Ever Since the Beginning,
MAC+MAYA® Has Been About Giving Back
We set out to launch a brand that would give pet parents the warm and fuzzies—from the paw print on the lid to the values we believe in. Since The Nature's Bounty Co., is all about humans doing good, we founded Mac+Maya® to be all about dogs doing good.
We believe in partnering with service dog organizations to help humans in need lead healthier and happier lives. A few of us have seen firsthand how service dogs can be more than mere foot warmers and tail waggers—they’re also stress relievers for post-surgery patients, everyday soothers for PTSD veterans, and confidence boosters for children with learning disabilities.
As a wellness company for dogs (that’s part of a wellness company for humans), we love the idea of supporting pooches that help people.
We'll Donate a Percentage of the Proceeds From Every Sale.
Mac+Maya® is committed to supporting service dogs through volunteering and donating a percentage of every sale. As a community brand, we eagerly want to hear from you about your favorite local or national service dog organization. DM us on social.
We're Kicking it Off With:
America's VetDogs and The Guide Dog Foundation
Selecting America’s VetDogs and The Guide Dog Foundation as our first organization felt serendipitous, as their national campus is just a short 20 minutes from the office. After visiting them and observing their training process, we could hardly wait to set up associate volunteer days. (And you wouldn’t believe the waitlist!)
For more than 70 years, The Guide Dog Foundation has trained and placed thousands of guide and service dogs with people who are blind, have low vision, or other special needs. These animals facilitate their owners’ mobility, enable their independence, and offer them companionship.
Since 2003, its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, has trained and placed hundreds of guide and service dogs for veterans with disabilities. In 2015, they opened their programs to include first responders: firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical personnel injured in the line of duty.
While both of these organizations provide dogs to veterans and disabled civilians free of charge, each canine costs well over $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and provide a lifetime of aftercare services to the human/canine team.
Visit their website to make a donation and learn more about volunteer opportunities.
America's VetDogs and The Guide Dog Foundation were the first two U.S. assistance dogs schools to be accredited by the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.