Press Release

Planet Dog to be Honored for its Philanthropy at Good Dog Foundation Gala in New York City

Susie Kane (207)761.1515 ext. 156

Westbrook, ME (April 21, 2016) – Planet Dog is thrilled to announce that it will be honored by The Good Dog Foundation at its 2016 Gala in New York City on May 17th. The award recognizes Planet Dog for “a decade of giving to causes that foster human-canine wellbeing and healing.” The Good Dog Foundation, a previous Planet Dog Foundation grantee, is hosting its 5th Annual Fundraising Gala and Live Auction at Guastavino’s, a noted New York City event venue.

Two-legged and four-legged guests will be treated to a stunning evening in one of New York’s architecturally acclaimed spaces. Award-winning actor Robert Sella, a recent star in the Broadway comedy, SYLVIA, will be the evening’s emcee. Unleashed by Petco will be offering grooming and a doggy bar specially equipped for canine guests.

“It is an honor to celebrate the generosity of Planet Dog which has given so much to strengthen and further the human-animal bond over the past decade,” Rachel McPherson, founder and president of The Good Dog Foundation explains.

“The Planet Dog Foundation and the amazing work of our grantees is what guides Planet Dog every day. We are looking forward to a wonderful evening of celebration with our friends at Good Dog,” said Colleen McCracken, CEO and partner of Planet Dog.

To purchase tickets or find out more information about the event please visit the event’s webpage.

About Planet Dog

Since incorporating in 1997, Planet Dog has been known as the pet industry’s leading socially responsible, values-based design house, bringing people and dogs together for fun and mutual support. Planet Dog is recognized for making the best dog products from the best materials for our best friends. In addition to award-winning design, innovation, and quality, Planet Dog leads corporate America by donating money to the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), which provides cash grants to organizations that train, place, and support service dogs helping people in need. Since 2006, PDF has awarded more than $1 million in cash grants and product donations to service dog programs, therapy dog programs, K-9 search and rescue programs, police, fire and military dogs, and other innovative canine service programs. For a full list of grant recipients, please visit To see the entire Planet Dog product line, please visit

The Good Dog Foundation

A nationally recognized leader in animal-assisted therapy, The Good Dog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to ease human suffering and promote healing among children and adults experiencing trauma from disease, disability, disaster, aging and other stressful conditions. To achieve its mission, Good Dog trains and certifies hundreds of volunteer teams (dog and handler) annually. This past year, Good Dog fielded a corps of nearly 1,000 trained and certified volunteers, carefully matching them with some 300-plus partner facilities (hospitals, schools, nursing homes, etc.) in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The teams work free-of-charge to help hundreds of thousands of people annually. In collaboration with esteemed institutions such as Yale University and Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Good Dog participates in scientific research on the benefits of animal-assisted therapy. For more information visit:

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