Beautiful, Natural, Handmade Candles that Help Save Animals

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Who doesn’t love a deliciously-scented candle? Getting one for yourself or giving one as a gift is such a nice gesture. But what if the candle does more than just offer a calming, wonderful scent, and can actually help animal rescue organizations, too? At Dog Parent, we love companies that not only make quality products but make helping animals a big part of their mission. That’s why we are so happy to tell you about a candle company we found on Etsy.com called Rescue Candle. If you love candles, you know how important it is to burn candles made of natural, environmentally friendly ingredients. Rescue Candle creates their unique blends from soy wax and all-cotton wicks for a clean burn, and hand pours each candle into an adorable, reusable Mason jar. No petroleum products, no pesticides, no toxic ingredients—just a 100% natural, vegan product made in the USA.

RescueCandle2_WebLighting the scrumptiously-scented Mango Mutt candle diffused a natural mango scent all through our kitchen for a totally summery feel. We love the names of their candles as much as the scents they contain: Off the Leash will really take you to the beach with its tropical suntan oil scent, Morning Nudge is a dose of hazelnut coffee, and Walk in the Park delivers the fresh scent of cut grass, just to name a few. And when you purchase these candles, 15% of the proceeds are donated to animal rescue organizations. They also offer two fundraising programs that provide a fun and innovative way to help your shelter or rescue organization raise money.

Check out the assortment of candles at rescuecandle.etsy.com or rescuecandle.com, as well as their Soy Wax Melts, hand-painted Canvas Bags, Magnets, and Soaps. All natural, all cruelty-free, and all made with love.

A Father’s Day Find for Dog Daddies

For that sweet sweet doggy daddy who loves his dog—and his gadgets—this is a mind-blowingly perfect leash. Seriously…check it out. The Leash Plus has an LED flashlight, a storage bin for treats, a poop bag dispenser, a pop-up water bowl, and get this—an LCD clock with the date and time. It’s got everything! Read more

A Beautiful Understanding of Loss

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When things are going well and your fur kids are healthy and happy, the last thing on your mind should be loss. But maybe that’s a time when you can discover something that really rings true, knowing that it could very well be a lifeline for you in the future, as well as a comforting way to look back at the past. Read more

IKEA Unknowingly Creates the Perfect Dog Bed

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There are a lot of dog beds out there. If you’ve got a few hours to spare looking through thousands of results, do a “dog bed” search on Amazon. As a writer for Daily Kibble, I’ve written about a lot of beds. As a Dog Mom, I’ve purchased many. But a Craigslist posting for a toddler bed sparked an idea: what if the perfect bed for our dogs wasn’t a dog bed at all? Read more

Cycle Dog Collars: An Accessory for Hipster Dogs

About four months ago, the family and I moved to Bend, Oregon. I’d be lying if I said that the city’s title of “Dog Town, USA” didn’t play a significant role in our decision to move here. Along with lots of outdoor activities, the city boasts a crazy number of indie craft breweries: beer is big here. Our little Whiskey, the social butterfly that he is, Read more

Happy Toasty New Year!

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Happy New Year! In honor of the holiday, and the season, thought you’d enjoy discovering this amazingly talented gal, Courtney, and her warm, beautiful, handmade creations for large pooches, as much as I did. Courtney lives in

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Walking Instead of Juggling: The Outward Hound Leash Mate to the Rescue

Going for a walk with pup? That means taking the key,* phone, poop bags, tissues, maybe gum, an inhaler, etc. Since I decided that using a fanny pack wasn’t an option any more (aside from it being such a fashion faux-pas, who wants more bulk around your middle?), I attempted to use

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