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.
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!
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 their received and send a set of leashes to one non-profit organization every quarter (4 times a year).
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.
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Independence Day is a few days away, so that means BBQs, lawn chairs, and a few cold ones.
It also means fireworks and this is where the festivities tend to take a negative turn for a lot of our four-legged friends.
Happy Summer Solstice!
That’s right, today 21 June, 2019 is the summer solstice - the first official day of summer!
And as we enjoy all things summer, today is one of those days where we’re not short of “national holidays” to celebrate. From National Peaches ‘N’ Cream Day (yum) to International Yoga Day…
But our favorite would have to be National Take Your Dog To Work Day!