Charlie Dog and Friends, LLC is a company created by Suzy Allman that makes "soft toys that save lives."
Their unique, hand-crafted and adorable stuffed dogs and cats, designed by Kathy Voerg, are plush versions of real-life animal shelter adoption success stories. A portion of the proceeds goes towards helping homeless pets find their fur-ever home. From every toy sold, five dollars is donated to the rescue organization named by the adopter, and five dollars is donated to Second Chance Rescue, a New York based rescue organization that pulls and places dogs from the euthanasia list at the NYC Animal Care & Control.
In addition to their stuffed toys, they also make bracelets for humans. They look just like dog collars, but they're for people. They're embroidered with a very important message: Adopt! Where your bracelet proudly and share why it's best to adopt and not shop.
The company began as a way of funding transports, which are emergency chauffeur services for dogs and cats rescued from death row in NYC, who need transportation to their new homes. It was created to "act as an engine for raising money for animal rescue causes, and to help spread the word: that shelter pets make the world's best friends." Isn't that the truth!?
Charlie Dog and Friends also offers free transportation for homeless, "SUPER URGENT," animals from New York City shelters and rescue groups to their new homes. Please see their Facebook page for details. While you're there, "like" their page and help spread the word! https://www.facebook.com/CharlieDogandFriends
The plush toys and bracelets are now available from their website, in no-kill animal shelters, in select retail outlets and from hand-picked rescue organizations. '
Place your first order today and help take part in saving another shelter animal so desperate for a deserving home!
Photo credit: Charlie Dog and Friends, LLC