Petland Expands K9 Support

Stores Across The Country Provide Assistance For More Than 100 Service And Therapy Dogs

March 14, 2017 // Franchising.com // Chillicothe, OH - In honor of National K9 Veterans Day, Petland is proud and honored to announce its support of more than 100 service dogs across the country.

Petland’s national Community Service outreach includes offering support to local police, sheriff and fire departments as well as support for military veteran service dogs. The assistance for protective K9 units is most often a feeding program, supplies or fundraising for specific items, such as bite-suits or training gear. Support for veteran service dogs often goes towards the costs associated with raising, training and on-going care.

“Dogs play such an important role in our lives, whether as our pet and companion, or as a partner. These K9 units have a tremendous impact in our local communities and seeing the unique bond between the partner and his canine officer is something special.” said Elizabeth Kunzelman, Director of Public Affairs, “Providing support for these units at a local level is just a small way to show our gratitude.”

Additionally, Petland supports service and therapy dogs for children and veterans through various programs and outreach. Petland and Petland franchisees sponsor service dogs for Heartland Canines for Veterans, is a 501c3 organization that provides companion, service and therapy dogs for disabled veterans. The average cost to raise and train each service dog is $7,200. Petland, Inc. has committed to supporting the cost of one dog per year for five years. This is in additional to the funds provided by individually-owned and operated stores.

Petland has worked with Heartland Canines for Veterans for almost two years. “It is incredible to see the difference a therapy dog can make in the life of a veteran. It is truly a life-changing relationship and we are happy to be able to play a small part in helping make those relationships possible,” said Kunzelman.

About Petland, Inc.

Petland, Inc. is a franchise operation with quality, full service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and El Salvador. For more than 49 years, Petland Pet Counselors have been dedicated to matching the right petwith the right person and meeting the needs of both. To its customers who already have pets, Petland is dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond. Petland was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in south central Ohio. For more information on Petland, visit www.petland.com.

SOURCE Petland, Inc.

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