Cool threads, great cause

When Greg and Bailey Schroder adopted their Chow Chow, Charlie, they did more than give one dog a loving forever home.  Inspired by Charlie and all the work animal rescues do on behalf of homeless pets, they founded ResQThreads, an apparel company that gives “people and their pets a stylish way to promote adoption and support the rescues and shelters they care about.”

ResQThreads’s online store offers tees, hoodies and accessories promoting positive themes around animal adoption, and donates 30 percent of each item purchased to the buyer’s rescue of choice from a list of dozens featured on the site.  They also offer, at no cost, a ResQBox of products for animal organizations to sell at area fundraisers, keeping all of the profits from those sales.  To date, ResQThreads has donated approximately $50,000 to rescues nationwide, and is planning to launch a new line of merchandise soon.  Check it out at