Chattanooga, TN — 11/16/17  Fifty-eight CarpetsPlus COLORTILE, Carpetland USA and Floorco locations from around the country partnered together with local animal shelters and humane societies in the first Shop for the Paws Animal Welfare and Rescue Awareness Event from August 15 – September 30, 2017.

Donations from all locations totaling over $26,000 were made to local animal shelters and pet-related charities. The top five stores with the most donations are:

1. Carpetland USA, Davenport, IA
2. Carpetland USA, Roanoke, VA
3. Carpet World, Fargo, ND
4. Jerry’s Flooring, Willmar, MN
5. Bob & Pete’s Floors, Canton, OH

In addition to raising funds via sales, many locations also collected dog and cat food, bedding, toys, and additional monetary donations. Some locations also invited their charity to bring pets for adoption during this successful event.

Member Pat Douds of Bob & Pete’s Floors, Canton, OH, said, “We’ve never done anything like this before so we had to invent the wheel since we couldn’t re-invent it! I believe it was very successful, especially for our first time. Besides our local pet shelter, the real winners were the dogs and cats that were adopted at out event. About 75% of the dogs and cats we had went home with a new family. It was also nice to see our business neighbors provide items and donations to the organization we chose to partner with – Stark County Pound.”