What: I Heart Tripods
Why: I don't trust people who dislike dogs. They're furry bundles of loyalty, sweetness, and devotion. And, as a person who can't watch Animal Police on Animal Planet without sobbing and donating funds she doesn't have to rescue organizations, I fell in love with Tripod Charity Gear.
The cause: every year about 6,000 dogs lose a leg due to bone cancer, leaving their owners to often face around $10,000 in medical bills. I Heart Tripods was started by a woman who couldn't say no to the surgery and care her pooch needed. However, she needed a creative way to overcome the overwhelming debt it left her with. So, she and a friend created I Heart Tripods shirts and bags.
After she paid off her own bills, she continued selling the adorable t-shirts and totes as a way to help other people undergoing the same crisis of funds. So, you can get a funny, cute t-shirt and help fellow animal lovers save the furrier members of their family in the process! Save the Tripods!
P.S. There's also cat gear. Because, you know, cats get sick too. And, despite the fact that they don't fetch, wag their tails, or seem to care at all about their owner's existence, some people like them.