Working in close partnership with the North Shore Animal League America (NSALA), a non-profit organization that is providing rescue dogs for New York City schools through the NYC Department of Education’s Comfort Dog Program, Worldwise, Inc. (and their family of pet product brands) is the exclusive donation partner for dog toys, pet beds and pet carriers with NSALA for the Comfort Dog Program.
Now expanded to 40 schools, the dogs that are part of this program support students’ social-emotional learning, help calm kids down during outbursts, ease conflicts and provide emotional support in times of need. They even provide a non-judgmental partner for activities such as speech therapy and reading practice and help improve school culture overall.
“We are thrilled to support the Comfort Dog Program through our partners at the North Shore Animal League of America and serve as their Exclusive Dog Product Donor for the 2017-18 school year,” said Kevin Fick, CEO of Worldwise, Inc. “With an unwavering commitment to innovation, safety, style and comfort for pets and the people that love them, Worldwise is honored to donate beds, toys and carriers from our most popular brands such as TrustyPup, goDog, Petlinks, Hear Doggy! and SHERPA. Our hope is that these product-solutions will help keep the dogs that are part of this incredible program comfortable, happy and safe, as they dutifully and loyally serve in NYC schools.”
“Through the incredible generosity of Worldwise, our school dogs are comfortable and have many toys to keep them occupied when at recess,” NSALA’s Director of Communications Kathleen Lynn said. “These donated beds, carriers and toys from Worldwise help promote fun for our dogs when they are on break and not teaching in the classroom and also create a safe, comfortable space in all of our schools.”