Wag it Forward at Pet Food Warehouse this Saturday

Otis and Baily enjoy a trip to Pet Food Warehouse in Shelburne.
Otis and Baily enjoy a trip to Pet Food Warehouse in Shelburne.

Pet Food Warehouse will host ‘Wag It Forward,’ a new fundraising event that will benefit dozens of Vermont animal welfare groups, this Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9am to 5:30pm. For every dollar spent at the South Burlington and Shelburne locations this Saturday, Pet Food Warehouse (PFW) will donate 25 cents to participating humane societies, rescue organizations, and other animal welfare groups.
“Pet Food Warehouse has traditionally hosted an event at this time of year, so our goal was to plan a special fall happening that would not only benefit local dog rescue groups and humane societies but would also bring awareness to the numerous non-profit animal groups in Vermont,” Philip Trussell, PFW Accessory Buyer and Advertising Coordinator, commented. “Even though this is the first year of Wag it Forward, we have high hopes for the event and plan to continue to host it for years to come.”
PFW invited over 60 animal welfare groups to participate in Wag it Forward, although names of the beneficiaries have not yet been announced. “I will say we have responses from all six surrounding counties if that puts in perspective the outreach of this fundraiser,” says Trussell. Participating organizations promote Wag it Forward via word of mouth, social media, and print ads. PFW also encourages individuals and organizations to spread the word by sharing rescue stories and photos on Facebook and adding #PFWWIF. The Facebook and twitter feed will allow individuals and communities to connect with one another and raise awareness for our local animal welfare groups, the event’s intended goal.
All Wag it Forward needs to succeed is your participation. Stop by PFW on Saturday, Sept. 20 and make a purchase. Whether you stock up on dog food for the next month, surprise your feline friend with a bag of catnip, or replace socks, water bottles, and musty tennis balls with a shiny new toy, your purchase will make a difference. This is a great way to support the hard work of our local animal welfare groups and enhance the lives of hundreds of animals.