Giving Back

Nelson Naturals pledges to give 5% of all profits to animal charities, local and abroad. Please see some of the causes below. 

Sgt. Pepper's Friends 

The Sgt. Pepper’s Friends foundation is the best place to look if you or your family are looking to expand your family!

Sgt. Pepper’s Friends is a non-profit animal rescue organization founded and located in Aruba. Our dogs and cats are available for adoption in the United States, Canada, Aruba, and the Netherlands as of now. Every country we add to the list requires careful research, but we hope open up to families in other countries in the future as well.

We love our beautiful island. However, the number of neglected, homeless, abandoned, sick and hungry dogs and cats wandering the streets is truly disturbing. Through donations and the hard work of our volunteers and our adoptive families, we are able to rescue many animals in need.

The goal of our foundation is to find the most suitable family for each individual dog or cat. We also promote spaying and neutering programs, plan to build our own shelter and are working together with other rescues and organizations within and outside of Aruba.

Our precious rescues are all mixed breeds. The dogs are called ‘Aruba Cunucu dogs.’ Their average weight is about 15-25kg / 35-55lbs. Our Aruban specials are fast runners, active, loving and smart dogs.

Social media is our main resource for finding loving homes for our rescues – please follow us on Instagram @sgtpeppersfriends and on Facebook! Here you will find updates on our rescues and animal inspiration every day.

Rat Terrier Rescue Canada

Rat Terrier Rescue Canada Inc. is a charitable non-profit, volunteer organization that rescues and fosters Rat Terriers in private homes. We are dedicated to the welfare of Rat Terriers, and it is our purpose to find new, permanent and loving homes for Rat Terriers that have been abused, neglected or abandoned.

Rat Terriers are a small, active and likeable breed that is growing in popularity in Canada. Our rescued Rat Terriers are originally from puppy mills, pounds, shelters, or unwanted owner surrenders. They are placed in foster homes for assessment, for vetting and to get them ready for their adoptive families.

All Rat Terriers coming into rescue are spay/neutered, vaccinated and tested for heartworm. As a non-profit organization, Rat Terrier Rescue Canada operates solely by donations and fundraising, and all funds are used only for the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of Rat Terriers in need.

Please see their loving little fur babies available for adoption at:  

The Happy Animals Club

Happy Animals Club was started in 2014 by then 9-year-old Ken thanks to help from people all over the world who donated money to help him rescue dogs. Here's Ken's story.

I love animals. I have one rescue dog and two rescue cats. Ever since I can remember, I wanted to open an animal shelter to help the stray dogs and cats on the streets. Here is an example of a poster I made when I was 8 years old. My dad told me it would take a lot of money and 20 years for me to get an animal shelter. He said only grown ups can raise enough money to start an animal shelter.

But in February of 2014, pictures of me feeding dogs on the street were passed around on the Internet. Here are those pictures.

Some very kind people who saw these pictures donated money to help me care for the dogs. We got enough money to get the dogs I was feeding off the street, feed them high quality canned food, and provide them with veterinary care. They gained a LOT of weight, their open wounds healed, and their fur grew back. They also learned not to be scared of humans.

Here's how they looked after two months of care at Happy Animals Club. Their names are Blackie, Brownie, and White Puppy.

In addition, I got enough money to start an animal shelter. On May 1, 2014, I leased a 1,000 square meter (10,000 square feet) lot for one year. It cost 66,000 pesos ($1,500).

We also spent a lot of money on wood, electrical wiring, tin roofing, cement, and many other things. The area flooded every time it rained, so we built canals. The shelter now has 2 large pens, 2 apartments, and an annex. The dogs are not kept in cages unless they are ill or there is some other good reason. The cats have a very big living area solely for them. All of the dogs and cats at Happy Animals Club are very happy animals!

Our big challenge now is to make a system for finding the dogs good homes once they are healthy again. This is a problem because in the Philippines most people want pure breed dogs. They don't like mutts, even though mutts are just as smart, just as loyal, and just as loving.

Please help me develop the animal shelter by fostering dogs or cats, holding seminars at your school or company, or donating funds for dog food, care, and the development of the shelter. Happy Animals Club is a non-profit organization registered in the Philippines. Happy Animals Club is autonomous and independently managed by me with help from staff and volunteers. Happy Animals Club is not affiliated with anyone or any organization that supports euthanizing stray dogs.

Friend of Grass Valley Animal Shelter 

Grass Valley Animal Control and Shelter is a safe place for pets who have gotten lost, based in Grass Valley California.
The shelter can accept relinquished animals from Grass Valley and Nevada City residents who need to re-home their adoptable pets.
Stop by and meet our animals or visit our Facebook page here!
*this shelter is near and dear to our heart, as it is the place Truckee was adopted from!! ♡