With more than seven million companion animals entering U.S. animal shelters each year, Chem-Dry and Chem-Dry of Brazos County have partnered with Best Friends Animal Society in an effort to encourage pet adoption.
Chem-Dry, the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning company, and its franchise owners across the country will be helping to raise funds toward the company’s goal of donating $25,000 to Best Friends. Efforts will support finding a safe, healthy home for all shelter pets and end homelessness among pets.
For more than 30 years, Best Friends has worked to reduce the number of pets entering shelters around the country and end the killing of shelter pets simply because they don’t have a safe place to call home. Last year, more than 80,000 cats and dogs were adopted through Best Friends efforts and those of its more than 1,800 No More Homeless Pets Network partners. Chem-Dry is looking to help that cause and increase the number of adoptions with its fundraising efforts spanning a network of over 2,000 U.S. units that serve over 7,000 homes and businesses each day.
With 85 percent of Chem-Dry’s customers owning pets, the brand is dedicated to helping families maintain a happy, healthy home for all members including pets. Funds will be raised through multiple methods including the sale of specially marked cans of Chem-Dry World Famous Spot Remover – with each can generating a $1 donation to Best Friends – plus customer add-on donations, local promotional offers with a built-in donation, participation in Best Friends’ “Strut your Mutt” events around the country, and direct online donations at Chem-Dry Cares.
“This cause is near and dear to our hearts and those of our customers since so many of the families we serve are pet owners themselves,” said Dan Tarantin, CEO of Harris Research, Inc., parent company to Chem-Dry. “We all know how much our pets are beloved members of our family. We’re proud to be partnering with Best Friends to support shelter pet adoption and we’re also proud to offer a superior array of services to help pet owners maintain a happy and healthy home for their families and their pets.”
Chem-Dry offers a line of safe and effective pet and children-friendly services including its Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.®), which eliminates the odor as well as the harmful remnants of urine accidents. In recent testing conducted by an independent laboratory, Chem-Dry’s P.U.R.T. process removed an average of 99.9 percent of pet urine odors from carpets and, when used with Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process and a sanitizer, removed an average of 99.2 percent of bacteria from pet urine in carpets. An independent lab study also found that Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process removes an average 98 percent of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery, including dog and cat dander.
“We’re excited to partner with Chem-Dry on a national campaign and appreciate their passionate support for our mission,” said Eric Rayvid, director of public relations and content marketing of Best Friends Animal Society. “Without support from companies like Chem-Dry, we wouldn’t be able to achieve our ultimate goal of bringing about a time when there are no more homeless pets.”
To make a donation, please visit www.chemdry.com/chemdrycares.com. A small donation can help keep dogs and cats out of shelters and help find safe homes for rescue pets.
Call Chem-Dry of Brazos County today to have a Healthy Home and Odor Free! 979-985-2636