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Agency Event to Include Toy and Food Drive for Wake County Animal Shelter

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 14, 2018) — Dog owners across the United States will bring their four-legged companions to work on Friday, June 22 to celebrate this year’s 20th anniversary of Pet Sitters International Inc.’s Take Your Dog to Work Day®. One local company participating is French|West|Vaughan (FWV), a Raleigh-based integrated marketing agency.

In addition to allowing staff to bring their dogs to the office for the day, the agency will provide goody bags with treats and toys for the pooches and host a luncheon for employees and their pups at London Bridge Pub. The event will include a toy and food drive to benefit Wake County Animal Shelter. Those making a donation for the shelter will be entered into a raffle to win pet products donated by client sponsors.

All of us at FWV really love animals, and since we have an entire division dedicated to pet and veterinary businesses, this is a special event for us,” said Rick French, Chairman & CEO of FWV. Take Your Dog to Work Day is a terrific concept that has benefits for everyone, whether you are a dog owner or not, it’s going to be a memorable day.”

FWV’s Take Your Dog to Work Day celebration will be sponsored by three of its pet and veterinary practice clients, PetSafe® brand, Tomlyn® and ThunderWorks®. In addition to providing raffle prizes, each company will make product donations to Wake County Animal Shelter. PetSafe® brand also donated a drinking fountain for pets in the FWV office in honor of Pet Hydration Month, an annual educational campaign promoted by the brand every July, reminding pet owners about the importance of pet hydration during the summer months.

We’re so excited to participate in this year’s event,” said Kristen Levine, pet living expert and senior vice president of FWV Fetching. Not only will it be a fun opportunity to spend the whole work day with our dogs, it will be great for our company as well. Studies show that allowing dogs in the office can positively impact employee morale, productivity, retention and may even encourage pet adoption. For employees without pets, this type of event can show them the bonds their colleagues have with their dogs, which may influence them to consider adopting their own best friend.”

About French|West|Vaughan

French|West|Vaughan (FWV) is one of the nation’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agencies, with offices in Raleigh, New York City, Los Angeles and Tampa. National, international and local clients represented by the agency include Wrangler, ABB, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, Melitta, Bassett Furniture, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Moe’s Southwest Grill. FWV is a partner in IPREX, a $200 million network of communication agencies, with 1,500 staff and 100 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www​.fwv​-us​.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Instagram.

About PetSafe®

PetSafe® is an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions. PetSafe® is owned by Radio Systems Corporation® and headquartered in Knoxville, TN. For more information, please visit www​.petsafe​.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

About Tomlyn®

Tomlyn, a world-class animal health and wellness company founded in 1976, carries a complete line of scientifically developed, veterinarian-approved animal health products. The company’s wide selection of product categories range from immune support, vitamins, digestive support and hairball remedies, to joint and hip support, calming aids and sanitizers. Tomlyn expanded into the equine and bovine industry in 2017 with the EPIC® line and now the addition of three new EQUISTRO® equine health supplements. Tomlyn is owned by, Vetoquinol, the eighth-largest veterinary pharmaceutical company in the world. For more information, please visit www​.tomlyn​.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

About ThunderWorks®

Founded in 2009 in Durham, N.C., ThunderWorksmission is to provide innovative solutions for some of the most common challenges faced by families with pets. With two of the best known brands in the pet industry – ThunderShirt® and ThunderLeash® – and new products in the summer of 2017 including ThunderEase®, Dial-A-Distance® and ThunderSnap®. ThunderWorks is already helping millions of dogs and cats worldwide. ThunderShirt is sold online at www​.thun​der​shirt​.com, as well as at retail stores, veterinarians, and by trainers across the country. As part of the ThunderWorks Gives Back program, the company regularly donates ThunderShirts to rescue organizations and shelters to help them manage their animals’ anxiety issues, and thus find permanent homes more quickly. Recent donation recipients include ASPCA, RedRover, Search Dog Foundation, Save-A-Pet, Hero Dogs, and multiple SPCAs among others.

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