This is NOT a sponsored post. I’m sharing this information about DOGforDOG because I think it’s a spectacular business model and I want to help spread the word.
You probably know that I’m a veterinary technician who works in animal welfare when I’m not blogging. What you probably don’t know is that I had a whole career before this one.
I hold degrees in Sociology and Anthropology, with a special emphasis on women’s studies, gender studies and Afro-Carribean religious art. My education prepared me to enter graduate and doctoral programs, which I had no interest in. I also didn’t care to teach. So I bounced around. I did a lot of things. I followed shiny objects for about 15 years.
In my mid-thirties, I experienced one of those cataclysmic years where your entire world is unhinged by a series of events. In those times of your life, you get to know who you are, what your values are and what you need to change about your life in order to sleep comfortably in your own skin at night.
In a previous blog post, I once wrote:
“In my mid-thirties, in the autumn of a particularly bad year, I realized that I had spent too many years working a series of jobs that were neither dead end nor inspiring. I had been feeding my belly but not my soul. Since I was already in the midst of reimagining and reconstructing my life, I decided to make a different and better choice: I wanted to work with animals in need. Sheltering, rescue, investigations, I wasn’t sure. I just knew that there were millions of animals who needed an advocate and I wanted to try to be a voice for them. I enrolled in a local veterinary technology program and I excelled.”
My blog is an extension of my commitment to improving the lives of animals. One reason I blog is to give voice to dogs in general, but specifically deaf dogs. Working in an animal shelter, I know too well the challenges of caring for homeless dogs. Food, toys, leashes, collars, blankets, towels, treats, laundry detergent; the list of much needed supplies continues on. Money is tight and tough decisions about how to spend what little you have are plentiful.
Every single shelter and private rescue needs donations. And now there is a company that makes giving to homeless dogs incredibly easy. All you have to do is buy a bag of food for your dog from DOGforDOG and when you do, they will donate an identical bag to a shelter or rescue. The same applies for treats.
Who is DOGforDOG?
DOGforDOG was founded in 2001 and, according to it’s mission statement, “is a mission-based dog food and treat company that donates a bag of its all natural, American-made DOGSFOOD to a dog in need with each purchase.”
DOGforDOG produces a premium kibble dog food made with the highest quality meats, veggies and fruit without any corn, soy or wheat products. There is even a grain-free variety for dogs who can’t tolerate grains or for pet parents who prefer a grain-free diet for their dogs.
The cool thing here is that for every bag (or treat) you buy, DOGforDOG donates an identical bag to a shelter or rescue. In 2014, they donated 607,262 meals to homeless dogs. At two meals a day, that’s over 300,000 dogs!
In addition to high-quality dog food, DOGforDOG also offers treats like DOGSBUTTER, DOGSTREAT and the very exciting DOGSBAR. And again in the spirit of giving, when you purchase one of these products, DOGforDOG will donate an identical one to a homeless dog!
I really respond to DOGforDOG’s business model that focuses on providing your beloved pet with good food and also puts their money where their mouth is when it comes to helping homeless animals. We all can do something to help end the homeless animal crisis. One incredibly easy way that you can help us to try DOGforDOG.
If you do, tell them I sent you. And don’t forget to leave a comment below with your thoughts, especially if you order some DOGforDOG food or treats.
One final thought…
Throughout the month of June, DOGforDOG is sponsoring an Instagram photo challenge. Share a photo of your pup on Instagram and use the hashtag #DOGforDOGpaws. For every photo posted, they will donate a meal to a dog in need.
Here is one of mine. If you participate, tag @dogandhisboy in it. Don’t forget to connect with me on Instagram here.
Connect with DOGforDOG here: