Buddy’s Pizza will resume selling dog treats at its restaurants, with proceeds going to support an animal welfare nonprofit.
Farmington Hills-based Buddy’s Pizza, which has several West Michigan locations, said Wednesday, Oct. 27, it is relaunching sales of its popular dog treat, Buddy Bones, to benefit longtime charity partner Michigan Humane.
Buddy Bones treats will be available at all Buddy’s locations beginning Nov. 3.
Pet owners can support the cause and purchase Buddy Bones for a suggested $2 cash donation per bag.
“It’s important for us to maintain and reenergize our initiatives with longtime partners like Michigan Humane through both new and ongoing efforts,” said Wes Pikula, chief brand officer, Buddy’s Pizza. “If we can help support the organization’s mission to get rescued animals into their forever homes, then we know we’re making an impact in the community — just as we’ve done for the past 75 years.”
The pup treat is created using an all-natural recipe made from leftover multigrain pizza dough and approved as canine friendly by Michigan Humane veterinarians.
“Our partners at Buddy’s Pizza do wonderful work supporting pets in need in our community, and we are so excited to celebrate the relaunch of Buddy Bones next week,” said Matt Pepper, president and CEO, Michigan Humane. “Not only are they a tasty treat for our pets but every bag of Buddy Bones helps us to impact more pets and families across the metro area through our programs and services.”
In October, the two organizations celebrated National Pizza Month by providing a free four-square pizzas to those who adopted an animal from any Michigan Humane location. During the monthlong initiative, over 460 animals were given forever homes.
The partnership between Buddy’s Pizza and Michigan Humane began in May 2014 and continues to grow through ongoing fundraising efforts and event sponsorships, such as Bow Wow Brunch and Mutt March. The partnership was extended when Buddy Bones launched seven years ago. Since then, the company has raised nearly $40,000 to help support the nonprofit.