Paw It Forward: Companies Give Back
Many manufacturers within the pet industry participate in, partner with and manage generous giveback programs for both pets and people. Keep reading for the full list of programs and partnerships, and links to each company’s charities of choice.
The Safe Shelter Program allows Advantek to partner with retailers to find deserving pet rescue groups across the country, providing the charity groups with one of the company’s Original Pet Gazebos, a portable and secure kennel
Humane Society of Naples, Fla., Pekes and Pals Fort Myers, Florida (places senior dogs), Brooke’s Legacy Naples, Puppies Behind Bars NYC, Vet Dogs, Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah
arknaturals.com, hsnaples.org, brookeslegacyanimalrescue.org, vetdogs.org, puppiesbehindbars.com, bestfriends.org
By Nature Pet Foods
Helping pets is a year round-round effort, and we're up for the challange, from donating much-needed food to supporting community dog parks.
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Supports rescue organizations worldwide
Dazzling Paws Jewelry
Glen Highland Farms, N.Y. (support health care costs for current foster dogs); UW Madison, Wis., Canine Cancer Research
dazzlingpawsjewelry.com, glenhighlandfarm.com/index.htm, uwveterinarycare.wise.edu/small-animal/cats-and-dogs/oncology/
Dog Gone Smart Pet Products
Helps find homes for rescued /abused animals
Has donated more than $1 million in product to animal charities across the country
Emerald Pet Products
For the Troops; Battle Born Boston Terriere Rescue of Nevada; On My Way Home Rescue; Austin, Texas, rescue foundations through Tomlinsons Naturally Smarter Pet Products' Annual Rescue Appreciation Week event
emeraldpet.com, forthetroops.org, onmywayhomerescue.com, tomlinsons.com
Evanger's Dog & Cat Food Co.
Alzheimer's Association, trains and employs special needs young adults, Evanger's Pet Rescue and Shelter Donation Program (not-for-profit shelters can come to the Markham, Ill., plant and pick up food and treats)
Humane Society of Utah, Animal Shelter of the Wood River, Cache Education Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, IdleWire Pet Care
fidobiotics.com, utahhumane.org, animalshelterwrv.org, cefut.org, bestfriends.org, idlewire.com
Full Moon Pet Treats
Wanagi Wolf Fund and Rescue, Oldies but Goodies Cocker Rescue, The Barking Lot, Prairie Paws Animal Shelter
fullmoonpet.com, wanagi-wolf-fund.org, cockerspanielrescue.com, thebarkinglot.net, prairiepaws.org
Annual 5k/run-walk for pets
Halo, Purely for Pets
Provides a Free Cat Claws scratching pad with cat adoptions, Scratch ‘n Bits for Cages donations, discounts for nonprofits, product donations and discounted spay/neuter vouchers.
Supports Sophie's Circle, a nonprofit dog rescue and rehabiliation organization and pet food bank in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., by sponsoring fundraising events such as Huskies vs. Shepherds Contest and the Annual Rainbow Bridge Walk, and by donating thousand of pounds of pet food and Doggie ChickenChips to Sophie's Circle pet food bank
Natural Balance Pet Foods
Supports rescues, nonprofit animal welfare organizations and guide dog programs. Partners with pet food banks across the U.S. providing product donations to shelters, rescues and other animal related organizations. On the back of every package of Natural Balance Pet Foods, you will find the words “Help me help animals” directly above Dick Van Patten’s signature. Natural Balance is committed to helping homeless, abused and neglected animals everywhere.
Nature’s Variety Instinct is proud to be the Official Pet Food Partner for Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. The company partnered with Best Friends to lead an awareness-building campaign called Long Live Pets to encourage pet adoption. More than 25,000 photos were submitted to be a part of the campaign and a highly engaging short film featuring many of these photos garnered over 4 million views on social media and 60 million views in total. To view the short film, visit longlivepets.com.
Best Friends Animal Society, Paws and Stripes, Save the Chimps, Save our Shores, Wildcat Santuary
nordicnaturals.com, bestfriends.org, pawsandstripes.org, savethechimps/org, saveourshores.org, wildcatsantuary.org
Nulo Pet Food
Silicon Valley Humane Society, Austin Pets Alive, Players for Pits, One Tail at a Time, Almost Home Foundation, The Amanda Foundation
nulo.com, austinpetsalive.org, cockerrescue.org, playersforpits.com, onetail.org, almosthomefoundation.org, amandafoundation.org
Nutro Co., The
Supports the Room to Run dog park appreciation project, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation and the Rescue Bank National Pet Food Distribution Program; donates to animal shelters and breed rescues
Oxbow Animal Health
Oxbow Rescue Grants provide up to $20,000 to nonprofit rescue organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada to help support operating needs, educational programs and capital improvements. Provides ongoing product donations, educational support and emergency support.
