At Dreamforce 2022, Accenture launched their AccenturePets initiative, demonstrating their partnership with Salesforce to promote the transparency of sustainability in production, marketing, and transactions, all with an animal care and wellness theme.
Throughout the three-day conference, thousands of Dreamforce attendees were lured to the Accenture booth to meet the stars of the show. We had the most gorgeous set up in the “Dreamforce National Park,” just steps away from a 30-foot waterfall. Our local rescue partner, DPS – Doggie Protective Services, brought in seven of the cuddliest nine-week-old chocolate Goldendoodle puppies. We also had three smaller dogs, including one named “Billy” who had special needs but was loved by all. These puppies were rescued into the care of DPS and at the time of this event, were living in loving foster homes.
Dreamforce attendees got to snuggle, play fetch, and take selfies with puppies with Nursery Rhyme inspired names like “Humpty Dumpty,” “Little Jack Horner,” and “This Little Piggy.” The puppies had the time of their lives playing with new friends, learning how to socialize with unfamiliar humans, and getting all the snuggles they could have dreamed of during naptime. And after a few minutes of sweet naptime on a human lap, they got another burst of energy and it was playtime all over again.
We especially loved this partnership with Accenture because their mission aligned with ours to do something that people can feel good about, particularly helping pets in need! Accenture’s sponsorship helped Doggie Protective Services cover medical, food, transportation, and other costs for homeless pets they rescue every day. In addition to the sponsorship, Dreamforce attendees who stopped by voluntarily donated a total of $1500 to the rescue via Venmo and on-site donations! We are still so proud of the success of this event! Everyone–puppies included–had such a wonderful time hanging out with the Accenture team. It was awesome to see a sustainability effort in action and we’re PROUD to have been a part of it!