Well-Designed Pet Brands That Give Back

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Whether you’re looking for a bedazzled harness, a fluffy bed, or a cute carrier, consider the company you’re supporting before you purchase. You can put your money to good use by shopping pet brands that give back to the very market they supply. These pet apparel and accessory brands will spoil your furry friend while giving back to animals in need.


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KONG has helped chew-happy dogs—and their owners—all over the world for 36 years. Their famed natural rubber toy can be stuffed with treats and keep pets busy for hours on end. And that’s not all they do. The company donates to animal shelters, police/military K-9 organizations, pet-related nonprofits and natural disaster/emergency efforts.

2. Kurgo

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The brand that sells everything from booster seats to bandanas to beds—for dogs—also gives back to nonprofits. Kurgo donates food, toys and supplies to animal rescues, and founded the Kurgo Foundation, which assists in animal disaster relief. The organization sends funds and items to local nonprofits during a disaster.

3. ThunderShirt

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The shirt that helps curb dogs’ anxiety—and boost their look—also helps adoption organizations. ThunderShirt contributes to charitable events and donates ThunderShirts to anxious and fearful dogs in shelters.

4. Petmate

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Petmate sells grooming, travel and everyday accessories for dogs, cats, and birds. So, whether you need a snakeskin collar, a kitty kat condo or a game of tic tac toe for your bird, Petmate has you covered. The brand also supports Pilots and Paws, which transports pets from overcrowded shelters to other rescues, saving animals from euthanization due to space limitations.

5. Found My Animal

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Found My Animal is known for their trendy rope leashes made in Brooklyn, but their main focus is animal adoption. They feature animals in need of homes on their website and support animal rescue organizations.

6. Dog is Good

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Dog is Good is an apparel company for animal lovers, but they also sell pet products like cat toys and super cute/clever/customizable ID tags. They also help raise funds for and donate money to pet-related nonprofits, including animal welfare and service dog organizations.