Tag Archives: charity
Posted on 16. May, 2013 by Cate.
Enormous thanks to everyone that took part in our ‘Significant Others’ contest. The response was overwhelming and as you know instead of just one winner we ended up with four – and wish there could have been more! Hope you like all the sweet messages created by our fans, we love them and are sure they will apply to [...]
Posted on 07. May, 2013 by Cate.
I can honestly say that over the past 3 years working and building blanket has been an extra special experience. This is largely due to the amount of incredibly talented, kind, caring, sincere, inspiring (and mostly crazy) people that I have had the privilege to connect with online. I am humbled by their selfless acts [...]
Posted on 30. Apr, 2013 by Cate.
So, here we go, each time we launch a new Donation by Design we skip a little higher. Each one created by incredible talent and each one very different to the last – who’d have thought you could have so many great designs for one tag! We are jumping for joy that our next design [...]
Posted on 29. Apr, 2013 by Cate.
Just a few days ago Canada Post launched a collection of stamps with the aim of promoting the importance of adopting an animal from one of the many shelters across Canada. The stamps have been designed to not only call attention to the plight of homeless pets in Canada, but also to educate the public about [...]
Posted on 21. Apr, 2013 by Cate.
On Friday I posted to our Facebook page ’Remembering Stanley’. I was saddened to hear about Stanley – the famous little dog that has been a great inspiration behind many Cath Kidston products has been featured here on the under the blanket many times and will be sadly missed. On a lighter note, after reading [...]
Posted on 10. Mar, 2013 by Cate.
These are the crew from Nearly Naked Neckwear who are lending a helping hand to one of our local rescues Victoria Pet Adoption Society. I just had to post about this today, for three reasons; One, VPAS work tirelessly to help animals in our local area and do a brilliant job, so we like to give them [...]
Posted on 06. Mar, 2013 by Cate.
The voting is over and the count is in! Now, we did only say there would be one winner, but after such an enormous effort from all of you, your friends, and your chosen rescues, we’ve decided to change the rules! As it’s all in support of such worthy causes, we decided to expand the winners [...]
Posted on 07. Jan, 2013 by Cate.
As you know, we’re very fond of the wonderful pet product designers that are using their skills to raise money for rescues and good causes. Well, let me introduce you to Jemesii Delande whose adorable creations are not only keeping wee dogs warm and snuggly in the cutest way possible, but also helping to raise money for [...]
Posted on 13. Dec, 2012 by Cate.
I’m not quite sure how I discovered Portraits by Colleen, but was immediately stopped in my tracks – firstly by her gorgeous doggy bags and then by the reason behind them – you know how much we love to find creative products that give back! After volunteering at the PSPCA, and feeling overwhelmed by the endless stream of [...]
Posted on 04. Dec, 2012 by Cate.
Introducing Donation by Design. A fun new program to raise funds for animal welfare! We continually raise awareness of the plight of sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets. More than that, we try to create a limitless stream of funding for the organizations we support, without requiring them to spend time or precious resources. Donation [...]
Posted on 27. Nov, 2012 by Cate.
Hooray for the Underdog, owned by stylist Janet and Photographer Joe, create a fabulous and funny line of greetings cards and stationery all based on helping shelter dogs get noticed in their local area. Each high quality item has a profile of the little fluffy friend featured on it too! These little dogs are [...]
Posted on 04. Oct, 2012 by Cate.
The Hendrickson brothers don’t need to focus on October being Adopt a Shelter Pet month. Quite simply, they do it all the time with Hendrick Boards! As posted by Dog Milk earlier this year the Hendrick Boards ’is on a serious mission to spread the word about the importance of pet adoption’. They’re so serious about helping [...]
Posted on 30. Sep, 2012 by Cate.
The 13 Project is an initiative from Pretty Fluffy that involves performing 13 acts of kindness towards animals before 2013. As we all know, many pet product companies (blanket included!) try to help animals all year long. So, when Serena at Pretty Fluffy contacted me I was over the moon at her genius idea to encourage individuals to [...]
Posted on 06. Aug, 2012 by Cate.
I was so excited when I saw Charlie Dog and Friends on The Daily Dog Tag yesterday that I wanted to feature them immediately! One thing about being in the pet world is that you get to see so many compassionate people doing their best to help homeless pets, and often in the most creative ways! Charlie Dog [...]
Posted on 01. Aug, 2012 by Cate.
Oooooo yeah! – super excited about these very fetching bandanas! You are probably already aware of their efforts to encourage and support pet adoption well now Found my Animal have teamed up with Billy Wolf and created a new rescue bandana to help spread the word and encourage more people to adopt. As always, they have used their [...]
Posted on 10. May, 2012 by Cate.
Cute little rescue Greyhounds Max and Molly are the inspiration for the Etsy shop The DogHouse created by Jane Jones. Using 100% cotton, cute little images of greyhounds adorn tea towels, tees, hoodies, cushions, totes, robes, treat bags and doggy bandanas! Each image has been screen printed onto the fabric by hand using non-toxic fabric ink [...]
Posted on 19. Apr, 2012 by Cate.
This post needs no introduction, the message is loud and clear! NKLA are a coalition of animal rescue organizations, city shelters and passionate individuals. Led by our best friends the Best Friends Animal Society they are dedicated to ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in LA shelters. The plan is to provide spay/neuter services [...]
Posted on 14. Apr, 2012 by Cate.
National Pet ID week starts any day and by now I think we all know that visible ID is hugely important in getting your lost pet found. With a visible ID tag you can avoid the ordeal of having your little fluffington incarcerated in an already overcrowded shelter, hoping you will find him or her [...]
Posted on 20. Mar, 2012 by Cate.
The expression ‘Lucky Dog’ springs to mind when you visit Yuppie Dog in Houston, Texas. Their facility offers boarding and daycare that has been designed to go way beyond traditional boarding. Lucky dogs checking in to Yuppie Dog’s facilities for overnight boarding will have the same great services provided as those joining in on a day-to-day basis. [...]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2012 by Cate.
I posted about the Mardi Gras Parade known as Barkus last year and couldn’t resist revisiting the celebrations again. The parade has been run for many years by the Mystic Krewe of Barkus. They are a non-profit organization who donate the proceeds from the parade registration fees, merchandise sales, and profits from The Barkus Ball to worthy [...]