Plato Pet Treats’ “Plato Wags Back” Program Supports Veterans An

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
Buy some tasty treats and like a Facebook page – both help to raise money for homeless dogs and support assistance animals for wounded combat veterans.

It’s the day after Memorial Day, but Plato Pet Treats wants to do more than just take a day off work. That’s why the California-based company is pleased to announce its first-ever Plato Wags Back program – in 2015, the program will directly aid three California rescue-based organizations – Shelter to Soldier, Fresno Bully Rescue and – that either feed and care for homeless dogs or help enhance the lives of veterans who need assistance animals.

If you want to get onboard with the program, you can buy a bag of Plato Pet Treats. In return, Plato will make a donation to the animal rescues mentioned above. Or you can use social media to make some money for these worthy causes. For all new Likes on the Plato Pet Treats Facebook page, $1 will be donated to support veterans post deployment.

“Dogs give us so much love and we want to return that love to dogs who need it most,” said Aaron Merrell, co-founder and co-owner of Plato Pet Treats. “From sponsoring dog runs to adopting our first “Plato” canine to be trained as a service companion for a U.S. veteran, we are ecstatic to provide a voice to homeless animals through Plato Wags Back. Our goal is to continue to grow our program year over year to make a significant impact on the pet homelessness epidemic in our country.”

If you want to help out, use the hashtag #‎PlatoWagsBack and be sure to spread the word.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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