“Everyone that came to shop at Pet Supplies Plus today was so enthusiastic about what we were doing," Joette White, President, Park Cities Pet Sitter, Inc.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 26, 2013
On Saturday, September 21st, 2013, Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter, Inc. held a “Stuff-this-SUV” event at the Pet Supplies Plus store at 6060 E. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. The “Stuff-this-SUV” event was part of Park Cities Pet Sitter’s Presents-4-Pets initiative, sponsored by the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.
Sewell Infiniti of Dallas donated use of a new 2014 Infiniti QX80 for the day, to assist Park Cities Pet Sitter in the pet supply drive benefitting the Big Fix for Big D and the Humane Society of Dallas County. The white Infinity QX80 SUV, decorated with balloons, was parked at the Pet Supplies Plus store entrance, and store patrons were given a list of suggested donations as they entered the store and asked to participate if they wished. During the four-hour event, Park Cities Pet Sitter received close to $2000 worth of dog and cat food, cat litter, collars, leashes, treats and pet beds, in addition to receiving over $550 in monetary donations and Pet Supplies Plus gift cards from store customers.
The pet supply drive was especially successful due to the ideal weather conditions, and the presence of the Humane Society of Dallas County’s Adopt-a-Pet team that brought a handful of the shelter’s animals to the location. As Pet Supplies Plus customers exited the store with a donation for the supply drive, a Park Cities Pet Sitter volunteer would honk the horn of the Infiniti QX80 to signal that another donation was being put into the SUV. This typically generated additional claps and shouts of excitement from the HSDC Adopt-a-Pet team members, and barks from the dogs.
Park Cities Pet Sitter President, Joette White, gave full credit to the generous Pet Supplies Plus shoppers and to Sewell Infiniti of Dallas for making the “Stuff-this-SUV” supply drive a success. “Everyone that came to shop at Pet Supplies Plus today was so enthusiastic about what we were doing, and we were blown away by the generous amount of supplies and donations that people were giving, just because we asked.” Ms. White said that having the pristine, brand new Sewell Infiniti QX80 parked in front of the store was also key to the success of the drive. “We kept the back of the QX80 SUV open so everyone could see how much was being donated; we played music from the car’s sound system to keep the volunteers energized; and we honked the SUV horn in recognition and thanks for every single person that donated. It made for a very fun event that everyone really seemed to enjoy.”
Park Cities Pet Sitter will continue to accept pet supplies and monetary donations for Presents 4 Pets until November 1st, 2013. Donations can be brought Monday through Friday from 10am-4pm to 5919 Revere Place, Dallas, TX 75206. Park Cities Pet Sitter clients can also leave donations for their pet sitters to pick up during any regularly scheduled visits during the months of September and October.
To learn more about Park Cities Pet Sitter’s Presents 4 Pets supply drive and the two benefitting charities---Big Fix for Big D and the Humane Society of Dallas County—go to this link on the PCPSI website: http://www.pcpsi.com/presents-4-pets/.
About Park Cities Pet Sitter: PCPSI has served the Dallas area 7 days a week, 365 days a year since 1992. Pet sitting, daily dog walks, pet taxis, overnight sitting, pet supply shopping, litter box cleaning, and dog training are all part of the services PCPSI offers. Park Cities Pet Sitter is bonded and insured, and all sitters are employees--not independent contractors. A manager is on-call 24 hours a day to handle any emergencies. Additional information about Park Cities Pet Sitter can be found on their website at http://www.pcpsi.com.
About NAPPS: NAPPS is the only national non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of professional pet sitters. The Association aims to help the pet owning public, those interested in pet sitting, and professionals engaged in the in-home pet care industry by fulfilling its vision statement, serving as “the most respected authority in professional pet sitting.” It does so by providing the tools and support to foster the success of its members. Additionally, pet parents can benefit from NAPPS’ free resources including a disaster preparedness guide, tips on how to select a pet sitter, and a nationwide referral service,. To find a pet sitter in your area, check out NAPPS’ nationwide “Pet Sitter Locator” at http://www.petsitters.org.
About Sewell Infiniti of Dallas. Sewell Infiniti of Dallas is located at 7110 Lemmon Ave in Dallas, TX. To learn more about them, visit their website at http://infinitidallas.sewell.com/.
About Humane Society of Dallas County: Dog & Kitty City is the name of the shelter operated by the Humane Society of Dallas County. Their mission is to: rescue and minister to the indigent animal population; provide shelter, love and medical care for all of their animals until they find a loving home; promote responsible pet ownership; provide on-going adoption support services to ensure a lifetime commitment from pet owners; eliminate animal cruelty through education; help to reduce animal over-population by providing services such as low-cost spay-neuter; foster a respect for all life. To learn more about them, visit their website at http://www.dognkittycity.org.
About Big Fix for Big D: The Big Fix for Big D initiative is a multi-year effort of four community partners to spay or neuter tens of thousands of pets in Dallas to significantly diminish numbers of unwanted litters, with the ultimate goal of reducing euthanasia at Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center. Through the Big Fix for Big D initiative, the City of Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center (DAS), Spay Neuter Network (formerly Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project, KCAAP), Metroplex Animal Coalition (MAC) and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas (SPCA of Texas), will offer free spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and registrations. The Big Fix for Big D initiative is funded by The Companion Animal Funders Coalition; which includes The Dallas Foundation, The Meadows Foundation, PetSmart Charities®, The Rees-Jones Foundation, The Summerlee Foundation and The George and Fay Young Foundation. In-kind support is also being provided by The Marketing Arm and the City of Dallas. For more information, visit http://www.BigFixforBigD.com.