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Harley McGuire Salutes Wounded Warriors

Harley McGuire, SedonaEye.com star Four Paws Up Pet Columnist salutes pals at Canines for Independence Wounded Warriors Initiative and PetSmart!

Harley McGuire, SedonaEye.com star Four Paws Up Pet Columnist salutes pals at Canines for Independence and PetSmart!

Sedona AZ (May 25, 2014)Just in time for Memorial Day, PetSmart has launched a new line of services aimed at honoring the service and sacrifice made by the nation’s men and women in the military. One dollar from each Patriotic Top Dog Grooming package, Patriotic Puppy Playtime Pet Training sessions and Patriotic Treat Time in the PetsHotel® will go to Canine Companions for Independence.

PetSmart for Patriots is a joint endeavor between PetSmart and Canine Companions for Independence, in support of Canine Companions’ Wounded Veterans Initiative to help partner assistance dogs with the military veterans who need them.

“These patriotic in-store services are yet another way that PetSmart is able to say thank you to the men and women who bravely serve in our military,” said Bruce Thorn, PetSmart Executive Vice President of Store Operations, Services and Supply Chain. “Our partnership with Canine Companions for Independence means that more wounded military veterans will be able to access information on life changing assistance dogs. To be able to have an assistance dog who loves you unconditionally and is able to help you live a better life, is priceless.”

Four Paws Up!

Four Paws Up!

$1 from the sale of each Patriotic Package will go toward the Canine Companions for Independence Wounded Veterans Initiative. Patriotic services will be available in-store May 22 through July 6 and will include:

Patriotic Top Dog Packages: PetSmart’s popular Top Dog Add-On Grooming packages will now include a Patriotic option including patriotic bandanas and collar charms, as well as a signature Apple Pie scent.

Patriotic Puppy Playtime: PetSmart’s Puppy Playtime session will be Patriotic themed every Sunday from May 24 through July 6. The sessions will include an exclusive patriotic collar charm.

Patriotic Treat Time: PetSmart PetsHotel guests will enjoy dog-safe soft serve ice cream with a side of crunchy dog treats during their stay and an exclusive patriotic charm upon check out.

PetSmart for Patriots is one of several national programs PetSmart runs under its community relations program, PetSmart Gives Back. PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to call home and enrich people’s lives through the power of pets. Its other programs include:

– PetSmart Promise – supports homeless families in keeping their pets
– PetSmart Paws for Hope – promotes healing through therapy dogs at hospitals
– P.U.P. (Pop Up Park) – a portable community dog park.

SedonaEye.com star pet columnist Harley McGuire gives PetSmart for Patriots and Canines for Independence and our wounded warriors a four paws up salute!

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  1. Arizona Veterans Highways are a disgrace to veterans!

    If our three Arizona veterans highways are MEMORIAL highways, then why don’t we treat them as such?

    Could “America the Beautiful & BagReadyJobs” remedy this problem?

    Contact FolksvilleUSA@gmail.com for information on the Bag Ready Jobs and Cash for Trash volunteer and fundraising opportunities.

    Gary Chamberlain
    Arizona Vietnam Veteran

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  6. Nancy Baer says:

    There are still good people in the world who do the right thing. That’s newsworthy!

    Panting Dog Locked Inside SUV In 90 Degree Texas Heat – Rescuer Doesn’t Just Call The Cops!


    After a picture of a dog trapped in a hot car was posted on Facebook, multiple residents of Harris County, Texas showed up…

  7. Oh thank you, thank you Ms. Nancy Baer for that important reminder. It’s just too hot these days to be left in a car for even one minute. My sad looks when Mommy leaves me at home makes her feel guilty, but ya know, we furry children must stand firm with our demands for attention. Besides, the message I send makes her hurry home faster and it always means a treat or two even tho I’m s’posed to be on a diet.

    ‘Specially we need to remind visitors and tourists in Sedona to keep their pets safe. Many places here are pet friendly like that wunnerful T-Lacky-Packy. Well some of those stores have water bowls out front for pets and last time I was there a nice lady even offered me a treat! Yep. A fine place that is. But we also need to remind all pet owners to be responsible and clean up after us (if ya get what I mean.)

    And so guess the “dog days” of summer arrived a bit early this year since car trips are already limited and even walks in the park. Too dang HOT!

    If ya know of a dog named Vinny wish’t ya’d pass on a “woofy-hi” to him. Just wonderin’ . . .

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