Giving Back — Community

In Memoriam

Animal Shelter Community

2020 was hard on everyone. I said farewell to my BFF Cheddar on May 1, and I honestly can't remember the months that followed (not that there was much to remember anyway!). It was his time to transition – he was 17 – and I have no regrets. Still, I miss him very much. It seems like just yesterday that I met him at the Red Door Animal Shelter, and we bonded right away. He had a very playful personality which never diminished even in his senior years. We've made several donations since his passing to Red Door, in honor of him. If you have an animal/rescue...

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Ageless Love


Our latest donation goes to one of my favorite charities: Pets for the Elderly  I think this montage from their website says it all! Founded by Avrum Katz in 1992, the Pets for the Elderly Foundation helps pay the fees to participating animal shelters throughout the US for senior citizens (age 60+) who adopt a companion dog or cat from a participating shelter – including pre-adoption veterinary exams and spay/neuter, if applicable. Research shows the most serious disease for older persons is not cancer or heart disease, it's loneliness. Pets offer affection, unconditional love, fight loneliness, and can help ease the loss...

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Summer Two-For!

Animal Rescue Animal Shelter Community

Happy July! Our June donation goes to two wonderful organizations: Red Door Animal Shelter and Greyhounds Only. Red Door is dear to me because it connected me with my bestie, Cheddar, some 15 happy years ago. In addition to being a wonderful shelter for cats, they are also a safe haven for rabbits. Last week, Red Door volunteers endured extreme heat to find and capture 32 rabbits – adults, teens, pregnant moms and 15 babies – from a bad situation in Dekalb, IL. (Click here for the full story.)"All of these Dekalb rabbits are sick with parasites, bite wounds, infections and ear mites. (Plus) each of the...

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Sun, Run, Fun

Animal Shelter Community

Our May donation is actually for a celebrated June event: the PAWS Chicago 5K! We donated boxes of our scented sidewalk chalk for the treat bags of runners and walkers who raised $250 or more in donations. A big round of applause for everyone who participated!!PAWS Chicago was launched in 1998 with an adoption event, Angels with Tails. The message that homeless pets needed to be saved was taken to the public. Before that, very few people knew about what happened to homeless animals, or were aware of pet overpopulation. They certainly did not know the vast majority of homeless animals were being euthanised."Through it...

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