Pet Pantry’s K9 Project Will Feed Greenwich Police K9 “Kato”

The Pet Pantry Warehouse, in partnership with major pet food manufacturers have expanded their “K9 Project,” an initiative that provides year round feeding for working police dogs in various communities now including Greenwich.

The ultimate goal of this program is to provide a valuable community service in all of the townships where Pet Pantry has locations in Fairfield and Westchester Counties.

In addition to Greenwich, the K9 Project is currently operating in New Canaan, and in Wilton, where it was originally started in 2014.

“Providing for the care of K9 working dogs by local police departments is a huge financial burden. By working with some of our pet food partners, Pet Pantry Warehouse is able to provide the highest quality pet food on the market to these K9 dogs free of charge,” said Pet Pantry owner Adam Jacobson, adding that the K9 Project is a great way to ensure that the amazing work of local K9 officers don’t go unrewarded.

“Both the K9 dogs and police officers who care for them work tirelessly in an effort to protect and serve every one of us in our local communities,” Jacobson said.

If you see something, say something.

K9 demonstration at Adopt-A-Dog’s 2015 Puttin’ on the Dog, where Pet Pantry is a longtime sponsor. “If you see something, say something,” reminded Sgt. Thorme as the police dog sniffed several bags from the audience. Credit: Leslie Yager

Deputy Chief Mark Marino pointed out that in a time of fiscal budgets being stretched for maximum efficiency, this program is extremely helpful. “This program reinforces the Greenwich Police Department’s community policing efforts,” he said.

The Greenwich Police Department K9 unit began in 1988 as part of the Patrol Division. It has proven to be a great asset not only to the Town of Greenwich, but also to its surrounding communities.

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Pet Pantry’s Ari Jacobson adopted Rex, a pit bull puppy, at Puttin on the Dog 2014. Credit: Leslie Yager

The Pet Pantry Warehouse places great emphasis on establishing long lasting roots in the community as a local, family owned, community-based pet specialty retailer.

A long time supporter of Adopt-A-Dog, each year Pet Pantry presents both Puttin’ on the Dog and Howl & Prowl.

Pet Pantry, located in Greenwich at 290 Railroad Ave.

Founded in Greenwich, CT in 1945, The Pet Pantry Warehouse has cultivated many relationships with local pet shelters, adoption groups, and community organizations and works year round to raise money and awareness for these worthy local causes.

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See also:

Police Canine Demo at Puttin’ on the Dog is Bigger than Ever

All Manner of Creativity on Display at Howl & Prowl on Greenwich Ave

PHOTOS: Puttin’ on the Dog 2015

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Ari Jacobson with his rescue pit bull at the Howl & Prowl event, sponsored by Pet Pantry, 2014. Credit: Leslie Yager


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