When high-schooler Alexander Tso started rock climbing 6 years ago he never imagined he would fall in love and move on to become a competitive climber!
But he did just that.
With that extra time at the gym where he practiced, he began to realize that every day the ropes he would be using were a different color.
It was that moment that sparked a journey of creativity, sustainability and helping animals.
What he learned was that the gyms needed to change out the ropes frequently in order to be within the appropriate safety requirements.
The worst part of this he learned, was that the rope wound up in our landfills.
Thousands of ropes every year! That is a lot of rope!
Being the son of a teacher – who worked hard educate on environmental issues, he was more aware than most kids his age on the impact we are making on the world.
He knew that the rope winding up in the landfill was not sustainable.
That was the moment he decided he needed to be someone who makes a difference.
This how the idea for Rocks2Dogs came to fruition.
Alexander is a dog lover and calls his dog Jinger his best friend.
So, it was only natural for him to come up with something that can keep the ropes out of landfills and help animals at the same time.
So, this young man decided to turn those ropes into leashes for dogs.
100% DONATED TO ANIMALS
Buy a leash and all the proceeds are donated.Visit Rocks2Dogs
Not only does he create the leashes, but donates 100% of the profits to no-kill animal shelters and rescues.
Leashes are also donated to shelters as well.
To date this young man has been able to raise tens of thousands of dollars to various animal organizations.
Pretty impressive for a young man who has not even graduated high school yet.
Rocks2Dogs is a nonprofit organization and accepts donations of climbing rope as well as monetary donations that helps pay for the hardware.
So, if you got rope – please send it his way.
Leashes are available in 4, 6, 8 and 10 foot lengths and have been tested to hold up to 2,000 pounds. I personally am fond of the colors and patterns on the site.
There is also a small collection of apparel as well to help support and promote his mission.
So, if you are in the market for a new leash – please support Alexander and feel good knowing your purchase is making a difference in so many ways.