It’s Amazon Prime Day: Consider donating pet supplies to Best Friends

caring for petsWhile you’re hunting for deals on Amazon’s second annual Prime Day, consider donating a few supplies to Best Friends, a no-kill sanctuary for companion animals.

Here’s a link to the Best Friends Prime Day page on This isn’t a sponsored link — I’m not making a dime off of this. But I think it’s a great idea. You can pick items from a pre-prepared list on the site. Once you’re ready to check out, just select the Best Friends shipping address to get those items to the no-kill shelter.

If you’re not ready to buy items directly, consider joining Amazon Smile, a program where Amazon donates 0.5 percent of the purchase price on your Amazon purchases to the charity of your choice. The Smile program has more than 1 million eligible charities to pick from, including pet organizations like Best Friends, the ASPCA and even local rescue organizations. Go to to get all the details — signing up costs nothing.