ZUMI is not a big company by any stretch of the imagination. It’s a family owned and operated business that for the most part consists of one true full-time employee and a couple “part-time employees”. In other words, my family helps me keep up with the madness of my dream.
Limitations are a given in such a small company, but that doesn’t stop us from contributing what we can, when we can.
Which is exactly why we created the Perfectly Imperfect Program (or PIP for short), a donation program for shelters and rescue organizations around the country.
WHAT IS IT?
From time to time, we receive items that do not meet our company standards cosmetically. The items aren’t defective in any way, but they will have a blemish, scratch or scuff from the manufacturing process. Such is life right? They are always small and most of the time not very noticeable, but we uphold high quality standards and for that reason, we will not sell them to customers.
However, since there’s no reason they can’t be used, we donate them!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We set them aside and when we collect enough, we send them out to organizations free of charge. We wanted some good to come of these otherwise lonely items and what better way to do that than giving them a chance with dogs who are looking for their chance!
We cycle through our list of applicants in the order they're received and send a set of leashes to one non-profit organization every quarter (4 times a year).
HOW TO BE A PART OF PIP…
Non-profit organizations are welcome to apply to the program on the PIP page to join the roster.
We wanted some good to come of these otherwise lonely items and what better way to do that than giving them a chance with dogs who are looking for their chance.
As ZUMI continues to grow we hope that this will be just one of the many ways we can help many displaced and disadvantaged dogs.