I am not sure I know anyone who does not enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine once in a while, and with these brands you can feel good sipping that cocktail knowing that in some way shape or form you are helping animals.
Whether you are hosting an event or just looking for a girls night in – these brands are a great way to enjoy some cocktails while doing good.
We love to profile brands that give back to animals in some way whether it is in donations of money or product – or helping organizations build awareness and educational resources.
So – the next time you need some cocktails, wine or beer for your next event – please give these brands some love!
And of course – be careful with alcohol around your pets as they could become very ill if ingested!
SUPPORTS: Local animal shelters
A new “breed” of whisky! Copper Dog has created a blended malt scotch whisky that is winning awards and hearts of animal lovers.
Their unique blend has no less than eight single malts. This will be an amazing burst of flavor that your tastebuds will love. This scotch will go down smooth and fill your mouth with with ripe fruit aromas and a spicy finish.
With recipes like Dog + Cola, Apple Dog and Ginger Dog there is a find drink waiting for anyone you entertain.
Copper Dog supports local animal charities that are leaving pawprints in their communities. They currently are partnered with over 17 charities across the United States. To date they have contributed over $200,000 to help animals in need.
SUPPORTS: Animal Rescues
Wanting to create something different than what she considered the “stuffy” side of the wine industry, Brenda Lynch took a different approach for her brand. She wanted to make an exceptional wine that consumers would love – but make it fun. Being one of several wines that help dogs, I am starting to think that wine country is filled with animal lovers.
The inspiration for the name of the brand came from a motto her and her husband shared about dogs.
“Apply dog logic to life: eat well, be loved, get petted, sleet a lot, dream of a leash-free world.”Sark
The owners have owned – and loved many dogs over the years so it was only natural to have a philanthropic side to help them. Since the brand launched in 1995, Mutt Lynch Winery has supported animal rescue organizations worldwide with donations, time or fundraising events.
In 2017 they launched their Wines That Give Back Program where a unique label is created for a rescue and that rescue will receive 25% of the purchase price.
Their wine options include Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinto Noir, Zinfandel and Cabernet. You can shop online at Mutt Lynch Winery where you can buy bottles or join their Club Mutt wine club.
You can also visit their dog friendly winery if you are in the Sonoma, CA area.
SUPPORTS: North America Animal Rescues
Choose from a wine selection that includes Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay and know that every purchases helps animals in need.
You can purchase their wines online at Wine Sisterhood.
Started by dog lover Terry Wheatley, Bar Dog is based out of a ranch in Central California.
Bar Dog has partnered with the Petfinder Foundation to handle the donations. When a rescue submits an application to Petfinder the funds that may be distributed are supported in part by Bar Dog.
SUPPORTS: No-Kill Animal Shelters
We love our pups here at The Good Trade, so it’s exciting to see our favorite beverage supporting furry friends in need! Chateau La Paws’s California wines include Pinot Noir, Merlot, Sweet Red, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay, each with a label that features a shelter dog who either needs a forever home or has already happily found one.
This wine raises awareness of shelter dogs in need, and donates proceeds to no-kill animal shelters in the US.
SUPPORTS: Snow Leopards
Snow Leopard Vodka was created with 2 specific purposes, one was to create a great tasting vodka that the world would love and the other was to create a brand that could contribute to saving the endangered snow leopard
They have successfully done both.
Created by Stephen Sparrow, Snow Leopard Vodka was created with a super grain 5 times more expensive than those used in other vodkas called spelt grain. Snow Leopard Vodka proudly donates 15% of their profits to the Snow Leopard Trust which was created in 1981. This nonprofit organization works very hard to protect the snow leopard in its natural habitats throughout Central Asia and works with locals to develop conservation programs.
To date they have successfully donated over $200,000 for the trust! We think we can help them raise a lot more – so go show your support today!
If you love dogs and are active in the dog community then you may have already heard of Tito’s Handmade Vodka! It is after all considered the “Vodka for Dog People” – and Tito makes it clear in everything he does as to how much he loves our canine companions. His Vodka for Dog people program was created specifically to help create a united front to better the lives of pets and their families.
Proceeds from their online store go directly to Emancipet which is an organization that helps make veterinary care affordable and accessible. Not only does the brand support animals, they also have a very open pet-friendly work environment where they are allowed to bring dogs to work and assist in rescuing local strays.
