SKOUT’S HONOR DONATES STAIN AND
ODOR PRODUCTS TO SHELTERS
Skout’s Honor donated nearly 14,000
bottles of its stain and odor products to
animal shelters in need this spring, via its
ongoing partnership with Greater Good
and Rescue Bank.
In the past six months, the Irvine, Calif.-based company has donated more
than 29,000 bottles of its cleaning products
to support the needs of rescues and shelters across the country. Last fall, the
company supplied thousands of bottles of stain and odor products to facilities
directly impacted by the hurricanes and fires in Texas, Florida and California. Products donated include Stain & Odor Remover, Urine Destroyer, Odor
Eliminator, Litter Box Deodorizer, Patio Cleaner & Deodorizer and Cat Urine
& Odor Destroyer.
In addition to its recent product donations, Skout’s Honor has also generated more than 1.3 million meals to date for animals in need via its Skout’s Paw
Pledge program. This ongoing initiative, which is a core tenant of the brand, provides three meals for an animal in need with every Skout’s Honor product sold.
PETSMART CHARITIES GIVES GRANT
TO RILEY CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
PetSmart Charities gave Riley Children’s Foundation in Indianapolis a $175,000 grant to help
expand and enhance the pet therapy program
at Riley Hospital for Children.
The $175,000 grant, which will be paid in installments through 2019, will allow Riley Hospital for Children to hire a full-time child life
specialist to serve as the pet therapy coordinator
in addition to recruiting more pet therapy dogs
and handlers to the program.
Currently, there are 12 therapy dogs “on
staff” at Riley Hospital for Children, but with
more therapy dog teams, the program will be
able to expand its services to additional units
and increase the number of patients and families who benefit from the healing power of
pets. As a child life specialist, the pet therapy coordinator will also be able to assess how
patients are coping during their hospitalization and provide other support and services
as needed. The grant aims to improve the quality of visits and quality of care for patients.
Canadian Retailer Raises
Money to Support
A recent campaign launched
by Canadian pet retailer Global Pet Foods raised $208,230,
bringing the program’s total
donations to $1.7 million. The
Show Us Your Heart campaign asked Canadians to give
a dollar to support homeless
In-store posters prompted Canadians to “show their
hearts.” Customers were
asked to donate as little as $1
in-store, and Global Pet Foods
matched the first dollar of every in-store donation.
Online donations also increased by 1,500 percent, which can be attributed to a campaign that lived predominantly on social media and
You Tube. The campaign’s video—which depicted a Jack Russell terrier
doing tricks and, as the dog continues performing its tricks, revealed
that the dog has been in a shelter cage all along—garnered more than
1 million views, and overall the campaign had 15 million impressions.
All proceeds raised during the Show Us Your Heart program will be
donated to 135 local animal shelters, rescue groups and other pet-related
organizations across Canada.
PETLAND CHARITIES SPONSORS
CANINE COMPANIONS GRADUATES
Petland Charities is supporting Canine
Companions for Independence in the
North Central region.
The $5,000 contribution made in April
offset the program costs associated with
providing highly trained assistance dogs
at no cost to people with disabilities.
Three recipients, one from each of the remaining team training sessions in 2018,
will be “sponsored” by Petland Charities’
The recipient for May, Laura, received
Adler, her second Canine Companions
for Independence dog, during the May 11
graduation and matriculation ceremony.
Laura is from Michigan and works for the
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition. Adler will help to pick up items that she drops, get items on
shelves that are out of reach for her, and help to open and close her office door.
Petland has previously supported Canine Companions by sponsoring graduation lunches and
providing support for a local Canine Companion, PJ, who is a facility dog for Ross County Child
Laura and her new Canine Companions partner, Ad-
PETCO FOUNDATION AND THE JACKSON
ler. Laura and Adler recently graduated from Canine
Companions for Independence’s training program.
GALAXY PROJECT AWARD GRANTS TO
ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS
Petco Foundation and The Jackson Galaxy Project,
along with other top animal welfare organizations,
teamed up for the 2018 Innovation Showdown to
award $350,000 and provide invaluable feedback
to launch lifesaving ideas.
The Innovation Showdown is a collaborative
project with a goal to spark lifesaving creativity to
help the animal welfare industry reduce the number of animals euthanized in the U.S.
The three animal welfare organizations that
received investments this year from hundreds of
• Front Street Animal Shelter ($250,000 invest-
ment): Help lost pets find their way back home
• St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center ($60,000
investment): Hands up approach to fighting un-
• Hearts Speak ($40,000 investment): Cloud-
based marketing tool helps animal welfare organi-
zations effectively promote to engage communities
The Innovation Showdown was held in Kan-
sas City, Mo., during the annual Humane So-
ciety of the United States (HSUS) Animal Care
Expo, a national gathering of more than 1,800
animal welfare professionals and volunteers.
The judging panel of Innovation Investors includ-
ed Showdown founders Susanne Kogut of the
Petco Foundation, Jackson Galaxy of The Jackson
Galaxy Project, Jodi Buckman of the American So-
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (AS-
PCA), Julie Castle of Best Friends Animal Society,
Mary Ippoliti-Smith of Maddie’s Fund, Aimee Gil-
breath of Michelson Found Animals Foundation
and Christy Counts of WaterShed Animal Fund.
Earlier this year, nonprofit or municipal animal welfare organizations and for-profit companies pitched their best ideas to save animal lives.
Investors selected Front Street Animal Shelter
and Hearts Speak’s ideas and nine additional finalists. The public was given the opportunity to
vote on their favorite idea from the nine finalists.
The Innovation Showdown, originally created
in 2017 by the Petco Foundation and The Jackson Galaxy Project, is modeled after the critically
acclaimed TV show “Shark Tank”, but with one
major difference. The Innovation Showdown’s ultimate goal is not a financial return on investment
but a lifesaving return on investment—that is, to
save the lives of more animals in need.
Susanne Kogut, president of the Petco Foundation, and Jackson Galaxy