Businesses today are more and more interested in giving back to their communities. And that includes the dog-ruvin’ community! We sniffed out 21 companies that pride themselves on supporting dogs in need, so you can know you’re spending your bones on a good cause!
Thanks to the AmazonSmile program, you can purchase products through their website and hand-select a dog rescue to receive a portion of the proceeds. Over 2,100 rescues and humane societies participate in AmazonSmile. You click. They give.
In the last six years alone, Subaru has donated over $9.2 million to the ASPCA as a part of their Share The Love partnership with the popular humane society.
Build-A-Bear proudly supports a number of good causes, including the USO and Make-A-Wish, but they’re very modest about their generous donations to dog rescues across the country. While they might not like to brag about it, shelters such as 4 Luv of Dog Rescue, Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Red Rover, and Oregon Greyhound Adoption are incredibly grateful.
For the remainder of 2014, David & Goliath will be donating 5% of all proceeds to the ASPCA when you purchase an animal-themed T-shirt.
Monkeez uses the special bond that form between children and animals to advocate for animal welfare through their children’s toys. They sell an exclusive line of toys to raise money for the Best Friends Animal Society, “the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the country.”
This clothing line for girly girls and infants gets its name from its love of pups. They use their products to encourage adoption and raise money for rescues. Currently, they’re donating $2 to the ASPCA for every garment they sell.
This cosmetic company has a special line of hand and body lotions it calls Charity Pots. One Charity Pot in particular directly supports the Beagle Freedom Project, a rescue operation which specifically rescues dogs from laboratory testing.
Vans has collaborated with the ASPCA on several products to celebrate and promote the adoption of cats and dogs everywhere! So, these fresh kicks look good AND support animal welfare.
9. Clif Bar
Known for its dog-friendly office policy, Clif Bar also encourages employees to volunteer on company time, which often results in aiding dog rescue initiatives and animal sanctuaries.
10. Ben & Jerry’s
Put another check on our list of dog-friendly office places! Ben & Jerry’s even profiles their office dogs (called K9-5ers) on their website, but they do more than that. Several Ben & Jerry’s headquarters use their legendary Free Cone Day as an adoption event to make sure local shelters find forever homes for dogs in need.
11. Zara Terez
The ASPCA puppy prints by Zara Terez can be found on skirts, dresses, leggings and shirts. So, these threads are stylin’ and they supports pups in need by celebrating adoption.
Tito’s is another company which encourages its employees to bring their dogs to work and to celebrate adoption. Based in Austin, TX, Tito’s works hand-in-paw with the local veterinary healthcare initiative Emancipet in the hopes of taking the cause nationwide.
13. Dog For Dog
Their mission: “You buy a bag of our food or treats, and we give another equal bag to a dog in need.” It can’t get any simpler than that! Their treats are tasty enough to keep you buying them for your pampered pup, which means you’ll be pampering shelter dogs, too.
14. Natural Balance
If you already treat your dog to quality Natural Balance dog food, all you need to do is start sending in your Proof of Purchase UPCs to participate in their Non-Profit Charity Rebate Program and provide cash to qualifying rescues. Whether you send in your Proof of Purchase or not, by buying Natural Balance you’re supporting a company that directly supports rescues and helps feed the dogs of guide dog associations.
Thundershirts are specifically designed to comfort dogs experiencing anxiety, preventing panic attacks and other behaviors that aren’t good for lonely pups. Which is why the makers of Thundershirt donate their product to shelter dogs suffering from anxiety across the country, making shelter dogs less anxious and more adoptable!
16. Tao Group (Marquee Nightclub)
Plan on going to Vegas any time soon? If so, spend your money at the Marquee Nightclub. The Tao Group, the owners of the Marquee and several other night clubs and restaurants throughout Las Vegas, have started the Tao Cares and Marquee Cares initiatives to support several community welfare organizations throughout Clark County, including Noah’s Animal House and many other animal charities in Southern Nevada.
17. Nestle Purina
Most folks don’t know that Nestle, the makers of fine Swiss chocolate, also own and manufacture the popular Purina dog food. Nestle Purina donates more than $13 million in products every year to animal welfare organizations. And they sponsor fun dog activities.
These makers of home care products such as vacuum cleaners, mops, and various stain removal products also run the Bissell Pet Foundation, which finds homes for pets in need. The purchase of every Bissell product results in a donation to the Bissell Pet Foundation.
More than a provider for your pet care needs, Petco goes the extra mile through the Petco Foundation to promote adoption through in-store adoption events. Petco finds homes for over 350,000 animals every year.
To ensure the community never takes a back seat to profits, Scout donates 10% of all revenue to organizations that improve the lives of animals. Most recently, Scout has donated to charities like Colorado Pet Pantry, an organization that partners with local human food pantries to provide meals to pets whose parents have fallen on hard times.
As part of a campaign to find homes for dogs who needed them, Ikea joined with existing shelters to form Home For Hope. Ikea began the campaign in Singapore by placing cardboard cutouts of adoptable dogs on furniture displays, “to show people what their home would look like with a pet in it.” The cutouts featured scannable codes for customers to track their favorite dog on their smartphone. The campaign has since spread to the United States. Hopefully, you’ll be seeing cardboard cutouts of adoptable dogs in an Ikea near you.