Ren’s Pets Celebrates Annual DOGUST Campaign to Support Pet Care at Veterinary Colleges

[Guelph, ON, August 10, 2023] – Ren’s Pets has kicked off their annual DOGUST campaign, to help raise awareness and funds to support pet care. The initiative runs for the month of August collecting donations and selling product in support of improving pet’s lives through partners Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in Guelph and Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) in Prince Edward Island. The campaign raised $55,000 last year.

“We’re so proud to bring back DOGUST this year, after a record year of funds raised in 2022 through the generosity of our customers, partners, and vendors,” said Scott Arsenault, CEO at Ren’s Pets. “Our Ren’s team really believes in this cause, to improve the lives of pets through great care, which both OVC and AVC provide. We’re focused on raising awareness for these organizations and what they do, along with monetary support. I had to bring my pup Kylie to OVC just last year, and the care she received was amazing so I personally know what exceptional, caring work OVC does with pets.”

Customers can donate to DOGUST in store or online and will be given the opportunity to win a massive Outdoor Summer Prize Pack valued at over $6000. It includes an e-bike, smoker, Yeti chair/blanket combo, Adirondak chairs, inca extreme 65L pack, solo stove, kayak, Sonos speaker, tent, Go Pro, camping duffle bag, outdoor heater, 2 camp chairs, cooler bag, hammock, Apple watch & 2 Grizzly 20 qt coolers! You can also purchase delicious Canadian-made KandJu gummy candy, with the proceeds going to the campaign.

“What an amazing way to celebrate pets with Ren’s this summer,” said Larissa Wasyliw, VP of Ecommerce & Marketing at Ren’s Pets. “We’re really looking forward to sharing more about OVC and AVC with our customers and raising funds to offer further financial support. Ren’s has always said we’re here for your Pet’s Best Life, and with our DOGUST campaign we’re doing just that. We just started our campaign and are already seeing excellent results. Customers are being generous, and we appreciate their contributions to our annual DOGUST event.”

Contributions to this campaign will directly fund cutting-edge research, innovative treatments, and advanced technologies that will benefit pets in need. Together we can make a significant impact on the lives of countless animals, enhancing their quality of life and creating a brighter future for them.

Watch CEO Scott Arsenault talk all about Ren's amazing DOGUST event, including a personal story about his pup and OVC:

You can purchase a sweet treat of Canadian-made KandJu candy at Ren’s, with the proceeds going to OVC or AVC for the month of August.

When you donate, you can enter to win an Outdoor Summer prize pack: provided by our generous vendors. Visit here to donate online:

Thank you to our vendors for supporting this amazing prize: Wellness, Natural Balance, Champion, Petcurean, Royal Canin, Open Farm, Blue Buffalo, Zignature, Stella & Chewy’s, The Honest Kitchen, Pro Plan, Canadian Naturals, Hills, Big Country Raw, Ziwi, Zignature, and Instinct.


About Ren’s Pets

Ren’s Pets is a leading Canadian specialty retailer with 54 stores (and growing!) in Ontario and the Maritimes plus a best-in-class ecommerce site shipping nationally. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Guelph, Ontario. It was acquired by the Legault Group in August 2021. Ren’s carries the largest selection of pet supplies, including pet food, treats, and toys for your Pet’s Best Life. Ren’s is an industry leader in high-quality professional grooming supplies. The Ren’s Promise guarantees knowledgeable staff will help you find the best food for your pet. The Ren's Reward program lets you earn free food and redeem points online or in-store. For more information, visit

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