Puppers and Cattos

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To continue the theme from my last post I am going to highlight another company doing good for our furry pals (or not so furry if you have one of those cats that look like a Dobby from Harry Potter). This company was introduced to me by my soon-to-be sister-in-law when she sent a bag of treats for Lincoln (my exceptionally beautiful and happy Australian Shepherd) that are now her personal favorites.

The company is Open Farm Pet. They are creating ethically and sustainably sourced pet food for your pals. Now, that is a title that is thrown around quite frequently and many companies do the bare minimum to stamp that on their bag and add a few dollars to the price tag. But Open Farm Pet is TRULY ethical and sustainable. Honestly, it is better than most people food.

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How can you tell? Well, for starters, they are certified humane. This means that they take care of and can track the treatment of the animals from birth to death. During that time they also go through several audits to keep them up to standard. And this is just for the ingredients! Open Farm also allows you to see exactly where they source these ingredients. But then they take it a step farther.

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The packaging for their products is also sustainably made packaging. They confirm on their site that they have a partner in TerraCycle, who is helping provide free recycling of your pet food bags and creating new products with them.

Overall, it is food for our furry pals that is well cared for and nurtured into an amazing product, and giving new life to the packaging that would otherwise end up in landfills. Check them out and grab some treats for all of those good boys and girls.

All of the Doggos

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First, please forgive my absence. I started a new job and it took more of my time then I had anticipated. However I am back and full of positive stories and companies who are making this world a better place.

Now, some of you who know me know that I am OBSESSED with my dog, and really, all dogs. I believe they all need love and care and we are all quite capable of providing that to them. Also, as many know, (and as my new job shows) coffee is a major part of my life. So it is no shock that an ad for a company that combines these two showed up on my Instagram.

The company is called Ground & Hounds Coffee Company.

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This company donates upwards of 20% of all of their profits to organizations that rescue pups and help give them their second chance. The stats on their site show that they have donated to over 275 rescue organizations! They also use the funds to provide meals, transfers, and spay/neuter services.

The tag line of “one cup and one pup at a time” is not only catchy but it is endearing. I think it is the two of those characteristics working together is what draws me to this company. They are making a wonderful difference in the lives of our furry friends, and by extension, those of us who will own them. But also providing joy to many through our favorite morning beverage.

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One thing I also look for in all companies is how everything is sourced. I am therefore thrilled to hear that they are also a fair trade company! This means that those workers involved from the farm to the bag are paid a fair and livable wage.

If you are not yet convinced to support this incredible company, their coffee has also the cutest names such as the paper and slippers blend, the morning walk breakfast blend, or the sit and stay blend.

Go on and order yours here. I am waiting on my Morning Walk Blend to come in.