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Mars Petcare Hosts Free Pet Adoptions This Weekend

Mars Petcare is hosting its 11th Annual Adoption Pet weekend. This weekend, all fees are waived when you adopt a pet. There's no better...
PEDIGREE Foundation opened their new office and retail merchandise store located inside the new offices of Mars Petcare in the Ovation campus. The Ovation office building is part of a four-or-five building creative office campus that will have up to 500,000 square feet of space overall on 12.5 acres at what's being called the East End at Ovation, just east of Ovation Parkway in Franklin. The Grand Opening festivities took place with a cocktail reception held on site (2013 Ovation Parkway Franklin, TN 37067) on Thursday, July 11th. The retail store is now open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Notable guests in attendance included local shelter Executive Directors, Laura Chavarria of Nashville Humane Association, Lauren Bluestone of Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC), Ondrea Johnson of Williamson County Animal Shelter and PEDIGREE Foundation Board Members Jam Stewart, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Lisa Campbell, Director, External Affairs and Tiffany Bierer, Raw Material Development Manager (all with Mars Petcare). See photos below. "We are so excited to have such a beautiful space that will help us highlight our mission of helping increase dog adoption and showcase our Dogs rule® merchandise in a retail location," said Debra Fair, Executive Director of PEDIGREE Foundation. "All of the proceeds support our grants programs and we welcome the public to stop by, shop our merchandise and help support organizations that help dogs in need find their loving forever homes." PEDIGREE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation, founded in 2008, that supports shelters and rescue organizations, as well as encouraging people to ADOPT, VOLUNTEER, and DONATE. At the close of 2018, the foundation contributed more than $7.3 million through 5,300 grants to shelters and rescues across the country. The PEDIGREE Foundation grants are funded by the PEDIGREE® Brand, contributions from partners and dog lovers. The funds raised by the foundation are used to support organizations that help dogs in need find their loving homes -- helping to end pet homelessness. For more information about the foundation and how to donate to the cause, please visit the PEDIGREE Foundation at www.PEDIGREEfoundation.org. About PEDIGREE Foundation We believe every dog deserves a loving, forever home. PEDIGREE Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to help end pet homelessness. Nearly 3.5 million dogs end up in shelters and rescues every year, and nearly half never find a home. The foundation was established in 2008 by Mars Petcare, maker of PEDIGREE® food for dogs, to help increase dog adoption rates. We've awarded more than 5,300 grants and $7.3 million to U.S. shelters and rescues that help dogs in need. At PEDIGREE Foundation, we're working toward a day when all dogs are safe, secure, cared for, fed well and loved. See how you can help: www.PEDIGREEFoundation.org. © 2019 Mars or Affiliates. About Mars Petcare Mars Petcare is a diverse and growing business with 75,000 Associates across 50+ countries dedicated to one purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™. With 75 years of experience, our portfolio of almost 50 brands serves the health and nutrition needs of almost half the world's pets - including brands PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN™, NUTRO™, GREENIES™, SHEBA®, CESAR®, IAMS™ and EUKANUBA™ Brands as well as The Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition which has advanced research in the nutrition and health of pets for over 50 years. Mars Petcare is also the world's largest veterinary health provider through a network of over 2,000 pet hospitals including BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, PET PARTNERS™, and VCA™. We're also at the forefront of emerging innovation and technology for pets, pet owners and veterinarians, with WISDOM PANEL™ genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs, the WHISTLE™ GPS dog tracker, and LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator and COMPANION FUND™ programs that drive innovation and disruption in the pet care industry. As a family business and guided by our principles of mutuality and freedom, we are privileged with the flexibility to fight for what we believe in - and we choose to fight for: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

PEDIGREE Foundation Celebrates Grand Opening of New Retail Store and Office...

PEDIGREE Foundation opened their new office and retail merchandise store located inside the new offices of Mars Petcare in the Ovation campus. The Ovation...

Franklin is One of the First Cities to Achieve Pet-Friendliness Certification

Franklin and its northern sister Nashville has officially achieved Mars Petcare’s BETTER CITY FOR PETS™ certification, two of the first 25 cities to ever...
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New Certification is Putting Pet-Friendly Cities on the Map

Mars Petcare is taking its commitment to creating a more pet-friendly world to new heights by announcing the “BETTER CITY FOR PETS” certification. The...

Scene Around Town: Titans Logan Ryan at Mars Petcare Adoption Weekend

Nearly 250 pets from three shelters in the Middle Tennessee area were adopted to their fur-ever homes during Mars Petcare’s 10th annual adoption weekend...

Mars Petcare & Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Announce Collaboration

On Wednesday afternoon, staff members and patients at Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and representatives from Mars Petcare gathered to share some...
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Nashville Area Businesses Celebrate the Benefits of Pets at Work

This week, Nashville businesses are going pet-friendly thanks to a challenge initiated by Mars Petcare, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and Williamson, Inc. The...
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Mars Petcare’s Expanded HQ to Create 200 Jobs

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Mars Petcare officials announced Wednesday that the global leader in...
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Mars Petcare Sponsors Shelter Adoptions This Weekend

Williamson County Animal Center (WCAC) is pleased to announce that Mars Petcare US will sponsor all adoption fees at the center on Saturday, Aug...

Pet Friendly City Event Coming to Downtown Franklin

Mars Petcare and Franklin are partnering in a pilot program to make cities and towns more pet friendly. As a kickoff, the city, company and...

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