MILWAUKEE – It’s time to get Fido dressed up for a good cause. Verlo Mattress is launching “Dogtoberfest” to celebrate the opening of a new showroom in Racine, Wis. The company is partnering with the Wisconsin Humane Society and offering pet owners the chance to win a custom-made bed for themselves and one for their pooch.

The Milwaukee-based direct-to-consumer bedding company will match all donations up to $2,500 from customers donating to the humane society by rounding up their purchase. Dog owners are invited to submit a photo of their pet in costume on the Verlo Greenfield store Facebook page before Nov. 3. The humane society will help determine the winning photo. The winning pet owner will receive a free v3 queen mattress and box spring as well as a custom pet bed.

The “Dogtoberfest” celebration marks the opening of Verlo’s new showroom in Racine in the Village Center Station Shopping Center at 5630 Washington Ave. Grand opening specials at the new store also will be available at Verlo’s corporate-owned stores in Grafton, Greenfield and Wauwatosa through Nov. 3.

Verlo had planned to make the move from its previous location at 2510 S. Green Bay Road in April but paused those plans as part of the state’s Safer at Home response to the pandemic. No staffing changes were made with the move.

“We’ve been in Racine since 1994 and are glad that we can stay as close to where Verlo has been for the past 26 years,” said Dirk Stallmann, president of Verlo. “Our new location offers better access and parking for customers and improved visibility along busy Highway 20 and the intersection of Green Bay Road.”

He added that sales since the store’s soft opening are ahead of expectations, so Verlo is expanding the grand opening sale to its other corporate-owned stores in the Milwaukee area.

The grand opening sale includes a free box spring and free delivery with the purchase of any v3 or higher mattress or upgrade to an adjustable base with a credit for the cost of a box spring. Participating Verlo showrooms also will offer 20% off on all pillows and sheets. Customers at the Racine store also will receive two free pillows with a purchase of a v3 or higher mattress set.

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