Andrea M. Krantz, director of marketing
Armarkat, the brand approved by Cat Daddy Jackson
Galaxy, has long believed in giving back. We at AeroMark International, the manufacturer and distributor
of the Armarkat brand, contribute to the regional shelter community by not only employing local shelter cats
in our photo shoots, but also by regularly donating cat
trees and pet beds. Armarkat products are often the
featured donation at fundraising dinners with raffles or
similar events hosted by shelters in our locale.
In addition, we regularly sponsor national contests
where the contestants describe why they need or desire
a cat tree. The most compelling request wins, and the
writer receives a gratis cat tree from Armarkat.
We donate about 30 cat trees and pet beds annually, worth about $2,500 retail per year. Armarkat is
happy to partner with the cat community in its locality through annual donations. It warms our hearts to
enrich the lives of the feline population everywhere,
Sarah Lowe, director of marketing
We have donated more than 300 bags of dog food to
Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia, which runs a community pet help desk for families during difficult times
and has set up a community pet pantry through the
Philadelphia neighborhoods. In May, we donated 100
bags of dog and cat food to Rainbow Friends Animal
Sanctuary in Hawaii as part of a lava relief mission following the volcanic eruptions on the island.
We recently donated 50 bags of Annamaet Sustain
to Alpha Bravo Canine—an organization that trains
service dogs for veterans suffering from post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD), at no cost to the veteran. Since
learning of the organization last year, we have been
supplying the dogs with Annamaet for the duration of
their two-year training period, free of charge. We also
supported the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society in
its annual Mutt Strut event on Oct. 8, as we matched
outside monetary donations made to the organization
for the fourth year in a row.
We donated more than 100 bags of dog and cat food
to Manna on Main, a local food pantry. We also have
donated more than 300 bags of dog and cat food to Last
Chance Ranch, a local animal rescue, to enable the pets
in the shelter to remain on a consistent and high-quality diet.
Each year, we participate in various holiday food
drives, this past year donating more than 4,000 pounds
of dog and cat food to Caring For Creatures, a no-kill
animal sanctuary in Virginia. We also support Carolina
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue & Rebound by sending
Annamaet to foster homes when needed, especially for
rescued dogs suffering from malnutrition and in extra
need of high-quality, nutrient-dense food.
BOO BOO’S BEST
Jocelyn Rosenthal, owner
We are so proud to contribute our wonderful Boo
Boo’s Best Dehydrated Treats for Dogs to Paws for
Life. What began as a prison-based dog-training program in 2014 at California State Prison in Los Angeles County has flourished into a multisite rehabilitative program with widespread benefits, thanks in
large part to a unique partnership with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Carefully selected inmate trainers work with rescued dogs to teach basic commands, behavior and
socialization. Over 12 weeks, prisoners and dogs
prepare for the American Kennel Club’s Canine
Good Citizen certification.
Paws For Life has expanded to include an intensive 52-week training program to ready formerly
homeless dogs to serve as specially trained companions for military veterans coping with PTSD. We are
so proud to donate our treats to these special trainers
doing this incredible work.
We also shared a booth with Pet Food Express at
this year’s World Dog Surfing Championships, and a
portion of the event’s proceeds went to the Peninsula
Humane Society & SPCA and to Rocket Dog Rescue.
We were also a sponsor at this year’s Bay Area
Pet Fair in September, hosted by Pet Food Express.
We had our own booth and handed out samples and
helped more than 2,000 adoptable animals find their
CARU PET FOOD
VERO BEACH, FLA.
Adrian and Pamela Pettyan, co-founders
Over the past year, we have been very busy with
donations, beginning in the fall of 2017. In the aftermath of the tragic Hurricane Irma in our home
location of Florida, we were moved by all of the rescue efforts from people near and far. As a result, we
decided to join these wonderful efforts and donate
168 cases of our Classic and Daily Dish stews to two
rescues devastated by the destruction: Sophie’s Circle and the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian
Working with shelters is one of our passions, and
we are proud to donate as much of our products
as possible to help pets in need. We started Caru
Pet Food to give our spokespup, Karu, the best food
for his health, and we’re happy to do the same for
shelters so that the folks who dedicate so much of
their time can know that the pets in their care are
nourished. Since January of this year, we’ve donated more than $2,000 worth of our Classic and
Daily Dish stews and treats to a variety of shelters
and organizations nationwide. We’ve worked with
many wonderful organizations like Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue, the UpDog Challenge,
and German Shepherd Resource and Rescue, as well
as other regional shelters throughout the country.
We consistently strive to take part in as many
charitable opportunities as are presented to us.
Through our marketing partners, through our local
connections and through solicited activities, we’re
excited to be included in several charitable events
and activities in the coming year. With the introduction of our Cat Stews, we’re proud to bring cats the
quality and healthful benefits of our dog stews and
look forward to providing rescue cats with excellent
DR. ELSEY’S CAT PRODUCTS,
A PRECIOUS CAT BRAND
Gina Zaro, marketing director
To date, we have donated 30,680 bags of Cleanprotein
cat food to animal shelters in need through our Shelter
Partners Program. The program aims to help ease the
transition from shelter to home for cats in need. The
shelter kits provided to our shelter partners include
Dr. Elsey’s Cat Attract Litter Additive and Litter Box
Solutions Booklets with coupons. They are provided to
501(c)( 3) shelters and rescue groups across the country.
Our Dr. Elsey’s brand has always been about pets,
not profit. It feels great to provide such a high-quality
product to cats in need, and to shelters that work so
hard to provide a loving environment for cats.
Bryant Baxter, marketing sales coordinator
At EzyDog, we maintain a close relationship with and
support organizations that are making an impact in the
lives of animals and people alike. We proudly sponsor
events and generously donate to shelters and training
organizations, directly providing them with quality
products that help to lighten the load of the good work
they do in their communities.
Last winter, we donated thousands of products to
shelters across the U.S. as part of our 12 Dog Days of
Giving event. They are now being used to train, transport and outfit dogs on their way to new homes. For
nearly a decade, we’ve been a financial contributor to
24 Hours for Hank, a nonprofit devoted to finding a
cure for cystinosis, a rare metabolic disease that affects
As a small company looking to make a big impact,
we make a dedicated effort to work closely with our
local shelter. The Panhandle Animal Shelter (PAS)
serves the inland northwest, providing for more than
5,000 lost, abandoned, neglected and abused pets every
year. They do so much for our community, and it’s truly a privilege to support them. We provide them with
leads and accessories for their training program’s play
groups. Approximately 700 dogs are adopted each year
at PAS, and each begins its new life sporting an EzyDog collar. We also assist with local events that raise
money for PAS and help these dogs find new homes.
We are also a proud partner of Dogs Playing For
Life, a training and behavior modification program for
shelter dogs that features play groups at animal welfare conferences and more than 40 shelters internationally. Their rapid growth led to the need for a variety of
training tools. We jumped at the opportunity to give
them the leashes and collars that they’re still using for
their programs today.
FLUFF & TUFF
Ellen Lawson, owner and CEO
For the holiday season, we design a unique, limited
edition Holiday Charity Toy and donate 100 percent
of the profits to animal-related charities. New this year,
our team engaged our social media audience for suggestions of animal rescues to receive donations. Within
48 hours, more than 1,000 suggestions were posted. The
2018 Holiday Charity Toy donation recipients, whom I
draw at random, are Friends to the Forlorn, Lost Dogs
of Illinois and Heinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport.
When we launched our first Holiday Charity Toy