Our Giving Promise
Blankets are at the top of animal shelter wish lists nationwide.As a result of your purchases, we here at Kona Benellie give blankets to shelter dogs in need. Your comfort becomes their comfort and impacts the life of a dog forever. We have given (and continue to give) thousands and thousands of new shelter blankets to animal shelters and rescues throughout the country.
WHY we give
Shelter life for a dog is stressful and concrete floors can be cold and unforgiving. Our shelter blankets instantly provide physical and emotional comfort and warmth allowing these precious pups to feel safer and more relaxed. A relaxed dog is able to show his/her true personality and become more adoptable getting them into loving homes quicker... ultimately even saving their lives from being euthanized.
WHERE we give
NATIONWIDE - all across the US. :-) At the bottom of this page, see a list of the rescues and shelters we have directly given to and be sure to visit them if you are in the area. We also have national giving partners like the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) who help us distribute our shelter blankets to where they are needed.
WHAT we give
What is this 'blanket' that is donated to shelter dogs?? Is it a Throwbee? Nope. Is it a Kona Pet Blanket? Nope. It's a "Shelter Blanket" specifically designed by our team to serve the particular needs of rescue organizations, shelters, and the animal in their care. Our shelter blankets that we donate not only give the animals comfort as they await forever homes, but also to bring more colorful appeal to the shelter environment as potential adopters visit hopefully increasing the chances of a wonderful pup being adopted.
What does this mean to the shelter dogs themselves?
- Gives these pups a sense of calming security, something that they can call their own
- Provides insulation from the hard floor both in winter and in summer
- Cushions joints and bones, also aids in injury recovery
- Controls the spread of hair, dirt, and dander
A bit about the science and design of our "Shelter Blanket":
- A brand new colorful fleece blanket that brings much needed comfort and warmth to shelter animals
- A durable fleece that can withstand the high heat of industrial washing machines and dryers commonly used by animal organizations
- A generous size that is large enough to accommodate big dogs yet compact enough to store in closets, on shelves, or in rescue vehicles.
- Created in calming colors specifically blue, purple, and pink
which register as soothing shades of blue to a dog's visual capabilities. While dogs are not capable of seeing ALL colors, they are capable of seeing different shades of blues, yellows, and grays. Being conscious of what colors we place in animal surroundings, the shelter blanket colors we chose encourage relaxation, tranquility, and calm. See below.
How it happens - it all begins with your purchase
- Every time you buy a Kona Benellie product, a shelter dog is helped. The more THROWBEEs (for people) and/or KONA PET BLANKETS (for pets) you buy, the more shelter blankets we give.
- Then our Giving Team works with animal shelters and rescues across the nation to assess their needs, ensure that they are a no-kill organization, and plan logistics for the shelter blanket delivery. We love to make as many deliveries in-person which we call a Giving Trip.
- Our GIVING TRIPs are heartwarming. It's a unique opportunity to visit with the staff, volunteers, and animals of the shelter while learning, contributing, and experiencing what goes on there on a daily basis. Spending time with the precious animals and seeing how they respond to their new blankets is the best! We always invite kids to join us on Giving Trips so they can experience hands-on kindness and inspire the younger generation to give back in ways that matters.
The Journey of our Shelter Blankets:
Our shelter blankets journey all over the US to pups in need traveling in a variety of different ways to bring homeless pups lots of warmth and love. :-)
Here are some of the places WHERE our shelter blankets comfort homeless pups:
and many more.
You, our customers, are the ones that help make the difference. It is though your purchases that we are able to deliver comfort to shelter dogs. Thank you for loving our throwbee, Kona Pet Blanket, and all of our products. And most of all, thank you for being part of our heartwarming mission.