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Skechers donates 6 million US dollars to save dogs and cats

Feb 18, 2021 United States
Skechers donates 6 million US dollars to save dogs and cats
Through sales of its BOBS from Skechers collection, the sportswear giant has helped save and support more than one million shelter dogs and cats in the United States and Canada
Via its partnership with Petco Foundation and animal welfare organizations, Skechers has donated more than 6.2 million US dollars to help to save and support over a million shelter dogs and cats in the United States and Canada.

“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 US dollars for animals, including over 2.7 million US dollars for Petco Foundation’s extensive animal shelter and support network in just two years. To see us reaching these milestones in a year this challenging speaks volumes about our consumers’ engagement and belief in the BOBS movement”, commented Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers.

“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. 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”, concluded Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Foundation.


BOBS from Skechers movement

Initially a philanthropic collection of slip-on styles that donated new shoes to children in need, the BOBS from Skechers movement has grown to help protect shelter animals through a 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 tops and bottoms for pet lovers to pet beds and harnesses at Petco.com. 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 more than 4.000+ lifesaving animal welfare organizations across the nation.

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