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iHeartDogs Funds Over $200,000 to Help Pair Companion Animals with Military Veterans Through Pets & Vets Program

iHeartDogs Funds Over $200,000 to Help Pair Companion Animals with Military Veterans Through Pets & Vets Program

Veteran-owned retailer celebrates new fundraising milestone through sales of impact driven products

Anaheim, California (May 17, 2018) iHeartDogs.com, the leading profit for purpose pet goods manufacturer and e-commerce retailer has raised over $200,000 in funds to help pair companion animals with military veterans through their Pets & Vets program.

 Army veteran and Chief Operating Officer Marshall Morris partnered with iHeartDogs CEO, Justin Palmer to evolve iHeartDogs from a Facebook group page in 2014 into a major retailer for pets and pet lovers today. Coming from a military background, Morris combined his dedication to his fellow veterans with Palmer’s passion of supporting shelter animals into a company that would serve both.

 “When I transitioned out of the military I saw a great number of soldiers face another battle off the battlefield as they entered back into civilian life,” says Morris. “While these injuries aren’t visible to the naked eye, PTSD takes a severe toll on those experiencing it as well as their loved ones who live with them. To help combat this, we created our Pets & Vets program.”

 As many as 20% of returning veterans suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. Through a partnership with GreaterGood™, iHeartDogs is able to provide funding through each purchase of their Pets & Vets collection to organizations that pair service dogs and companion animals with veterans.

 “The story behind our Pets & Vets program started with a simple question: How can we serve those who’ve served us?” says Morris. “The impact these animals have on the lives of our vets is undeniable and life changing. When you pair a veteran with a companion animal, miracles happen.”

 Some items from the collection include desert camo paracord bracelets, matching adjustable camo paracord dog collars, rings, watches, shirts, leashes, and more. While these items have been available exclusively online, iHeartDogs is now offering the collection to select retailers. To shop the collection and learn more about Pets & Vets, visit https://iheartdogs.com/pets-and-vets.

About iHeartDog
iHeartDogs.com is the leading “profit for purpose” pet goods manufacturer and e-commerce retailer, supporting animal shelters and rescue organizations around the nation. Veteran-owned and operated, iHeartDogs was founded in 2014 as a Facebook page inspired by a rescued Siberian Husky named Splash, and has grown to over 20 million online followers and 1 million loyal customers. Through each customer purchase, iHeartDogs is able to fund millions of meals for shelter animals, provide hundreds of thousands of safe toys to shelters and helps fund service and companion animals for veterans. Named one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies by Inc. 500, iHeartDogs runs on the simple belief that every dog matters.

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The Dog Gurus Name Former Industry Association COO to Business Growth and Development Position

The Dog Gurus Name Former Industry Association COO to Business Growth and Development Position

The Dog Gurus are proud to announce the addition of Charlotte Biggs as the Business Development and Growth Guru, as well as Coach, to the team. She is currently the co-founder of the Professional Animal Care Certification Council and is the current president of the Board of Directors for PAWS Shelter and Humane Society which serves the Central Texas community.

Charlotte comes from being the original owner and operator of Stay N Play Pet Ranch, Inc., which she and her partner founded in 1998 and grew to one of the most successful, full service, all natural and holistic pet care facilities in the country before successfully selling it in 2013, making her a sought-after industry speaker and consultant.

Charlotte also comes to The Dog Gurus with a successful 20-year history in sales and marketing management in the pharmaceutical industry and is currently overseeing the construction of a second shelter facility for PAWS Shelter and Humane Society.

Robin Bennett, co-founder of The Dog Gurus, states “Charlotte has been a leading figure in the pet industry with experience both as an owner/operator as well as working at the executive level of our trade associations for years.  She brings a wealth of knowledge about this industry and about business ownership that will add tremendously to the value The Dog Gurus can provide to pet care business owners.”

About The Dog Gurus
Co-creators Robin Bennett and Susan Briggs have over 30 years experience as operators and consultants in the dog daycare industry. Their staff training program, Knowing Dogs, has quickly become the best off-leash dog play training program available and is based on their best selling book:  Off-Leash Dog Play: A Complete Guide to Safety and Fun.  They help pet businesses launch, grow and profit with the goal of keeping all dogs safe.  For more information visit their website: www.TheDogGurus.com or join their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheDogGurus. Susan and Robin are available for interview at the following numbers:  Susan (713) 582-8520 or Robin (571) 336-2078.

Company: The Dog Gurus
Phone: 540.207.7955
Website: www.thedoggurus.com
Email: info@thedoggurus.com

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Macy Chapman
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(325) 513-6208

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Fairview Mills Expands Capacity Offerings for Companion Animal Business

Fairview Mills Expands Capacity Offerings for Companion Animal Business

SENECA, KS. (May 09, 2018) — Fairview Mills, a division of J-Six Enterprises, has entered into a purchase agreement with United Farmers’ Cooperative to acquire their feed milling assets in Elwood Kansas, consisting of a fully operational feed mill along with a 20,000 square foot warehouse sitting on 6 acres. The site is served by truck and or rail for inbound and outbound shipments. The bin pack capacity exceeds 1200 ton for raw materials and 500 ton of finished product storage. The blending and conveying systems are designed for quick cycle times and have been updated within the last 12 months. The facility also features a pellet mill, boiler and bagging equipment.

“The Elwood site will be focused on manufacturing products to support the ever-growing needs of our clients and partners in the companion animal business. It is located in close proximity to our extensive infrastructure in Kansas and Missouri and will quickly add available capacity needed”, says Jeff Kramer VP of Operations for the company.

