Chem-Dry Partners with Best Friends Animal Society to Support Rescue Pet Adoption

Leading Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Company to Raise $25,000,
Furthering Healthy Home Commitment

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With more than seven million companion animals entering U.S. animal
shelters each year, Chem-Dry
has partnered with Best
Friends Animal Society
in an effort to encourage pet adoption.
Chem-Dry, the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning company,
and its franchise owners across the country will be helping to raise
funds toward the company’s goal of donating $25,000 to Best Friends.
Efforts will support finding a safe, healthy home for all shelter pets
and end homelessness among pets.

For more than 30 years, Best Friends has worked to reduce the number of
pets entering shelters around the country and end the killing of shelter
pets simply because they don’t have a safe place to call home. Last
year, more than 80,000 cats and dogs were adopted through Best Friends
efforts and those of its more than 1,800 No More Homeless Pets Network
partners. Chem-Dry is looking to help that cause and increase the number
of adoptions with its fundraising efforts spanning a network of over
2,000 U.S. units that serve over 7,000 homes and businesses each day.

With 85 percent of Chem-Dry’s customers owning pets, the brand is
dedicated to helping families maintain a happy, healthy home for all
members including pets. Funds will be raised through multiple methods
including the sale of specially marked cans of Chem-Dry
World Famous Spot Remover
– with each can generating a $1 donation
to Best Friends – plus customer add-on donations, local promotional
offers with a built-in donation, participation in Best Friends’ “Strut
your Mutt” events around the country, and direct online donations at Chem-Dry

“This cause is near and dear to our hearts and those of our customers
since so many of the families we serve are pet owners themselves,” said
Dan Tarantin, CEO of Harris Research, Inc., parent company to Chem-Dry.
“We all know how much our pets are beloved members of our family. We’re
proud to be partnering with Best Friends to support shelter pet adoption
and we’re also proud to offer a superior array of services to help pet
owners maintain a happy and healthy home for their families and their

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 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 and
appreciate their passionate support for our mission,” said Eric Rayvid,
director of public relations and content marketing of Best Friends
Animal Society. “Without support from companies like Chem-Dry, we
wouldn’t be able to achieve our ultimate goal of bringing about a time
when there are no more homeless pets.”

To make a donation, please visit
A small donation can help keep dogs and cats out of shelters and help
find safe homes for rescue pets.

For more information on Chem-Dry or to find a local operator, please

About Chem-Dry

Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world’s leading carpet and upholstery
cleaning service with a network of spanning 52 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. Chem-Dry has been ranked the number one carpet
cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 28 consecutive years, is
listed as the No. 42 top franchise in the 2016 Franchise 500 list, and
has also been featured in the magazine’s Top Home-Based Franchises list
among the top 10 concepts for 19 consecutive years. For more information
about Chem-Dry or to find a local operator, visit,
or for more information on franchise opportunities, visit
Chem-Dry is owned by Harris Research, Inc., which is also the founder
and owner of the fast-growing N-Hance Wood Refinishing franchise.

About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare
organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in
America’s shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs
lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 1,800 rescue groups
and shelters across the country; regional centers in New York City, Los
Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City; and the nation’s largest no-kill
sanctuary for companion animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends has
helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from
17 million per year to about two million. Best Friends is determined to
get that number to zero by the year 2025. Best Friends and its
nationwide network of members and partners are working to Save Them All.
To become a fan of Best Friends on Facebook, go to Follow Best Friends on Twitter
(@BestFriends) and Instagram (@BestFriendsAnimalSociety).


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