Bark for Your Park
Donates 2 percent of all sales to the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), which funds the training, placement and support of assistance dogs, therapy dogs, K-9 search and rescue programs, police, fire and military dogs, and other innovative canine service programs. To date, PDF has donated more than $1 million in cash grants and in-kind donations to nonprofits all over the country.
Plato Pet Treats
Provides meaningful financial and product donations to rescues and shelters. Feeds and cares for homeless dogs while enhancing the lives of U.S. veterans who need assistance animals. Plato Wags Back adopted a dog with Shelter to Soldier. Partners also include Fresno Bully Rescue and LabsandFriends.org.
P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle And You)
Warm Bellies Initiative donates a mat for each bed sold on the company’s website to a shelter around the country; partners with the Petfinder Foundation; donates a portion of sales to the International Fund for Animal Welfare; co-founded Rescue Pledge
petplay.com/giving-back, petfinderfoundation.com, ifaw.org/united-states, rescuepledge.org, petplay.com/warm-bellies
Saving Spot Donation Program—Spotting Pooches in Need. A portion of the proceeds from the company’s USA-made Saving Spot product category provides leashes to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the welfare of dogs through rescue/adoption and other community-minded canine services.
Through the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Precious Cat Litter Products directs a portion of its customers’ purchases toward curing cancer. Nearly $7 million has been donated since 2009 in pursuit of a cure. the 2014/2015 #CatsAgainstCancer campaign allows users to download a coupon to save $3 on a purchase of a 40-lb. bag of Precious Cat Ultra Litter; for every $3 saved; Precious Cat donates $3 to the MMRF.
Quaker Pet Group
Donated palettes of goDog BedZzz, goDog Toys and SuperCat products, for the opening of Denver-based shelter Maxfund; donates Sherpa pet carriers to the Natural Disaster Relief Fund for animal rescue after natural disasters; hosts a Pet of the Month Pay It Forward photo contest where the winner receives goDog, Hear Doggy, Sherpa and SuperCat prodcts of their choice, and a case of product is donated to the shelter or rescue of the winner's choice
Rescue Pet Foods
The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation
Royal Canin USA
Project Pet First
Supports more than 25 animal-related charaties, including Wags & Whiskers, Best Friends Animal Society, Creating Wellness Social Therapy Canine Program, as well as several human charities.
sojos.com, wagsmn.org, bestfriends.org, creating-wellness.net
Stella & Chewy's
Donated 1,000 bags of Dental Chews to local shelters in the St. Louis area. Stray Rescue of St. Louis and Pets Alone Sanctuary (PALS) of Hawk Point, Mo., each received 500 bags. Also works with Gifts of Love International and Landon's Helping Paws, which pairs service dogs with special needs children.
Provides collars/leads to local shelters
Best Friends Animal Society
United States War Dogs Association - Chapter 1, World Vets, Ghetto Rescue Foundation, Penang Animal Welfare Society, Noah's Ark
vetericyn.com, chapter1uswardogs.org, worldvets.org, ghettorescuefoundation.org, 4paws.com.my, noahs-ark.org
Wahl Clipper Corp.
Teams with GreaterGood.org for the Dirty Dogs Contest where shelter dogs get makeovers to increase their chances of finding a forever home multivu.com/players/English/7477051-wahl-greatergood-shelter-dog-makeovers
Through the WellPet Foundation, supports organizations and activities that promote the power of natural nutrition and the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles. Supports nonprofit organizations that encourage healthy lifestyles for pets through research, education and action
West Paw Design
Employees regularly give their time and energy by pitching in at local food banks, animal shelters, schools and even by helping build houses for those in need; donatse re-sellable pet products in pristine condition for raffles and auctions, and donates imperfect products to humane societies and shelters
Whitebridge Pet Brands
Wild Calling! Pet Foods
Humane Society of South Platte Valley
World's Best Cat Litter
GiveLitter raised 50,000 pounds of litter in seven days to donate to four different animal charities; has raised almost 427,000 lb. of litter to date.
Donates to hundreds of company-sponsored clubs and societies; supports US-ARK with funds and product