Smiles and happiness with Oliver Poons #YellowHatsforCats

Have you ever seen a cat in a yellow hat? I hadn’t until I came across the Oliver Poons Children’s Company. Founded by Lauryn Alyssa Wendus, the company is dedicated to providing smiles and happiness through their children’s books for young readers, along with their educational workbooks and games. Oliver Poons, the main character in the books, was inspired by Lauryn’s own adopted cat, Oliver.

What I love about this company is that they partner with animal shelters and rescue groups across the U.S. and donate 15% of their online sales. And the buyer gets to choose the shelter or rescue!

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OC Shelter Partners – Helping People Keep Their Pets

The car comes to a stop, the back door opens and in reaches a woman’s shaking hand to pick up the carrier that’s buckled in on the back seat. Inside, a kitty meows and scratches at the carrier door, unsure of what is happening. Tears fill the woman’s eyes as she turns and faces the shelter, ashamed, but uncertain of what else to do.

Enter OC Shelter Partners, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit that works to keep pets with their people. Founded in November 2015, the group has already kept over 1,000 animals from entering the shelter. Continue reading “OC Shelter Partners – Helping People Keep Their Pets”

Honest Pet Products Review and Giveaway

When we were given the opportunity to review a set of Honest Pet Products cat toys, we jumped at the chance to learn more about this company that operates on three main principles: To be true to our PETS ~ To be true to our PLANET ~ To be true to our PEOPLE.

Founder Mary Wolff talks here on the blog about starting Honest Pet Products and her promise to make a difference. Then stay tuned as Sophie reviews the toys. And be sure to enter our giveaway for your own set of cat toys from Honest Pet Products!

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One lucky reader will win this set of cat toys!

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Giving Back with Door Buddy (and a giveaway!)

One of the great things about attending BlogPaws is getting to know the person behind a company. When I met Shanelle Johnson last month at the conference, we happened to be sitting at the same breakfast table. We struck up a conversation, and I didn’t know at the time that I had her company’s product sitting in one of my swag bags, compliments of the Cat Writer’s Association (CWA).

Shanelle and her husband Scott Johnson started their company Wittle LLC, with their product, Door Buddy, launching in October 2015. While they have a great and unique product, what also struck me about their company is that they are committed to giving back. Continue reading “Giving Back with Door Buddy (and a giveaway!)”

Wings of Rescue: Providing Freedom for 400 Cats and Dogs

kittens in a carrierMany of you may have heard about Wings of Rescue, which is a 501(c)3 group of volunteer pilots who perform life-saving airlifts, transporting high-risk shelter pets from one region to another.

To date, Wings of Rescue has saved 19,882 pets!

Starting tomorrow, Friday, July 8th, Wings of Rescue will be flying over 400 cats and dogs to new locations to save their lives.

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