8 Dog Gifts that Give Back

This holiday season, why not give a gift that’s two-in-one?

By Kristina N. Lotz, CPDT-KA | Posted: December 2, 2014, 1 p.m. PST

This holiday season, why not give a gifts that’s two-in-one? There are a lot of companies out there that give back when you purchase from them. That means your gift is not only a gift to someone special in your life, but also helps those in need.

dogs in santa suits 

Here are our top picks for companies that give back each time you purchase.

1. DOG For DOG
This company is truly something especial. If you buy one of their bags of treats or food, they donate an equal bag to a dog in need. Last year they donated 52,000 pounds of food. Fill your dog’s stocking (or a friend’s!) and fill one for a homeless pet. You can find their products at pet stores nationwide and on their site.


Dog for Dog

2. Perry Dog
Is a dog clothing line named after an adorable rescued Chihuahua, Perry.  They donate a portion of each sale to animal rescue groups and welfare organizations. This is a perfect place to shop for that Fashionista on your list.


Perry Dog

3. Rescue Chocolate
Who doesn’t want chocolate for the holidays? 100% of the net profits are donated to animal rescue organizations around the country. Plus, they have fun flavors such as Foster-iffic Peppermint and Pick Me! Pepper.


Rescue Chocolate

4. U.S. Bones
Not only is this a "Made in the USA” store, but its mission is fundraising for animal shelters and rescue groups. You can find everything from grooming supplies to dog chews on this site. Every time you shop on this site, you are making a donation to a nonprofit group.


U.S. Bones

5. The Animal Rescue Site
This site has long been known for having great gifts and giving back to animals in need. You can find practically anything on this site for anyone on your list – whether they are two-legged or four-legged. They tell you how much your purchase funds in dog food, for example 14 bowls of food for this necklace.


The Animal Rescue Site

6. Printsicle
These fun cookie cutters are sold on Etsy. Perfect for gifts or to make your holiday cookies! They sell them individually as well as the set and will give $1 to the Big Hearts Rescue and Rehabilitation is a 501c(3) non-profit animal rescue based in Tampa, FL for each cutter purchased.

Printsicle on Etsy 



Give your dog cookies a holiday twist for your holiday cookie swap or as the perfect gift for the dog-lover in your life. 

 holiday dog cookies, SugaredAndIced.com

Learn how to decorate these dog cookies at SugaredAndIced.com


7. High Hopes
This fun site has enticing you bake dog cupcakes as well as an assortment of pre-made treats that make great gifts for a dog-loving hostess or your best friend (whether he is two or four-legged). They donate 3.5% of each sale to the companies sister foundation, High Hopes for Pets Foundation, that helps local shelters and animal organizations. Since 2011 they have given out 32 grants to rescue and shelter groups.


High Hopes

8. P.L.A.Y Pet Lifestyle
Does your dog need a new bed this holiday season? P.L.A.Y has some incredible beds that your pup is sure to love. And, as part of the Warm Bellies Initiative with PetFinder, for every bed purchased, P.L.A.Y donates a comfortable mat to an animal shelter. it's the perfect gift that gives back. 




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AK   Towson, Maryland

12/8/2014 8:14:09 AM

Please check out http://collarforcollar.com, too! For every purchase they donate half of the proceeds to partner rescue organizations. Plus their t-shirts are the MOST COMFY shirts ever!!!

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Eileen - 249708   Port Perry, ON

12/3/2014 6:16:52 AM

Great ideas and a wonderful way to give back!

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