Do You Feed Purina Brand Dog Foods? If yes, read on to see how you can earn rewards and valuable funds for ASSA!! Canine health is important to all of us. Specifically, helping our beloved Shelties live longer and healthier lives is a key priority. That's why the American Shetland Sheepdog Club is participating in the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) program. Purina is the first pet food manufacturer to step forward to financially support National Parent Breed Clubs' efforts to raise money to fund canine health studies and more. The PPCP Program works through Purina's loyalty program, the Purina Pro Club. Members who specify the ASSA as their Parent Breed Club and actively participate in the Pro Club program will automatically earn funds to be used by ASSA for health studies, rescue and/or educational efforts.
Pro Club—A Win-Win for You and ASSA!
If you feed Purina brand dog foods and aren't already participating, do yourself a favor and check into the benefits of being a Pro Club member. By simply saving weight circles from specified Purina brand bags of dog food, you earn valuable Purina Points for every pound of food purchased. Purina Points can be redeemed for a variety of rewards, including:
- Rebate checks Purina logo apparel and merchandise Checks for veterinary services
- Gift certificates for retail, restaurants and travel
Additionally, members of Purina Pro Club may order free Puppy Starter Kits to send home with new puppy owners. These kits contain a comprehensive puppy care guide, health record, Purina brand puppy food coupon, puppy food sample bags, and space for breed-specific information, photos and pedigree. Beyond the individual benefits available as a Purina Pro Plan member, you benefit, your national breed club benefits, and, ultimately, the Shetland Sheepdog breed will benefit too. The PPCP Program credits 10% of the value of all valid weight circle points submitted by Pro Club members to our breed club account. For example, for every $100 worth of qualifying weight circle points earned by a Pro Club member, Purina will donate $10 to the ASSA. The points can add up quickly…and so can the cash!
Canine Health Foundation Matching Funds The Canine Health Foundation has agreed that PPCP-generated funds that are placed by the club in the breeds' Donor Advised Fund pool are eligible to be matched up to 100% based on the Foundation's guidelines. That means that more money can be applied toward research on health issues that are specific to Shetland Sheepdogs or diseases like cancer, which impact all breeds.
Enrollment and Complete Information For those of you who are already Pro Club members, please make sure you have designated the American Shetland Sheepdog Association as your parent club to ensure that ASSA benefits from your participation in the program. If you are not sure you designated ASSA, please contact our Purina Shetland Sheepdog Ambassador Anne Regan at AER5975@bjc.org for assistance. For those of you who feed Purina products, but are not current members of Pro Club, we encourage you to consider joining. Pro Club is dedicated to supporting breeders and enthusiasts with exceptional nutrition, great savings and valuable services.
For more information please visit the Purina Pro Club website to enroll at www.purinaproclub.com. There you will also find full information on Pro Club benefits as well as a list of brands included in the program. Thank you for supporting the PPCP Program. Together we can help our Shelties live longer, healthier and happier lives.
All reports are submitted by Al Bianchi,Treasurer, ASSA Foundation.