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etsy for charity

Say no more!  I’ve been scouring one of my favourite places on the web, Etsy, for super happy fun items that tick all three of those boxes.  I know what you’re thinking, “what’s this got to do with happy, healthy pets?” or maybe you’re thinking “I like peanut butter sandwiches,” or “oops, that wasn’t a fart”.  The latter two I can’t help you with, but I can address your first question.

Firstly, I love supporting animal charities, and you probably do too if you’re here reading my stuff.

Secondly, who doesn’t love to dabble in a little online shopping and receive exciting parcels on their doorstep?

And thirdly, in full disclosure, some of the links you will find in this article are affiliate links.  This means, at no cost whatsoever to you, if you click one of these links and purchase something from anywhere on Etsy, I will receive a small commision. Thanks for your support dudes!


1. VW Beetle Pet Bed

car pet bed etsy


If you don’t think this is cute, you have a cold, dead heart of stone. Handmade by Whiscraft, this is the “only car in the world in which your pet can drive, with lifetime guarantee that our VW beetle will zoom your pet chasing the Zs and crash into dreamland.”  This description kind of makes me want to sleep in one myself, although I’d probably rather carefully parallel park in dreamland than crash, but what the heck – YOLO!

The beautiful items in this shop are handmade from unsold or excess product from textile mills and unused portions from garment manufacturers.  ALL profits go to Whiskers’ Syndicate, a sanctuary that saves abused, neglected and stray animals in Bandung, Indonesia.


2. Green Dinosaur Dog Collar

dinosaur dog collar etsy

This super cute, handmade dinosaur collar is one of many great designs available at Canine Design. From batman to frogs to fire engines to love hearts, there’s something for everyone.  I just happen to have a penchant for creatures from the Cretaceous, but whatever floats your boat, you’ll find it here.  Every month these guys support a different animal rescue to donate 10% of that month’s sales to.

3. Oak Doggie Bowl Stand

Dog bowl stand etsy

Although laineyspawtique mostly make gourmet dog cookies, we live a little too far away here in Australia to sample them.  But, they also have this beautiful hand crafted oak bowl stand, which adds a bit of style to meal times!  Your dog will feel like he’s dining in 5 star luxury at every meal.  The downside is, he may complain to the manager if you don’t turn down his  bed and leave a chocolate* on his pillow after becoming accustomed to such grandeur.  5% of all sales goes to a charity of the month, which is announced at the beginning of every month.  This is in honor of shop owner Judy’s own furkids who have suffered cancer and diabetes.

*Do not, I repeat DO NOT, leave a chocolate on your dog’s pillow, no matter how nicely he asks.

4. Big Bad Wolf Collar

big bad wolf collar etsy

Fully adjustable and triple stitched for durability, The Mod Dog’s outrageously adorable dog collars come with a one year warranty.  There are so many to choose from, I could fit my dogs out with an entire ‘collar wardrobe.’  Having a special soft spot for those devilishly handsome dogs that are Weimaraners, a percentage of all sales goes to owner Kyra’s local Weimaraner rescue in Atlanta.

5. Bunny Print

bunny print etsyWhat’s up doc?  This sweet portrait of a shelter bunny comes as a print signed by the artist, Dana.  10% of all sales at Inspired Pet Portraits goes to charity.  The donation for this print will go straight to the animal shelter from which this little bunny was found (and at which Dana is a volunteer).  There are also many other amazing prints available, including some cows and piggies that are so cute just looking at them might make you poop a rainbow.

6. Dog Bow Tie

dog bow tie etsy

Look. At. That. Face!  I wanna smooch it so bad.  So, is your pet invited to all the picnics and bbqs this year?  Help them to look the part like this debonair gent with the appropriate attire.  “OMGtotesadorable exists to help those people who give their time, money and lives to help take care of unwanted, sick and lonely animals.”  These Canadians LOVE animals, and half of all shop proceeds go to a different animal charity every month.  This month it is Zooh Corner rabbit rescue.


7. Happy Bunny Catnip Toy

catnip toy etsy

At The Dots shop, there are loads and loads of really cute, handmade catnip toys.  I particularly liked this vintagey looking one with it’s important life lesson that even bunnies in aprons must water their gardens to make them grow.  If that’s not your bag, never fear, there is something to suit every taste.  A portion of the proceeds from all catnip toys goes some of their various local animal charities, including The Acme Foundation, Cat Town, and Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.


