FREE SHIPPING on orders over $150. As a result of your purchases, we donate blankets to shelter dogs in need. Your comfort becomes their comfort.™

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

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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:


  • Alaska SPCA
  • Best Friends LA
    • Dumb Friends League in Denver


      • Because 4 Paws


      • Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
      • Animal Aid USA Georgia
      • Animal Refuge Foundation of Wayne County GA
      • Bark Blueberry Animal Rescue
      • Brantley Animal Rescue Coalition
      • Carpathian Paws
      • Dublin Laurens County Humane Society
      • Murray County Humane Society
      • Puppies and More Rescue
      • and other rescues, shelters, and fosters associated with Animal Aid USA


        • Maui Humane Society


        • PAWS Chicago


        • Save A Dog


        • Humane Society of the US (HSUS)'s special program The Humane State in KS - participating shelters, rescues, law enforcement


        • Humane Society of the US (HSUS)'s special program The Humane State in KY - participating shelters, rescues, law enforcement


        • Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans


        • HAVEN (Human and Animal Violence network)
        • Berkshire Humane Society Animal Shelter 
          New Jersey
          • SAVE in Princeton
          • Popcorn Zoo & Rescue/Sanctuary
          • Monmouth County SPCA
          • Home Free in Red Bank
          • Animal Aid USA
          • Animal Alliance 
          • Ruff Life
          • Animal Assistance
          New York
          • North Shore Animal League
          • Best Friends NYC
          • Catskill Animal Shelter
          • Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF)
          • Animal Haven NYC
          • New York Bully Crew
              • Humane Society of the US (HSUS)'s special program The Humane State in OH - participating shelters, rescues, law enforcement
              • Miranda Lambert's MuttNation
              • Humane Society of the US (HSUS)'s special program The Humane State in OK - participating shelters, rescues, law enforcement
              • Enid SPCA
                • DVGRR Deleware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue
                  • Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
                    • Best Friends in UT


                    • Their Voice Rescue
                    • Humane Society of the US (HSUS)'s special program The Humane State in VA - participating shelters, rescues, law enforcement

                      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 throwbeeKona Pet Blanket, and all of our products. And most of all, thank you for being part of our heartwarming mission.