The Warrior Dog Foundation
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Petco Foundation Invests in Warrior Dog Foundation’s Life-Changing Work Supporting Working Animals
Investment of $25,000 will extend efforts to help pets and people in the United States live their best lives
Dallas, Texas (Oct. 20, 2018) – Warrior Dog Foundation announced that it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support the mental and physical rehabilitation and care of our country’s retired Warrior K9’s.
The Petco Foundation investment will help transition U.S. retired K9 heroes from an operational environment into the Warrior Dog Foundation’s state-of -the-art kennel facility. It will also provide mental and physical care, exercise and play time with trained handlers, and high quality nutrition and supplements.
“These dogs have saved countless lives and prevented injuries. As a nation, we owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude,” said Warrior Dog Foundation founder and former U.S. Navy SEAL, Mike Ritland. “The Petco Foundation’s support will help make this possible.”
This grant was made possible through the Petco Foundation’s Helping Heroes fundraising campaign, in partnership with Merrick Pet Care. Each October during the campaign, Petco customers are invited to donate online and in Petco stores across the country to support the life-changing work of service, therapy and working animals. To date, the Petco Foundation has invested more than $12 million to support the transformative effect that therapy, service and working animals that have on people across the globe.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $200 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit www.petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.