Paw it Forward: Over 700 Shed Defenders Donated to Rescues Across the Country!
March 2019 – In 2018 we received a batch of Shed Defenders that weren’t sellable – they had slight manufacturing defects and we decided that we couldn’t sell them to our customers because they didn’t meet our standard of quality. The problem was that the Shed Defenders were made with the same high-quality recycled polyester fabric we use with all of our products, so we couldn’t bear to just toss them out. Instead we’ve been slowly donating as many as we can to rescues throughout the country who could use them for dogs with anxiety, surgical sites, wounds, skin conditions, allergies and more. In the Summer 2018, we put a call out to our community to nominate rescues who could benefit from the Shed Defenders and donated over 300 of the SLIGHTLY defective products. We still had over 1,000 to donate though so in February we put out another call for rescues to reach out if they could use some of our onesies. To our delight we heard back from 22 different rescues and were able to donate over 700 of our onesies in sizes Mini through Giant to help dogs in need.
We shipped these onesies to each of the non-profits at no cost of course, to make it as easy as possible for them to enjoy the benefits of the Shed Defender. Since we sent out the boxes of Shed Defenders, we’ve heard great feedback from the rescues who have been using them for all sorts of reasons.
We listed all of the rescues we worked with below, but if you know of any other rescues that could benefit from the Shed Defender please tell them to reach out to us at email@example.com.
We still have some left to donate including a lot of the smaller sizes! Here's an instagram post from SPCA Brazoria County who is using the Shed Defenders to help dogs with skin conditions heal!
- Abby’s Angels Animal Haven
- ADL Service Dogs, Inc.
- Animal Authority Rescue Team
- Animal House Sanctuary
- Borderline K9 Service Dog Training
- Clancy’s Dream Border Collie Rescue
- Crossroads K9 Rescue
- Downtown Dog Rescue
- Grace and Ripley Giveback
- Humane Society of Putnam County
- Leashes of Love Rescue
- Long Way Home Rescue
- Mosh Pit Rescue
- Painted Paws for Veterans
- Paws in the Panhandle
- Paws of Hawaii
- Recycled Rover and Friends
- Small Breed Rescue of Tennesse
- SPCA Brazoria County
- Unforgettable Underdogs
- West Valley Humane Society
- Whispering Willows