Warm Up Your Pup and Help African Wild Dogs With a Gold Paw Blanket

Gold Paw Series and World Wildlife Fund have teamed up to create an African Wild Dog-print blanket, with all proceeds helping to keep the dogs from going extinct.

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Not all dogs are lucky enough to live with doting human families in warm, cozy homes — like the African Wild Dog, for instance, whose population is one of the world’s most endangered. But how can stateside domestic dog parents help? Believe it or not, buying your own pooch a soft and cuddly blanket will do a lot of good.

Gold Paw Series — a family-run dogwear company — has teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund to help in its conservation efforts by manufacturing an African Wild Dog print blanket, with all proceeds going to WWF. Sewn in the USA with plush recycled-polyester fleece, the blanket’s print is inspired by the unique “painted” patterns found on the wild dogs’ spotted coats. The result is a gorgeous blend of black, brown, white, and yellow that’s quite abstract and almost dreamlike.

“Wild Dogs are fascinating — they’re super-social, family-orientated animals that work and hunt with an incredible degree of cooperation. They’re a very cool species,” says Rebecca Gadd, President of Gold Paw Series.

The company hopes to raise $10,000 for WWF with these blankets. At $39 a piece, it would be great if every dog parent snagged one (or two!) for their furry friend this winter.

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Whitney C. Harris

Whitney is a New York-based writer for websites including Dogster, StrollerTrafficBrides.com, and WhattoExpect.com. A former book and magazine editor, she enjoys running (with her dog, Finley), watching movies (also with Finley), and cooking meatless meals (usually with Finley watching close by). She and her husband (and Finley, too) welcomed a baby girl named Rowan in August.

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