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Helping Those That Do Good, Do Well.

Posted by Dustin McAdams on August 11, 2016

 

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

  – Winston Churchill.

 

The notion that profit maximization is the sole purpose of business is outdated, and it's shortsighted in my opinion. Like many of you, I prefer to spend my money with businesses that stand for something more. I'm far more loyal to companies that have value beyond just the products that I buy. When I decided to build one of my own, social responsibility was at the core of PupJoy's design.  

 

Our Pack. Our Purpose.

We know we aren't going to solve the world's biggest problems (at least not today), but we believe we can help make it better. We can help impact lives and communities. We can make a difference. Our approach is pretty simple - we deliver joy and we're committed to priciples that we believe in. 

This is how we've taken some first steps. 

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Topics: Helping Paws, Healthy Dogs, Partners

Keep Your Pup Safe & Happy This 4th of July

Posted by Meghan Marrs on June 30, 2016

 

It’s that time of year again – beach trips, fetch with Frisbees, summer BBQs, and of course, the 4th of July!

While the 4th is a favorite holiday for American humans, our dogs aren’t quite so thrilled. Many dogs are simply terrified of fireworks – in fact, lost pets increase 30% between July 4 -6, as many pets run off due to being frightened by fireworks. For many animal shelters across the country, it is the busiest time of year. Volunteers work long hours on the 5th as they struggle to reunite frantic families with lost pets.

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Topics: Healthy Dogs

Fun Chicago Doggy Event Gives Back!

Posted by Dustin McAdams on June 11, 2016

 

Calling Chicago Dog Parents!!

Mark your calendars for June 25th! Come hang out with us, show off your pup and help support a great cause! Its the inaugural Best in Gold Coast event. Supporting SitStayRead, a wonderful organization, paring kids and pups to encouraging reading.

 

 

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Topics: Charlie & The GoPro

Man's Favorite Nurse

Posted by Samantha Reid on April 24, 2016

 

Guest post from Samantha Reid, at Sicker Than Your Average Blog

As a chronic illness blogger, I frequently come in contact with others like myself dealing with the day-to-day of various illnesses. We employ a variety of different methods of coping–– medication, special diets, lifestyle changes, and more–– but one very common method not everyone knows much about is service dogs.

 

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Celebrating a Happy 25th with Cara!

Posted by Dustin McAdams on April 7, 2016

 

Tomorrow, we'll be dressing ourselves up (and likely lint-rolling off some dog hair) for a night out to help our friends at Cara celebrate at their 25th Birthday Gala!  

 

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Topics: Partners

PrideBites, Swimming in the Shark Tank

Posted by Bill Wilkins on April 7, 2016

 

 

This Friday - don't miss as our partner, PrideBites, gets to go swimmming with the sharks on ABC's Shark Tank!  

 

 

 

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Topics: Partners

3 Reasons Organic Food is Going to the Dogs

Posted by Dustin McAdams on March 29, 2016

 

As the benefits about organic diets continue to gain awareness, many dog parents wonder if dietary changes can help their dogs too. Does the value of organic food really extend to pups? Consider the potential benefits. 

 

 

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Topics: Healthy Dogs

Charlie & The GoPro  @Tour de Fat

Posted by Dustin McAdams on July 18, 2015

 

Join Charlie as she makes new friends at the Tour de Fat festival, in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s (maker of the famous Fat Tire, and one of our favorite sour beers, La Folie) traveling celebration. 

 

 

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Topics: Charlie & The GoPro

Charlie & The GoPro  @Chicago West Fest

Posted by Dustin McAdams on July 16, 2015

 

Charlie and an entourage (including dancing rock star, Logan - see minute marker 1:30) visited bustling Chicago Ave to check out West Fest in the hip West Town neighborhood of Chicago. In its 11th year, West Fest features a multitude of local vendors and artists, two music stages as well as live art making and special areas/activities for kids and pets.

 

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Topics: Charlie & The GoPro

Charlie & The GoPro  @The Chicago Pride Parade

Posted by Dustin McAdams on June 30, 2015

 

Charlie is back at it again, hittin' Lakeview and Lincoln Park to check out the 46th annual, world famous, Chicago Pride Parade. Jam packed streets with over 1,000,000 patrons and businesses, schools and public officials draped with rainbow colors to show their support for love, diversity and the Supreme Court's ruling for marriage equality.

 

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Topics: Charlie & The GoPro