If you would like a donation of pet treats from our store which you can use to raise money for a charitable cause, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Pictured: Donation to Kerry's Kritters Animal Rescue.
We like to do our bit to raise money for important causes throughout the year. So we introduce limited edition treats and donate a percentage of the earnings to charity. We also team up with small businesses to conduct raffles and raise extra money for our chosen charity. Here is what we have raised so far and some information about the organisations.
Our healthy Star Cookies contained oat, flax and carrot.
Scientific studies have discovered the benefits that spending time with animals can have for mental health. This includes reducing stress hormones; release of happiness hormones and distraction from negative thoughts. Therefore Pets as Therapy was the perfect non-profit charity to raise money for, as they provide animal-focused therapy for vulnerable people. This includes taking therapy cats and dogs to visit people in care homes and hospital.
After only being open for two months, we were pleased to raise £27.89 from these purchases.
Our hanging cookie was floral shaped and decorated with rose petals and red cornflower to embrace femininity.
As a treat business for small pets, we care about the wellbeing of domestic animals. So it was concerning to learn that pets are also targeted by domestic abusers. Additionally, 1 in 3 women will be the victims of domestic abuse at some point in their lives.
The Links Group which is a non-profit organisation that helps to protect women, children and pets from domestic abuse. This includes organising foster placements to keep pets safe whilst women flee abusive relationships.
We raised £15 for the Links Group through the purchases of this item.
During the pandemic the rainbow became a mark to our NHS heroes. So we made Rainbow Cookies using vegetable and fruit colouring.
Having a friend who works as a nurse gave a unique insight into the struggles that nurses face. Our research finds that many nurses are at risk of suffering from post traumatic stress disorder due to the nature of their job, and many suffer from high levels of stress and anxiety because of the pressure they face at work. This was no doubt exacerbated during the pandemic. So we wanted to raise money for Laura Hyde who help medical workers receive free and accessible mental health support.
The sales of this item, as well as a multicoloured themed small business raffle, raised £56. Thank you to: Hazelnut Art; The Little Hamster Club; Small Paws Gifts and Tony's Delights for their contributions to the raffle.
A heart cookie to symbolise love, as well as dried flowers to create a rainbow to replicate the Pride flag.
We wanted to introduce these cookies specially for those customers who are in the LGBTQ+ community. But Pride is not just a party - it is to raise awareness to the struggles that many people in this community still face. Therefore we did not want to use this occasion merely for profit.
So we decided to put a percentage of our profits to MindOut, a small non-profit charity focused on providing free and accessible mental health support for LGBTQ+ individuals from a variety of different backgrounds. This is because those in the community are twice as likely to suffer from long-term mental health conditions, and a study found that discrimination against LGBTQ+ people is the most common form of bullying in school.
We donated £4.86 in honour of Pride Month.
These cookies were decorated in blue cornflower and yellow marigold to look like a Forget Me Not: the flowers are a symbol used to recognise the impact of Alzheimer's and Dementia.
Did you know that only £90 per year is given by the UK government to fund research into this disease? This is despite the fact that in 2025 1 million people will be living with it and it remains incurable.
We decided to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society as they not only focus on funding vital research into the disease, but also look at supporting those who are currently living with it.
From the purchases of these cookies by our wonderful customers, as well as a collaborative raffle with the wonderful Huckleberry Pawtraits, we managed to raise £71.57.
Tasty oatmeal and flax cookies with a motivational pet accessory from Just Day Dreaming Shop.
Mental Health Awareness Day heavily focuses on general well-being and common diagnosis's. Sadly, the lesser known and highly stigmatized conditions are ignored - such as OCD, which is the longest condition on average to be diagnosed and the hardest to seek treatment for. This is because of a misunderstanding within the general public and even the medical field regarding OCD.
We felt it was important to raise money for OCD Action who aim to educate about the reality of OCD and advocate for accessible OCD treatment.
From the purchases of this item and our raffle for a Care Package, we raised £17.64.
A Sunflower Treat symbolic of invisible disabilities. Decorated with carob, marigold petals and a spinach-coated beechwood stem.
Our friend Mollie was the original creator of the celebration banners for our store and used to make them for us before her condition effected the use of her hands. She was diagnosed with FND, a widely misunderstood neurological disorder with various complications. This lead to Mollie becoming housebound for 4 years due to the condition worsening and causing her to lose the use of her legs, among various other debilitating issues. For a suitable wheelchair Mollie needed over £11,000 to regain some of her independence.
Thanks to our amazing customers we were able to make a contribution of £120 to Mollie's Wheelchair Fund through our limited edition treats; our themed packages and our raffle. We would also like to acknowledge all of the other small businesses and those in the small-pet community who banded together to help raise money towards Mollie's new wheelchair.
A Girl Power imprinted cookie infused with banana and marigold petals with a choice of small-pet art from Silly Badgers Designs and Just Daydreaming Shop.
To honour this ocassion we wanted to raise money for a charitable cause that helped to protect victims of gender-based violence, as well as their pets.
The Freedom Project created by Dogs Trust helps to organise free foster placements for dogs whilst their owners flee from domestic abuse. This is to help empower women to leave abusive relationships and keep their furry companions safe.
From the purchases of this item we were pleased to make a contribution of £12.38.
A pack of heart-shaped cookies naturally coloured with vegetables and fruit; exclusive small pet art from the amazing Silly Badgers Designs and an optional hand-made chew from Too Good To Chew.
Our chosen charity for the second year running, a non-profit who provide mental health support to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
From the purchases of this item and our Pride Raffle we raised £38.03.
A treat based on the 'Forget Me Not' adopted as a symbol of the disease by the Alzheimer's Society. Including an optional Forget Me Not cage accessory decorated with non-toxic paint in the Little Gems Bakery workshop.
Our chosen charity for the second year running, they help those already living with this cruel illness, and help fund research into finding a cure.