Article originally posted By: SADIE SMITH at the Greenwich Free Press June 28, 2016
Pet Pantry has been involved with Adopt-A- Dog as a major sponsor since the Puttin’ on the Dog in 1988, but three years ago, the store, which has expanded to multiple locations over the years, furthered their support by creating “Feed the Need.”
“Feed the Need” is a food drive that makes healthy food from Blue Buffalo available to shelter dogs. And, the impact of having this grain-free food does not go unnoticed by Adopt-A- Dog Executive Director Kristen Rice.
“When I first started working at Adopt-A- Dog, shelter dogs were served whatever food was available,” Rice explained. “Feed the Need provides a consistent diet, and we can see that the dogs have a healthy coat.”
No dog gets left behind in this healthy diet, so Adopt-A- Dog goes through 86,000 pounds of food per year. Rice said, “At any given time there are 30-35 dogs at the shelter. Pet Pantry’s Feed the Need provides healthy food to all the dogs for free. They also offer us toys and beds at a heavily discounted price.”
Kristen is thankful to Pet Pantry. “They have been tried and true in our community,” she said. “The guys at Pet Pantry share our philosophy. They treat every dog equally, regardless of whether or not they have a home.”
Pet Pantry’s Adam Jacobson, Ari Jacobson, Joshua Roth and Kristen Rice from Adopt a Dog, June 27, 2016 Credit Sadie Smith
Pet Pantry customers or anyone else interested in supporting Feed the Need can pick up a “Feed the Need” voucher at Pet Pantry Warehouse. It will be scanned at the register and ensure a bag of healthy Blue Buffalo dog food will go to Adopt-A-Dog.
Pick up a donation voucher at any of our store locations and present it at the checkout to make a donation of Blue Buffalo pet food. Just one 6lb. bag of food will feed a rescue dog for 1 week; a 15lb bag for 2 weeks and 30lb bag for 1 month. Help Us, Help Them and Join “Feed the Need.”
Customers can pick up a donation voucher at any Pet Pantry store location and present it at the checkout to make a donation of Blue Buffalo pet food. Just one 6lb. bag of food will feed a rescue dog for 1 week; a 15lb bag for 2 weeks and 30lb bag for 1 month.