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Anatoly Vanetik


The Anatoly Vanetik that many people know now in 2016 closely mirrors the Tony Vanetik that they knew in the past. Though he’s grown and matured as a businessman, founding numerous businesses and partnering with his son Yuri when possible, Anatoly’s passions and interests haven’t changed. Even in the midst of building his venture consulting firm Vanetik & Associates, pouring his time, money and efforts into establishing Vanetik as a powerhouse name in the venture capital world, Anatoly never lost sight of the things he kept closest to his heart.

anatoly vanetikWhile growing up in Russia during his youth, Anatoly “Tony” Vanetik took a fondness for animals and animal welfare. While others see dogs as pets, Anatoly prefers to look at them as real companions who will follow him around the house and throughout his life.  Embodying the phrase “man’s best friend,” Vanetik considers the opportunity for humans to become the parallel as dog’s best friends. The mantra of “treat others how you would like to be treated” resonated with Anatoly during his childhood, as he took it upon himself to ensure that he treated not just his friends, family and fellow humans with kindness, but animals as well.

Anatoly Vanetik’s fondness and involvement with animal welfare hasn’t waned in recent years. To this day, Anatoly continues to contribute to animal shelters in the Orange County, California area and sponsors lighthearted, fun, animal-based events when possible. Included in that list is the Dapper Dog Social, an event so interesting that it’s worth checking out for yourself if you have the opportunity.

Anatoly is no stranger to dog-ownership. His furry friend, a German Shepard named “Maks” has formed a close bond with Anatoly, despite the short amount of time they’ve been together. Maks is a little over a year old, and is quite the handful. As Anatoly’s best friend, the two travel together as companions. Prior to Maks becoming a member of the Vanetik family, Anatoly was the proud owner of a dog by the name “Hobo”. Hobo was a Rottweiler who had the privilege to grow old with an owner that loved and cherished him until his final days.

Outside of his animal activism and love of dogs, Anatoly has continued to stay involved with his business ventures. A noted leader in the oil, gas and petroleum industry, Anatoly maintains a blog at where he frequently writes on industry news, short commentary pieces and gives his opinion on where the industry is headed. 

Additionally, Anatoly is a man of many passions. Art and history have been an abundant fascination to him ever since he was a child. Anatoly maintains an art blog, where he is currently working his way through the history of art, starting way back in the Stone Age and working his way through modern and contemporary art. 

Although Anatoly is not a professional writer, blogger or anything of those sorts, he takes great pride in his opportunities to write about subjects he knows and loves.

Pets Preventing Allergies

Childhood allergies can develop at an early age. Parents are cautious of what they feed to their children, and also what they bring their children near. Recent studies have found that any infant can develop allergies when their body is exposed to anything their immune system deems as “foreign” which causes the reaction. Although allergies can develop in early stages or later in life, studies have shown that a pet such as a cat or dog in an infant’s life can prevent their allergy later on.

Fun Activities to Do with Your Dog

Your dog is your best friend, so why not go on an adventure with them? Of course taking your dog for a stroll around the neighborhood is great exercise and bonding experience but there are plenty of ways you can get creative to spend time with your furry friend. Treat your companion to a fantastic day you both won’t ever forget.