Press release: Petco
Building on its philanthropic history with animal charities, Skechers has entered a multi-year partnership with the Petco Foundation. The footwear company will continue to help save the lives of dogs and cats through its charity line BOBS from Skechers, donating a portion of its proceeds to the Petco Foundation’s charity network, which funds and facilitates adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals and additional initiatives.
Skechers is also partnering with Petco to launch BOBS for Dogs and BOBS for Cats shoes in select Petco retail stores nationwide as well as at petco.com this April. Along with the footwear, consumers will be able to purchase coordinated animal accessories branded with BOBS from Skechers.
“Petco’s strength as a leading national brand enables us to give back like never before,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “As a company that has already donated more than $3 million to save and support shelter pets, we wanted to find a partner that shares our ambitious animal welfare goals – and we loved how Petco nurtures pet parents’ lifelong bonds with their animals, from hosting local organizations’ adoption events to creating in-store and online communities where animals and their families can regularly visit for knowledge and support.”
“We’re excited to launch our new partnership with Skechers – a company with decades of proven success, whose philanthropic message to save animals’ lives has resonated with millions,” said Susanne Kogut, president of the Petco Foundation. “As a global lifestyle company, they know how much pet owners love to dress, wear and celebrate their relationship with their beloved animals. We see a real synergy between the BOBS charity movement and our efforts at the Petco Foundation, and we’re looking forward to expanding the partnership this spring as animal lovers visit us in stores and online.”
Skechers’ partnership with the Petco Foundation is its newest commitment to improving animals’ lives through BOBS for Dogs and BOBS for Cats. Over the past three years, Skechers helped more than 583,000 shelter pets, including saving the lives of more than 241,000 rescued animals in the United States. The Company’s wide-ranging initiatives included a BOBS Roving Rescue bus to help transport shelter pets to their forever homes.
Now a year-round lifestyle brand, Skechers’ iconic BOBS for Dogs and BOBS for Cats collection features popular shelter pets, cartooned animal mosaics, and world-famous animal personalities like Garfield and Grumpy Cat – as well as apparel from its recently launched animal-themed casual and sleepwear collections.
For every pair of BOBS from Skechers shoes sold at Petco, Skechers stores, other national retail stores and online shopping sites in the United States, twenty-five cents will be donated to the Petco Foundation to help animals across the country.