Animal Welfare

Finding Homes for All Shelter Dogs

Boston and Portland’s own Amy Sutherland has a new book out, and if you love dogs, please buy it and read it…you will be glad you did.   In writing Rescuing ‘Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes, Sutherland spent a year ‘doggedly’ researching homeless animal shelters across […]

Stockings for Shelter Animals

Want to bring purrs & woofs of joy to our local shelter animals? Team up with us & together we’ll deliver 90 Christmas stockings stuffed with toys, treats & chews to our local shelter kitties & pups.  For just $5, you can donate a stuffed kitty stocking, and for $10, you can donate a stuffed stocking for […]

Treats: Goodness Gracious

Give a handful of treats to the pet you love, and a heart full of hope to another in need… One of our favorite dog treats has a particular place in our hearts because of their commitment to supporting local animal welfare groups.  We’re talking about Goodness Gracious, located right in Marblehead, MA.  Founder Amy […]

RED Saturday Dec. 12/12 for Animals in Need

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 […]

Lilly the Hero Pit Bull & Her Kissing Booth

Weather, please work with us this time!  We’re excited to introduce everyone to Lilly the Hero Pit Bull, this Sunday March 3rd, from 2-4 pm, and to give away all the ‘love’ bandanas we cut for the previously-scheduled (and re-scheduled due to snowstorms).  Buy a kiss from Lilly’s Kissing Booth, and we’ll give you a […]

Do You Have a DINOS?

….or do you know what it’s like to be approached by a MDIF? DINOS are Dogs In Need Of Space…good dogs who for any of a number of good reasons (fear, training, health, aggression are just a few) should not be approached without an ok from their human.  And MDIFs, well they are the well-meaning […]

Postponed: St. Lilly-tines Day with Lilly the Hero Pit Bull

Blast you February, the snowiest month of the year.  You’ve again proven you are the less-than-best time to schedule an event! Stay tuned for the new date on our Lilly’s Fund-raiser & celebration of Lilly the Hero Pit Bull (which was scheduled for this afternoon). If you don’t know about Lilly, you can read her […]

Buy a Dog (or Cat) Bed this Weekend, and 20% Goes to ARL

If you’ve been thinking about a new bed for fluffy, we’ve got a great reason to buy one this weekend: We want to help The Animal Rescue League reach its year end fundraising goal, so we’re donating 20% of every bed sold this Saturday and Sunday Dec. 15-16 to ARL. We’ve got plaids and corduroys and herring bones and […]