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Pawing It Forward~Small Businesses That Donate to Animal Rescues

Updated on November 19, 2013
Just one of the many items used in an online auction to benefit animal rescues.
Just one of the many items used in an online auction to benefit animal rescues. | Source

Even if you're a die hard chocolate lover, you'll be just as enamored with Three Scoops of Vanilla. This Colorado based small business features hand-designed jewelry items specializing in bracelets and necklaces. Erin Furman has mixed passion with purpose by hosting online auctions for various animal shelters and rescue groups. Three Scoops offers one calendar day to a non profit organization as an online shopping event. Sales from that specific day will result in a generous 25% donation, it's that simple. Leather bracelets (for both guys and gals) are the latest creations by this philanthropic gem. And loyal customers with canines anxiously await her dog collar line which is due out this year. If you're a gift-giver and shopping for someone with impeccable taste, you can't go wrong in choosing Three Scoops of Vanilla!

If you want a deal on printer ink or toner and also want to do a little something for an animal rescue, use Paw Printz Ink and you've just accomplished both! It's is a website designed to save lives of shelter animals through proceeds while saving money for their customers. This company carries a full line of inkjets, toners, drums and other supplies for printers and copiers. They can special order almost anything you need and it will not add to cost or delivery time. So, don't hold back from being a copy cat and visit Paw Printz Ink for your printing needs.


Jak of Arts Photography is located in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona. Owner, Jackie Wilson, is a seasoned photographer who uses her talent for the greater good. "Jak" donates her time by photographing adoptable pets with her "Snap a Picture, Save a Life" project. This allows the animal's personality to shine from outside the walls of shelter confinement; thus, increasing the chance for adoption. Her Etsy shop houses a variety of items at very reasonable prices and she donates a portion of her profits to animal rescues. If you're with a rescue or shelter in the Phoenix area, reach out to Jackie for some help behind the camera. After all, a picture can be worth a thousand words...or, better yet, ONE forever home.


If you're traveling through North Carolina, stop and say hello to the good folks at Russell's of Swansboro. Southern Living magazine deemed this quaint gift shoppe a must-see of the South which speaks to the beauty of their hand painted wares. You'll find quilts, bookmarks, tote bags and necklaces along with a plethora of home d├ęcor items which makes Russell's a one-stop shopping destination. This is a family business that paws it forward by donating gift certificates and gift baskets to rescue groups for fundraising. If you're looking for gifts with a personal touch from a business that touches the lives of rescued animals, take the time to sniff out Russell's of Swansboro!


Brittany Farina is a young and talented artist who makes donating to your favorite animal charity pawsitively effortless! She donates 20% of online purchases to your favorite animal charity when you place their name within the payment instructions. Brittany's inspiration comes from her rescued puppy, Lucy, whom she adopted from the Wisconsin Humane Society; hence, the catalyst for her involvement within the rescue community. Her gallery offers illustrations, portraits and sketches showcasing her enormous artistic talent. Naturally, Brittany knows we all get a thrill from a new box of crayons and offers coloring books through her online shoppe. What a concept, stress relief and charitable giving all in one!

Whether Brittany is working a pet expo, featured as a Gallery artist or being personally commissioned, she exudes an appreciation for both art and animals. For more fetching masterpieces, visit Brittany's gallery today!


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      Adam DePaolo 5 years ago

      Thanks for the write up on GlimmerDog - I wish you told us!!

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      Pages-By-Patty 5 years ago from Midwest

      Yes, her jewelry is really cool and she has quite the following. All of these businesses promote rescued animals and help that's why I love them!

      Thanks for taking a peek at my hub, Rebecca!

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Hats off to Three Scoops of Vanilla. What a great way to be a Humanitarian!

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      What a great Idea! Thank you for sharing!