Raise a Glass to Summer and Make a Difference for Pets

By Friday, May 12, 2017

Dig this… a portion of this post is sponsored, but opinions are my own and 110% “pawthentic”!

Ahhhh…warm temps, sunny skies and long days. It must be May! That means you finally have permission to go ahead and kick off summer fun and festivities. And with Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s never too early to start planning those backyard barbeques.

Of course, no party would be complete without your best four-legged friend by your side. But to keep your pet safe – and avoid a trip to the doggie ER – there are certain tempting treats that you should keep away from prying paws.

  • Ribs or any other meat with bones
  • Fatty meats
  • Chicken wings
  • Onions
  • Sugary desserts (especially chocolate)
  • Grapes
  • Corn on the cob
  • Alcoholic beverages

But don’t feel too sorry for your pup. He can still enjoy carefully selected yummies that are better for his tummy such as sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, apple slices, and small amounts of lean meats like chicken, steak and fish.

And while you’re sharing summer fun and goodies with your dog, why not give back to pups who aren’t as lucky as yours…and enjoy a delightful cocktail while you’re at it?

I recently visited the set of Daytime to chat about this very topic!

For the last 20 years, an important part of the story of Tito’s Handmade Vodka is the innate connection we all have with our canine counterparts. So the company has worked to make Tito’s dream of rescuing and protecting dogs come true.

It all started with some stray dogs who wandered up to Tito’s South East Austin distillery upon smelling his own dog’s food there. Over the years, they have rescued over 60 dogs and found them loving homes. Today, Tito’s Handmade Vodka partners with animal welfare non-profits to raise funds and awareness at over 700 events a year through their VODKA FOR DOG PEOPLE program.

Raise a glass to dog adoption! Learn how Tito's Handmade Vodka is raising awareness for pet adoption.
The vision of this philanthropic program is to unite with friends, fans and partners to better the lives of pet and their families far and wide. Even if you can’t attend one of the special events, you can still become part of this vision and look super cool doing it.

When you purchase any dog-related merchandise at vodkafordogpeople.com, 100% of proceeds benefits emancipet.org, which helps improve the lives of pets across the nation by making affordable spay/neuter and wellness available to every pet owner.

Combining delicious drinks with pawsome merchandise to promote animal welfare? Now that’s something we can all raise a glass to!

Tito's Vodka for Dog PeopleTito's Handmade Vodka has been busy helping rescue more than 60 pups!


For recipes and more information visit TitosVodka.com. You can also share your puppy love for Tito’s and their pawtners on Instagram @vodkafordgpeople using the hashtag #vodkafordogpeople.

This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions and anecdotes are my own, and I never promote any products or brands I don’t believe in. ~Petfully yours, Kristen