The holidays are fast approaching which means it’s time to finish up your shopping. Are you still not sure what to get your pet or the dog mom or dad in your life? How about purchasing items that directly give back to animal rescue initiatives? Here are some of my favourites:
Last year when I was in LA for a track cycling training camp, I went for a walk in a mall and discovered a store that had some adorable pet accessories and saw leashes that caught my attention. They were made of a rope material and were in a variety of bright colours. Not only did they look cool, but I saw that the mission of Found My Animal was to promote animal adoption. Obviously, this resonated with me so I decided to purchase a leash.
All of their leashes are hand made and the coolest part is that the individually stamped stags on each leash represents the uniqueness of each animal and the number of animals they have helped so far.
I personally believe that as a dog owner, you can never have too many leashes. Pack Leashes are leashes made of climbing rope and have a sturdy locking carabiner. These leashes are built to last and can withstand the strongest of dogs. The leashes come a variety of colours and you can purchase them in three different lengths with two different sizes of carabiners.
What I love about Pack Leashes is that for every sale, they donate 2 pounds of dog food to a variety different no kill shelters and Humane Societies across the United States.
Do you know someone on your shopping list who’s a wine lover? Do they love candles? Then look no further than Rescued Wine soy waxed candles. Their candles come in a variety of lovely smelling scents such as Merlot and Champagne
A portion of their sales proceeds are donated directly back to a variety of animal rescue organizations. Rescued Wine is also environmentally conscious by using repurposed wine bottles to hold their candles in.
I discovered Green Trout Outfitters through Instagram a few months ago. They are a small United States based business that focuses on creating one of a kind accessories for you pets. They believe in supporting local and they support animal welfare by donating and fundraising for various shelters and animal rescue organizations.
I ordered Halloween bandanas through them and they looked amazing on my dogs. Dolly’s even glowed in he dark. How cool is that? If you are looking at getting one of a kind accessories for your pets, they can do that. All you need to do is send them a request for a customized item.
Rag + Hound is a company based out of Seattle that specializes in making handcrafted dog bandanas and blankets (for any dog moms and dads on your shopping list). If you live anywhere where the temperature drops below freezing, these bandanas are sure to keep you fur baby warm as they have bandanas that are 100% merino wool and they offer options to have vegan labels on their products instead of leather.
For every bandana sold, they donate $1 directly to Homeward Pet, which is a non-profit, no kill animal shelter in Woodinville, WA.
Have someone on your list who is a pet parent or an animal lover? Then look no further than purchasing something from Rescue Dogma. All their clothing products are designed and printed in California. They use the softest, most comfortable, eco-friendly and humane materials possible. They make advocacy wear for animal rescuers by animal rescuers.
Every month, Rescue Dogma selects an animal rescue organization that focuses on rescue, rehabilitating and rehoming animals. They then donate 10% of sales that month to that organization. During that time, they will also share stories about that rescue with all of their followers. They are not just a clothing brand, they are lifestyle brand.
Have a pet parent or animal lover on your list who loves to work out? Then something Wags & Weights would make the perfect gift. They have a variety of great workout gear for the pet lover in your life and also have just released their own blend of coffee. Not only are they big into fitness, they are big into giving back. With every item purchased, a portion of that sale goes directly to a local animal shelter and will even make the donation to the city you live in.
Along with purchasing from any of these amazing companies, please consider donating to a local animal organization in your area. That truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Happy shopping and happy holidays!