success Frost Science has had with our aquarium nutrition
solution. Sitting on Miami’s Biscayne Bay in the city’s new
Museum Park, the centerpiece of the museum is the aquarium. The cone-shaped structure of the aquarium simulates
the wide-open, constantly moving environment of the Gulf
and allows pelagic fish and other graceful travelers uninterrupted movement. The exhibit itself spans three levels:
the Royal Caribbean Vista, focusing on the biomechanics
of ocean life; the Dive level, displaying the creatures of
the open ocean and oceanography; and the Deep, which
explores the Gulf Stream’s depth and lets you gaze up
through a 31-foot oculus lens into the aquarium above.
We also are proud to support—through donation of
Spectrum—the Oceanic Institute, an affiliate of Hawai’i
Pacific University. Many aquarists likely have heard of
the Oceanic Institute’s key program: breeding research for
in-demand tropical reef fish and open-source sharing of its
methods. The results are steps closer to a sustainable future
for the aquarium hobby. They’ve had great success with
Hawaiian yellow tangs and are working on more species.
We believe aquariums promote appreciation for our
precious oceans and believe the hobby can coexist with
conservation and sustainable practices.
OXBOW ANIMAL HEALTH
Lucas Stock, communications manager
We are committed to supporting every small animal’s
right to live a happy and healthy life through proper care,
nutrition and education. This commitment involves supporting and partnering with animal care organizations
across the country through the Oxbow Rescue Program.
Last year, we provided more than $40,000 to the rescue
community in emergency support, event support, grants
and other programs.
Throughout September and October, we “pawed it
forward” once again via the Great Hay Giveback. A portion of all Oxbow hay purchases (15- and 20-ounce varieties) made during this timeframe is donated to small
animal rescues in need. We invited retail partners and pet
parents to nominate and vote for their favorite rescues
throughout this special campaign.
Shelby Bank, marketing and advertising coordinator
In 2018, we have donated to more than 30 charitable
pet-focused groups across the United States, including
rescues, pet medical funds and shelters, to ensure that
cats and dogs in need have direct access to our certified
USDA Organic cannabidiol (CBD)-infused products.
We’ve formed long-term donation relationships with two
organizations: The Mona Pants Foundation, a nonprofit
focused on raising money for rescue groups that house
dogs with extremely high medical expenses, and Cayleb’s
Kindred Senior Dog Rescue, a local Denver organization
that works tirelessly to ensure that euthanasia-listed senior
dogs find loving foster, forever and/or hospice homes.
Through partnering with these two outstanding organizations in 2018, we have provided pain and seizure
management, anxiety control and comfort to at-risk pets
throughout the United States on a monthly basis. We look
forward to continuing to provide our high-quality CBD-in-fused pet products to animals and organizations that are
also focused on changing what “healthy” means for pets.
PETS BEST INSURANCE
Chris Middleton, president
In July, we reached our newest milestones as a company
by insuring our 100,000th pet and processing more than 1
million claims. To celebrate these amazing achievements,
we chose to give back to our local Boise community with
a donation-matching fundraiser in support of The Idaho
As the very first pet insurance company rooted in Boise, it is important to us to give back and support animals
in need, both nationally and locally. We held our fundraiser on our Facebook page, where we encouraged followers to participate and promised to match up to $1,000 in
donations. We exceeded our goal with the support of our
policyholders and ended up donating $1,400.
Darin Eisenbarth, president
Since 1995, we have supported hundreds of 501(c)( 3) nonprofit organizations with toy donations as we feel this is
a great grassroots way to support all organizations—big
and small. We have donated thousands of items to animal
rescues, service organizations, dog walks, schools, animal
shelters, SPCAs and many more.
We know these organizations rely on donations to con-
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tinue to do the great work they are providing for animals
and other worthy endeavors. Some of the items donated
go directly to animals waiting to be adopted, and others
go to fundraising events to help generate money to keep
the good work going. We believe that animals deserve the
best toys available, hence our slogan: “Making life a little
more fun … one lucky pet at a time.”
