Pets in need will get holiday meals too! The Great Minnesota Pet Food Drive is ON!
The Twin Cities Dog Daycare Association (TCDDA) will be conducting the first annual Holiday Pet Food Drive this year from November 1st to December 15th.
To add to the fun, the participating organizations have challenged each other to a friendly competition to see who can collect the most. Currently Dog Day Getaway has a commanding lead with a donation of 385 lbs of Kibble from Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance! The Great Minnesota Pet Food Drive is off to a stronger than expected start! Needless to say this generosity has spurred the other businesses, their customers, and vendors to step up the love!
Similar to Toys for Tots or food shelf drives, participating locations will have bins in the lobby and customers who love their own dogs, will have an opportunity to help dogs in need by contributing food, supplies, or monetary donations.
All donations will be collected for local charities such as The Pet Project, an organization that helps families avoid surrendering beloved pets by providing pet food. Donations will also go to various local shelters and rescue organizations.
The Twin Cities Dog Daycare Association was created in 2010 with a mission of driving standards, integrity and improving care in the dog daycare/boarding industry.
“We created this organization because we have so much compassion for dogs.” Says Anne Hendrickson of Downtown Dogs. “And we wanted their care experience to meet their emotional and physical needs. And that unfortunately isn’t every facilities priority. We want to model, motivate, and drive “dogs first” care.”
“Our goal is to give customers information on how to choose a facility that meets all of their dog’s emotional, health, and comfort needs” says Keith Miller of The Pampered Pooch.
And TCDDA doesn’t just care about paying customers dogs. “We see a responsibility to the less fortunate dogs” says Wendy Harter of Dog Days in St. Paul.
This drive will certainly be high impact in providing for dogs in need and building public compassion and awareness for “man’s best friend”.
11-19-12 Well folks are sure stepping up to help dogs in need! The donations are POURING in. Nature’s Variety has donated 400 LBS to the drive! What amazing generous folks, and absolute premium food, no less! and we have gotten some awesome media! Check it all out!
So awesome to see the community coming together. The comfort of a full belly for the pets and, not to mention what it does for the people who feel such devastation when their pets are in need!