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Anatoly Vanetik


About Anatoly Vanetik


Anatoly Vanetik is a leader, businessman, and philanthropist with a special passion and focus for animal welfare. In his years as a working professional, Anatoly has grown and matured through his different roles from his numerous businesses and partnerships that he has with his son, Yuri Vanetik. While he has remained busy with his venture consulting firm, Vanetik & Associates, Anatoly still finds his own time, money, and effort into establishing Vanetik as a powerhouse name in the venture capital world, and never loses sight of the things he keeps close to his heart.

Anatoly Vanetik has always had a fondness for animals and animal welfare, a passion that developed while growing up in Russia. While most individuals see dogs as pets, Anatoly views them as real companions who will not only follow him around the house, but throughout his life as well. He believes that the phrases, “man’s best friend,” truly signifies the opportunity that humans have to be a dog’s best friend, and the bond that humans form with their furry companions. 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 Vanetik 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 Vanetik has remained active in his business ventures. As 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 Vanetik 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.

Where to Adopt Your Next Pet: Pros and Cons

You’re considering to adopt a pet. You may have the type of pet you want, presumably a cat or a dog, and maybe you’ve compared the breed. Perhaps you even have a great idea of what companion you’re looking for. On the other hand, it’s possible that you’re just looking for any kind of fur companion to fit into your family. As you look for where to adopt your pet, you’ve most likely seen the numerous options for pet adoptions. So is there a difference between adopting a pet from your local Humane Society or from a reputable animal rescue? There are pros and cons to all sides of the pet adoption fence. Let’s explore.

All About the ASPCA

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a large non-profit organization dedicated to fight for the rights of animals and preventing animal cruelty. With a vast amount of organizations protecting animals from cruelty, it’s important to understand the many differences between organizations, shelters and adoption services. As the first humane society established in the United States, here are some things the ASPCA wants you to know.