This is a crazy time of year, isn’t it? All the hustle-bustle is more than just a phrase from a song repeating too often on the radio! So much to do, so many errands to run and places to go, so many people to see and gatherings to attend. And then there’s the gift-giving… Need gift ideas for pet lovers? You can’t go wrong with a donation to an organization that represents their favorite cause – in their name.
Making a donation to an animal welfare organization is a unique way to show you care. And that you truly respect your family member/friend/coworker’s deep commitment to, and concern for, pets. This gift in their name can help the organization do something for pets that may eventually even resonate personally about their own pet.
There’s no better gift than one which recognizes a person’s interests and preferences.
It’s not a bad idea as a gift to yourself, either…
A few suggestions to consider:
Fighting animal cruelty, promoting pet adoption, and helping you take good care of your pets.
National animal welfare organization, runs no-kill animal sanctuary & programs to end the killing in America’s shelters.
Actively addresses the abuse and suffering of pet shop and puppy mill dogs through investigations, education, media relations, legislative involvement, puppy mill dog rescues, consumer assistance and pet industry employee relations.
National animal welfare organization celebrating animals and confronting cruelty.
One of the only international animal protection organizations in the world working to protect all animals—including animals in laboratories, farm animals, companion animals, and wildlife.
Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science to advance animal health. The Foundation is a global leader in funding scientific studies for companion animals, horses and wildlife.
Committed to advancing Feline health research, medicine, and education.
In the Chicago metropolitan region:
An all-volunteer, no-kill, 501c3 dog and cat rescue organization.
Dedicated to creating awareness for the compassionate, loyal, and misunderstood dogs labeled “pit bulls”, and working with them to assist abused children.
The CASA mission is to reduce, and eventually eliminate, needless euthanasia of companion animals and to encourage cooperation to find homes for every adoptable animal.
In the UK
Largest dog welfare charity in the UK.
(Bonus: You don’t have to mess around with gift-wrapping)
**For more animal-related organizations, check out the curated list at
Happy last-minute holiday shopping!
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