all the help they require.  Most of them are ready to go to good new homes after just a few weeks of special care.  A few, who are too old or too sick, or who have suffered extra trauma, find a home and haven at the sanctuary, and are given loving care for the rest of their lives. Best Friends uses FlexPet for their senior pets who suffer from severe joint pain. We’ve also worked with them to promote and increase their membership program.

Animal rescue and disaster response
At home and abroad, Best Friends has led some of the largest animal rescue efforts in recent history.  These rescues include natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, wartime situations, and animal hoarding or failed shelter situations where hundreds of dogs and cats need urgent and continuing care for many months before they can be placed in good new homes.  With its sanctuary and rescue experience, Best Friends is the only organization in the country capable of mounting such major rescue efforts.

Public education
Best Friends offers workshops, internships, training programs and conferences to help individuals, groups and communities to set up and manage their own shelter, rescue, adoption and spay/neuter programs.  Best Friends magazine also has the largest readership of any general-interest animal publication in the U.S.


Austin No Kill Workshop

In September we sponsored the Austin No Kill Workshop which is organized by the Austin No Kill Coalition and several other leaders among the No Kill Community. We were proud to help them educate the people of Austin and surrounding areas about the important steps that are needed to make a community No Kill.