Shopping with a conscience is important whatever the time of year but especially so during the festive season. So in the spirit of ‘tis the season of giving’ it’s time to highlight the many brands that give back to dogs in need in our latest guide.
Shining the spotlight on brands that give back is something I’ve done each year since starting the blog ( both in 2017 and 2016), but I’m pleased to say that this year, there are more brands than ever combining dogs (and humans) looking and feeling good with doing good. So this year, I’m creating the ‘Ultimate Guide To Brands That Give Back To Dogs’ featuring over 25 brands, so you know where to do your shopping with a conscience all year round be it for hound, human or home. Of course I’ll keep the guide up to date as I hear of more brands embracing the giving back ethos too (and if you know of any others that should be included, let me know in the comments below).
Without further ado, whether you’re in the market for doggy accessories or something for the dog-loving human in your life but want to make sure you do some good at the same time, then this guide is for you…
Brands That Give Back To Dogs | Accessories & Dog Beds
Barbour x Battersea: Now your dog can look stylish and do good with the Barbour Wax Dog Coat which is part of the collection to support dogs in need at Battersea. There are also matching ladies welly boots available with a very cute paw print sole. For each product sold, £5 is donated to dogs in need at Battersea.
Barc London: This socially conscious stylish London accessories brand will make sure your dog is on-trend whilst doing good with 10% of profits donated to Dogs Trust. Belinha’s ‘paw’-sonal favourite has to be the pink and rose gold collar and lead set featured in the photo above.
Charley Chau: Dog bed connoisseurs Charley Chau support independent rescue charity Forever Hounds Trust with 50% of profits from their Big Memory Foam Dog Bed going to help rescue and rehome more Greyhounds and Lurchers.
Dapple Accessories: This fun bandana and bow tie brand, may not have its own website yet (DM through Insta to order), but they have big ambitions to ensure a percentage of profits are donated to pups in need.
Dogrobes: Living in rainy England, every dog should have a Dogrobes drying coat in our opinion. Even more so seeing as Dogrobes donate money to rescues from each Dogrobe sold with an impressive amount already donated for a small business.
Edie and Reggie: Jumpers to the rescue, literally! Pet accessories brand Edie and Reggie make stylish dog jumpers and donate one to a rescue for each one sold. Sizes available for mini-schanuzers and smaller dogs.
Fetch & Follow: London lifestyle dog brand Fetch & Follow are long-term supporters of London Rescue charity All Dogs Matter. Their stunning ‘I Am Loved’ brass dog tag donates £1 to the charity and they also raise much-needed funds via their dog events throughout the year as well as other initiatives.
Found My Animal: A US brand available here in the UK via online pet boutique Lead the Walk, this accessory brand is all about promoting the ‘Adopt’ message not only through donations to a long list of rescues but by having dogs spread the message themselves with the ‘Found’ tag on each of the products.
HappyStaffy.Me: German brand HappyStaffy.Me have some very stylish designer dog coats available though Styletails here in the UK and support several animal welfare organisations to help unloved and homeless dogs, especially Staffies.
The Dog Trouser Company: As featured in our Dog Trousers review, this is another pup product for rainy England and £2 from each sale is donated to the 1 Dog At A Time rescue helping Romanian rescue dogs.
Brands That Give Back To Dogs | Grooming & Well-being
Hownd: Long-term supporters of charities such as All Dogs Matter and Animals Asia, this cruelty-free grooming (and treats) brand has been on our brands that give back to dogs list from the beginning. Hownd are also the organisers of the UK wide ‘Bring Your Dog To Work Day’ which has made a real impact in terms of giving back.
Malin+Goetz: Dogs are at the centre of this apothecary brand as co-founders Matthew and Andrew have been parents for years to rescued pug Mr. Greenberg. £2 plus VAT from the sale of every bottle of Malin+Goetz dog shampoo goes to Battersea.
Pet Teezer: The Pet Teezer grooming brushes are the pet version of the famous tangle teezer for humans and a must-have for every dog owner who has a dog who needs to de-tangle or de-shed in our opinion(as featured on the blog previously here). Endorsed and tested by Battersea with royalties from all Pet Teezers sold going to the charity too.
ProPooch: We recently discovered ProPooch and are we glad we did! They have your grooming and household needs covered with their range of cruelty-free luxury grooming and household products. Not only do a percentage of all profits from products sold go to the Mayhew, but all (yes 100%) of the profits from the Aloe & Avocado Dry Wash Shampoo currently go to the Mayhew too. If that wasn’t enough, ProPooch will be supplying StreetVet with the Aloe and Avocado Dry Wash to support homeless dogs in need for each of their hubs this Christmas.
We’ve been trying the dry wash on Belinha and it is perfect for a spruce up without having to have a bath. For that reason alone Belinha is a fan and we have no doubt all doggos StreetVet helps this Christmas will be too.
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Brands That Give Back To Dogs | Treats & Food
Barney’s Biscuit Boxes: Also starring in previous give back features are Barney’s Biscuit Boxes who, after rescuing their dog Barney from a puppy farm, make sure a percentage of all biscuit sales go to supporting other rescue dogs like Barney.
