Shopping for the holidays and love animals? Here are some gifts that help to give back to our beloved furry friends.
One Hope Wine
One Hope’s diverse range of wines come in a sleek bottle, and a portion of every purchase goes towards a charitable cause. With a variety of boxes and gift sets available for the holidays, One Hope is a no-brainer. Shop by blend, variety, or cause, and sit back while your dollar goes further to help this season.
Pit Bull Flower Power Gear
Photographer Sophie Gamand travels the country photographing shelter dogs. Sophie aims to normalize “bullied breeds” by photographing pit bulls in an artistic way. By buying her art, you can help her continue her mission of increasing visibility for high-risk dogs and help loving pups find forever homes. Besides, who doesn’t need a puppy calendar?
Rescue Chocolate is a stocking stuffer that everyone is sure to enjoy. Their chocolates come in a range of flavors, and all of their profits go towards animal rescue. So, you really can have your chocolate and eat it, too… Just don’t share with your dog!
Thinking about giving or signing up for a BarkBox? As a new subscriber, you can choose to donate cash or a Barkbox with your 6 or 12 month subscription. With each Barkbox, you receive at least 2 innovative toys, 2 all-natural bags of treats, and a chew, curated from each month’s unique themed collection. So sign up and either help a shelter dog gets some much needed enrichment or give cash to help with medical needs, food and transportation.
Make a Donation
Shelters are always in need of donated money, food, and gently used items. Give yourself the gift of cleaning out old towels and blankets, and donate them to your local shelter. Or, for the minimalist in your life, make a monetary donation on their behalf. Holidays are always a stressful time for shelters, so your donation is sure not to go unnoticed.
Click here to read about 5 LA-based animal nonprofits to consider donating to.
Holiday shopping somehow becomes easier when you know it’s going towards a good cause. This holiday season, we encourage you to support businesses that pay forward the favor of your purchase. Because happiness is really best when shared, right? Happy shopping, everyone!
Cover Photo by Photo by Jim Kalligas
Post updated 12/19/2019.