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Doggone Good Causes at Work

We work with partners to help make a difference because Living Life off the Leash means sometimes sharing our good fortune with others.

Remembering our humble beginnings, the Black Dog has believed in the importance of being a good neighbor. All of our team members play a part in our philanthropic efforts, whether it be through Dog Adoption events at which our General Stores partner with local animal shelters to help find adoptable dogs forever homes, through the sales of specially designed products, or by hosting local events at our Tavern. Our love for the sea, our island home, our friends, and of course, our dogs, has allowed us to work with some organizations near to our hearts. Here are just a few of the organizations that we are proud to consider partners:

  • NEADS/World Class Service Dogs
  • Southeastern Guide Dogs
  • The Boston Bruins Foundation
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • On the Water
  • The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby
  • NEMA (New England Multihull Association) 
  • Martha’s Vineyard Community Service/New Paths Addiction Treatment Center
  • Bourne to Skate Theatre on Ice

Black Dog Product Programs

The Black Dog also partners with vendors to create products to further support our causes at work.  Our current promotions include our Shelter-U blankets as well as our "Besties" Knotted Dog Toy Collection. You can read more about each program below:

Shelter U Blanket Project

"Besties" Collection

Black Dog Doggie Adoption Month

Black Dog General Stores also partner with our local animal shelters for our annual Doggie Adoption events throughout the months of September & March.  Since our event kick off in 2013, we have been able to help find homes for over 100 adoptable dogs!  Our partnering shelters include:  Angels Helping Animals Worldwide (Martha's Vineyard), MSPCA (Cape Cod), Animal Rescue League of Boston's Brewster Shelter (Cape Cod), Potter League (Newport, RI), Safe Harbor Animal Rescue (Nantucket), Almost Home Rescue (Portland, ME), Groton Animal Foundation (Mystic, CT), Chesapeake Dogs & Cats (Annapolis, MD), One Tail at a Time (Newburyport, MA), Homeward Trails (National Harbor, MD), One Love Animal Rescue (Savannah, GA), Lighthouse Shelter (New Bedford, MA), Last Hope K9 Rescue (Boston, MA), Vintage Paws (Sarasota, FL).
In addition to supporting the great causes we believe in, The Black Dog also understands the importance of contributing to charitable efforts within our local communities. Please visit our DONATIONS page for more information.

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.

Winston Churchill



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