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The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation Finishes 2017 Strong, Helping 89 Dogs in Need by Granting More Than $150,000

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(PRESS RELEASE) WESTMINSTER, CO – The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to awarding grants of up to $2,500 to cover the cost of unplanned, necessary medical care for dogs in need, gave a new ‘leash’ on life to 40% more deserving dogs in 2017. By year end, the Foundation granted over $150,000 to provide 89 dogs with necessary medical attention. To kick off 2018 and to continue the strong momentum of helping even more sick and injured dogs in need, visit www.bowwowbuddies.com/donate.

The organization is the 501(c)(3) entity of Camp Bow Wow®, the nation’s largest and leading Doggy Day Care and Boarding franchise. The Foundation focuses efforts on dogs who are placed in shelters/rescues, as well as on families facing hardships. Through its contributions, the nonprofit provides a lifeline to ease financial burdens to keep dogs happy and healthy in their current homes or helps ensure they will find a fur-ever family. 

“In 2017, we saw the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation gain unprecedented traction as it received support from our franchise owners’ Camps throughout the country as well as through clients and community members,” said Erin Askeland, Training & Communication Manager for Camp Bow Wow and the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation. “Local initiatives and events hosted at Camps, in addition to dedicated patrons such as ten-year-old Hannah Okel of Waukesha, Wisconsin who asked for donations to the Foundation in lieu of birthday gifts, prove we’ve built a strong network of those who are passionate about fundraising and supporting the Foundation’s cause.”

One of the many deserving dogs helped by the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation in 2017 was Cricket, a 3.5-month-old Pit Bull mix. She fell out of a three-story window, sustaining injuries requiring amputation of her front leg and a femoral head and neck osteotomy. After receiving this critical prognosis, Players for Pits, an Illinois-based 501(c)(3) no-kill rescue, placed an application with the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation seeking immediate assistance for Cricket’s surgeries.

By being awarded this grant, Players for Pits was able to rehabilitate Cricket with the best quality veterinarian care to prepare her for adoption once she is completely healed. Allowing this puppy to avoid living in extreme pain is one instance which exemplifies the important role the Foundation plays for rescues that would otherwise not be able to provide the needed medical funds.

In 2018, the Foundation will continue to engage its franchisees, clients and community members through meaningful fundraising programs. The first one will kick off with Valentine’s Day, during which Campers can share the love with their furry friends by sending a card to other Campers for a donation to the Foundation. Through such fundraisers, Camp Bow Wow plans to sustain its strong momentum and help provide additional aid for dogs, aiming to support more than 100 dogs throughout the year.

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For more information about Camp Bow Wow, the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, to find a location near you, or to become a franchise owner, please visit www.campbowwow.com. To support the Foundation and to help dogs in need, please visit www.bowwowbuddies.com/donate.

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Gott Pet Products Welcomes New Inside Sales Rep

She brings 15 years of experience to her new role.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Gott Pet Products, manufactures of Charlee Bear dog treats and Hound & Gatos natural food for pets, has announced that Gina Schlueter has joined the team as its inside sales and customer care representative. Schlueter brings 15 years of experience to her new role, which includes managing customer service duties as well as working closely with the supply chain.

Schluter, who holds an associate’s degree in supply chain management from Milwaukee Area Technical College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Green Bay, is a certified continuous improvement manager.

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Prior to joining Gott Pet Products, she served as a special projects manager and supply chain manager for Malteurop, where she was responsible for planning, developing, managing and implementing the department’s standards and operating procedures, in addition to managing the procurement, customer service and logistics team.

At Gott Pet Products, Schlueter hopes to improve the internal processes and provide a better customer experience from order to delivery. When it comes to customer service and supply chain, her goal is to not only set processes in place but also document these processes for future improvement. Schluter is most excited about working with the new product introduction team, including opportunities to grow and launch new products. She is also eager to work closely with the sales team, by providing them with the support and tools they need to hit their markets more aggressively.

“Gina brings with her a great deal of knowledge and experience, and we’re excited to have her join the Gott Pet Products family,” says Patrick McGarry, general manager of Gott Pet Products. “I’m confident she will add a lot of value and make our processes more turnkey thanks to her unique ideas.”

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Pet Product Innovations Features Zen Clipper Precise at SuperZoo

It will be giving demos to show how simple the clippers are to use.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Pet Product Innovations will feature its worry-free nail trimmer, Zen Clipper Precise at SuperZoo and will be giving demos to show how simple the clippers are to use.

PPI’s Zen Clipper Precise is a game-changing product that will give pet parents the confidence and peace of mind they deserve while trimming their pet’s nails thanks to its unique feature that “Clips the Tip, Not the Quick!”

Features of the Zen Clipper Precise include:

  • First and only adjustable nail clipper that’s safe, even when your pet moves.
  • The adjustable blade limits that amount of nail being clipped.
  • Made from high-quality stainless steel for a long-lasting, sharp-clipping edge and blades.
  • The cushioned non-slip handle and stainless steel makes for a comfortable clipper that is durable, attractive and easy to use.
  • Designed in the USA.
  • Zen Clipper is especially helpful for pet owners with limited near vision since it will prevent you from cutting off too much of the nail, even if you cannot see up close.
  • Suitable for any size pet from dogs to cats, birds to reptiles!

Other PPI products that will be showcased at SuperZoo booth 1274 include: Bandana Bowl (portable water/feeding bowl and/or cooling collar), Paw Plunger (the No. 1-selling paw cleaner in America), SmartLeash (the first and only retractable leash that automatically stops your dog when running or lunging), and Venison Joe’s Gourmet Pet Chews.

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SodaPup Launches 4 Nylon Dog Toys

Each design aims to minimize destructive chewing behaviors.

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(PRESS RELEASE) SodaPup founder and CEO Adam Baker has announced that SodaPup is continuing its expansion into durable, American-made, FDA-compliant nylon toys for dogs.

“At SodaPup, we’re dedicated to creating the highest quality, safest, most innovative dog toys in the industry. In the nylon category, we continue to introduce fresh and unexpected designs to a category dominated by bone shapes,” Baker said. “There’s no evidence to suggest that dogs prefer bone shapes, so we focus on designs that will appeal to consumers and trust that dogs will like them too. We’ve also developed a one-size-fits-all design philosophy that has the two-fold benefit of maximizing a retailer’s assortment and also providing greater safety for dogs by reducing the potential choking hazard of smaller toys.”

SodaPup has five brands of dog toys, each focusing on different consumer segments and different channels of distribution. The addition of nylon toys to the current rubber toy assortment helps bring these unique brand stories to life. The latest additions include a shovel toy for the Industrial Dog brand, a paw print and a hot dog for the SodaPup brand, and a Funny Bone for the MuttsKickButt brand. Each new toy is large enough for big dogs yet thin enough for smaller dogs to enjoy. Each design also features interesting shapes and textures designed to hold a dog’s interest and minimize destructive chewing behaviors.

All SodaPup dog toys are made in the USA from FDA-compliant materials.

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