About Shop for your Cause
Shop for your Cause is an online website that helps non-profits (primarily animal rescues) raise money, as well as be an activist tool. Users can sign petitions, play games, and click to donate to raise for their favorite cause. We also have informational pages for dog breeds and mixed breeds to help guide people towards rescues. Here are some example pages:
Black German Shepherd
German Shepherd Husky Mix
Here are some frequently asked questions about the quizstrong>
Q: I would like to add a cause to your site, how do I do that?
A: We are always looking for new causes. Please submit it here and we will see if it is a good fit.
Q: Does playing the quiz really make a difference?
A: Of course! A small amount of money is donated with each correct answer. What better way to spend some free time that you have.
Q: Who pays for the donation?
A: The donation comes from sponsors on the site. We appreciate their continued support.
Q: How often do you update the quiz questions?
A: We try to update them every other week or so. If you have any categories that you would like to see please feel free to send the ideas in.
Q: How much is donated with each correct answer?
A: The actual amount is not always set in stone as it differs each day throughout the time of year. However, it averages out to be about 3 pieces of "kibble" or cat or dog chow. The actual donation is made to the rescue as a monetary donation.
What else can I do to help my favorite cause
You can sign petitions to hopefully help influence change:
Click on our bonus causes and donate just by making a simple click. You can help causes such as the Humane Society or the Five Gyres Institute.
Click here to see all petitions or the top ones below:
Stop Puppy Mills
Stop Cruel Animal Traps
Where can I find out more information on the causes you have listed
The best thing that you can do is to reach out to them directly. Here are some of the bigger causes that we work with and have had the most success with in helping fundraise:
National Mill Dog Rescue was established in February 2007, in honor of a forgiving little Italian Greyhound named Lily. Theresa Strader, NMDR's Founder and Executive Director, rescued Lily from a dog auction in Missouri. Prior to that day, Lily had spent the first seven years of her life as a commercial breeding dog, a puppy mill mom. Determined that her years of living in misery would not be in vain, Strader started NMDR, giving a voice to mill dogs across the country.
Blind Cat Rescue was started in 2005 to answer the need for a safe place for blind cats that were deemed not adoptable by regular shelters. They were going to be killed just because they are blind. In 2011 we built a building to provide a safe sanctuary for FELV+ & FIV+ cats. We will accept an animal into our sanctuary IF we have space available.
Midwest Dachshund Rescue is a 501 (c) (3) all-volunteer organization that was founded in 2003. It primarily serves Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. We serve other Midwest states as needed. MWDR is totally committed to shelter and medical care for stray, abandoned and owner surrendered dachshunds and dachshund mixes, the overall goal is to find suitable homes for these dachshunds. Our organization actively participates in encouraging spay and neutering to help control the population of unwanted animals dogs. MWDR actively promotes animal welfare through education.