Wanderess Gear and The Sonnenhof

Those of you who know me know that I'm a MAJOR dog lover and my English Setter mix, Neela, is my absolute bestest friend. Fate brought us together 8 years ago through an amazing dog rescue organization in North Carolina. She was discovered with her brothers and sisters in a forest den, abandoned, flea-bitten and scared. Can you believe she was the last of her litter to be adopted...? She was meant for me. There is just something extra special about finding a loving home for a dog who had a rough start in life. For this reason, I have been searching for a local organization that shares my passion for rescuing dogs in need. Which brings me to some very special news I've been excited to share!

Starting now...whenever you purchase a Wanderess Gear dog product, 20% of the proceeds will be going to The Sonnenhof in Upper Bavaria! Since 2002, "The Sonnenhof" (previously The S.O.S. Projekt) was started as a space to provide housing, treatment and the prospect of adoption to rescued dogs. The Sonnenhof has been rescuing dogs, providing them with medical treatment and a comfortable home (in sweet little doggie log cabins! <3) until they find their forever homes with their human families. They first began by offering a refuge to severely injured dogs from abroad and have since then become more focused on the placement of senior dogs, whom would otherwise not have nearly as much of a chance at a typical animal shelter. In the future, they plan to create a "Puppy Sanctuary", in which they will be able to help young dogs from illegal puppy transports. Over the course of time, they have helped over 3,200 dogs. Wow.

Organizations like The Sonnenhof are a God-send and I have been looking forward to utilizing my small business in some way to help support their efforts. When you purchase a dog bandana, leash bag or pet passport wallet--now a portion of the profit will go straight into the hands of people who are helping rescue and provide for dogs in need! Beautiful.

Here are some examples of my current doggie products which I make myself! Neela was happy to model them for me. I also accept custom orders so these can be made in fabrics of your choice.

1. Cotton Gingham Dog Bandanna --14

2. Reversible Cotton Art Deco Bandanna --18

3. Pet Passport Wallet --Starting at 18

4. Dog Poo Bag Dispenser -- 10

5. Dog Leash Pouch Organizer --36

Be sure to tell your friends and family members who have a furry friend about my new concept! Their purchase will be helping TWO small businesses, as well as caring for other pups!

XOXO Alison

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