Planet Dog Philanthropy announces 2002 grant recipients

Planet Dog Philanthropy, a non-profit organization created by Maine-based manufacturer Planet Dog, has awarded $14,500 in grants this year.

Planet Dog Philanthropy, a non-profit organization created by Maine-based manufacturer Planet Dog, has awarded $14,500 in grants this year. Planet Dog gives grants to programs the organization believes best "preserve and restore the natural environment, cultivate animal welfare, and foster quality education." Equest, a non-profit therapeutic horseback-riding program serving adults and children with disabilities, received a $5,000 educational and animal welfare grant. Portland Trails, an urban land trust in Portland, received a $2,500 environmental grant to support a new program, "Engaging the Community: Volunteer Program Enhancement." Marine Animal Lifeline, a non-profit focused on scientific research and public education, received a $2,500 animal welfare grant. In addition, Planet Dog made multi-year grant commitments of $1,500 to Junior Achievement of Maine and $1,500 to My Wonderful Dog of Maine, as well as a donation of $1,500 in Planet Dog product to Forever Paws Animal Shelter.


Did you hear?... PDP announces first grant recipient

Planet Dog Philanthropy (PDP), a non-profit grant-making organization under the auspices of Planet Dog, has announced its first Environmental Grant Program recipient -- Friends of Casco Bay, a Maine non-profit organization that improves and protects the environmental health of more

Planet Dog Foundation embarks on a season of giving

Portland, ME - The Planet Dog Foundation (PDF) is celebrating the holiday season by supporting several local and national non-profit organizations in need. In addition to awarding $20,000 in grants to canine service organizations in October, PDF will give a total of $10,000 to more

Planet Dog takes a big bite out of pet market

"Now, wait just a dog-gone minute!" exclaimed SNEWS staff when we read about a 273-percent expected sales growth this year for Planet Dog. We figured the Portland, Maine-based, company had to be calculating using dog years or dog math for such a high figure, especially when we more


Planet Dog Orbo dog toy

After being the key tester on Planet Dog's indestructible Orbee five years ago, Bingo was going to be put to the test again. This time, Bingo aka Destructo Dog was going to test the company's newest dog toy, Orbo, which we were told was also nearly indestructible. It also had a more

Conservation Alliance announces final grants for 2002

The Conservation Alliance, a coalition of outdoor industry businesses working to fund conservation and recreation causes, announced its second and final round of grants for 2002, including five grants totaling $160,000 to organizations working to protect lands for habitat and more

BCA Announces Recipients of Avalanche Education Support Grants

Backcountry Access (BCA) has announced the recipients of its 2002-03 Avalanche Education Support Grants. The announcement was made by BCA and Rescue Technology, the designer of the Tracker DTS avalanche beacon. The two companies joined forces to donate $20,000 worth of funding more

Did you hear?... Planet Dog hires Jeff Cloutier

Planet Dog has hired Jeff Cloutier as Customer Relations Specialist. In the newly created position, Jeff is the first voice customers hear when contacting Planet Dog, assisting with product knowledge, ordering, shipping, billing and general service. Prior to joining Planet Dog, more


Planet Dog Orbee

SNEWS® was told the new floatable, throwable, chewable Orbee globe toy was "indestructible." Well, if that didn't spark our interest since part of the SNEWS® team has a SNEWS® dog that is Mr. Destructo. We -- actually Mr. Destructo Dog aka Bingo -- just had to test this alleged more

Point6 Announces Recipients of 1% for the Planet

Point6, designer and manufacturer of premium merino wool socks, is proud to announce the non-profit environmental organizations selected to receive the company's annual contribution of 1% of company sales. Point6 became a member of 1% for the Planet in 2008 as part of their more