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6 Easy Ways to Fundraise and Save Dogs with Angel City Pit Bulls

We at Angel City Pit Bulls are so thrilled to be able to help more and more dogs each year through adoptions, advocacy, and community support. But let’s face it: doing so isn’t cheap!

There are the day-to-day expenses like food, bones, collars, and leashes. Then there are the medical expenses from the many dogs in our program who require specialized veterinary care, which we’re happy to provide so that they can go on to thrive in loving forever homes. Then there’s the cost of running community training programs and supporting our local shelter intervention program. It all adds up quickly! Considering that the vast majority of our operating budget comes from grassroots donations, we depend on our community’s generosity to continue to expand our programs.

An individual donation goes a long way, but you may be wondering how you can do more for Angel City Pit Bulls. One easy answer is to help us fundraise! Whether you’re local to LA or a long distance supporter, there are many ways to help us raise funds for our program, and in turn save more deserving dogs.

1. Do your online shopping through Amazon Smile

The Amazon Smile program donates a portion of eligible proceeds when you add your favorite charity to your account. You heard us right: You can get all your online shopping done and support Angel City Pit Bulls at the same time. Once you’ve linked your account to support ACPB, all you need to do is remember to visit “” instead of the regular “” page so that your purchases are eligible.

Here’s how:

  • Sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  • From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity.
  • Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
  • Select a new charitable organization to support (Angel City Pit Bulls)
  • Questions? Here’s Amazon’s how-to.

The individual contribution from each purchase is small, but it adds up: as of February 2018, Angel City Pit Bulls has received over $4000 from the Amazon Smile program. That’s a lot of dog food!

Pro tip: Purchases made through the Amazon app are not eligible, so If you’re a fan of mobile shopping, fill up your cart on your phone and then check out using your web browser at

2. Link your Ralphs Rewards card

If you’re a Ralphs grocery shopper, you probably have a Ralphs Rewards card. What you might not know is that when you link your Ralphs Rewards card to us, Ralphs gives back a percentage of your purchase to our program. And once you set it up, you never have to think about it again!

How to do it:

  • Log in to
  • Click on ‘Create Account’ and follow the easy steps to create an online account
  • After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, it will return to and you are in your Account.
  • Scroll to the bottom of your Account Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
    • a. Community Rewards – Enroll
    • b. View all your information and edit as necessary then “Save”
    • c. Type your NPO number or Name of your Organization then press “Search”
    • d. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name
    • e. Click on Enroll to finish your enrollment process
  • For more detailed information, check Ralphs’ FAQs!

3. Make a Facebook fundraiser

You may have noticed more and more of your Facebook friends creating fundraisers for their favorite causes. Whether it’s your birthday or you just feel like giving back, Facebook has made it easy for you to create a fundraiser for Angel City Pit Bulls.

Here’s one way to get started:

  • Visit
  • Click: “Raise Money”
  • Select “Nonprofit”
  • Search “Angel City Pit Bulls”
  • Enter the information prompted, like how much money you want to raise and how long you’re fundraising. Facebook makes it easy to customize your message, or you can stick with the default information. 

4. Create a fundraising page for your special event

Our fundraising platform, Classy, allows you to easily create customized fundraising events so you can use your special day to help dogs in need. You can create a page as part of your wedding registry, fundraise in lieu of gifts for your birthday, or create a fundraiser for any other big event!

How to get started:

Questions? Need tips on how to make the most of your fundraising? Email

5. Join Team ACPB for the LA marathon, half marathon, or Big 5K

Angel City Pit Bulls is proud to be a premier charity partner for the Skechers Performance LA Marathon. Each year, our group of runners and walkers train to compete in the LA Marathon, the Stadium to the Sea charity half marathon, and the Big 5K. By joining Team ACPB and asking friends and family to support your effort, your sweat and determination helps raise funds to assist hundreds of shelter dogs find families of their own.

We provide fundraising tips, running coaching and plans, and have fun group runs each weekend. Whether you’ve never run a step before or you have multiple marathons under your belt, we can help you achieve your goals, all while you help the dogs of ACPB.

Get started by filling out some basic information so our team can get in touch, or email

6. Join Team ACPB as you fundraise for your own athletic feat

The LA Marathon isn’t the only way to pair your athletic accomplishment with some good-doing. If you’re gearing up for a big event like a marathon, bike race, triathlon--you name it!--you can be a virtual member of Team ACPB and fundraise for the dogs of Angel City Pit Bulls. Using our fundraising platform, Classy, you can set up and personalize your own fundraising page. Our team will be there to assist you with any fundraising questions, send you a Team ACPB tech shirt so you can train in style, and cheer you on as you finish your big event.

As always, thank you for supporting Angel City Pit Bulls! We couldn’t help these dogs without you.

Have an fundraising opportunity we should know about? Let us know!