Recently, I realized my tennis shoes were getting rather old. I hadn't even noticed when the mesh on top of them had gotten full of holes! How does someone not notice that? Shortly after that, I saw an ad for these shoes from The Animal Rescue Site/Greater Good Network. I love animals and have a dog that I adopted through a local rescue organization. So, I was happy to look into the site's claims that my purchasing a pair of shoes could fund food for shelter dogs.
A little Googling led me to positive stories about The Greater Good Network and its websites that offer merchandise for sale while donating funds to a variety of causes, not just animals.
So, I happily clicked to purchase these shoes and discovered that not only did my purchase fund food for animals in shelters, they also donated a pair of shoes to Soles4Souls, and I had an option to donate vaccines to shelter animals as well.
I can only speak for this product, but the shoes are very well made and comfortable. They appear to be true to size as I normally wear a size six shoe and the size six shoes I ordered fit very well. I've taken my dog for long walks in them for the past week and have no complaints.
So, if you're in need of something practical, like shoes or other clothing items, or just want to purchase a little something fun, check out the website! They have a lot of causes you can contribute to, and a variety of products. You can see the shoes I bought here, and you can get to other causes and other products very easily!
Also, if you're thinking of adding a pet to the family, please look at your local shelters or rescue organizations. My philosophy is always to adopt instead of shop! There are lots of homeless pets that deserve a second chance! My Reese Cup is certainly the best dog I could have chosen for myself, and she came from a rescue organization after being found, either lost or abandoned, as a stray. Check out dogs in your area through sites like www.petfinder.com, which many shelters and rescues use to list pets. It's where I found this adorable little pooch!
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Elizabeth Woodrum is the author of the children's book series, The Maisy Files. She is also a full-time teacher and creator of teaching materials that can be found on Teachers Pay Teachers. This blog is a mix of teaching and author topics.