Chem-Dry Joins Forces with Best Friends to Support No-Kill Shelters
Chem-Dry supports pet owners by safely and effectively removing pet stains and odor, but gets behind efforts to help homeless animals as well
Every Chem-Dry cleaning franchise has built a loyal following of pet owners, thanks to Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process and PURT stain and odor removal system. Now Chem-Dry is working with Best Friends Animal Society to highlight adoptable shelter animals across the United States through the new ChemDry Cares program.
“Pets are beloved members of so many families that we serve every day, and finding a way to recognize and support them across the Chem-Dry system is important to us,” says Dan Tarantin, CEO. “As more and more pets are adopted into new homes, accidents are bound to happen. We’re proud that we can provide a superior deep cleaning of carpets and upholstery and eliminate stains and odors when pet accidents occur for these families, helping them maintain a healthy and happy home for them and their pets.”
Healthy environment for pets and owners alike
The Chem-Dry cleaning franchise team and Best Friends came together in early 2016, after a national consumer survey illustrated the importance of clean, healthy homes for pet owners. The study found that 80% of pet owners have experienced pet urine accidents in the home; but despite that and other pet-related challenges, 65% of homeowners with pets would go to any cost to keep their pets.
That’s where Chem-Dry comes in. Pet urine creates unsightly stains and also emits particles of ammonia that create a pungent smell and can cause respiratory and other health problems. The urine deposits also contain bacteria, which settles into fibers and cause health issues. Chem-Dry’s Pet Urine Removal Treatment (PURT) eliminates the odor as well as the harmful remnants of urine accidents. In recent testing conducted by an independent laboratory, PURT combined with Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process and a sanitizer removed an average of 99.2% of pet urine in carpets.
Highlighting animals in need of homes
“Services like PURT are key for families welcoming new pets into their homes because they can feel confident in being able to handle and resolve issues that may occur,” Dan says. “I’m excited and proud to be raising awareness for shelter pet adoption and raising funds for Best Friends Animal Society. This is an important cause to us and our customers. I’m also glad that Chem-Dry’s array of services can help new pet owners keep their homes clean and keep their families and pets healthy and happy.”
In order to help Best Friends get pets into forever homes, Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners will take part in pet adoption and fundraising events on a local level, including local promotional offerings with built-in donations, as well as direct donations generated from print, website and social channel communications. All funds donated through the Chem-Dry Cares program will go to Best Friends and aid their efforts to support the adoption of shelter pets and Save Them All.® For more information about Chem-Dry’s fundraising efforts for Best Friends Animal Society, or to make a donation, click here.
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises in 51 countries, serving 10,000 homes and businesses a day. Chem-Dry has been Entrepreneur magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for 28 straight years. The Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process delivers a faster-drying, deeper and more environmentally friendly clean that appeals to both home and business owners. In addition to carpet and area rugs, Chem-Dry provides tile and stone, granite countertop, leather and upholstery cleaning.