Petmate Introduces New CFO



Petmate named Charlie Chernick as the winner of the company’s first-ever search for a Chief Four-Legged Officer (CFO).


Charlie, a tough go-getter who likes to travel, is a 5-year-old Doodle. Paige Chernick rescued her from a puppy mill in Ind. when she was three months old. 


“We received thousands of submissions from four-legged friends across the country,” said Alice Tillett, Petmate’s CEO. “Charlie’s personal story truly resonated with our commitment to help build the bonds between pets and their families, and we are happy and eager to welcome her aboard. We’re looking forward to her passionate, playful point of view, however close to the ground that is.” 


As CFO, Charlie will lead the Petmate team in the development and testing of new toys and key products to enrich the special bond between pets and owners.  She will act as a chief representative of the Petmate brand, providing testimonials and appearances throughout the year. The position comes with $5,000 in take-home pay and Petmate is providing a $5,000 donation to the new CFO’s charity of choice: Foster Dogs NYC, a non-profit organization that connects rescue organizations, adopters, fosters and other partners together in a shared mission to help animals in need. 


“Rescuing Charlie from her unfortunate and upsetting situation has impacted my life tremendously,” said Chernick. “Foster Dogs NYC shares my passion for providing a better, quality life to dogs in need and I know every dollar they receive in donations goes directly to the effective programs they work so hard to create.” 


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