8. Pink Bling Collar

rhinestone dog collar etsy

Let your dog’s inner diva shine with this glamorous rhinestone collar from Wagologie. With many matching accessories available and sizes for big dogs as well as small, you can’t go wrong.  Owner Lauren regularly donates collars to rescue and dog organizations all over the US.

9. Cat Pop Art

cat pop art etsy

Ok, this shop is just amazing! ‘Paw Prints Project – tails from the pound’, was inspired by it’s owners’ volunteer work at their local animal shelter.  “There are so many beautiful faces there – each with it’s own tale to tell”.  10% of every purchase is donated to the shelter.  As well as prints of superbly gorgeous shelter animals, custom portraits of your own pet are also available in their vibrant, modern style.

10. Pet Get Well Bag – Personalized!

personalized pet get well bag etsy

There is loads of cool pet stuff to be found at Sookiedog, but these little bags in particular caught my eye.  They were first made and filled with treats for a dog belonging to a veterinarian and friend of the shop owner’s whose leg was amputated due to bone cancer.  A very thoughtful gift I think!

Do you own an Etsy shop or other online store that supports an animal charity?  If so please leave a comment so we can all drop by for a browse!



Joanna Paul

Dr. Joanna Paul BVSc (hons) BSc

Jo is a practicing small animal veterinarian based in Melbourne, Australia. Working in partnership with loving pet owners to ensure their fur-kids remain happy, healthy family members life-long is what brings her joy. Well, that and taking naps. Jo strongly believes that helping to maintain the wonderful bond between a pet and their human is reason enough for a happy dance.

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  • Serena | Pretty Fluffy

    So many great finds Jo!

    • Joanna Paul

      I could spend all day on Etsy – it’s dangerous! 🙂

  • M. K. Clinton

    What awesome finds!! This is why I try not to spend too much time on Etsy…I want EVERYTHING! Haha! I love the car, Bentley would look so cool in that bug!

  • weliveinaflat

    The big bad wolf collar is really cute 🙂 Interesting how you have find shops from different corners of the world on Etsy 🙂

  • David Ryan

    I’d love to get my dogs that bowl stand. Also that bow tie. Cute!

  • Rascal and Rocco

    Oh and Congrats on being the featured favorite today!

    • Joanna Paul

      Thanks guys!
      I’m very honored to get a shout out on the fantastic Pet Parade 🙂

  • Rascal and Rocco

    I Love the Beetle bed! And so great that all these help animal charities. Maybe I need to do some shopping. Thank you for sharing on the Pet Parade ~Rascal and Rocco

    • Joanna Paul

      That bed looks really comfortable as well as being super cute, doesn’t it 🙂 And Josie makes them purely to help cats in her sanctuary.

  • Bailey

    That VW bed is so cute.

    • Joanna Paul

      I agree, but I don’t think they don’t make them big enough for me to fit in!

  • Reply

    Oh I absolutely love the oak bowl stand!!! Gorgeous! The rest of them too! Great finds!
    Thanks for linking up to our pet parade!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    • Joanna Paul

      It’s beautiful isn’t it 🙂 Thanks for coming by, I really appreciate it!

  • Josie T Liem

    WOOT! Thank you very much for the lot of love for our VW Beetle Pet Bed! You can only imagine how much your feature means to us.

    The Whiskers’ Syndicate is the first, and the only cat sanctuary in Bandung, breeder capital of Indonesia, a country without animal welfare law, so I don’t have any support from the government, nor my fellow countrymen. I run the sanctuary alone, and rely solely on donations from abroad. The Etsy shop “Whiscraft” is one of our means to fund raise and keep kibbles on the table, so if you are looking to make your fur friends happy while making yourself feel good for helping rescued cats… our shop is the place!

    Thank you very much for the honour and support Jo!

    • Joanna Paul

      Hey Josie,
      I am totally inspired and humbled by what you do. It takes a very special person to make a difference the way you are with The Whisker’s Syndicate, and I’m so glad I found you! I will be recommending your shop all over the place. Thank you for everything you do xx

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