What kind of pet is extraordinary enough to be a VIP Mutt?
My Mutt Program
Your pet has changed your life, in ways both big and small.
VIP Dog Teams is changing the lives of people with special needs in Ventura County. Your donation can help train service dogs to assist those with special needs to gain greater independence in the world around them.
We are taking part in Pet Food Express' My Mutt poster program. When you donate money to VIP Dog Teams and share the receipt with Pet Food Express, they will celebrate your gift with a My Mutt poster of your pet displayed in one of their stores.
This is how it works:
Donate $250, $500, or $750 to VIP Dog Teams and we will send you a receipt. This receipt must be turned in to Pet Food Express to have a professional picture of your mutt taken and put up in one of their stores for 6 months to a year. The instructions for uploading a donation receipt for Pet Food Express can be found at their website.
Once it’s on display in the store of your choosing, you get to see your pet every time you shop for food and supplies. (Next time you are in one of Pet Food Express' stores, you can check out all the wonderful pictures of people’s pets on the walls and in the windows.)
Some guidelines and information:
Despite its My Mutt name, any animal can appear on a poster: dogs, cats, hamsters, horses, birds – you name it! And of course purebreds are included as well.
Multiple pets – whether photographed individually or together – are treated as distinctive My Mutts, each requiring its own donation. (Therefore a poster picturing two pets up in the stores for six months would require a $500 donation.)
Donations must be within the twelve months preceding the My Mutt application, and must be in addition to adoption fees if the donation is occurring at the time of pet adoption.
Your donation should be sent directly to VIP Dog Teams, not Pet Food Express. Pet Food Express just needs proof of your donation via a receipt.
Unfortunately, Pet Food Express cannot guarantee store location or placement inside or outside of the store of your choosing, but they will do their best to place it there.