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1st Annual Pet Paradise Resort Food for Paws Pet Food Drive!!

Posted Dec 04 2009 11:42am

Pet paradise logo  Pet Paradise, an upscale pet boarding and daycare resort, has teamed up with Rescue BankSM and Whole Foods Market® for the first annual Food for Paws pet food drive. Houston and surrounding community residents are encouraged to donate pet food and supplies to Pet Paradise Resort locations in Houston during normal business hours and to participate in the food drive on December 12th from 12n – 4pm taking place at all Houston area Whole Foods Markets® located at 2955 Kirby Dr, 11145 Westheimer Rd, 6401 Woodway Dr # 149, 4004 Bellaire Blvd and Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land. The Pet Paradise Resorts are located at 7511 Monroe Rd and 14500 John F. Kennedy Blvd. 

 “Pet Paradise is committed to helping our local community,” explains Pet Paradise CEO, Fred Goldsmith. “In these tough economic times, we want to do our part and help local animal welfare groups hurting for donations and pet owners who are struggling to keep their family pet.”

“The holiday season is a critical time of year for helping families and animal rescue groups,” states Elizabeth Asher, Rescue Bank Executive Director. “We’re proud to be a part of Pet Paradise’s and Whole Foods’ commitment to the Houston community.” 

“Our guests are big supporters of animal-focused causes and it’s such a big part of who we are as a company,” said Kimberly Crowder, Houston Media Relations Coordinator for Whole Foods Market®. “We want to support those families who are struggling to feed their family pets and know that the visibility of our stores can help create awareness for this important, but often overlooked cause.”

To help increase donations for this drive, Pet Paradise will offer one free night of boarding to people who donate a minimum of a 20lb bag of pet food. In addition to the pet food drive on December 12th, local rescue groups will be on hand with adoptables in need of good homes for the holidays at all the Whole Foods Market locations. Pet Paradise Resort will be giving an additional free day of daycare bonus to those who buy and donate pet food purchased from Whole Foods Market on December 12th. 

The Food for Paws pet food drive will run through December 19th. Pet Paradise Resort and Rescue BankSM will work together with a Neighborhood Centers Inc. to identify pet owners in need of assistance and distribute the pet food to them. Rescue BankSM will be distributing the needed supplies to their 70 plus member organizations. In addition to pet food, Rescue BankSM has compiled a wish list of supplies that they are seeking including, Crates and Carriers (any size), Chain link fencing, Shampoo, Kitty litter.  For a complete list visit or

About Pet Paradise
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.,Pet Paradise was formed in 2002 and currently has 13 facilities in operation of which nine are located throughout Florida; two are in Houston, and one each in New Orleans and Charlotte.  The Pet Paradise facilities include spacious dog and cat boarding suites as well as day care and grooming services. All facilities are staffed 24/7 and are Hurricane Category 3 safety rated and serve as pet evacuation sites in the event of mandatory hurricane evacuations. 

About Rescue Bank
Founded in Houston in 2006, Rescue Bank has grown to become one of the largest pet food banks in the country. With warehouses in Houston and Baton Rouge, Rescue Bank provides much-needed food, supplies, spay-neuter grants, and organizational support to more than 70 animal rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption non-profits. Rescue Bank’s mission is to help these smaller, less visible groups achieve higher standards of care.  

About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (, a leader in the natural and organic foods industry and America’s first national certified organic grocer,  was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” in 2008 by Health magazine. The Whole Foods Market motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures the company’s mission to find success in customer satisfaction and wellness, employee excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to its 53,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 11 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2008, the company had sales of $8 billion and currently has more than 275 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market, Fresh & WildTM, and Harry’s Farmers Market® are trademarks owned by Whole Foods Market IP, LP.  Wild Oats® and Capers Community MarketTM are trademarks owned by Wild Marks, Inc.

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