The Atomic Hound is now an official partner with Canine Companions for Independence®! Canine Companions transforms the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly-trained assistance dogs that assist with practical tasks and unconditional love and acceptance – free of charge! This powerful relationship leads to increased independence, self-esteem and inclusion for a person with a disability.
How It Works
And What it means for you
It means that for every order you place with us, $1 is donated to Canine Companions! Just by shopping with us, you contribute to us being able to support people with disabilities across the country!
On our end, we keep track of how many orders are placed and then donate $1 per order that was placed each quarter!
We SO appreciate you supporting our business and Canine Companions! We know that a lot of our customers have assistance dogs, and we’re glad that we’re able to give back to our community in this way!
The Heart Of It
Why we do what we do
When I started The Atomic Hound in 2018, I wanted to be a business that was based in generosity. At the time, my husband and I were barely making it financially, but I knew that choosing to be generous wouldn’t necessarily get easier with more financial security. I knew that if I wanted to base my business off of generosity, I had to do it from the start.
The Beginning to Now
I started out by donating 5% of my income to individuals in need of financial medical support. Although it was awesome to give directly to customers in need, I quickly realized that there was some legal grey area to the questions I had to ask people about their financial and medical histories.
SO then I decided to donate $1 per order per month to two charities each month. I chose charities that were raising awareness for chronic illnesses, mental challenges and developmental disabilities and that were working for better treatment and support for patients. I loved being able to do this, but I burnt out on finding and advertising for two new charities each month.
And that brings us to today! I’m so excited that The Atomic Hound is now an official partner with Canine Companions for Independence®! So many of our customers own service dogs, and it’s such an honor to give back to the wider service dog community in this way!