Paws For Life Rescue Program
May 28, 2020
Crazy Dog, a brand of Whitebridge Pet Brands in St. Louis, recently donated 12,960 bags of its Crazy Dog Train-Me! treats to Paws for Life K9 Rescue (PFL). The treats will support the rescue group’s COVID-19 Operation Pandemic and Paws for Life Prison programs.
Operation Pandemic was launched to encourage people to foster a shelter dog during the COVID-19 pandemic. Treats will be sent to people who are fostering dogs through the Operation Pandemic program to help them meet the costs of caring for a pet, according to Kati Garrido, director of operations for PFL. The treats are being shared with two food banks that assist low-income pet owners in the Los Angeles area. PFL will also use the training treats in their Paws for Life program. PFL works with inmates in the California State Prison system to care for and train shelter dogs that later become service dogs for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
“We are incredibly fortunate to be able to offer our dogs excellent training through our prison programs,” Garrido said. “A trained dog has better chances to have a successful adoption. Our trainers rely on treats to reward the dogs. Treats are such a vital part of our program, and a donation this generous really makes a positive impact because we are able to use the funds that we would have spent on treats on other things our dogs might need.”
Stacey Luna, a spokesperson for Crazy Dog, said that they are very pleased to make the donation.
“Paws for Life has quickly and effectively responded to the current crisis, and we are happy to be able to support their causes,” Luna said. “We know that well-behaved dogs are more likely to be successfully adopted, and training is important to get dogs out of shelters and into caring homes. Crazy Dog Train-Me! treats have been successfully used by thousands of professional trainers. I use them with my own dogs, Kerby and Myles, and I’m happy that they can play a role here.”