Silicon Valley Pet Project is celebrating something special this holiday season: powerful partnerships that have helped save lives. Working with local municipal shelters, wonderful vets, other rescue groups, libraries and schools, volunteers, companies, and more, SVPP has been able to rescue more than 1,100 homeless pets while providing education, support, and resources to the community.
SVPP is very excited about its newest partnership with Mutt Lynch Winery of Sonoma. Is this really a fit? You bet it is. Owners Brenda and Chris Lynch have supported local, national, and international animal rescue since the winery’s inception in 1995. Its “Wine That Gives Back” program, launched in 2017, was designed specifically to support animal rescue organizations with its wines.
SVPP is the first Silicon Valley-based group participating in this program. Brenda Lynch designed a beautiful custom SVPP label for its 2017 North Coast Chardonnay and formally launched the wine at Mutt Lynch this fall. They will donate back to SVPP 25 percent of the purchase price of every bottle sold at the winery or from the website. Brenda and Chris Lynch will also partner with SVPP on “Yappy Hours” at the Pup Plaza location in San Jose (Cambrian Park Shopping Plaza, 14408 Union Ave.). The first one, the SVPP Holiday Yappy Hour with Mutt Lynch, is scheduled for Dec. 8, 2-5 p.m. The public is invited. For more information and tickets, go to SVPetProject.org/info/events or PupPlaza.org/events.
As importantly as raising funds, SVPP hopes this partnership will help raise awareness for SVPP, the work it does, and how the community can help save lives. SVPP hopes to reach an extended audience with this effort, add to the volunteer or foster list, and engage more hearts and minds in the cause. In SVPP’s experience, this proverb proves true: “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
This holiday season, SVPP toasts everyone in the community who is making a difference. Happy holidays from SVPP.
Mutt Lynch Winery is donating portions of wine sales to SVPP.
Main article photo by: Courtesy SVPP