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Chem-Dry Partners with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International to Support Pet Rescue Organizations throughout Canada


Chem-Dry Partners with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International to Support Pet Rescue Organizations throughout Canada

Leading Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Company to Raise $5,000 to Fund Shelter Support Grants

March 13, 2018// Chem-Dry, the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning company, has announced a partnership with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International (SPCAI) to support the organization’s mission of advancing the safety and well-being of animals. With a longstanding dedication to creating safe and healthy environments for pets, Chem-Dry and its Canadian franchise owners will be helping to raise funds toward the company’s goal of donating at least $5,000 to SPCAI. Funds will directly benefit shelters and rescue organizations across Canada.

Founded in 2006, the SPCAI has developed and utilized a worldwide platform that supports independent animal shelters and promotes the safety of animals. SPCAI strives to assist the growth and impact of independent shelters through alliance building, information networking, and national and international programs. With over 65 franchise locations throughout Canada covering all of the major provinces, Chem-Dry is looking to help advance this cause by funding a Shelter Support Grant to aid shelters and companion animal organizations around the country.

“SPCAI does incredible work all around the world to protect animals in need, and we’re proud to be partnering with such a well-respected organization and supporting such an important cause,” said Dan Tarantin, CEO of Harris Research, Inc., parent company of Chem-Dry. “Our shared passion for animals combined with Chem-Dry’s superior array of services that help pet owners maintain a safe and healthy home for their families and their pets made this partnership a natural fit. We’re excited to launch this program, which we’re calling Cleaning for the PAWS, and to begin playing a larger role in the rescue and safety efforts for animals in shelters across Canada.”

With 85 percent of Chem-Dry’s customers owning pets, the brand is dedicated to helping families maintain a happy, healthy home for all family members, including pets. Funds will be raised through social media efforts, participation in local events, promotional offers from in-home service visits with a built-in donation, and most prominently, through the sale of specially marked cans of Chem-Dry World Famous Spot Remover – with each can generating a $1 donation to SPCAI. Direct online donations can also be made at www.Chemdrycares.ca.

Chem-Dry offers a line of safe and effective pet and children-friendly services including its Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.®), which eliminates the odor as well as the harmful remnants of urine accidents. In recent testing conducted by an independent laboratory, Chem-Dry’s P.U.R.T. process removed an average of 99.9 percent of pet urine odors from carpets and, when used with Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process and a sanitizer, removed an average of 99.2 percent of bacteria from pet urine in carpets. An independent lab study also found that Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process removes an average of 98 percent of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery, including dog and cat dander.

“We’re excited to partner with Chem-Dry on a national campaign in Canada and we appreciate their passionate support for our mission,” said Meredith Ayan, Executive Director of SPCAI. “Without support from partners like Chem-Dry, we wouldn’t be able to work as effectively toward our vision of creating a safe, kind world for animals.”

For more information on Chem-Dry or to find a local operator, please visit www.chemdry.ca.

About Chem-Dry

Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service with a network spanning 55 countries and serving over 11,000 homes and business a day worldwide. Its green-certified solution and proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process provide a deeper clean, allow surfaces to dry faster, and leave homes and workplaces healthier. In addition to being ranked the number one carpet cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 30 consecutive years and ranked among the top 10 concepts in the magazine’s list of Top Home-Based Franchises for 19 consecutive years, Chem-Dry has been ranked as the world’s Best House & Office Franchise in the 2018 Global Franchise Awards. For more information about Chem-Dry and to find a local operator, visit www.chemdry.ca, or for more information on franchise opportunities, visit www.chemdryfranchise.com. Chem-Dry is owned by Harris Research, Inc., which is also the founder and owner of the fast-growing N-Hance Wood Refinishing franchise.


The mission of SPCA International (www.spcai.org) is simple but vast: to advance the safety and well-being of animals. Through outreach, rescue and education programs, SPCA International spearheads lifesaving initiatives and assists grassroots animal activists worldwide.

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