Special Groupon $10 Donation to World Wildlife Fund

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In celebration of Earth Hour, Groupon is promoting a very special deal that gives back! Earth Hour is March 29 at 8:30 pm local time, and is the time that World Wildlife Fund (WWF) asks that you turn off your lights for one hour! Groupon is teaming with WWF by offering a $10 Donation Deal to the World Wildlife Fund!

Installing Solar Panels for Low-Income Families

All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by World Wildlife Fund to enable college students to install solar panels in underserved communities. Every $10 raised will support an estimated 10 watts of solar power, which students participating in the GRID Alternatives’ Solar Spring Break will install for low-income families.

The campaign’s goal is to reach $6,000, which—combined with solar incentives and in-kind donations from manufacturing partners—would cover the cost of one full spring-break project, including training materials for 10–12 students and the installation of equipment for approximately 3,000 watts of solar power for two families in communities served by GRID Alternatives. 100% of donations go directly to World Wildlife Fund. Donations are automatically applied.

Visit Groupon here for more info and to participate!

Support National Mill Dog Rescue By Gifting Christmas Music from Dahna Bender

Dahna Bender Christmas Music CD

Here’s a great gift idea that supports a fantastic animal cause! It’s a Christmas Music CD from Dahna Bender. This talented artist is using her beautiful voice to support National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR). Profits from her Christmas Giving of the Heart album go to support the work and mission of NMDR to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home discarded puppy mill dogs and to educate the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry.

I’ve been getting in the holiday spirit listening to the Christmas classics on this CD, including Silent Night, Winter Wonderland and lots more long-time favorites plus a few that were new to me.  Here’s the back cover from the album jacket so you can view the full list of songs:

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Christmas music always makes a thoughtful gift, but this one is truly a special one because it supports a cause so near and dear to all of us pet parents. The album is available on Amazon and you can learn more about the artist, her background and work, at dahnabender.com.

You can also connect with Dahna and listen to some of the songs from the album on her Facebook Page.

Celebrate National Cat Day with Products & Free Services That Give Back!

cat gifts that give back to charity

It’s a special day for cat lovers because today is National Cat Day! You can celebrate your love of cats and help support pet charities by shopping online for cat-themed gifts, products and accessories for cat lovers. Both the ASPCA and The Animal Rescue Site Store offer a great variety of cat gifts and products including t-shirts, car magnets, cat jewelry and more fun cat stuff.

Sales from these stores help support fund food, work and programs for animals and homeless pets:

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If big cats are more your thing, you can shop via the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to support the work they do on natural conservation and help protect endangered animals and their habitats. They’ve partnered with companies including Build-a-Bear Workshop, Bank of America, Threadless, eBay and more.

 free kibble for cats

If shopping isn’t in your budget right now, there are FREE ways to help support cat causes with the click of your mouse! You can answer trivia questions and earn free kibble for cats in need over at FreeKibble. And iPet Companion is a super fun website that lets you play with real live shelter cats over the internet! Here are links to Free ways to support cat charity and causes:

Know of more products, services or websites that help support cats and other homeless pets in need? Be sure to let us know by leaving a comment below!

Become an ASPCA Guardian for Less Than $1/Day and Help Save a Life!

Most of my blog posts are about how to save money on stuff you need for your pets, family and home.  Well, here’s a real bargain: Help save a life for LESS than $1 per day when you donate to ASPCA!

For over 140 years, the ASPCA has worked tirelessly to end animal cruelty. From education and care to adoption and rescue, the ASPCA is making a life-changing difference for animals across America.

Your $25 donation will mean so much to the animals right in your community. Thank you for making the ASPCA and the animals they serve a part of your life.

Click the image above to get started or learn more about becoming an ASPCA Guardian!

PetSmart DC Comics Super Heroes Dog Contest

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Head on over to the PetSmart Facebook Page and enter the DC Super Heroes Dog Contest! You could win a drawing of your dog by an official DC Comics artist or other super fun prizes!

PetSmart will donate $5 for every contest entry to PetSmart Charities, up to a total donation of $20,000 to help save homeless pets!

Supporting homeless pets makes you a hero—so what are you waiting for? Enter now!

Help Honor Military Working Dog and Their Handlers


Military Working Dogs have saved thousands of American lives since WWII, and at the same time provided companionship and support to our active duty service people. For the first time in U.S. Military history, working dogs have been elevated to National Monument status by congressional law (Public Law 110-181, Section 2877).

The bronze statues of the four primary dog breeds (Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, and Belgian Malinois) and dog handler will represent the crucial part dogs played in four major conflict periods: World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The National Monument will be dedicated in October 2013 at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, where the military working dog teams are trained.

Help Natural Balance and Petco Foundation raise One Million Dollars for the monument:

All proceeds from the sale of 12 oz. Natural Balance Limited Edition Jerky Bark Treats at Petco will be donated to fund this national monument honoring Military Working Dogs!

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