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Patriot PAWS announces Purina sponsorhip

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 28, 2018) Patriot PAWS Service Dogs is proud to announce a sponsorship agreement with Purina, a global leader in Petcare, naming Purina Pro Plan as the exclusive food provider for the Patriot PAWS Service Dogs Training Program.

Patriot PAWS is a national non-profit organization based in Rockwall, TX, that trains and provides service dogs at no cost to disabled veterans and others with mobile disabilities in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence.  Patriot PAWS builds partnerships with local, state and national organizations to help develop and support this goal.

“Purina has always been a trusted name at Patriot PAWS,” said Lori Stevens, Founder and Executive Director of Patriot PAWS.  “We believe that a diet of Purina Pro Plan is instrumental in maintaining the health and well-being of our service dogs in-training.”

“At Purina, we are focused on producing foods that meet the highest standards of quality. All our foods meet or exceed AAFCO and FDA regulations, and Purina conducts 100,000 safety checks daily.” said Emily Cross, DVM, DABVP (canine/feline), Director Professional Resources Group.  “We are extremely proud to support the mission of Patriot PAWS by providing high quality food to help drive the success of their service dogs-in-training.”

Purina has been providing generous food donations to Patriot PAWS for several years, culminating in the new sponsorship agreement.   “We could not be more grateful to Purina,” Stevens said.  “Not only do we rely on Purina Pro Plan to maintain optimal health for our dogs,” she continued, “but we share Purina’s belief in the power of the human-animal bond.  Together, Patriot PAWS and Purina are providing healthy, happy service dogs that are changing the lives of disabled veterans in amazing ways.”

About Purina Pro Plan

Purina Pro Plan is the food of choice for 11 of the past 12 Westminster Best in Show winners*. Our goal is to give your dog the nutrition to be his absolute best, helping him to be energetic and resilient, and maintain an ideal body condition, healthy skin, and a stunning coat.  Because being the best he can be means something different for every dog, our wide range of dry and wet foods and snacks, sold exclusively at pet specialty stores and online, can be found in five specialized platforms formulated for a dog’s unique needs. For more information, visit www.proplan.com or follow @ProPlan on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. The brand is manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare, which promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement, and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health, and wellness.

*The handler or owners of these champions may have received Purina Pro Plan dog food as Purina ambassadors

Submitted by Sharon Satterwhite, Director of Development, Patriot PAWS Service Dogs

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