Black Friday is a kind of empty-feeling holiday for us. We get the idea as retailers, but our inspiration to become a business was out of a desire to have an impact on animals & our communities. So this year, as a response, we are throwing a RED Saturday on Dec. 12, when 20% of all red items sold in both stores will be donated to our local ARL (Animal Refuge League in Portland, and Animal Rescue League in Boston). We’re also collecting donations of food, toys & bedding, and giving away free samples & door prizes. Big thanks to Stella & Chewy’s for their beautiful gift baskets and samples!