- Robyn Turk |
Fashion-forward pets, get ready. Skechers is partnering with Petco to sell pet-friendly items branded with the Skechers lines BOBS for Dogs and BOBS for Cats. The dog and cat items are designed to coordinate with shoes their humans can purchase in select Petco retail stores nationally, as well as the retailer's website starting in April.
Skechers' BOBS line, featuring footwear printed with images of cats or dogs, is a charity initiative meant to help pets in need. Since its launch, Skechers helped more than 583 thousand shelter pets, saving the lives of over 241 thousand animals rescued animals.
To expand on this this, Skechers has announced a new charitable along with the Petco Foundation. The footwear company has entered into a multi-year partnership with the foundation to help save dogs and cats in need.
A portion of items from the BOBS line will go to the foundation's charity network to help fund and facilitate pet adoption and medical care programs. Among other benefits, these programs provide spay and neuter services, pet cancer research and service animal programs.
“Petco’s strength as a leading national brand enables us to give back like never before,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “We wanted to find a partner that shares our ambitious animal welfare goals – and we loved how Petco nurtures pet parents’ lifelong bonds with their animals."