Unleashed: Happy Paws

As many of you know, I believe my local PetSmart is a unique place, and I happen to know that many others share my view. Consistently, they will reach out and into our community. And for all of us pet parents, they refuse to treat us as mere customers…we are treated as friends. I could actually go on and on about how just plain wonderful they have been to me, and continue to be. But I will save that for another time – and soon!

Last week as I was heading in to pick up my pup from camp (yes he goes to camp from time to time), I was greeted by the store manager at the door. My first thought was – yikes, oh no, what is up with Rainier? As it turns out, she greeted me because she wanted to invite me to a little event they were having the next morning.

photo-42This little event however was by no means little. Now, while there were few invitees, I would submit it was a big event. You see they were presenting a check to one of our community rescue organizations, Healthy Paws for a Cause. By no means was it a small check. You see, it was for $14,000 and the impact it will have on Healthy Paws is huge – so that in turn, Healthy Paws can help the community in a might way. And it was gift from our local PetSmart, a gift directly from their hearts and an ongoing commitment to our community. They see this as a small act. I believe this small act will have great impact.

The PetSmart tagline is: Inspired by pets. And while I believe they are indeed inspired by pets, I think there’s more to it.

Inspired by pets, to unleash goodness in the community!

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