At Collaroy we know that for every dog loved and bundled up in a new Collaroy outfit there’s another somewhere in need. That’s why we believe in giving back. For every unit sold Collaroy donates $1 to charity. Not a % of net proceeds or after everyone gets paid; $1 for every unit sold. Period.
Most recently, we collaborated with RSQ DOGS+ in St. George, Utah.
RSQ DOGS +
In looking for a charity, we wanted to give to an organization where the money actually goes to the animals. When we met with RSQ Dogs founder, Kelli Stokes, we knew we had found what we were looking for. RSQ DOGS+ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer animal rescue. Kelli started RSQ Dogs on her own after working for several other animal shelters and recognizing a need for underserved rural areas of Utah. In most cities and towns there is a government funded shelter that helps with lost or abandoned pets but in many rural areas there’s just not enough funds to make that happen. Kelli started working with the Hildale and Colorado City police departments to help with the animals that come to them. Hildale and Colorado City do not have a shelter. Previously animals found in those communities were taken to a police impound area for the required ‘stray hold time’ after which they were euthanized. Now, in lieu of euthanizing the animal, the local police call RSQ DOGS+ to come get the animal and legally release it to them for vetting and adoption.
Kelli and her team of volunteers first get every dog and cat vaccinated, altered and microchipped but it doesn’t stop there. Trainers are brought in to work with the dogs, socialize them and understand each dog’s needs. Each dog receives the appropriate amount of attention to get them ready for their next home and this also ensures the families looking for a new best friend can find the dog that is just right for them.
Kelli works at the shelter seven days a week without pay. When we went to meet her she even had her two daughters there helping out in ‘Cat World’, home to 70 cats looking for new homes. We now volunteer regularly and plan to help out with a few special projects in the future. While $1 won’t save the world, every dollar counts.