A passion for animals has led actress and animal activist Bo Derek to develop a line of pet care products that will be introduced exclusively at PETCO stores across the nation in late October. In addition, the products will be available online at Petopia, PETCO's Internet Pet Paradise, through http://www.petco.com/ beginning in November.
The products, branded "Bless the Beasts" by Derek, include shampoos, conditioners, pomades and fragrances. A total of 17 items are currently available.
"To me the phrase 'man's best friend' is no exaggeration," Derek said. "Over the years, my dogs have truly provided me with happiness, love and companionship. In return for giving their best, I wanted to give them my best and that is why I've spent the last 4 years developing the finest pet care products available."
"We're pleased to be able to exclusively offer Bo's line of quality products to our customers," said Merrill Lehrer, PETCO's Merchandise Manager, who has worked with Derek on the product introduction. "These products are salon quality and are among the best available anywhere. We're thrilled to be a part of this important product introduction."
Derek will donate a portion of all sale proceeds from "Bless the Beasts" products to Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). That non-profit organization provides highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to people with disabilities. Derek is an honorary CCI board member. For more information about CCI see their website at http://www.caninecompanions.org/.
PETCO, headquartered in San Diego, has more than 515 stores in 40 states and the District of Columbia. The pet specialty retailer carries about 10,000 items for pet owners to pamper their pets. To locate the nearest PETCO, log on at http://www.petco.com/.
Contact: Don Cowan of PETCO, 858-657-2086; or Rona Menashe of Guttman
Associates, 310-246-4600, for PETCO