Pet Supplies Plus Reveals Plan to Support Shelters Nationwide
Pet Supplies Plus partnered with multiple pet food brands to provide shelters, rescues and adoption organizations around the country with over 16,000 bags of cat and dog food (valued at over $200,000) and more than 17,000 pet toys (valued at over $180,000).
The food and toys arrived in Pet Supplies Plus stores the week of July 5 and were delivered to organizations near and dear to the local store’s heart in the days following. Partners involved in the initiative include Blue Buffalo, Stella & Chewy, Science Diet, Diamond, Natural Balance, Nutri Source, Whole Earth Farms, Nestle Purina, Mars Petcare, Wellpet and KONG.
Pet Supplies Plus will partner with Hill’s Science Diet in August to help support the Clear the Shelters initiative, which is a community-driven, nationwide pet adoption campaign dedicated to placing pets with the perfect animal-loving home.
The brand, along with local store owners and operators, also established a goal to sponsor at least 500 pet adoptions come September. The neighborhood retailer, celebrating a growth milestone amid the opening of its 500th location, plans to help at least 500 pets find their forever home by covering their adoption fees or related expenses.
In October, Pet Supplies Plus locations across the nation will host local adoption events in-store to honor National Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month with surprises in-store from pet partner, KONG.
“Pets have the power to bring people together and provide comfort and joy in the homes of our neighbors and within their communities,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus. “We wanted to leverage the relationships we have with our network of generous pet partners to help support local organizations and shelters facing extra challenges right now. We’re incredibly humbled to have the platform and ability to support our neighbors and their pets through these outreach efforts. Given our neighborhood and community focus, we felt it was the most appropriate way to commemorate our growth.”