Now more than ever, social media is filled with posts from friends introducing their new furry family members while we’re all spending more time at home. Sadly, some of us aren’t able to adopt pets right now. However, BOBS from Skechers is making it easy for people to give back to shelter pets in need. Whether you’re allergic to dogs or cats, live in a tiny apartment or a building that doesn’t allow pets, or already have a full schedule balancing Zoom work calls with the kids’ calendars, you can still make a difference in pets’ lives by shopping the BOBS from Skechers collection. The BOBS from Skechers movement helps protect shelter animals by donating to the Petco Foundation through purchases of their diverse collection of sandals, sneakers, boots and slippers, including collaborations with icons like Doug the Pug and James Goldcrown. BOBS has also expanded beyond footwear to offer apparel and accessories, from pet beds to harnesses.
Skechers has just hit a tremendous milestone with this initiative, contributing more than $6.2 million, which has helped to save and support more than one million shelter dogs and cats in the United States and Canada through their BOBS from Skechers line and partnership with the Petco Foundation. More than $2.7 million of these contributions have benefited thousands of animal organizations through the Petco Foundation. For every BOBS item purchased in the United States and Canada, a donation is made to the Petco Foundation to help save and support shelter animals through their partnership with 4,000+ lifesaving animal welfare organizations across the nation.
“From its inception, BOBS from Skechers was about giving back—first to children in need with new footwear, and then in 2015 to animals in need. It’s incredible to see how we’ve raised over $6 million for animals, including over $2.7 million for Petco Foundation’s extensive animal shelter and support network in just two years,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “To see us reaching these milestones in a year this challenging speaks volumes about our consumers’ engagement and belief in the BOBS movement.”
“Many people in isolation have been finding comfort in the unconditional companionship of shelter pets due to the quarantine. Pets change our lives for the better—and the past year definitely served as a reminder that they make our world a better place,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Foundation. “Our partnership with BOBS from Skechers is essential as we continue to save pet lives through adoption, medical care and numerous other lifesaving initiatives throughout the nation.”
Through its partnership with Petco Foundation and animal welfare organizations, Skechers has donated more than $6.2 million to help to save and support over a million shelter dogs and cats in the United States and Canada, including Eggnog, adopted from Our Best Friends Rescue in Rockaway, NJ, and the many rescues at Two Chihuahuas foster-based rescue in Scottsdale, AZ.
Photo credits: @twochihuahuas