The Nutro Company Announces Local Recipient of ROOM TO RUNâ„˘ Dog Park Appreciation Grant
Kirklandâ€™s Jasperâ€™s Dog Park to receive $2,000 for park enhancements
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 26, 2013 â€“ The Nutro Company, a leading manufacturer of natural* pet food products, announced today that Jasperâ€™s Dog Park in Kirkland, WA has been selected to receive a $2,000 grant on behalf of the ROOM TO RUNâ„˘ Dog Appreciation Project.
ROOM TO RUNâ„˘ is a community program designed to support public, non-profit dog parks and off-leash areas. The grant provided to Jasperâ€™s Dog Park will be used to help make improvements that will provide local dogs and their owners with an enhanced interaction space.
Kirkland resident Amy Introligator submitted the winning application on behalf of Jasperâ€™s Dog Park.
â€śKirkland Off-Leash Dog Group (KDOG), is pawsitively delighted by The Nutro Company’s announcement that Jasper’s Dog Park has been chosen as a 2013 grant recipient of its ROOM TO RUNâ„˘ Dog Park Appreciation Project,â€ť said Introligator. â€śAs the all-volunteer organization that has worked with the City of Kirkland, Washington to build, fund, and now maintain Kirkland’s first dog park, KDOG recognizes how important a designated safe, legal off-leash recreation space is for dog owners and their dogs.Â Jasper’s Dog Park has become a very popular amenity in our community, and KDOG is thrilled to add a dog agility play area that will encourage movement and attract visitors to explore various areas of our dog park.Â With this wonderful grant, KDOG will be able to implement the first phase of an agility play area.Â KDOG is very grateful to The Nutro Company for providing this support that will fund a park enhancement to increase fitness and intellectual stimulation for dogs and strengthen the dog-human bond.â€ť
Since the programâ€™s inception in 2010, ROOM TO RUNâ„˘ has committed more than 3,000 man hours to enhance 90 dog parks across North America. Additionally, as an extension of ROOM TO RUNâ„˘, The Nutro Company provides ongoing support to its own local dog parks through sponsorships of three parks in the Nashville area, where the company is headquartered.
â€śEnhancing dog parks is a natural fit for The Nutro Company, as we have a longstanding commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle for pets by providing them with natural pet food for more than 80 years,â€ť said Monica Glass, senior corporate affairs manager, The Nutro Company. â€śMany of us use our own local dog parks as a place to interact and bond with our dogs, so we are excited to give community members the opportunity to take action and apply for grant support to help enhance their own local parks.â€ť
To learn more about the ROOM TO RUNâ„˘ Dog Park Appreciation Project, visit The Nutro Companyâ€™s Community Initiatives page at www.nutro.com/about-us/community-initiatives.aspx or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NutroProducts (and click the ROOM TO RUNâ„˘ tab).
About The Nutro Company
The Nutro Company is a leading manufacturer of natural* pet food products sold exclusively at pet specialty stores. The company has been making “The World’s Best Pet Food” for more than 80 years and is dedicated to quality, excellence and innovation in dog and cat nutrition offering healthful formulas for every pet’s life stage, activity level and size. The Nutro Company’s family of brands includes NUTROÂ® MAXÂ®, NUTROÂ® NATURAL CHOICEÂ® and NUTROÂ® ULTRAâ„˘ pet food brands in addition to the GREENIESÂ® brands which include the U.S. leader in pet specialty dental chews and GREENIESÂ® PILL POCKETSÂ® treats. For more information, please visit www.nutro.com and www.greenies.com.