Causes We Support

Mountain Dog Chews is committed to supporting and/or championing organizations and events that are consistent with our values and product standards and who we are.

We commend the following organizations, which directly or indirectly play an incredible role in ensuring that we'll pass along a future filled with outdoor spaces wherein wildlife may thrive and people and dogs joyfully may recreate.

The Conservation Alliance®

The Conservation Alliance is a group of outdoor businesses that work together to protect wild places throughout North America where wildlife thrives and customers recreate. The Alliance was founded in 1989 by industry leaders REI, Patagonia, The North Face, and Kelty, who shared the goal of increasing outdoor industry support for conservation efforts. Mountain Dog Chews encourages you to please visit their website and learn more about the tremendously good works of this organization and its corporate partners. We say, “Paws up!,” and look forward to supporting these great folks as we mature.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)®

The mission of the ASPCA is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” The ASPCA is the nation’s premiere humane organization, providing local and national leadership in three key areas: caring for pet parents and pets, providing positive outcomes for at-risk animals and serving victims of animal cruelty. We at Mountain Dog Chews thank you for your organization's tireless efforts, which have both saved and changed lives.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation®

The mission of the Elk Foundation is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. In support of this mission the Elk Foundation is committed to: Conserving, restoring and enhancing natural habitats; Promoting the sound management of wild, free-ranging elk, which may be hunted or otherwise enjoyed; Fostering cooperation among federal, state, tribal and private organizations and individuals in wildlife management and habitat conservation; and Educating members and the public about habitat conservation, the value of hunting, hunting ethics and wildlife management. Mountain Dog Chews encourages everyone to explore RMEF, and join and support a chapter near you. If you've ever relished the sound of a bugling bull elk in America, chances are good that RMEF and its stewards played a role in making that moment a reality.

The Shelter Pet Project®

The Shelter Pet Project, launched in 2009, is a public service ad campaign focused on spreading the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and lovable, and encouraging potential adopters to consider the shelter as the first place to look when acquiring a “new best friend.” By the way, we contend that every shelter dog is without a doubt an exemplary Mountain Dog!!!

Good Deeds For Bullied Breeds

As responsible owners of and advocates for discriminated “bullied” breeds, the great folks behind Good Deeds For Bullied Breeds carry forth a positive mission to dispel negative stereotypes associated with misunderstood dog breeds in hopes of eliminating breed specific legislation (BSL), which often unfortunately works to penalize entire breeds (including vigilant pet owners and innocent companion dogs) for the transgressions of a minority of irresponsible owners. BSL may impact over 75 different dog breeds, including, in certain municipalities, Australian Shepherds, Pugs, Bulldogs and Collies, as well as Pit Bulls and Rottweilers. Good Deeds For Bullied Breeds hosts annually (in 2012, joining forces with Save Our Shelter Dogs, and raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) the “Pittie Please Find A Cure Walk,” at which event responsible owners of all breeds publicly showcase their well-behaved and socialized dogs to disprove stereotypes. and also Good Deeds For Bullied Breeds on Facebook