Skechers USA Ltd., a subsidiary of Skechers USA Inc., is bringing its successful BOBS from Skechers animal lifesaving movement to the UK, teaming up with the pet charity Woodgreen to help animals across the country. Through sales of the brand’s playfully fun footwear and apparel, Skechers will give funds that will save and support thousands of Woodgreen pets and their people throughout the UK.
“The BOBS from Skechers program has been a great success in North America, helping more than 1.5 million animals – and now, with the charitable component in the UK through our partnership with Woodgreen, we think we can make a substantial impact in the lives of animals in need,” said Peter Youell, managing director of Skechers UK and Ireland. “BOBS from Skechers has grown into a well-recognized brand, with hugely popular styles that resonate with consumers and animal lovers across our market. For consumers, it’s an easy-to-understand message: for every purchase of specially marked BOBS from Skechers footwear, apparel and accessories, you can make a difference. Look good, feel good—you can’t beat that.”
For every sale of specially marked BOBS from Skechers in the UK, Skechers will donate 25p to Woodgreen. This is expected to raise vital funds enabling Woodgreen to provide safe shelter, specialist care and a brighter future for thousands of dogs, cats and small pets—as well as help owners in need with services such as free advice from the charity’s pet experts, events, workshops and outreach support in local communities. The new partnership also includes promoting pet adoptions and raising funds in Skechers stores.
Clive Byles, chief executive of Woodgreen, added, “All of us here at Woodgreen are very excited to share our new partnership, and by working together we’ll make a bigger difference for pets and their owners in need. We all love the designs and patterns in the BOBS range, but what we love even more is what the range stands for. Pets play an important part in all of our lives, and this is a fabulous opportunity to help give them the lives they deserve.”
Since 2015, Skechers has donated more than US $8 million to save and support more than 1.5 million animals through sales of BOBS from Skechers footwear, apparel and accessories. In the United Kingdom, the collection is available at Skechers, Skechers stores and key retailers. For more on Woodgreen, visit Woodgreen Pets Charity.