Coming together for paw-sitive change
Skechers proudly celebrates its newest milestone for its philanthropic BOBS division. The company’s total donations have now surpassed US$7 million for animals in need throughout the United States and Canada via its partnership with Petco Love, a national non-profit working to lead and inspire change for animals. Sales of its extensive BOBS footwear, apparel and accessory offerings have helped save and support over 1·3 million shelter pets across North America.
The brand has continued to drive public awareness for animal welfare this summer with National Foster a Pet month in June. Consumers across America were able to support Petco Love and more than 4,000 of its animal welfare partners at local Skechers stores by rounding up their purchases at checkout—a campaign which raised over US$87,000 for dogs and cats independent of Skechers’ total donations.
‘As a brand with a vast network of stores, we love finding new ways to inspire consumers and mobilize our stores for good. These adoption and round-up events have resonated with the public and help bring our BOBS message to life,’ said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. ‘We’ve given more than $3·4 million to Petco Love since we launched our partnership in 2019.’ Fostering, adopting, volunteering, and donating are among the many ways companies and consumers can make a difference.
Initially a philanthropic collection of slip-on styles that donated new shoes to children in need, the BOBS from Skechers movement has grown to include a popular offering of footwear, apparel and accessories dedicated to helping shelter animals. For every BOBS item purchased in the United States and Canada, a donation is made to Petco Love to help support shelter pets and its life-saving animal welfare organization network. Skechers has helped save over 955,000 dogs, cats and other animals through pet adoptions, and contributed to the care of over 395,000 additional animals at nurseries, sanctuaries and medical care facilities.
The BOBS from Skechers collection is available at Skechers.com, Skechers and Petco stores, and select department and specialty locations in the United States. To shop and help our furry friends, visit BOBSfromSkechers.com and petcolove.org.