When You Shop at Chewy on Giving Tuesday, We’ll Donate to Help Pets in Need

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When You Shop at Chewy on Giving Tuesday, We’ll Donate to Help Pets in Need

Happy Giving Tuesday! The annual celebration of do-goodery takes place December 1 this year, encouraging citizens across the world to perform acts of generosity—anything from volunteering in your community to donating to causes you care about. And what if we told you that you can be part of this global giving movement just by spoiling your pet? That’s right: Chewy’s making it possible to give back and give your pets all the things they need and deserve at the same time.

We’ve teamed up with Greater Good Charities to support the important work of pet shelters and rescues all across the country, and this Giving Tuesday, you can help us make an even bigger difference. Chewy will match the dollar amount of orders placed on December 1 (aka Giving Tuesday 2020) in a product donation to Greater Good Charities up to $2 million. These life-changing supplies will go to shelters and rescues, pet food banks, animal welfare organizations and more. The idea is simple: You shop, we donate, and pets across the country—including your own—get the things they need to live their best lives.

There’s never been a better time to stock up on the supplies your pet loves. And if you want to do even more, shop a shelter or rescue’s Wish List. Chewy will match those purchases, too, doubling your product donation—one from you, and one from us.

If you’re looking for the best ways to spoil your pet, we talked to the experts who work with pets every day—shelter and rescue workers—to find out what products pets really love. Read on to find out about their favorite products on their Chewy Wish Lists, which let you send the items shelters and rescues need right to their doorstep.

Zuke's Lil' Links Chicken & Apple Dog Treats

Volunteer Kassidy Neville  of  Tracy’s Paws Rescue  in Hondo, Texas, raves about  Zuke’s Lil’Links treats . “The main ingredients are healthy and simple, which is exactly what I’m looking for when searching for new treats for our rescue pups.” Plus, she adds, they help her and other volunteers teach the rescue dogs basic manners and work great as rewards for crate training. “The best way to a dog’s heart is often through their stomach, and keeping yummy, wholesome treats is a must for building a dog’s
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Best Friends by Sheri Calming Shag Fur Donut Cuddler Bed

If your pet is on the anxious side, Neville says, this soothing, snuggly Best Friends by Sheri donut bed can make a big difference. “Most of the dogs we rescue have been under a great amount of stress prior to coming to us,” she says. This bed helps in several ways: “The bolstering provides a little barrier that can make them feel ‘hidden,’” Neville says, “while the soft shag is more than welcoming for a nice snooze.”
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Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers Variety Pack Cat Food

Dealing with cat who’s a picky eater? Margie Harkins, a volunteer with Project MEOW cat rescue in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, knows the struggle. That’s why she added Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers variety pack to Project MEOW’s wish list. With three different flavors, there’s bound to be one to please even the most discerning feline palate, she says. Plus, she adds, the smaller cans can come in handy while you’re trying to figure out what your cat likes. “There isn’t as much waste opening a smaller can!”

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Pedigree High Protein Beef & Lamb Dog Food

If your dog is on the move non-stop, they might have the soul of a Greyhound. According to Tracey Bouchard, a volunteer at the Greyhound rescue Project Racing Home in Randleman, North Carolina, the active lifestyle of their dogs means they sometimes need a slightly different diet than your average pup. “These guys are used to eating a high-protein diet,” she says. (That’s what gives them the energy they need for zoomies galore.) So it’s no surprise that high-protein dog food like Pedigree High Protein Beef & Lamb Flavor Adult Dry Dog Food is an “always needed” item on their Wish List.

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Greenies Pill Pockets Dog Treats

If you’re stocking up on essentials, shelters and rescues across the board have a major endorsement: Greenies Pill Pockets. Because, let’s face it: Whether you’re caring for dozens of animals at a shelter or raising one pet for their whole lifetime, chances are good that you’ll have to give them some medicine at some point along the way. “These are a great way to sneak meds into dogs who won’t eat them in their food,” Bouchard says. And she’s not alone—Greenies Pill Pockets are among some of the most popular Wish List products. (And don’t forget: Greenies makes pill pockets for cats, too.)
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Want to make double the difference this Giving Tuesday? Support a shelter or rescue by making a donation from their Wish List. You can search for organizations in your area here, then simply select items from their custom list, add them to your Donation Cart, and check out. Chewy will ship your donation straight to the shelter or rescue’s door—and what’s more, this Giving Tuesday, we’ll match your charitable purchase with a product donation to Greater Good Charities.

When you make a Chewy purchase on Giving Tuesday, you’re helping to improve the lives of countless homeless pets across the country. Whether you shop for your own pets or donate Wish List items to shelters and rescues, you’re helping us make a lasting impact this holiday season. And hey, that’s what Giving Tuesday’s all about!

Learn more about how Chewy’s giving back this Giving Tuesday.

Want to support the shelters and rescues who offered their advice above? Send these great animal organizations some love by visiting and shopping their Chewy Wish Lists:

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