Monday, November 4, 2013

Charity Christmas Gift Ideas for Eco-friendly Dog Owners

Several years ago my son had a teacher that requested that instead of the typical teacher Christmas gifts, all the kids bring her gifts that she could donate to the local Humane Society. The kids were excited to wrap dog toys, cat food, and other goodies and the teacher was happy to help animals in her community. it was truly a win-win for everyone! More and more people I know are asking for Charity type gifts and you can save a lot of green this Christmas by saving money and the Earth by giving a charity Christmas gift. For eco-friendly dog owners (and pet lovers in general), consider the following charity related Christmas gifts:
  • Make a donation in their honor to a local Humane Society or Pet Rescue Group.
  • For the a pet owner that is also a Veteran, consider a donation to Pets for Vets.
  • Donations to Pilots and Paws can help pets all across the country and the donations are tax-deductible. Consider an little gift basket with a plane theme (maybe homemade plane-shaped dog treats) for Christmas with a card that says a donation has been made on their behalf.
  • Through Heifer International you can provide a needy family with an animal, so this charity gift is great for someone that has a passion for all lives, both humans and animals.
  • Buy an eco-friendly dog collar from Wagging Green. Not only are their products Earth friendly, but they also donate 5% of their profits to green charities!
  • For dog lovers that live in cold climates, consider a dog coat or scarf from Big Bad Wolf. They are a certified B corporation and part of Green America, so when you buy a product from them you know the effect that product has on the Earth has been evaluated and considered from start to finish and beyond.
This is just a short list to get you started. I would love comments below with more eco-friendly charity gift ideas!