A Gift Idea for Animal Lovers

pet-training_300Have a compassionate friend on your Christmas list who loves animals? Consider giving them the gift of sponsoring a creature in need.

Various organizations allow people to sponsor animals year round—it’s similar to a traditional donation to an organization, only your friend will also receive information about the furry (or feathery!) friend whose gift was in their support.

A few charities to consider, though there are many more options depending on your friend’s favorite animal and beliefs:

Best Friends Animal Society
Choose from cats, dogs, bunnies, barnyard animals, birds, and pigs—all who have names and photos. Sponsorship gifts come with an e-card all about the animals.

Chimp Haven
Your giftee becomes a chimpanzee’s Best Friend, and gets sent materials about the sponsored chimp and his or her life at Chimp Haven sanctuary.

World Wildlife Fund
Select your sponsored animal by species—many of which are endangered. A $50 donation comes with a plush doll of the animal, adoption certificate and species card, a photo, and a gift bag.

Farm Sanctuary
Your donation provides food and shelter for a needy farm animal, and your gift recipient will receive an adoption package, along with a calendar, and other goodies.

Heifer International
In this case, you actually give an animal to a family in need, who are then trained in proper care of the animal, and in turn are more self-sustainable thanks to its wool, milk, or eggs.

Love Animals
Essentially Kickstarter for animals, you purchase a gift card that your friend can then spend on a specific animal or project of her choice.

Need a gift for a pet? Check out these unique ideas.


  1. yourfairygodmother

    What a great idea!!!!

    December 16, 2013 at 4:08 pm
  2. Renaud

    Its realy an amazing article and i too love pets around me all the time….

    December 17, 2013 at 12:10 am

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