Skechers Partners with Petco Foundation
Footwear Company and National Pet Brand Announce Their Plan to Help Save Animal Lives and Improve Pet Health Through Pet Adoptions and Animal Welfare Programs
SKECHERS PARTNERS WITH PETCO FOUNDATION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED THROUGH THE BOBS FROM SKECHERS COLLECTION
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – January 24, 2019 – Tails are wagging at Skechers: the brand is leaping paws first into its newest charity movement, a multi-year partnership with the Petco Foundation. Through all purchases of BOBS from Skechers footwear in the United States, Skechers will help save the lives of dogs and cats by donating to the Petco Foundation and their network of thousands of local and national animal service organizations, adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals and additional initiatives.
Skechers is also partnering with Petco this April to launch BOBS for Dogs and BOBS for Cats shoes in more than 600 Petco retail stores and at petco.com. Along with the footwear, consumers will be able to purchase coordinated animal accessories branded with BOBS from Skechers.
“Petco’s strength as a leading national brand enables us to give back like never before,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “As a company that has already donated more than $3 million to save and support shelter pets, we wanted to find a partner that shares our ambitious animal welfare goals – and we loved how Petco nurtures pet parents’ lifelong bonds with their animals, from hosting local organizations’ adoption events to creating in-store and online communities where animals and their families can regularly visit for knowledge and support.”
“We’re excited to launch our new partnership with Skechers – a company with decades of proven success, whose philanthropic message to save animals’ lives has resonated with millions,” said Susanne Kogut, president of the Petco Foundation. “As a global lifestyle company, they know how much pet owners love to dress, wear and celebrate their relationship with their beloved animals. We see a real synergy between the BOBS charity movement and our efforts at the Petco Foundation, and we’re looking forward to expanding the partnership this spring as animal lovers visit us in stores and online.”
Skechers’ partnership with the Petco Foundation is its newest commitment to improving animals’ lives through BOBS for Dogs and BOBS for Cats. Over the past three years, Skechers helped more than 583,000 shelter pets, including saving the lives of more than 241,000 rescued animals in the United States. The Company’s wide-ranging initiatives included a BOBS Roving Rescue bus to help transport shelter pets to their forever homes.
Now a year-round lifestyle brand, Skechers’ iconic BOBS for Dogs collection features popular shelter pets, cartooned animal mosaics, and world-famous animal personalities like Garfield and Grumpy Cat – as well as apparel from its recently launched animal-themed casual and sleepwear collections.
For every pair of BOBS from Skechers shoes sold at Petco, Skechers stores and other national retail stores and online shopping sites in the United States, twenty-five cents will be donated to the Petco Foundation to help animals across the country. To learn more, follow BOBS from Skechers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, or visit www.BOBSfromSKECHERS.com.
About Skechers U.S.A., Inc.
Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (NYSE:SKX) based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. Skechers footwear is available in the United States and over 170 countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores, 2,802 Skechers Company-owned and third-party-owned retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia and the Middle East, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, throughout Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Petco and the Petco Foundation
Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer with more than 50 years of service to pet parents. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. The Company operates more than 1,500 Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; complete pet care services and veterinary advice through PetCoach; and petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent non-profit organization, has invested more than $230 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, it works with and supports thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, helps find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.
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