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BJ's Wholesale Club Donates $5,000 to Buddy Dog Humane Society in Honor of National Dog Day

BJ's in Waltham, MA, hosts adopt-a-pet event with Buddy Dog Humane Society

August 28, 2017 10:25 AM EDT

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 28, 2017 -- Today, BJ's Wholesale Club donated $5,000 to the Buddy Dog Humane Society in recognition of National Dog Day. The donation from BJ's Charitable Foundation was presented to the shelter along with $500 worth of Berkley Jensen® pet products. 

"At BJ's, we're committed to helping our members find affordable ways to care for and support every member of their families – including their four-legged friends," said Kirk Saville, executive director of the BJ's Charitable Foundation. "BJ's is proud to support local organizations like Buddy Dog Humane Society that have made such an impact on so many families over the past 50 years."

The company also hosted an adopt-a-pet event at its Waltham, MA Club with Buddy Dog Humane Society on National Dog Day this past Saturday. BJ's members had the opportunity to visit with adoptable dogs, learn more about the adoption process and receive giveaways, treats and coupons.

"Buddy Dog is very grateful to BJ's for hosting an adopt-a-pet event and for their generous donation," said Michel Gross, volunteer coordinator, Buddy Dog. "Their support will not only provide Buddy Dog with additional funding needed to provide appropriate care and nourishment for our pets in need, but has also helped us to continue to spread the word about our mission to give these dogs and cats a new lease on life."

BJ's offers a large selection of leading pet food brands and varieties and is committed to providing the best quality, value and assortment through its exclusive Berkley Jensen® line of dog, cat and bird food.

Members can shop a variety of pet products from nutritional foods and treats, to flea and tick prevention, to accessories such as beds and travel accessories. The variety of products caters both to budgets and a pet's specific needs.

To learn more about BJ's, visit www.BJs.com.

About BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 215 clubs and 132 BJ's Gas® locations in 15 states.

BJ's provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms® and Berkley Jensen® brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics, many in supermarket sizes. BJ's is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.

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BJ's is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.

About Buddy Dog Humane Society
Founded in 1961, "Buddy Dog", as it is affectionately known, is a not-for-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to finding new homes for homeless dogs and cats. The Society is incorporated with one main objective, "giving a new lease on life to impounded dogs and cats". Buddy Dog accepts homeless dogs and cats, in good health and of friendly disposition, which could, without our help, be destroyed. These animals find refuge at our shelter and can depend on becoming someone's forever friend. There is no time limit on their stay.

The goal of the Buddy Dog Humane Society is to find responsible and permanent homes for all the animals in their care. To help realize this goal, their adoption counselors work with potential adopters to match them with a friend for life.
SOURCE BJ's Wholesale Club

For further information: Maria Fruci, mfruci@bjs.com, 774-512-5961; Kristy Houston, khouston@bjs.com, 774-512-5086