Donations, Donations, Donations!

Written by Lisa Baker for Sochi Dogs

Our organization couldn’t run without the generous donations from our donors and sponsors. For that reason, I’ve been spending my summer tracking down the grant, donation, and partnership opportunities. Today, I’m excited to share with you that we have three new sponsors! Stella and Chewy’s is an awesome dog food manufacturer that sent us 200 samples of their dog food to help feed the dogs in our program. 

We couldn’t be more excited and appreciative of this generous donation. Thank you, Stella and Chewy’s!

Our second donation comes from, a manufacturer of green doggie clean-up products. EarthRated is my personal choice for doggie clean-up bags. I just ordered some rolls for myself so I am really excited that they decided to help our rescue group.

Not only are their bags thick, leak-proof, and the same price or less than competitors but their bags are biodegradable and even the center of the roll is made of cardboard instead of plastic. They sell cleaners and scoopers too.

Thank you EarthRated! Our neighbours will be happy you sponsored us.

Our third new sponsor is, well… hopefully, it’s you! We’ve had quite an influx of dogs over the last few months with all the litters of puppies and the dogs that were saved as a result of the World Cup and we are in desperate need of more supplies.

To support all the dogs, we’ve partnered up with Give Back Box, an organization that turns your empty cardboard boxes into donation boxes. All you have to do is pack up your unwanted stuff and get a shipping label from Give Back Box then drop the box in the mail. Personally, I think this is a really cool way to donate things you don’t need without having to find a charity, drive and drop it off
We are accepting the following gently used or new items:

  • Dog Collars
  • Dog Harnesses
  • Dog Leashes
  • Dog Beds
  • Dog Toys
  • Blankets and Towels
  • Potty Pads
  • Unopened & unexpired Dog food

The shipping label is a flat rate of $15. It can be purchased here.  I know it sounds like a lot but you can ship it from anywhere and you can even get a tax-deductible receipt for your donation. This is a great way to get rid of those empty chewy boxes you have lying around. It’s good for us, good for you, and good for the environment. Maybe you have a few cans of unopened & unexpired dog food that your dog just didn’t like? Send them to us and tell your friends too. You can learn more about the founder of Give Back Box and her idea here.

Thank you for your support of Sochi Dogs Rescue!