Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization “Angie’s Friends” as this Year’s Recipient of their Presents 4 Pets Supply Drive.

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Park Cities Pet Sitter Participates in the NAPPS Presents 4 Pets Supply Drive for the Third Year in a Row as Part of Their Ongoing Efforts to Bring Attention to the Area’s Best Pet-Related Charities.

Angie Manriquez of Angie's Friends

Long term improvement in animal welfare will only continue if grass roots organizations like Angie’s Friends have the tools they need to do their work.” Joette White, President of Park Cities Pet Sitter

As part of their company mission, Dallas pet sitting company Park Cities Pet Sitter believes community involvement and support of animal welfare organizations is essential to the longevity of their business. It is for that reason they are participating for the third consecutive year in the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) annual Presents 4 Pets supply drive. Presents 4 Pets is a national campaign that coincides with the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, which is observed this year from November 1st through November 7th.

Joette White, President of Park Cities Pet Sitter, has just announced that this year’s recipient of her company’s Presents 4 Pets supply drive will be “Angie’s Friends.” Angie’s Friends is named for the grassroots efforts of its founder, Angie Manriquez, who is affectionately known as “The Fairy Dogmother of Dallas.” The sole purpose of Angie’s Friends is to aid the neglected and abused dogs in the economically depressed areas of Dallas. With the help of her supporters, Ms. Manriquez spends the majority of every day going house to house to feed, water, medicate, provide shelter for, and pat the heads of dogs that have extremely low quality of life, living on short chains in neglectful and abusive situations, never feeling wanted.

Because of the people and animals served by Angie’s Friends, Park Cities Pet Sitter’s supply drive will focus on collecting the following goods:

  •     Dog and cat food (dry or canned)
  •     Dog houses (almost flat, slightly slanted roofs are preferred or the igloo style large size)
  •     Bales of hay or straw for the wintertime
  •     Metal buckets for use as water bowls
  •     Sturdy wire kennels in medium and large sizes
  •     PetSmart or Home Depot gift cards
  •     Flea and tick preventative such as K9 Advantix II or Frontline Plus for dogs over 50 pounds
  •     Leashes (no retractables)
  •     Gift card to City Vet
  •     Gas cards

Ms. White says picking Angie’s Friends as this year’s recipient organization for her company’s Presents 4 Pets supply drive was an easy choice. “Angie Manriquez is incredibly well-known and respected in the Dallas animal welfare community,” said Ms. White. “Since 1999, she has tirelessly worked to improve the lives of neglected and abused dogs in Dallas, particularly in west Dallas. Angie really understands the importance of working in conjunction with the people in these communities, because often times they simply don’t have the resources to better care for their animals or don’t have the knowledge about how to best care for their animals. Long term improvement in animal welfare in economically depressed areas will only continue if grass roots organizations like Angie’s Friends have the tools they need to continue to do their work.”

Park Cities Pet Sitter will be hosting a “Stuff the SUV” event in October at Pet Supplies Plus to kick off Presents 4 Pets, and will also accept donations through November 7th, 2015. Additional details about these events will be forthcoming, and available at http://www.pcpsi.com.

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. Visit http://www.petsitters.org for more information.

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