Press release: Pet Supermarket
In support of our nation’s canine military heroes, Pet Supermarket, a premium pet store with over 200 locations throughout the Southeast U.S., and The United States War Dogs Association are partnering for the sixth annual in-store fundraiser to raise funds for military dogs.
Throughout July, Pet Supermarket stores will be selling themed pet bandanas for $5 and will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from sales to the U.S. War Dogs Association. Since 2016, Pet Supermarket has raised more than $1 million for the organization through this annual fundraiser.
“This fundraiser is just one of the ways we show our appreciation to the four-legged heroes that serve and protect our country,” said Nicol Russell, the vice president of store operations at Pet Supermarket. “We are thrilled to support an organization that is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of U.S. military working dogs.”
Donations will be used by the U.S. War Dogs Association to fund and support a variety of programs and caretaking needs including purchasing supplies like goggles and cooling vests for dogs on active duty, securing medications for retired dogs, transporting veteran dogs back to the U.S. after their service, as well as helping veteran dogs find permanent homes and ensuring that fallen canine soldiers are properly memorialized.
“The majority of my 20-year military career was dedicated to the Military Working Dogs program. I know firsthand just how much the donations and community’s support can really impact the lives of these canine service members during and after their military service,” said Chris Willingham, president of The United States War Dogs Association.
Pet Supermarket is a one-stop pet shop for customers, offering a broad selection of premium pet food, supplies and services sold by trained professional staff who provide knowledgeable and friendly advice, enhancing the overall customer experience. Pet Supermarket has over 200 stores that provide pet parents with the convenience to shop locally in a community-oriented and caring environment, delivered by employees who develop lasting connections with their customers.
The United States War Dogs Association, Inc. is a nonprofit organization of former and current U.S. Military Dog Handlers and supporting members committed to promoting the long history of the Military Service Dogs, establishing permanent War Dog Memorials and educating the public about the invaluable service of these canines to the United States.