WESTBROOK, Maine – On Saturday, April 7, 2018, The Planet Dog Foundation will host its second annual Planet Dog Ball charity gala to benefit the Hoyt Therapy Dog Program at Maine Medical Center (MMC) and The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH).
With almost 30 trained therapy dogs and handlers, the Hoyt Therapy Dog Program brings the calm and joy of connecting with a loving animal to patients, staff and families at MMC and BBCH. Although the handlers are trained volunteers who donate their time to promoting the well-being of patients and their families, there is still a cost to operate and maintain the program.
Through the generosity of sponsors and patrons at the 2018 Planet Dog Ball, The Planet Dog Foundation aims to cover the cost of the Hoyt Therapy Dog Program for at least two years, thus ensuring that patients and families will continue to receive these much-beloved visits. Various sponsorship opportunities are available at www.planetdogball.com or by contacting Elizabeth Fagan at email@example.com or (207) 761-1515 ext. 109.
In its inaugural year, the Planet Dog Ball drew more than 150 patrons, 20 canine companions and 11 sponsors for a glittering evening of local food, fur, fancies and fashion to raise more than $80,000 for America’s VetDogs, a national service dog program and Maine-based K9s on the Front Line, which provides Maine veterans with trained service dogs free-of-charge.
WHAT: 2nd annual Planet Dog Ball
WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2018
WHERE: Westin Portland Harborview, 157 High Street, Portland, ME 04101
DETAILS: Black Tie Optional (Cocktail attire recommended)
As it would not be a Planet Dog event without dogs, well-behaved four-legged friends are welcome to attend and enjoy the doggy treat bar; separate tickets for dogs are required (subject to availability).
About The Planet Dog Foundation
Founded in 2006, The Planet Dog Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization based in Portland, Maine that provides grants to programs that train, place and support service dogs for individuals in need. Funded primarily through the sale of Planet Dog products, the Foundation has awarded nearly $1,600,000 in cash and in-kind donations to a variety of service dog programs across the country. For more information, visit www.planetdogfoundation.org.
About Planet Dog
Since 1997, Planet Dog has been a leader in eco-friendly and durable design in the pet industry, consistently developing and innovating a multitude of premium products “made for dogs, by dog lovers.” The company’s socially responsible, values-based position in the market brings people and dogs together for fun and mutual support unlike any other brand. For more information, visit www.PlanetDog.com.