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18 Gifts That Help Dogs In Need

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While shopping for that perfect gift for anyone on your list, consider one of these great choices, all of which help dogs in need by giving back a portion of your purchase price. So really, it’s like giving two gifts – the one you bought and the donation the company gives to a charity. And we have everything on this list – from wine and coffee to clothes and dog toys – so we are sure you can find something special for everyone! Know of any other great products that give back? Share with us in the comments. Happy shopping!

#1 – Dawghead

This a unique gift any dog lover will cherish forever. Jennie Griffith makes handmade, custom-shaped portraits of a person’s own dog! In addition to that, she donates a portion of each sale to animal rescue groups. Christmas orders need to be in as soon as possible, but she also offers handmade gift certificates (of a mini dawghead print). Dawghead.com 

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#2 – Dr. Bills’ First Aid Kit

Dr. Bill’s Dog First Aid Kit was developed by leading veterinarian Dr. Bill Bolton – a preferred provider at Vet24seven, a new app that offers live veterinary consultations via your mobile. The kit includes all the essential items for handing most minor first aid situations. For every kit bought, $2 will be donated to the Best Friends Animal Society. Drbillsdogfirstaid.com

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#3 – Jax & Bones Gingerbread Toy

Purchase this Eco-friendly toy and 10% goes back to animal rescue groups. Available at Kriser’s Natural Pet and JaxandBones.com.
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#4 –  iHeartDogs Shop

Shop our store full of great tees, sweatshirts, mugs, jewelry and more! Each purchased gives food to a dog in need, what could be better! iHeartDogs.com

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#5 – Operation Kindness

A new unique gift for the friend who has everything or the activist who wants nothing. Instead of giving them the gift, you are giving a gift to an animal in need in their name. It’s an amazing idea. Their catalog “The Kindngess Katalog” has gifts for any budget. 100% of the proceeds goes to Operation Kindness, the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas. OperationKindness.org 

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#6 – Vegan Jaunt Bag

Have someone on your list that loves purses and bags but doesn’t want anything leather? Then this is the gift for you! Made of vegan leather, this bag is stylish, practical and giving! 10% of the profits goes to Austin Pets Alive. Zinkeveryday.com

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#7 – Motley Zoo Shop

Know a rocker and an animal lover? Then check out the gift items at the Motley Zoo’s shop. They have lots of gifts and all the proceeds go to help cover the rescue’s $15,000/month vet bills. MotleyZoo.com

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#8 – Smiling Dog Coffee

Coffee lovers rejoice! Give a cup of Joe this Christmas and 25% of their proceeds are donated to the organization of your choice. SmilingDogCoffee.com 

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#9 – Rescue Chocolate

Perfect for stockings, gift baskets, or just to help you get through the shopping season – Rescue Chocolate gives 100% of their net profits to an animal rescue, which changes each month. RescueChocolate.com

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#10 – BarkBox

Give your pup, or a friend’s, the gift that keeps on giving with a subscription service to BarkBox. 10% of their profits goes to animal rescue organizations. BarkBox.com

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#11 – Landfill Dogs

For the book lover, artist, or animal activist on your list, this hardcover coffee table book is a great choice. It contains color portraits of more than 100 shelter dogs in a former landfill turned public park in Raleigh, North Carolina. This landfill was active for 14 years (1994–2008), and during this time the animal shelter brought its euthanized animals there for burial. Divided into three sections (“Recycling”, “Like New”, and “Products”), Landfill Dogs reveals the problem with associating pets as property while highlighting the souls who are lost due to animal overpopulation. In addition to the Landfill Dogs portraits, the book also contains twenty follow-up stories of dogs who found homes, and also illustrates how we came to associate pets as property. $10 from the sale of every book goes to the Heal-A-Heart Fund. Blurb.com

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#12 – I Love Tyler Madison

Many of us give clothes for Christmas, or even buy something for ourselves during the holidays. Why not pick a company that gives back? I Love Tyler Madison (Tyler and Madison are the rescue dogs of the desingers!) gives a portion of every sale to the SPCA and ASPCA. ILoveTylerMadison.com

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#13 – ONEHOPE Wine

Another gift that many people buy this time of year is wine. Why not buy one that does some good? ONEHOPE, which gives back to various nonprofits with every bottle sold, has a number of great gift items at various price points. Two gift sets they have are for dog lovers, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the ASPCA. Onehopewine.com

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#14 – Happy Spritz

Happy Spritz is an apothecary company with a collection of face + body sprays for both men and women. Their Sweet Dreams Darling aromatherapy spray can even be used on pets. It is a calming mix of lavender and chamomile essential oils and helps relax nervous dogs. As a part of their company mission, they donate a portion of our proceeds to different animal rescue organizations across Canada and the US. HappySpritz.com

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#15 – Project Blue Collar

If someone on your list is an adoption advocate, consider a gift from the Blue Collar Project. PBC is an advocacy engine for adoption. As a social enterprise company, PBC has been committed to giving back to rescue organizations from the start. Sales from their online store act as fundraisers for their rescue partners. ProjectBlueCollar.com

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#16 – RocketDog Rescue Shop

RocketDog Rescue saves dogs from death at over-crowded shelters. You can help them by purchasing a fun gift from their Zazzle store – including matching human and dog tees! The profits go directly to support the sanctuary and emergency health services. Zazzle.com

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#17 – Yuppy Puppy City Kitty

YPCK is a brand new social selling company that was designed for people who love pets and high quality pet products. Their monthly subscription program for dogs helps feed 3 needy dogs. YPCKpets.com

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#18 – Rescue Me: Tales of Rescuing the Dogs Who Became Our Teacher, Healer and Always Faithful Friends

A perfect gift for any dog lover, this book is an inspiring collection of true tales of extraordinary commitment, faith in the midst of challenges, twists of fate, second chances, and the magical joy that canine companionship brings. Net proceeds from our fundraising book benefit non-profit animal shelters and advocacy groups, as well as raise awareness about the plight of homeless dogs and what wonderful family members they make when given the chance. Amazon.com

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