Small Dog Makes Big Difference During the Holidays

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Plush Puppy at maurices Benefits American Cancer Society

Shelby the Schnauzer, available at maurices, raises help and hope for cancer patients.

This time of year changes people

There’s no need to feed, walk or kennel her, and she won’t ever make a mess. But this little puppy—about the size of a box of Kleenex—can make a huge impact this holiday season.

“This time of year changes people,” said maurices Associate Vice President Lisa Bartlett. “It makes us more nostalgic and wanting to reach out to others in meaningful ways. Shelby is one powerful way people can do that.”

Shelby is a Schnauzer who’s on sale at local maurices stores and online at While she can’t even bark, the striped-hat wearing pooch can fight cancer. She costs $5, and $2.50 from the sale of each one will go to the American Cancer Society to support local and national initiatives to save lives from cancer by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against the disease.

“We are extremely appreciative of this generous support from maurices and its customers during the holiday season,” said American Cancer Society National Vice President of Marketing Scott Bennett. “The money raised through maurices’ sale of Shelby will significantly help the Society further its vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”

maurices will donate 3,000 Shelbys to cancer patients at hospitals across the country. The little pup is available in maurices stores and online at from now through January 31, or while supplies last.

maurices hopes to raise $165,000 for the American Cancer Society. Together with customers and associates, dressbarn inc., which wholly owns maurices, has contributed more than $7 million to the American Cancer Society over the past seven years.

About maurices:
Established in 1931, maurices is wholly owned by dressbarn inc. maurices is the leading small town specialty store for the savvy, fashion-conscious girl with a twenty-something attitude. Today, maurices operates over 760 stores in 44 states. maurices stands for fashion, quality, value and personalized customer service. Offering sizes 1-24, styles are inspired by the girl in everyone, in every size. For store information and to shop online visit

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