Gald Dogs Nation founder, Marianne Ahern, with Boy Scout Pack 122 in West Chester PAScout Troops & Schools

You can support our efforts by hosting Stuffed Toy Drives. We can provide you with signage, if desired, but we encourage the kids to have fun and create their own. Initiative leaders will receive a Certificate of Glad Dogs Accomplishment and recognition on our website and Facebook page.

    If you would like to host a drive, email


    Community Service & Fundraising Clubs

    You can support our efforts by running a toy drive in your school or community. We will provide signs and instructions to get started.

    To learn more, email 


    Quilting, Sewing and Craft Groups

    You can support our efforts by helping us upcycle the stuffed toys we receive as donations. We cut out the hard plastic eyes and glue appliques over the holes using non-toxic glue. We cut out hard noses and glue a pompom in the spot. And we cut open the bellies, insert a squeaker inside and stitch the bodies back up.

    If you want to dedicate one of your sessions to helping Glad Dogs Nation, we recommend our Sewing Party Kit that contains 50 ready-to-stitch toys, squeakers to insert, and needles and thread for stitching. When you finish, you can donate the toys to a local shelter or rescue or we will pay to ship them to a group on our waiting list.


    Kiwanis Clubs, Rotary Clubs, community groups, libraries, and places of worship can fulfill their outreach missions by hosting a sewing party in their local communities.

    We provide the toys and supplies. You can promote the event in your newsletter and on your website and Glad Dogs Nation will promote your organization using Facebook, Twitter and our website.

    To start your own event, email



    If we reduce our operating costs, we can increase the profits we have to combat pet overpopulation. Many of the things we use to create and store toys can be found on our Amazon Wish List. You can support us by purchasing these items for us.