Some Christmas Kindness December 18, 2015 – Posted in: Blog

LapDog Nation brings festive cheer to rescue dogs with fun donations

Canine couture company LapDog Nation is offering a helping paw to community dog fostering service Animal Rescue Queensland (ARQ) this Christmas by donating deer antlers for shelter dogs to enjoy over the Yuletide season.

As everyone knows, Christmas is about family and friends and the Bracken Ridge-based dog charity makes an extra effort at this time of year to find forever homes for its loving dogs. The antlers might seem like a frivolous gift, but they actually have a serious purpose.

Every animal shelter and fostering service relies heavily on donations from the public, as well as on volunteers, and ARQ is no exception to this. LapDog Nation has forged a relationship with ARQ in recent months and so decided to celebrate its new website and Christmas by donating the bundle of antlers. These naturally shed, Australian deer antlers will give the foster dogs a special treat plus hours of enjoyment and a break from the monotony of being in care.

The dogs will also be able to enjoy a festive doggie cookie on the big day thanks to LapDog Nation, with an order of 250 of Melbourne-based Miss Drew’s Bakery specially formulated crunchy treats for the pooches to tuck into.

The Christmas cookies will complement the antlers perfectly, and Miss Drew’s Bakery believes that giving the dogs their own treats to eat and play with helps to heal some of the hurt that abandoned and neglected dogs carry with them. It’s just a helping hand along the way to a better life with a loving family.

Animal Rescue Queensland is a 100% no-kill charity and it always aims to find homes for the dogs it looks after. It has branches of volunteers in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba and Mackay.

Stay tuned in the next fortnight, for another special delivery of Christmas cheer from LapDog Nation to ARQ.

LapDog Nation is an online boutique for dogs which aims to bring the best European designer wear and accessories to dogs and Australia and New Zealand.