Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Fueling Friendships with Pet Love and Rescue Support



Friendships are a key part of the pet world, and so many are kindled at Global Pet Expo (GPE). Lifetime business as well as social friendships develop, and each year it becomes more of a mini-reunion with our ever-growing network of GPE and industry buddies.

Not only do we develop these ongoing relationships with our peers, but we always are developing them with our pets. With the close of another show, I want to talk about two new products that focus on the bonds we have with our animals.

Rescues are dear to all our hearts. There are no limits to what we, as animal advocates, will do to make their world a better place, to trust humans again after being abandoned or damaged and to obtain the life they deserve to live. Kudos to these two resources for sharing the wealth and helping our furry friends!

Located in GPE’s “What’s New” section near the “New Products” showcase, the FriendshipCollar was built on the foundation of love and friendship and inspired by our best friends everywhere. This unique concept symbolizes the powerful bond between humans and their pets by sharing matching collars and bracelets. What fun!

A collar for your pet and a matching bracelet for you “because best friends should match!” All of their products are soft, supple, durable and, most importantly, animal friendly. Yep, they are 100 percent cruelty-free, as they believe that no animals should suffer for fashion.

In addition, FriendshipCollar loves rescues! The company believe that every pooch should find its forever home and every human should have a best friend with paws. They are open to partnerships and charitable opportunities, so if you know of any interested rescues, please contact them to discuss.

You can learn more at friendshipcollar.com or email them at info@friendshipcollar.com. When visiting the company’s website, make sure to look at the “Fashionable Friendships” section toward the bottom of the page. There you will find stories of some of the “friends” who sport FriendshipCollars.

Another company that deserves a big round of applause is Bernina, a legendary Swiss sewing, embroidery and quilting machine manufacturer that decided to make a difference with the introduction of its latest sewing machine, the 2016 Bernina 350 Special Edition Best Friend (B 350 SE Best Friend). Not only is the sewing machine equipped with a cute paw print faceplate, but also $30,000 from sales of the machine will go to the Petfinder Foundation, a nonprofit that works to prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets.

Bernina also is working with its U.S. dealers to host Bernina Best Friend Sewing Events where the public is invited in to sew kennel quilts, which then are donated to local shelters to comfort pets waiting to find a home. Pet adoption is very close to the hearts of many crafty folks, and with 7.6 million animals entering shelters nationwide each year, this provides an amazing way to combine their support, love for sewing and pet adoption to support animals nationwide. Learn more about this great machine here.

With National Adopt a Shelter Pet coming up on April 30, it’s a great time to support two companies that, in turn, support the animals of the world.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags