This year, Orvis is partnering with the Petfinder Foundation to raise $60,000 for programs benefitting shelter dogs. Every donation to our Shelter Dog initiative will be matched up to $30,000 by Orvis. Over the past 15 years, Orvis has raised in excess of $10 million for a wide variety of conservation programs, from Kodiak Island, AK, to the Florida Everglades; from the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda to the great Coral Triangle of the South Pacific; and in dozens of vital fisheries through America and the world. Details of this and past years’ Orvis Customer Matching Grant projects can be seen at www.orvis.com/commitment.
Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of more than 13,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available-pet databases. From the comfort of their personal computers, pet lovers can search for a pet that best matches their needs. They can then reference a shelter’s Web page and discover what services it offers. Petfinder also includes classified ads, discussion forums and a library of animal welfare articles.
A 135-year-old company, Grand Rapids-based BISSELL Homecare, Inc., is the top-selling brand in floor care appliances in North America with an expanding presence worldwide. As an innovator of cleaning products, BISSELL produces and sells vacuums, sweepers, deep-cleaning machines, bare floor cleaners and cleaning formulas at retail locations across the globe. The company is in its fourth generation of family leadership.
The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 145 affiliates and more than 44,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.
Since 2009 the gentle calming hug of the ThunderShirt has helped over a million dogs and cats around the world overcome their fears and anxieties. As the name ThunderShirt implies, thunder and noises was the first fear we tackled, but along the way, we found that simple pressure helped with a multitude of pet anxieties including separation, travel, vet visits and much more. Our proprietary research also uncovered that over 30% of pets suffer from one or more of these anxieties making anxiety one of the leading issues for today’s pet parents. For this reason, in addition to the ThunderShirt, we have created other products to help pet parents alleviate some of the anxiety issues their pets may experience, and we have done so under the company name of ThunderWorks. At ThunderWorks, we are committed to finding simple and safe solutions to pet parents’ every day issues because when our pets feel stressed, we feel stressed. And when we feel stressed well, we aren’t always at our best. It is our hope that our simple solutions can help maintain the bond between pet and parent. In essence, helping us all be a better human to our pets.
The Animal Rescue Site
The Animal Rescue Site funds food for shelter and sanctuary animals by donating a portion of all sales of pet supplies, clothes, gifts, home and garden items and other products sold through their online store. The site is part of the family of GreaterGood Network Stores dedicated to funding important charities and causes.