Christmas is the season of giving, and as dog-lovers, you are naturally drawn to their often-neglected cause. Many of us cannot even bear to look at Facebook posts about unloved, tortured animals and scroll quickly when they show up in our feeds because we know that the sight of these poor creatures will keep our hearts broken for a long, long time.
Now is a good time to think about helping dogs who weren’t lucky enough to have a home and a loving family that your pets do. To make Christmas donations easier, we have compiled a list of 5 interesting ways to help non-profits who sorely need our help. By purchasing gifts from organizations that share proceeds with dog charities, you are helping in a big way while fulfilling your Christmas shopping list. Even if a small donation can feed a single dog for a single day, well, it makes our enjoyment of the season so much more satisfying!
GET YOUR DOG’S PORTRAIT DONE
• Artist Jennie Griffith will do a personalized portrait of your pooch and share a portion of the profit from the sale to support and rehabilitate homeless dogs. Gift your pet his/her own portrait for Christmas and help another dog in need at the same time! To place an order, visit: Dawnhead.com.
BUY A DOG TOY
• Jax And Bones makes the perfect stocking stuffers for your pet! Beautiful dog toys with a Christmas theme are available at their online store right now. And doggie beds, blankets, pillows and so much else too. When you buy any product from Jax And Bones, a portion of the profit goes to The Rescue Train, a non-profit that is doing amazing work with dog rescue projects around United States. To shop here, visit: Jax And Bones.com.
CHOOSE GIFTS FROM THE KINDNESS KATALOG
• Operation Kindness lets you choose the perfect gift you want to give to a homeless dog in need this year. Browse through their Kindness Catalogue and find the gift that most calls to you. The money you spend will be used entirely for the purpose you have chosen – such as heartworm treatment for one dog or a full-day’s meal for two dogs etc. To see the Kindness Katalogue, visit Operation Kindness.org.
BUY SOME CHOCOLATE
• White chocolate, dark chocolate and gift chocolate galore at Rescue Chocolates.com, where 100% of the proceeds are going to Foster Dogs Inc. this year – a non-profit that is doing awe-inspiring work with spotlighting dogs in need of a home, and providing transportation, food and supplies to fostered dogs.
SWEETEN YOUR DOG’S DREAMS
• Buy the Sweet Dreams Darling aromatherapy spray bottle from Happy Spritz.com to gift your pet a good night’s sleep. Made with essential oils of chamomile and lavender, this spray has a calming, soothing effect on humans and dogs as well! For every bottle sold, the Happy Spritz apothecary helps different dog rescue organizations in a multitude of ways.