Poppy Day – For Pets Too

Liver and white springer spaniel with poppy on collar and Airedale terrier in blue pack-a-mac with poppy motif

After raising more than £180,000 last year for The Royal British Legion, Pets at Home has teamed up with the charity for a second year.

The pet care store has launched a limited-edition collaboration of poppy accessories for pets. The Royal British Legion will receive 100% of the profits from all poppy items sold.

From glittery collar charms to poppy Pac-a-macs, pet owners can show support whatever their pooch’s style. And 100% of the product range’s profits will be donated to the UK’s largest Armed Forces Charity.

Golden labrador dog with poppy on collar

Poppy collar charm, £1. Glitter poppy collar charm also available, £1.50

Lifelong support for the forces community

“The Legion” provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community. This extends to all serving men and women, veterans and their families. The support on offer includes…

  • Recovery after injury or illness
  • Moving on after leaving the military
  • Lobbying the government on key issues
  • Ensuring individuals are not disadvantaged because of their service.

Pets at Home chief executive officer Peter Pritchard welcomed the campaign. He said, “We are delighted to be supporting The Royal British Legion for a second year, by helping pet owners to get involved while raising money for such a worthy cause.”

Liver and white springer spaniel dog wearing poppy patterned bandana

Poppy Appeal bandana, £3

Products in the range include embroidered poppy collar charms, poppy bandanas and poppy Pac-a-macs. You can buy these in store and online now.

According to Pets at Home VIP members, “Poppy” is in the Top 5 most popular pet names for dogs and cats.

Pets at Home has more than 450 stores across the UK. Find your nearest store and further information.

Airedale terrier dog wearing blue waterproof coat with poppy emblem on back

Pac-a-mac coat, in Small, Medium and Large, £12

The Royal British Legion’s work is encapsulated in its motto: Live On – to the memory of the fallen and the future of the living. As the nation’s biggest Armed Forces charity it provides care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces. This includes servicemen and women past and present, as well as their families.

The Legion champions Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. The charity is well known for the annual Poppy Appeal, and its emblem, the red poppy.

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