What could be better in the season of giving than giving a gift that gives back? Here are ten great gifts for the animal lover on your holiday list. Each of the items shown are $20 or less, and each one gives back to a certified 501(c)(3) humane organization. Unless otherwise noted, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each item benefits the rescue group / humane organization / shelter. You’ll find a nice selection of items from local as well as national rescues. Please note that all of the organizations have lots of other gifts available at lower and higher price points than the ones in the list, and all of the items can be purchased online.
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“Respect the Dog” t-shirts for kids and adults.
1. “Respect the Dog” t-shirts for kids and adults.
Kids and adult T’s $12. Women’s T’s $15. Proceeds benefit Secondhand Mutts, a 501c3 Cleveland based non-profit that rescues dogs whose time has run out at high-kill or at-risk city and county shelters. Organization website: http://secondhandmutts.org/
Graying Muzzles 2015 Calendar
2. Graying Muzzles 2015 Calendar.
Everyone knows that old dogs are the best! Celebrate senior canines with this 2015 calendar. Your purchase benefits Cleveland’s Sanctuary for Senior Dogs, a 501C3 organization that works to place elderly pets – who due to various circumstances find themselves homeless – into loving homes where they can live out their lives in peace. Organization website: http://www.sanctuaryforseniordogs.org
3. Finding Fido
The administrators of the Greater Cleveland service Lost & Found Ohio Pets, have compiled a guide that offers tips for preventing the loss of a pet; advice for what to do with a stray pet you’ve found; and a step-by-step plan in case the unthinkable happens, and you lose a pet. This is an instructive and important tool every family with a dog or cat should have on hand… just in case. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this book benefit The Beagle Freedom Project. 6.99.
The Beagle Freedom Project is a 501c3 non-profit. This ARME program rescues and rehomes laboratory animals. Organization website: http://www.beaglefreedomproject.org/
Tails of Joy Signature Totes
4. Tails of Joy signature totes
Each tote comes with a beaded charm. Heavy, durable, cotton canvas. 20″ across by 19″ tall, plus 10″ long double handles. Bottom expands to 7 ½” wide. Bag opens to a generous 38″ to hold all your groceries, books, carry-on, overnight, or beach items. Artwork is by Wiley Miller, the famed, award-winning cartoonist and creator of the long-running syndicated daily Non-Sequitur cartoon. $15.00 Your purchase helps 501C3 organization Tails of Joy feed a dog for two weeks, or a cat for three weeks, while they wait for their forever homes. Four totes allows us to free a dog or cat from a city shelter and get him or her into rescue. Organization website: http://www.tailsofjoy.net
“It’s a Dog’s Life” items
5. “It’s a dog’s life” coffee mug or mousepad.
Coffee mug is 11 oz ceramic with anti-tethering artwork. Dishwasher & microwave safe. Mousepad is 9.25″ x 7.75″ optical friendly durable cloth top with rubber non-slip backing. Machine washable. Your purchase benefits Dogs Deserve Better. 13.99 Dogs Deserve Better is a 501C3 non-profit dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our best friend into the home and family. Organization’s Website: http://www.dogsdeservebetter.com
Marilyn’s Munchies: A cookbook for peeps and their pups
6. Marilyn’s Munchies: A cookbook for peeps and their pups
Marilyn’s Voice is a Greater Cleveland rescue that has created a recipe book for both humans and their furry friends. The cookbook features appetizers, main courses, desserts and dog treats. Examples include chicken tortilla soup, cheeseburger and fries casserole, western barbecue chicken pizza, gooey choco-caramel cake and Sheba’s dog food from scratch! We also have a few vegan and vegetarian recipes included too. $18.50 Your purchase benefits Mentor’s Marilyn’s Voice , a 501C3 non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates puppy mill dogs. Organization’s webite: http://marilynsvoice.org
Electric Paws Tie Dye Blanket
7. Electric Paws Tie Dye Blanket
SuperCozy™ Electric Paws Tie Dye Blanket has paws-itive vibrations and the grooviest colors in fuzzy, fabulous, photo-printed micro-fleece. Hem-stitched for durability with bold rainbow tie-dye for a vibrant message of animal rescue support, our blanket brightens and warms.
• 100% polyester fleece
• 50″ x 60″ (127 x 152 cm)
• Machine wash warm; do not bleach; tumble dry low; do not dry clean
12.99 Your purchase provides 14 bowls of food to shelter animals which will be donated by the Animal Rescue Site. Greater Good’s Animal Rescue Site website: https://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/store/ars/site
Aluminum Sport Bottle
8. Aluminum Sport Bottle
Best Friends’ Animal Society aluminum bottle with flip-top lid will keep your water cooler longer and your heart warm forever. Holds 25 ounces of water. $13.99
NOTE: 50% of all proceeds from Best Friends gear purchases go directly to Best Friend’s Animal Society, a 501C3 dedicated to saving the lives of shelter animals. Organization’s website: http://bestfriends.org/What-We-Do/Our-Work/
Purple Paw Puffy Slippers
9. Purple Paw Puffy Slippers.
With the quilted warmth of a sleeping bag and the puffy lightness of a cloud, your feet practically beg to be slipped into these slippers. Convenient details like a drawstring cuff and anti-slip sole make for unprecedented comfort. The featherweight design also features two embroidered paws, showing your love for animals even while lounging.
• US women’s whole sizes 6 to 10
• Nylon & microsuede
• Dotted PVC anti-slip sole
• Designed exclusively for The Animal Rescue Site
• Drawstring cuff
• 11.99 Your purchase provides 14 bowls of food to shelter animals donated by The Animal Rescue Site.
Greater Good’s Animal Rescue Site website: https://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/store/ars/site
Pilots N Paws T-shirt
10. Pilots N Paws t-Shirt
T Shirt Circle Logo: Sky Blue or Gray
Gilden 6.1 oz Ultra Cotton T Shirt. Circular Pilots N Paws Logo on front, and PNP website address on the back. 100% preshrunk cotton, Seamless collar and double-needle stitching throughout, Taped shoulder-to-shoulder. 16.95. your purchase helps to further the mission of the Pilots N Paws organization, a group of volunteer pilots who fly animals from rescues and shelters to their forever homes anywhere in the country. Organization’s website: http://www.pilotsnpaws.org/