How to Buy Items that Give Back to Animals

How to Buy Items that Give Back to Animals

Homeless and endangered animals need your help. On the brink of death, in need of medical attention, and desperate for a loving family, these animals often come from abusive, neglectful situations. Caring for the more than abused and neglected, homeless animals comes at a price. Do your part to help care for these animals by purchasing products that financially support the organizations that care for them. (Or go ahead and visit the local shelter or organization to adopt a pet of your own.)

Find a few great places to buy products from organizations that support animals on the following list.

Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies advocates for the lives and well-being of cats. Their services range from assisting homeless cats to helping cat shelters, cats in disaster, and advocating for more cat-friendly policies. T-shirts, mugs, posters, and other goods from the ACA shop help fund their advocacy work.

The Mountain

The Mountain is a graphic t-shirt and hoodie online shop. They specialize in animal themed graphic t-shirts. They focus on green manufacturing and they give back to charitable organizations with each t-shirt purchase. You can show your love for animals with one of their t-shirts, while also giving back.

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

A hot cup of coffee starts the day for most people. Grounds and Hounds help make the day great with a delicious cup of Java. Every purchase helps a local pet or shelter in need because 20% of all profits are donated to charities.

Visit the Local Zoo Gift Shop

Not only do animals at the zoo benefit from funds from gift shop purchases, but wild animals also receive help. Conservation is important at zoos and a big part of their budget. Shop at your local zoo gift shop to support endangered animals across the country.

Society for Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals

Founded in 1974, SICSA offers programs and services to adoptive pet families. The organization also promotes the adoption of animals. SICSA accepts donations and has a great online shop filled with items ranging from cat and dog food to pet toys to handmade items and coffee!

Shine for Dogs

100% of all profits earned at Shine for Dogs go directly to animal shelters to help homeless animals in need. The Shine for Dogs store includes a variety of items to satisfy the needs of every dog lover out there.

The Animal Rescue Site

Shop at The Animal Rescue Site and every item you purchase equals a donation of up to 35 bowls of food to area shelters. The store is chocked-full of items for your pet and home, including face masks, holiday ornaments, dog sweaters, and more.

Susie’s Senior Dogs

A 401(k)-nonprofit organization, Susie’s Senior Dogs sponsors older homeless dogs who are often not adopted due to their age. The SSD giftshop offers sweatshirts for your pooch in assorted sizes, colors, and styles. All purchases benefit the animals at the shelter.

MUTTS

MUTTS supports humane organizations, rescue groups, and shelters across the U.S. They offer a shop filled with apparel, artwork, and books by Patrick McDonnell.

Shopping at one or more of the above organizations provides a great gift for the animal lover in your life. Purchase gifts for birthdays, Christmas, and just because. You will find tons of goodies for your own pets, too. The best part? You feel good when shopping at any of these organizations knowing your money helps our furry friends that need our help. Many other businesses and organizations also offer support for animals in addition to those outlined here. If you are an animal lover, shop wisely at one of these stores!

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