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Nylabone® Joins Forces With the Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs® to Support Service Dogs in Training


Nylabone, an industry-leading creator of innovative dog chew toys, chew
treats, and dental solutions since 1955, has teamed up with the Guide
Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs. Through this alliance, Nylabone
will donate chew toys to dogs training as service animals for people
with disabilities.

The Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs are sister organizations
dedicated to the well-being of both animals and people. These
not-for-profit groups train and place assistance dogs, preparing them to
provide independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship to
individuals who are blind or have low vision, and to veterans and first
responders with disabilities.

"We at Nylabone understand the depth of physical and emotional support
that dogs can provide, which is why we're proud to help the Guide Dog
Foundation and America's VetDogs in their mission to partner assistance
dogs with individuals who have disabilities," said Glen S. Axelrod,
President and CEO of Nylabone Products. "Helping to build healthy
relationships between dogs and people guides everything we do."

Nylabone's chew toy donations offer dogs comfort during their rigorous
service animal training program. Chewing is a natural activity for
canines that helps ease stress and anxiety, and these chew toys are
helping future service animals provide the same relief for their human

"We are extremely thankful for the support Nylabone continually gives to
both the Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs," said John Miller,
President & CEO, Guide Dog Foundation & America's VetDogs. "The health
and mental well-being of our dogs in all stages of their life is of
upmost importance to us. With Nylabone's chew toy donations, our future
assistance dogs are able to unwind and relax with a safe and reliable
toy after a day of training."

Nylabone supports and donates to a variety of dog shelters, animal
welfare groups, and canine service organizations through the Nylabone
Cares program. An aspect of this initiative is giving shelter dogs the
behavioral tools they need to thrive in their forever homes, encouraging
healthy chewing habits, and helping reduce stress.

Learn more about the Nylabone Cares mission at

About Nylabone

Nylabone, the leader in safe, healthy chewing since 1955, crafts the
highest-quality chew toys, best chew treats, and most innovative dental
solutions in the world. A family-operated company, Nylabone has a
history of helping pet parents take the best possible care of their
dogs. They are committed to developing the very best solutions for
destructive chewing, separation anxiety, dental health, and more,
helping dogs live fuller, happier lives. Recommended by veterinarians,
Nylabone products encourage a positive relationship between humans and
their furry best friends. To put it simply, Nylabone Chews Best!
For more information, visit

Nylabone is a subsidiary of California-based Central Garden & Pet
Corporation (NASDAQ:CENT) (NASDAQ:CENTA) and has been the leader in
responsible animal care for over 60 years.

About Central Garden & Pet

Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading innovator, producer, and
distributor of branded and private label products for the lawn & garden
and pet supplies markets. Committed to new product innovation, the
Company's products are sold to specialty independent and mass retailers.
Participating categories in Lawn & Garden include: grass seed and the
brands PENNINGTON® and THE REBELS®; wild bird feed and the brand
PENNINGTON®; weed and insect control and the brands AMDRO®, SEVIN®, and
OVER-N-OUT®; fertilizer and the brands PENNINGTON® and IRONITE®; live
plants from BELL NURSERY; outdoor cushions and pillows from ARDEN
COMPANIES; and decorative outdoor patio products under the PENNINGTON®
brand. The Company provides a host of other regional and
application-specific garden brands and supplies. Participating
categories in Pet include: animal health and the brands ADAMS™, COMFORT
ZONE®, FARNAM®, HORSE HEALTH™, and VITAFLEX®; aquatics and reptile and
the brands AQUEON®, CORALIFE®, SEGREST™, and ZILLA®; bird & small animal
and the brands KAYTEE®, Forti-Diet®, and CRITTER TRAIL®; and dog & cat
and the brands TFH™, NYLABONE®, FOUR PAWS®, IMS®, CADET®, DMC™, K&H Pet
Products™, PINNACLE®, and AVODERM®. The Company also provides a host of
other application-specific pet brands and supplies. Central Garden & Pet
Company is based in Walnut Creek, California, and has approximately
5,400 employees, primarily in North America. For additional information
on Central Garden & Pet Company, including access to the Company's SEC
filings, visit the Company's website at

About the Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs®

The Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs® are 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit sister organizations dedicated to the well-being of dogs
and people alike, providing services at no cost to recipients. For over
70 years, the Guide Dog Foundation has trained and placed guide and
service dogs to provide increased independence and enhanced mobility to
people who are blind, have low vision, or have other disabilities.

The service dog programs of America's VetDogs® were created to provide
enhanced mobility and renewed independence to veterans, active-duty
service members, and first responders with disabilities, allowing them
to once again live with pride and self-reliance.

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