SUPPORTS: Various Elephant Organizations
Elephant Gin offers a variety premium gin options that are created with rare African botanicals. Handmade in Germany – they offer several unique blends that offer a unique African taste with 14 different rare hand-selected botanicals like Slow Berries, Buchu, Lion’s tale and more.
The founders of Elephant Gin were inspired by their visits to Africa to create a brand that would do more to help conservation trusts in Africa, so they decided to donate 15% of their profits of standard gin bottles to Big Life Foundation and Space for Elephants, while the miniature bottles will result in a 5% donation to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Each of the organizations specifically focuses on the conservation and education of African elephants.
They have donated over $400,000 USD to these organizations to date.
We love this video showcasing their history and the work that they are doing with the elephants!
SUPPORTS: Animal Rescues
Producing award wining wines is what they do, but supporting animals is what they love.
Every wine purchased results in 50% of profits being donated to support rescue dogs and animal charities.
You can find their wines in a few local areas but you can also buy it online here. From single bottles to bundles or even a monthly wine club, there is something for everyone.
They also offer the opportunity for registered animal organizations to receive donations of money or wine for upcoming events you may be hosting.
SUPPORTS: Tigers in India
WHERE TO BUY: Only available in London
Updated 2020: we are not sure if this is still being manufactured as there does not seem to be any updates from them and many retailers are out of stock. We will keep it up for now but may remove it in the future.
A rum that comes from India, Wild Tiger Rum is a premium brand that offers and exotic blend that uses Indian molasses and is aged in American Oakwood casks which once was used to store Bourbon Whiskey giving this rum a unique taste.
The group that developed this rum also wanted to do good and help support the plight of the tigers in India.
With only 2,000 remaining, the Royal Bengal Tiger is in danger of becoming extinct. Proceeds from every sale of a bottle of their rum is allocated to the conservation of the tiger through the organization Wild Tiger Foundation.
SUPPORTS: Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park
A gin distillery based in London that prides itself on a truly handcrafted spirit that is made in small batches and uses fresh botanicals to create a truly unique experience.
Even though they are a smaller distillery, they still wanted to do their part to help protect the rare mountain gorillas that reside in Virunga National Park in the Eastern Congo region. Gearing Up for Gorillas is the charity they support by donating 10% of all profits to help with the conservation, education and care of the gorillas.
VIVA XXXII Tequila
SUPPORTS: Organizations that prevent animal abuse
Started by Nile Niami, an animal lover from Mexico, VIVA XXXII is a tequila brand that is defined as a fresh and crisp “sipping” tequila that needs no other drink to chase it down with. There are 3 different varieties currently in their offerings.
On every bottle you will find their mascot “Phil” a feisty little chihuahua to hit home their animal friendly mission. Nile was inspired to do more because of her growing up in Mexico and seeing all the homeless dogs – but the day she met an injured dog as an adult was the day she knew she needed to make a difference.
She donates 10% of the net proceeds from every bottle sold go to organizations that work to help prevent animal abuse likes the ASPCA, SPCALA and START.
The Naked Turtle White Rum
SUPPORTS: Sea Turtle Conservancy
To date, the Naked Turtle in partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy have saved over 392,000 turtles! The journey to creating this rum began in St. Croix and their motto for the “naked” part of their brand comes from the fact they never touch the inside of the barrel where the rums are distilled.
The rum makes partnered with the Sea Turtle Conservancy in 2012 to help save baby sea turtles and they have been working together ever since!
Donations are just a small part of what they do – they work together on creating educational programs and awareness to the plight of the sea turtle as well. Every bottle has a small message that states “we support shellbacked buds” and has the Sea Turtle Conservancy logo as well.
Metazoa Brewing Company
SUPPORTS: North America Animal Rescues
Although currently located in and around the Indianapolis area, they are growing so you never know when they might wind up in your neck of the woods! They are a pet friendly brewery in Indianapolis that offers 16+ craft beers for you to enjoy.
So if you are in the area – now you know where to go to show some love!
Founded in 2016, the brand gives back 5% to their animal and wildlife partners all around the country.
Have A Brand You Love That Is Not Listed Here?
If you know of another liquor, beer or wine brand that is not listed here but does amazing things to help animals please let us know so we can share the love!
This is also a great list of alcohol brands that you can offer if you are creating a wedding to help animals!