Paws for a Cause

According to the ASPCA, 6.5 million companion animals enter US animal shelters nationwide every year – 3.3 million of those are dogs, while 3.2 million are cats. We were shocked when we saw those numbers and wanted to do something to help our local rescue community in addition to our weekend adoption events. This is how Paws for a Cause was formed.

Paws for a Cause gives both local patrons and online shoppers an opportunity to donate to help improve shelters. People have the ability to purchase $1 and $5 “PAWS” donations at our La Jolla and Solana beach stores, with 100% of the “PAWS” proceeds going to the rescue that is chosen for the month. In addition to the “PAWS,” we’ll be donating $1 from every reusable “Harry Bag” sold to the same rescue.

We’ll be switching the rescue groups every month, with July and August donations being given to a local San Diego rescue, Bunny’s Buddies. Bunny’s Buddies is dedicated to saving dogs from Chinese meat markets, slaughterhouses and shelters. In addition to rescuing these dogs, Bunny’s Buddies quarantines the dogs until they are ready to come to the United States (usually for 2 months). Once they are ready, a flight volunteer travels with the dogs from China to the United States, where these dogs find their forever homes.

By contributing to Bunny’s Buddies, you’re helping this organization have the ability to bring a loving, happy life to these dogs that they would never get in China.

To learn more about the Paws for a Cause program, or to nominate a rescue or shelter group, please contact the Marketing Department at