By Pet Age Staff//November 15, 2023//
By: Pet Age Staff//November 15, 2023//
Press release: Natural Balance
Pet Supplies Plus, the largest and most trusted pet retail franchise, has once again joined forces with Natural Balance to raise awareness of the profound impact service dogs have on America’s servicemen and women. Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance continue their national partnership this year with a donation of $50,000 to Patriot PAWS Service DogsThe check presentation was hosted at the Prosper, Texas Pet Supplies Plus on November 9.
$50,000 donation to Patriot PAWS Service Dogs. With this donation, Patriot PAWS will provide service dogs free of charge to disabled American Veterans to help restore and maintain their physical and emotional independence.
“The work Patriot PAWS does has an enormous impact, and we take great pride in this annual collaboration with Natural Balance to help support their cause,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus. “Together, we are dedicated to ensuring that veterans can be seamlessly paired with service dogs, without any financial burden.”
The check presentation was held at the Pet Supplies Plus of Prosper, Texas located at 4580 W University Drive, Suite 10, on November 9. Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance presented the check together to Patriot PAWS joined by development coordinators Marissa Sanchez and Sarah Mathers, veteran coordinator April Allison and veteran Brian Reece with Patriot PAWS Service Dog, Maverick.
“Our friends at Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance are truly helping us to fulfill our mission,” said Lori Stevens, founder and executive director of Patriot PAWS Service Dogs. “We have, firsthand, seen the difference our service dogs make in the lives of our Veterans and are immensely grateful for their continued years of friendship and support.”
Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance have been dedicated to this annual partnership for the past five years and are proud to support Patriot PAWS’ work of training and placing service dogs with disabled Veterans, and others, who suffer from mobile disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and/or post-traumatic stress. Their mission allows for veterans to continue to be positively impacted by service dogs without the costs of training, which is over $35,000 per dog. With the help of donors, volunteers, and training programs, Patriot PAWS is able to eliminate the entire cost for veterans. Since inception, Patriot PAWS has placed over 400 dogs from their program.
“Natural Balance is incredibly proud to once again partner with Pet Supplies Plus to support Patriot PAWS,” said Darcy Hagan, senior vice president of independent sales of Natural Balance. “Being able to help provide a trained service dog to a Veteran in need could not be more rewarding. Thank you to Patriot PAWS for their great work.”
Pet Supplies Plus offers a wide array of natural pet foods and a variety of made-in-the-USA pet consumables, including food, treats, rawhide and chews. Set in welcoming neighborhood environments, Pet Supplies Plus team members get to know their neighbors and pets by name at every store. Full-service grooming, self-serve pet wash stations and fresh bakery treats are also available in-store at many locations. Neighbors can now fill prescriptions online and receive home delivery for quality medications and specialty diets.