Chem-Dry Partners with Best Friends Animal Society to Support Rescue Pet Adoption

Leading Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Company to Raise $25,000, Furthering Healthy Home Commitment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - April 25, 2017 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - With more than seven million companion animals entering U.S. animal shelters each year, Chem-Dry has partnered with Best Friends Animal Society in an effort to encourage pet adoption. Chem-Dry, the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning company, and its franchise owners across the country will be helping to raise funds toward the company’s goal of donating $25,000 to Best Friends. Efforts will support finding a safe, healthy home for all shelter pets and end homelessness among pets.

For more than 30 years, Best Friends has worked to reduce the number of pets entering shelters around the country and end the killing of shelter pets simply because they don’t have a safe place to call home. Last year, more than 80,000 cats and dogs were adopted through Best Friends efforts and those of its more than 1,800 No More Homeless Pets Network partners. Chem-Dry is looking to help that cause and increase the number of adoptions with its fundraising efforts spanning a network of over 2,000 U.S. units that serve over 7,000 homes and businesses each day.

With 85 percent of Chem-Dry’s customers owning pets, the brand is dedicated to helping families maintain a happy, healthy home for all members including pets. Funds will be raised through multiple methods including the sale of specially marked cans of Chem-Dry World Famous Spot Remover – with each can generating a $1 donation to Best Friends – plus customer add-on donations, local promotional offers with a built-in donation, participation in Best Friends’ “Strut your Mutt” events around the country, and direct online donations at Chem-Dry Cares.

“This cause is near and dear to our hearts and those of our customers since so many of the families we serve are pet owners themselves,” said Dan Tarantin, CEO of Harris Research, Inc., parent company to Chem-Dry. “We all know how much our pets are beloved members of our family. We’re proud to be partnering with Best Friends to support shelter pet adoption and we’re also proud to offer a superior array of services to help pet owners maintain a happy and healthy home for their families and their pets.”

Chem-Dry offers a line of safe and effective pet and children-friendly services including its Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.®), which eliminates the odor as well as the harmful remnants of urine accidents. In recent testing conducted by an independent laboratory, Chem-Dry’s P.U.R.T. process removed an average of 99.9 percent of pet urine odors from carpets and, when used with Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process and a sanitizer, removed an average of 99.2 percent of bacteria from pet urine in carpets. An independent lab study also found that Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process removes an average 98 percent of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery, including dog and cat dander.

“We’re excited to partner with Chem-Dry on a national campaign and appreciate their passionate support for our mission,” said Eric Rayvid, director of public relations and content marketing of Best Friends Animal Society. “Without support from companies like Chem-Dry, we wouldn’t be able to achieve our ultimate goal of bringing about a time when there are no more homeless pets.”

To make a donation, please visit www.chemdry.com/chemdrycares.com. A small donation can help keep dogs and cats out of shelters and help find safe homes for rescue pets.

For more information on Chem-Dry or to find a local operator, please visit www.chemdry.com.

About Chem-Dry

Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service with a network of spanning 52 countries and serving over 11,000 homes and business a day worldwide. Its green-certified solution and proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process provide a deeper clean, allow surfaces to dry faster, and leave homes and workplaces healthier. Chem-Dry has been ranked the number one carpet cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 28 consecutive years, is listed as the No. 42 top franchise in the 2016 Franchise 500 list, and has also been featured in the magazine’s Top Home-Based Franchises list among the top 10 concepts for 19 consecutive years. For more information about Chem-Dry or to find a local operator, visit www.chemdry.com, or for more information on franchise opportunities, visit www.chem-dryfranchise.com. Chem-Dry is owned by Harris Research, Inc., which is also the founder and owner of the fast-growing N-Hance Wood Refinishing franchise.

About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 1,800 rescue groups and shelters across the country; regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City; and the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about two million. Best Friends is determined to get that number to zero by the year 2025. Best Friends and its nationwide network of members and partners are working to Save Them All. To become a fan of Best Friends on Facebook, go to Facebook.com/bestfriendsanimalsociety. Follow Best Friends on Twitter (@BestFriends) and Instagram (@BestFriendsAnimalSociety).

Contact:

Kelly McNamara
Fishman Public Relations
847-945-1300
KMcNamara@fishmanpr.com

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