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Planet Dog Foundation Raises Funds for Rescue Dogs in Haiti

Joanne Woodward Newman and Newman's Own Foundation Will Match PDF Gift

What: The Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), Planet Dog's non-profit arm that specializes in grant funding for programs that work with dogs to help people in need, has established a fundraising program to make an emergency donation to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. The donation will help support the efforts of their teams currently active in Haiti. Their teams train rigorously for years, so they can immediately mobilize in times of unthinkable disasters like this one.

All donations (up to $1,500) made to the Planet Dog Foundation to help support the work of the life-saving dogs in the Haiti rescue efforts will be matched by the Planet Dog Foundation. Joanne Woodward Newman and Newman's Own Foundation, will then match PDF's total contribution to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. That means that every single contribution to PDF will be quadrupled!

To learn more about the work of these incredible dogs and see daily updates on their successes on the ground in Haiti, visit: http://www.searchdogfoundation.org/98/html/1-2_haiti.html.

When: The fundraising drive ends on February 8th. PDF will send the donation to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation on February 10th. Joanne Woodward Newman and Newman's Own Foundation will match the PDF gift on February 15th.

How: Donations can be made at the Planet Dog Company Store located at 211 Marginal Way in Portland. They can also be mailed to PDF to 49 York Street, Portland, ME 04101 along with the PDF donation form found online at www.planetdogfoundation.org. Donors should indicate the gift is for the Matching Grant Program for Haiti.

Who: Planet Dog, the Portland-based designer, developer and retailer of award-winning and socially responsible products for dogs, is proud to donate 2% of every sale to the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF). PDF provides cash grants to non-profit programs throughout the country that train, place and support dogs who help people in need. Since 2006, PDF has given away more than a half a million dollars in cash grants and in-kind product donations.

Contact:

Katie LeBel
207-563-7695
katie@planetfriendlypr.com

Kristen Smith
207-761-1515
kristen@planetdog.com



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