Press release: Skout’s Honor
Dogs are considered by many to be a (wo)man’s best friend and constant companions on the road of life. As such, Skout’s Honor, a leader in environmentally and socially conscious pet wellness essentials, recently announced a partnership with military veterans’ charity, Record the Journey, and Sammy, a PTSD-trained service dog, to support her groundbreaking participation as the first canine team member in the female-focused off-road competition, Rebelle Rally, a nine-day, 2,000-km, all-women, off-road navigational adventure.
Over the course of nine days, Sammy will join her mom, U.S. Air Force combat veteran Selena “Mason” Converse, and Mason’s sister-in-law U.S. Navy combat veteran Erin Mason, while they traverse the arid and varied landscape of Nevada and Southern California. To aid in the overall well-being of Sammy, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, Skout’s Honor has equipped the team with an array of life-changing probiotic grooming and wellness essentials.
“Skout’s Honor is driven by its core value of enhancing the lives of pets and the parents who love them,” said Skout’s Honor vice president of marketing, Jenny Gilcrest. “We are proud to support Sammy and her human teammates, alongside major companies like Mitsubishi Motors, as they continue to overcome challenges, whether on or off the road. Through the use of our products, we hope Sammy continues to feel confident in her role as a working service animal, in addition to being an enthusiastic co-pilot on the Rebelle Rally challenge.”
Skout’s Honor is privileged to support this year’s team representing Record the Journey, a military veterans’ charity dedicated to helping service members successfully transition to civilian life, and advocating for PTSD awareness. Skout’s Honor products that will be provided to Sammy on the road include probiotic shampoo and conditioner, prebiotic pet balm, probiotic deodorizer and paw spray, all of which will keep Sammy looking and feeling her best during the incredible journey as a working service dog.
“On behalf of myself and sister-in-law Erin, Sammy has been essential in our post-military service re-acclimation,“ said Converse. “To find a company such as Skout’s Honor that is dedicated to providing products that truly impact the well-being of dogs on a daily basis, allows us to express our love in a way that Sammy can truly feel. From the probiotic shampoo and conditioner to the prebiotic pet balm, the results we have seen in the overall happiness of our hardworking pup is truly amazing. We can’t wait to hit the road, Sammy in tow, knowing that she has the products on hand for any of life’s messes along the route.”