Press Release

Stephanie Volo Named Woman of Influence by Pet Age Magazine

Kristen Smith, Brand Ambassador
(207)761.1515 ext. 101

Westbrook, ME (March, 2015) – Stephanie Volo, Co-CEO of Planet Dog, has been named a 2015 Woman of Influence by Pet Age Magazine, a national publication covering the pet industry.

The Women of Influence awards honor women leaders who are influential in the pet manufacturing or servicing industry. To qualify, a nominee had to meet selection criteria that included working in the pet industry and possessing significant authority for decision making within a company or organization.

Stephie has been with Planet Dog since 1998 and has grown the company from 3 to 35 pack members. She leads her team through strategic planning, budgeting, operations and management, marketing and sales, and product design and development. She has served as the Vice President of the Board of the Planet Dog Foundation since 2006, and has recently joined the Board of Directors of the Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition where Planet Dog is a Founding Member.

Winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges including: Callie Hartzell of Natural Balance; Marci Hickey of Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) and Marian Thielson of American Pet Products Association (APPA).

The Women of Influence award winners will be profiled in the awards publication inserted in the May issue of Pet Age. For more information about the Pet Age Women of Influence awards program and to see a complete list of honorees, please visit

About Planet Dog – Since incorporating in 1997, Planet Dog has been known as the pet industry’s leading socially responsible, values-based design house, bringing people and dogs together for fun and mutual support. Planet Dog is recognized for making the best dog products from the best materials for our best friends. In addition to award-winning design, innovation, and quality, Planet Dog leads corporate America by donating 2% of every Planet Dog purchase to the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), which provides cash grants to organizations that train, place, and support service dogs helping people in need. Since 2006, PDF has awarded more than $1 million in cash grants and product donations to service dog programs, therapy dog programs, K-9 search and rescue programs, police, fire and military dogs, and other innovative canine service programs. For a full list of grant recipients, please visit To see the entire Planet Dog product line, please visit

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