Beautiful Joes: Beautiful Joes lead the way in terms of treats that give back – for every packet of treats you buy, a packet is donated to a rescue shelter. With a staggering 56,000 packets of treats given to 125 rescues around the UK so far, that’s a lot of happy doggos. Plus I’ve never known a dog refuse them and we’re definitely big fans (read our Beautiful Joes review here).
Butternut Box: These are the freshly cooked meals that do good – for every new furry customer that signs up, Butternut donate a much-needed meal to a less fortunate dog that’s homeless or in a shelter. Read more about Butternut Box from when we visited their kitchens here.
Collar Club: A subscription box of treats, toys and wellness products that has led to a fabulous programme called ‘Collars for Shelters’. For every box sold, a percentage of the profits go towards making bright and colourful collars & bandanas that will be donated to shelters to help dogs looking for a home stand out and appeal to potential adopters.
Edgard & Cooper: Eco-conscious, natural, nutritious and no-nonsense are all core values of Edgard & Cooper dog food. Charity is equally as ‘impawtent’ with 10% of profits donated to animals in need.
Pawpost: One of the first ever products that we reviewed here on the blog and the pioneer of dog subscription boxes. Not only are donations from the sale of the boxes made to charities such as All Dogs Matter but Pawpost go out of their way to select products for the boxes by brands that give back themselves such as US brand Jax & Bones.
Scrumbles: A recent newcomer into the dog food market with big ambitions. Every bag of Scrumbles sold helps dogs in need. Scrumbles donate at least 10% of profits and food to animal welfare charities with a donation target of 20,000 meals this year!
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Brands That Give Back To Dogs | Human & Home
Emma O’Brien Photography: The talented photographer behind the cover image of this guide (and many more that feature on The Dogvine) is Emma O’Brien. Emma donates a lot of her time to capturing the best side of rescue dogs looking for homes in South African shelters and has helped countless dogs find homes. Emma recently set out on a mission to create a book that was filled with inspirational stories about one of a kind rescue dogs (featured above). The result of a lot of hard work is the aptly named ‘Mutts’, a priceless addition to any dog-lovers bookshelf or coffee table filled with unique and inspirational stories of rescue dogs who have found their forever homes. I absolutely loved it and it’s definitely the ‘pawfect’ gift for any dog-lover or owner, especially those who love rescue dogs. Available on Amazon, all proceeds from the sale of Mutts go to South African Rescues CLAW and Sandton SPCA to help them with the essential work they do.
Floors for Paws: This one is less of a gift and more for when you’re thinking of re-decorating your house or apartment. Not only do Floors for Paws do stylish anti scratch and slip floors for doggos but they donate 10% of profits to The Dogs Trust. Having watched my now senior dogs slip and slide on wooden floors, a pet-friendly floor that gives back is definitely on my ‘do up the house list’.
Hoop N Loop: From the London brand that creates the fabulous dog sweatshirts embroidered with your pup’s portrait (as featured in Pop the Sausage’s Gift Guide For Dog Divas), you can also have your dog’s portrait on a cushion cover for your sofa too, with 10% of profits going to the Wild at Heart Foundation.
Radley x Dogs Trust: Every year Radley team up with Dogs Trust to create a capsule collection with 15% of the sale price of items in the collection going to the charity. This year is no different with a selection of stylish bags and coin purses to help you look good and do good at the same time.
Turnbull & Asser: Personalised pocket pet squares from the royal shirtmakers Turnball & Asser are bound to be a hit with any discerning (male) dog-owner. This gift is steeped in history dating back to an advert from 1931 discovered in the Turnbull & Asser archives which allowed customers to put their dogs on a personal pocket square. 10% of profits from the pocket squares go to the charity.
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Brands That Give Back To Dogs | Portraits
Portrait Pals: Portraits for social change are what Portrait Pals are all about. 25% of the retail price of these portraits go directly to rescue charities, in fact look out for their live portrait painting at many London dog events and watch the portrait come to life there and then.
Woof Models: Custom illustrated portraits (and add-on accessories) that show off your dog looking as fabulous as they probably think they look every day. 10% of all print sales go to a non-profit animal rescue charity with a different one selected regularly to spread the love.
Brands That Give Back To Dog | Online Rescue Charity Shops
Of course the guide wouldn’t be complete without mentioning some of our favourite Rescue & Rehoming Online Shops who provide a valuable source of income for these charities doing such pawsome work to help dogs in need. Here they are…
Do you know of any other brands that give back to dogs in need who deserve to be included in this guide? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll get them added!
Here’s a recap of the shopping links to all the brands / items featured in this guide (filter by category)…
Animal Hearted Apparel is another clothing company founded by exceptionally compassionate dog lovers who have a mission to save animals. They make fun and creative clothing and accessories for animal lovers and are dedicated to saving the lives of shelter pets. They donate 25% of proceeds from every order to a non-profit animal shelter or rescue. They have helped save thousands of shelter pets, and with your help, can save thousands more.