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814-795-4144

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Bideawee Announces Broadway Stars Orfeh and Andy Karl to Attend Bideawee Ball on May 21

Bideawee Announces Broadway Stars Orfeh and Andy Karl to Attend Bideawee Ball on May 21

Broadway veteran Gregg Edelman to host

New York, New York, May 2, 2018 – Bideawee, a leading animal welfare and pet adoption organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island, is pleased to announce that this year’s Broadway-themed Bideawee Ball will be attended by gifted Tony nominees, Orfeh and Andy Karl. This talented Broadway duo – who are wife and husband – have starred in numerous hit musicals and have appeared together on Broadway in “Saturday Night Fever” and “Legally Blonde.” Orfeh is about to star in “Pretty Woman: The Musical” and Andy recently starred in the musical version of “Groundhog Day.”

Bideawee is also thrilled that Broadway veteran Gregg Edelman will be hosting the fundraiser. He has starred on Broadway and in television and film for more than 20 years, and has received four Tony nominations during his career.

“We are very excited to have Orfeh and Andy attend this year’s Ball, and honored to have Gregg serve as our host, to raise awareness of animal adoption,” said Leslie Granger, President and CEO at Bideawee. “As Bideawee’s mission is to rescue, care for and find forever families for homeless dogs and cats, we are grateful for their support throughout the years, and hope their presence will encourage more people to consider adopting their next best friend.” 

The Ball is Bideawee’s premier social event of the year, and it attracts hundreds of socially active animal lovers from New York City’s business, social and celebrity communities. This year’s black tie optional event will be held at The Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on May 21. The Ball will feature cocktails, a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing, a photo booth, a mobile adoption van outside the venue and an award ceremony to honor four individuals for their contributions to Bideawee and support for programs that help adoptable pets find forever homes.

Visit www.bideawee.org/Gala2018-LP to learn more about the event and to purchase tickets. For more information about Bideawee, visit the website and follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

About Bideawee

Bideawee, which means “stay awhile,” in Scottish, is one of the country’s oldest and most respected animal welfare and pet adoption organizations. Founded in 1903, Bideawee’s mission is to be Greater New York’s leader in rescuing, caring for, and placing homeless cats and dogs with people who love them. Bideawee provides an array of high touch services including adoption centers, animal hospital, pet therapy programs, and pet memorial parks that serve pets and pet lovers on their lifelong journey together. Bideawee is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 humane animal organization and 100% of Bideawee’s funding comes from private sources. Bideawee operates adoption centers in New York City and Westhampton. For more information, visit: www.Bideawee.org.

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Bideawee Contact:
Melissa Treuman
melissa.treuman@bideawee.org
(866) 262-8133

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Dog Owners Encouraged to Celebrate “PetSafe® National Dog Park Day” at Parks Across the U.S. on Saturday, May 5

Dog Owners Encouraged to Celebrate “PetSafe® National Dog Park Day” at Parks Across the U.S. on Saturday, May 5

PetSafe brand hosts second annual National Dog Park Day celebration to launch its annual Bark for Your Park grant program

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 02, 2018) – PetSafe® brand invites dog owners to get outside and visit their local dog park this Saturday, May 5 for the second annual National Dog Park Day. The special day celebrates the kick-off of the yearly PetSafe Bark for Your Park grant program, which has awarded over $1 million to build maintain and enhance dog parks in over 70 communities across the country since 2011.

“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the launch of our eighth annual Bark for Your Park program than spending time outdoors at the park with our four-legged friends,” said Willie Wallace, CEO of Radio Systems® Corporation, parent company of the PetSafe Brand. “Providing dogs and their owners with safe, off-leash areas to spend time outside together is the goal of our grant-giving program. National Dog Park Day is a fun way to collectively support the local dog parks that people love and use all over the country!” 

The following 11 communities are joining PetSafe in celebration of National Dog Park Day and are encouraging dog owners to visit their local dog park:

  • Knoxville, TN
  • Baker City, OR
  • Port Chester, NH
  • Enfield, NH
  • University Place, WA
  • Lodi, WI
  • Truth or Consequences, NM
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boston, MA

PetSafe encourages other communities across the U.S. to also join in the celebration.

In Knoxville, Tennessee, PetSafe Brand will be at the PetSafe Village Dog Park, which is located at the company’s headquarters at 10424 PetSafe Way, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dog owners who visit a dog park on Saturday, May 5 are encouraged to share pictures of the event on social media using #DogParkDay for a chance to win over $600 in PetSafe products, which can help turn their yard into a Doggie Dream Yard for their pet to play.

More information about Bark for Your Park, National Dog Park Day and more can be found at https://www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark/main.

About Bark for Your Park
In 2011, PetSafe® brand developed and launched the nationwide Bark for Your Park campaign with the goal of providing dog parks that community members, civic leaders and pet owners would love, use and support for years to come. To date, PetSafe Brand has donated over $1 million, which has helped fund 70 off-leash parks around the country.

PetSafe received 213 Bark for Your Park grant applications in 2017, and provided 25 communities with grants to build, maintain and enhance local dog parks. In 2018, PetSafe is increasing the number of $25,000 grants for the construction of new parks from five to eight. In addition to the grants for new dog park construction, five communities will receive $5,000 grants to enhance their local dog parks. May 1 through June 30, communities can submit a grant application at www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark.

About PetSafe®
PetSafe® is an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions. PetSafe is owned by Radio Systems Corporation and headquartered in Knoxville, TN. For more information, please visit www.petsafe.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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