For Immediate Release:
April 5, 2017

(Orlando, FL) – Eighteen members of Tile Council of North America, Inc. (TCNA) will donate beautiful, one of a kind tiled doghouses to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando at Coverings 2017 in Orlando, FL. The participating companies include: AlysEdwards Tile & Stone (booth # 4400), Appomattox Tile Art (booth # 4406), BonTon (booth # 4112), Casa Ceramica (booth # 4512), Cider Press Tile (booth # 4412), Crossville, Inc. (booth # 2600), Del Conca USA (booth # 1215), Florim USA (booth # 1228), Iconic Design Concepts (booth # 4306), Lunada Bay Tile (booth # 3700), Marazzi (booth # 2100), Shenfeld Studio (booth # 4206), StonePeak Ceramics (booth # 2610), Stonexchange (booth # 4200), Syzygy Tile (booth # 4213), Vitromex (booth # 3712), Wizard Enterprise (booth # 4409), and Wonder Porcelain (booth # 2605).

The forms used to make these doghouses were manufactured by Wedi (booth #2932) and contributed by Wedi and TCNA.

“Each year at Coverings TCNA’s members selflessly give back to the local community through countless hours of designing and creating timeless works of art such as these doghouses,” said TCNA Executive Director Eric Astrachan. “This year we are pleased to donate these incredible examples of the versatility and beauty of tile to the Pet Alliance to assist them in their mission to help Orlando area pets. We are very happy to contribute with our members to such a worthy cause.”

“Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is grateful to TCNA for choosing us as their partner on this project,” remarked Pet Alliance Executive Director, Stephen Bardy. “Each year thousands of cats and dogs are surrendered to Pet Alliance. It is support from community members and businesses that allows us to do the important work of providing care and shelter for these pets while they wait for their new homes. Thank you to TCNA and its members for their commitment to helping pets in need.”

During the show the doghouses (along with some furry friends from Pet Alliance!), will be on display in the TCNA Art Tile Courtyard (#4209), where a donation ceremony will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6th.

About the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

As the go-to pet experts across Central Florida, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando does good things for dogs and cats and the people who love them. Formerly the SPCA of Central Florida, its goal is to provide compassionate and knowledgeable services for pets and to be leaders in innovative animal care and veterinary medicine. More than 8,000 homeless dogs and cats will turn to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for caring, compassion, and hope through our animal shelters this year. Our highly skilled veterinarians will help and heal an additional 45,000 animals in our veterinary clinics. Providing shelter for animals in crisis, disaster response services, and a pet food pantry for dogs and cats in need, we will help thousands of additional animals this year.

For more information about the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, please visit


For more information, contact:
Roxanne Shiflet
(864) 646-8453