Some of the companies and events we have donat-
ed to this year are: Greyhound Pets of America (Roofest
2018), Service Dogs (Mighty Texas Dog Walk), Tillamook
Animal Shelter (A Cause for Paws Tillamook), Lazy Dog
Rescue (Wheel of Fur-Tune 2018, Doggie Street Festival,
Weiner Dog Races), MaxFund Animal Shelter (BarkHap-
py Fundraiser), Baltimore Humane Society (Dog Fest),
German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Lake
Traverse Animal Rezcue (Walk for Paws 2018), Mon-
roe County Animal League, Houston Area Doberman
Rescue (HADR OcDoberFest) and Humane Society of
Shannon Supanich, marketing manager
At Pioneer Pet, we love to give back to nonprofit animal
rescues as well as local charities. We, along with Fromm
Pet Food, donated to hurricane relief. This year, we have
donated to many charities that help keep animals safe and
off the streets. We also have donated to local charities such
as schools and the fight against breast cancer.
P.L.A.Y. (PET LIFESTYLE AND YOU)
Natalie Hennessy, senior public relations and marketing
P.L.A.Y. was founded on the belief to never settle for
less. As a result, creating high-quality, eco-friendly pet
products was just the beginning. In 2012, we partnered
with The Petfinder Foundation to launch the Warm Bellies Initiative. For every bed purchased on our website,
we donate a special edition Chill Pad to a shelter pet in
need. To date, we’ve donated more than 2,000 Chill Pads
to organizations across the U.S., providing countless animals with a cozy, safe space to rest while awaiting their
Along with this, we donate beds, accessories and toys
to 501(c)( 3) rescue organizations to assist with their fundraising efforts. Most of these organizations receive no
government funding and rely solely on donations to meet
their ever-increasing costs. In an attempt to help, last year,
we donated more than 450 products to 122 organizations
across the country.
And we didn’t stop there. Our partnership with Muttville Senior Dog Rescue is committed to finding forever
homes for senior dogs. Through this, we host two events
each year where adopted seniors receive donated beds
and Muttville receives a portion of product sales.
Beyond our Bay Area home, 2 percent of all proceeds
from our Under the Sea, Bugging Out and Safari Toy
Collections benefit the International Fund for Animal
Welfare, supporting worldwide wildlife rescue efforts. In
addition, proceeds from the sales of our Mustache Bed
and Movember event are donated to Zero—The End of
Lastly, we award a $1,000 annual scholarship to a high
school senior through our Scholars Helping Collars Program. We recognize and reward the senior whose story
best exhibits the impact they have made on behalf of a
rescue animal or to promote the cause of animal rights
and welfare causes.
WEST HENRIETTA, N. Y.
Bonnie Robson, brand ambassador
We here at the Dozers Dental Chew factory care deeply
about abused, homeless and abandoned pets. Whenever
possible, we support our local humane society Lollypop
Farm, so that we know our contributions will be used to
help animals in need. Lollypop Farm rehomes thousands
of animals per year and spares no expense when it comes
to health care for injured or sick animals. It relies on the
kindness and support of its community to raise funds for
We had a booth for our second year at our local humane society’s big event, Lollypop Farm Walk for the
Animals, at Barktoberfest on Sept. 29. It’s the biggest
pet-friendly walk and festival to benefit Rochester’s pets
We gave out thousands of chews to dogs at the event,
and we supported Lollypop with our monetary donation
and product donation to go into gift bags for attendees.
We were a Frisky Pup level sponsor of this event.
We also donated raffle baskets of our products to other
fun fundraising events that Lollypop holds, and many of
our employees support Lollypop Farm and its efforts in
Kevin Roberge, marketing director
Supporting the great work of shelters and rescue groups
has been part of our mission from the beginning of Thunder Works in 2009. Since that time, we have donated tens
of thousands of ThunderShirts to organizations across the
country to help pets better cope with anxiety issues and
more quickly find forever homes.