As our family-owned business grows larger and larger, it allows us the opportunity to give back to animals in need and organizations making a difference.
We've partnered with several organizations across the country by donating food and treats, volunteering at their facilities, or bringing awareness to their organizations. Here are some of the organizations we partner with:
Golden Belt Humane Society
Next door to our Redbarn facility in Great Bend, KS is the Golden Belt Humane Society. Golden Belt is a nonprofit animal rescue that provides shelter and medical care to animals from all over Kansas.
Being so close allows us to donate thousands of products to the shelter including treats, chews, dog food, and cat food. We currently send bags of dog food and treats each month to support the pups in the shelter, and even donated over 10,000 pounds of canned cat food in January 2022!
The Golden Belt Humane Society also has connections with many other shelters in the state, and is able to send supplies, food, and care to them when they are in need. Learn more about the Golden Belt Humane Society on their Facebook page!
The spcaLA is an independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Southern California since 1877! The organization not only rescues animals of all species, but also provides services like Cruelty Investigations, Disaster Animal Response Teams, and Violence Prevention & Humane Education.
Redbarn's first home, and current corporate office, is located in Long Beach, CA, and is surrounded by many of spcaLA's locations. We've not only been able to donate hundreds of pet products to their shelters, but also support their local events and volunteer at their Long Beach shelter. On National Rescue Dog Day, our team visited the shelter and spent the day repainting benches and tables, cleaning their market, and visiting with the adoptable animals.
We've also been able to share the adoptable animals on social media, in hopes to spread awareness of the animals who need new homes. Meet all the animals for adoption at the spcaLA at www.spcala.com.
Hindi's Libraries is a nonprofit organization on a mission to provide books to children all over the world who otherwise wouldn't have them available. They have collected over 275,000 books which they've donated to more than 650 organizations throughout the world.
In 2022, we partnered with Hindi's "Pages for Paws" fundraiser, promising a full day of food for a shelter dog for every book about animals donated to their cause. During the fundraiser, Hindi's collected over 3,000 animal themed books, totaling 30 days of food for 100 shelter animals!
Read more about Hindi's Libraries' mission and learn how to donate books at hindislibraries.org.
National Institute of Canine Service and Training
Previously known as Dogs4Diabetics, the National Institute of Canine Service and Training (NICST) is a "trailblazer in the field of medical and wellness service dogs." For 15 years, NICST has been training dogs to alert their diabetic owner of changes in blood sugar through verbal and physical cues. The training process takes many months of hard work and dedication from both the trainer and the dogs.
Redbarn has been a treat sponsor for NICST since 2019, donating training treats on a monthly basis. With the training process being so repetitive, our Protein Puffs are the perfect low-calorie training tool, with less than one calorie per puff.
Learn more about NICST at www.ourdogssavelives.org.
Another amazing organization we've partnered with is Semper K9. Veteran Christopher Baity and his wife, Amanda, founded Semper K9 in 2014 as an organization that rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to be service dogs for disabled service members. Best of all, these service members receive their trained companion at no cost.
Redbarn has been partnered with Semper K9 since 2020, and has donated hundreds of treats for the service dogs in training. We've also had the opportunity to donate treats for their graduation gift bags, celebrating the accomplishments of these incredible dogs, and providing treats for their new owners.
Learn more about Semper K9 and their mission at www.semperk9.org.