Skechers, The Comfort Technology Company, reached a new milestone for its philanthropic BOBS from Skechers collection—donating more than $8 million to date to save and help more than 1.5 million animals in need in the United States and Canada. The milestone reflects the company’s growing investment in animal welfare across North America, which in June will include a register round-up at Skechers stores throughout the United States and Canada as well as planned adoption events with national non-profit organization Petco Love and animal welfare partners in California, Texas, Nebraska and Vancouver.
“The BOBS from Skechers movement has inspired communities everywhere who love animals—and through this collection, we continue to find new ways to help make a difference,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “From growing our BOBS apparel lines to offering low-cost, on-site vaccination services at our adoption events, we’re giving consumers more opportunities to show their love and care for shelter dogs and cats—and we’re grateful to have our great partner Petco Love along for this incredible journey.”
Initially a philanthropic collection of slip-on styles that donated new shoes to children in need, the BOBS from Skechers movement now includes a popular offering of footwear, apparel and accessories dedicated to helping shelter animals. For every BOBS from Skechers item purchased in the United States and Canada, a donation is made to Petco Love to help support shelter pets and its 4,000 animal welfare partners across North America. Skechers has helped save more than 1.1 million dogs, cats and other animals through pet adoptions and contributed to the care of more than 400,000 additional animals at nurseries, sanctuaries and medical care facilities.
Additionally, Skechers and Petco Love continue to recognize organizations across the country that have gone above and beyond to protect and save shelter dogs and cats by investing in their lifesaving work with special grants and check celebrations. These grants allow the organizations to expand their efforts to help more animals in need through adoption, medical care and numerous other lifesaving initiatives throughout the nation.
“The work we do with BOBS from Skechers allows us to help even more animals and bring pets and families together,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “The donations from Skechers are lifesaving and help us build closer, stronger and healthier communities for both pets and the people who love them.”
The BOBS from Skechers collection is available at Skechers.com, Skechers and department and specialty locations in the United States and Canada as well as select Petco stores. To learn more, follow BOBS from Skechers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit BOBSfromSkechers.com. For more on Petco Love, visit petcolove.org or follow at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.