Community Impact & Covid-19

At Puppington, we value philanthropy and giving back, from coast-to-coast - and beyond.  Rescue organizations are especially dear to our hearts.  Feel the same?  Click here to download our Ultimate Guide to Adopting a Rescue Pup.

May 5, 2020 was a new global day of giving and unity #GivingTuesdayNow – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

We joined together to create a wave of generosity, citizen engagement, action from business and philanthropy, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

Pup Wax ran a special offer to help promote the well-being of shelter and rescue dogs during this difficult time. Since May 5 through the end of 2021, with every purchase of Pup Wax organic dog care or a gift card, customers were able to select any 501(c)(3) animal rescue or shelter in the United States to receive one free full-size Pup Wax.  Pup Wax would then send the donated Pup Wax to the organization designated by the customer.

Together we give. Together we help. Together we heal. 

These are some of the amazing projects and other organizations we have supported in the last few months:

In January 2021, we were truly honored to support the Special Olympics NY athletes! 🏆 The Special Olympics holds over 100,000 events each year for children and adults with intellectual & physical disabilities all over the world. Did you know that many of the 5 million plus Special Olympics athletes are accompanied by their service dogs? These special pups assist their humans in ways that only a dog possibly can.

On July 18, 2020 we came together with other small business owners on Instagram to co-sponsor a charity auction.  In just 24 hours, over $2000 was raised for Color of Change and UNCF.  Color of Change advocates for racial justice by championing solutions that equip decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for black people in America.  Color of Change focuses on designing strategies powerful enough to fight racism and injustice—in politics and culture, in the work place and the economy, in criminal justice and community life, and wherever they exist.  UNCF, the United Negro College Fund, also known as the United Fund, is an American philanthropic organization that funds scholarships for black students to help them thrive, graduate, and become leaders.  UNCF awards more than 10,000 students scholarships, worth more than $100 million, each year and advocates for the importance of minority education and community engagement.

We are proud sponsors of the upcoming film, SuperBois.  Award winning filmmaker Jon Mancinetti is creating another passion project that will advocate for people with special needs and rescue dogs.  His last film raised over $50K to help more than 25 non-profits across the country save rescue dogs!
Now Jon is telling a special story about his brother Joel and their love for making movies together. SuperBois honors the unique contribution a person with a developmental disability can make in our lives and shows how shelter dogs can positively impact a family with special needs.  This film also stars Jon’s beloved rescue dog Smokey 🐶 SuperBois is currently being screened at film festivals across the United States and will be available to stream soon!

Press play to learn more about how Jon is saving dogs and his powerful advocacy efforts.


We are also proud to support Korean K9 Rescue, a non-profit, No-Kill 501(c)(3) dog rescue organization that saves dogs from the meat trade, puppy mills, and high-kill shelters in South Korea. Due to the stigma associated with mixed breed and "dog meat farm" dogs, most dogs have a low chance of being adopted in South Korea. Korean K9 transports these dogs to the United States and finds loving forever homes for them. In the process, they are able to spread awareness about the brutal dog meat trade and be a voice for the voiceless dogs that are still suffering in the meat trade. Press play to learn more about this amazing organization and the dogs they save.


In our own community, Chappaqua, NY, we are proud sponsors of the New Castle Baseball and Softball Association, our local little league teams. NCBSA is an all volunteer organization, and administers baseball and softball programs for boys and girls. Up to 50 teams, with 600 children annually, participate in the Spring, Summer and Fall programs.