Pet Valu To Host Ninth Annual Patriotic Pets Fundraiser


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Pet Valu will host its ninth annual Patriotic Pets fundraiser benefiting The United States War Dogs Association.

 

“Patriotism is all about loyalty to friends, family and country,” said Ally Homa, senior marketing manager for Pet Valu. “The loyalty of these service animals is something to be honored and celebrated, and we're excited to kick off our ninth year partnering with the U.S. War Dogs Association for the Patriotic Pets campaign. This fundraiser gives our local Pet Valu communities an opportunity to support our four-legged heroes that have given us so much.” 

 

Beginning on July 4th and continuing through Sept. 11, 2019, Pet Valu will offer limited-edition American flag pet bandanas. A paper paw can be purchased for any amount, which will be displayed to represent the donations from customers to the U.S War Dogs Association, a nonprofit dedicated to honoring U.S. Military Working Dogs and educating the public about the dogs’ service. 

 

Donations will help cover the costs of: 

 

  • Transporting veteran war dogs back to the U.S. after their service 

  • Finding homes for retired K9s

  • Memorializing fallen four-legged soldiers  

  • Providing service dogs with state-of-the-art equipment to support them both overseas and back home

  • Sending care packages to service dogs and their soldiers 

  • Facilitating a FREE prescription drug program for retired military K9s, TSA and Secret Service dogs 

  •  Providing funds for The Rainbow Bridge Assistance Program

 

The Patriotic Pets fundraiser has collected more than $2.3 million for the U.S. War Dogs Association since its inception in 2010. Combined with its sister chain of stores, Pet Supermarket, which started raising for the U.S. War Dogs in 2016, Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket have raised over $3.1 million for the organization over eight years.

 

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