Happy Friday readers – hope you have some exciting weekend plans. As for me, I’ll be sorting through over 1,200 (!) beauty products as I prepare the raffle baskets and gift bags for the upcoming Ruff’s Raffle at Martini Madness. Whew.
It’s a lot of work, but well worth it. Did you know that wht has raised over $10,000 for Los Angeles area animal rescues? We know that money has gone directly to saving the lives of homeless, helpless cats and dogs. But there’s so many more out there.
So this 4 for Friday I turned to Etsy for a few fab finds that will not only fulfill your shopping desire, but will also pay it forward a little bit – all of these Etsy shop owners offer proceeds to worthy animal rescues.
• Let’s start with this sweet pitbull watercolor painting that just tugs at my heart – there are way too many pitbulls in shelters. This 5 by 7 inch original of a rescued pitbull dog is hand painted on thick, heavy-weighted cold-pressed watercolor paper. Best of all, half of the sale cost will be donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. $50
• I could spend hours looking at DayDogDesigns store full of customizable collars created by hand using whimsical European ribbons. One of my favorites is this Chinese New Year Dragons Collar featuring a colorful ribbon of dragons against heavyweight webbing in lavender. Plus 5% of the store proceeds are donated to Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue. $14
• This silkscreen art print of Betty the Cat is sure to make Stef smile. It reminds me of her very first pet, the beloved lil’ cat called Chicken (Calicos are just so sweet!) The four color silkscreen poster is printed with non-toxic water based ink and is signed. Created by Hero Design Studio, who are also volunteers at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, all proceeds are donated to the very same shelter. $30
• Have a rescued dog or cat you adore? Wear this ‘Rescued’ Charm in honor of them. Of course, you can also add it to his or her collar and let everyone know you’re a proud rescue parent. The pewter charm reads “RESCUED” with a little paw print. And 100% of the profits from the sale will be donated to Adopt A Boxer Rescue. $5
Readers – are you a rescue lover too?
Tyna, co-founder and co-editor of wht, worries about becoming a crazy cat lady, reads at least a book a week, checks in at a Flyers fan forum every morning and is forever (some say obsessively) organizing her closets and drawers.