Two of the country’s largest franchise brands in their sectors are teaming up for the month of September to celebrate National Service Dog Month. For the first time ever, Painting with a Twist, the nation’s leading paint and sip brand, has partnered with Dogtopia, the nation’s fastest-growing dog daycare franchise, to raise proceeds for the Dogtopia Foundation to train service dogs for America’s heroes: US Military Veterans.
Painting with a Twist will donate 50 percent of the proceeds from participating Paint your Pet events to the Dogtopia Foundation, which enables dogs to positively change our world through funding programs focused on service dogs for veterans, youth literacy programs and employment initiatives for adults with autism.
In partnership with Dogtopia’s franchise network of nearly 200 dog daycares, the Dogtopia Foundation has raised money to help sponsor 196 service dogs since the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization was established in 2017.
“Sponsoring service dogs for our veterans is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, and together, Dogtopia and participating Painting with a Twist locations are looking forward to making a difference in the lives of our nation’s heroes,” said Liz Meyers, Executive Director of the Dogtopia Foundation. “We believe this partnership will resonate with communities across the country and provide an opportunity for people to come together for a fun, interactive experience, where they can show their much-needed support for men and women of the US Military.”
This charitable partnership aligns with Painting with a Twist’s mission to make a positive impact in their communities. As part of the brand’s Painting with a Purpose Foundation, each franchise location hosts one painting event per month where 50 percent of the proceeds are donated to a local charity of its choice. To date, the Painting with a Purpose Foundation has donated more than $7 million.
“Our wildly popular Paint Your Pet event is an excellent way to give back to our veterans. Not only is it fun, but it’s easy to get involved,” said Painting with a Twist Founder Cathy Deano. “All you have to do is send a photo of your pet to your local studio, and our team of talented artists will sketch the outline onto a canvas or other surface you choose. Upon your arrival to the studio, they will provide you with the supplies you need to finish your pet portrait, including step-by-step guidance. The end product is amazing and adorable.”
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To learn more about the Dogtopia Foundation, click here.