Last week Seattle-based glassybaby announced that it will give 10% of all its online sales in August to Frankie’s Friends Charitable Pet Foundation.

Frankie’s Friends provides grants to help with the cost of life-saving or life-enhancing emergency or specialty care for pets whose families cannot afford the full cost of treatment. It has also funded clinical veterinary trials and first-aid courses for active duty canine officers.

Frankie’s Friend’s has offices in several states including Washington.

Founded in 2001, glassybaby makes one-of-a-kind hand blown glass votives and drinkers in dozens of dazzling colors and patterns with distinctive names like seattle sunset, creamsicle, bark, and my personal favorite, wet dog.

In conjunction with its donation to Frankie’s Friends and celebration of the dog days of summer, glassybaby introduced a new color this month called dog paddle.

Glassybaby’s new color, Dog Paddle. Photo from glassybaby.

Glassybaby’s new color, Dog Paddle. Photo from glassybaby.

And if you buy a dog paddle online this month, glassybaby will custom-etch your dog’s name on the bottom of it for free. 

Glassybaby commitment to supporting charities comes straight from founder Lee Rhodes, a former UW rower and 3-time cancer survivor. So far the company has donated over $5 million to a variety of causes.

“The glassbaby name has become synonymous with supporting great works and great causes,” said Frankie’s Friends Executive Director Danielle Martin. “We are proud to have been selected by glassybaby as their giving partner for the month of August and to be counted among those organizations making an impact in the communities we serve.”

I love glassybabys – we have several at home (we just ordered 2 dog paddle votives) and given lots of others as gifts. Whether you have already have glassybabys or not, check out their website and order a couple of them. You will not only get a fantastic, colorful votive for that empty spot on your shelf, you’ll help Frankie’s Friends provide assistance to pet owners who need help getting medical care for their pets.