Planet Dog Recognized as Small Business of the Year

PORTLAND, Maine–Planet Dog received the 2011 Small Business of the Year Award from the Portland Development Corporation. The Portland Development Corporation recognized Planet Dog for playing a major role in developing Portland’s economic vitality.

Planet Dog has played an instrumental role in the redevelopment of Portland’s Bayside neighborhood, a former industrial area, into a livable, walkable and vibrant urban greenway. Planet Dog is helping to preserve local romplands and create new green space. The company has donated $101,000 to support the Bayside Project as well as 101 dogwood trees planted along the new Bayside Trail.

“We are extremely proud that our commitment to leading a values-based business and our community is being recognized by the City of Portland,” said Stephanie Volo, president of Planet Dog’s Top Dog. “As a small company doing big things, our goal has been and will always be to improve the world around us by giving back to our community, our workforce and the environment.”

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