Striving towards sustainable business practices that contribute back to the environment and our community
BBPS is a company that is committed to supporting and networking with the local and wider Taupo community and Industries. We are orientated towards organisations and industries that support animal and community welfare, are environmentally aware, involved in animal related work experience and who reciprocate in supporting our business. Check out our key community and business relationships below!
“We are a Small Business with not much funds but we do our best and we believe we have big hearts when supporting our community”.
CARE community animal rescue and education Taupo
Providing a place to socialise their dogs and we provide free daycare for Forster dogs. We also do yearly fundraisers to help raise awareness, funds and food for CARE Taupo or Turangi.
We raise funds for CARE annually including Annual dress up week for the dogs and staff; donating pet food, bedding and dog bowls at Christmas. We donate and suggest to our staff and customers to donate used household items to the CARE ‘op’ shop.
We offer to take CARE dogs into our Day-care to help with socialisation. We also offer two free days of doggie day care.
Staff offer their time with fostering animals, helping at events and by volunteering at the CARE op shop in their own time.
(Ref: Image CARE op shop)
Annual Harcourts Hounds Day
Big Brown Paws was a main gold sponsor and stall holder for this. Funds raised through registration as a stall holder or raffles go to the Taupo o SPCA. At the 2017 Harcourt’s Hound day we raised $109 through a raffle which was then donated to SPCA. It’s a fun community day with lots of dog owners attending; children also love it for the face painting and food. We give lots of information about our BBPS to attendees, resulting in lots of enquiries.
Providing a place to socialise their dogs and we provide free daycare for Forster dogs. We also do yearly fundraisers to help raise awareness and funds, like been involved with the Hounds day and Cup cake day.
Sponsorship and support was given to SPCA by selling cupcakes in our area on Cup Cake day; we raised $126 Aug 2017.
Two free days at our Doggie Day-care is offered to people who foster or adopt a dog through SPCA or the Pound. To date, 6 people have taken this offer up. We are very proud to be involved in these events and to give back to our community. Our customers and dogs have fun attending too.
Association of Pet Dog Trainers NZ
Force Free Dog Training NZ
We are full members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers NZ. We get training and advice in regards to caring for canines in our care and keep up with standards and advice from around the world. Memberships increase our knowledge, allow for representation and provide useful information to pass to our customers.
The Association for Force-Free Professionals
Force Free Professionals
We are full members of The Association for Force-Free Professionals. We get training and advice in regards to caring for canines in our care and keep up with standards and advice from around the world. We strongly believe in force free training and caring for our canine friends. Memberships increase our knowledge, allow for representation and provide useful information to pass to our customers.
Volunteer at planting days
We as a team help out on planting days
Guide Dog Association
Our Company makes a monthly donation of $30 to the guide dog association. We have a customer donation box on our reception counter and we regular put our change from our till in there. The Association sends us regular emails and thanks for supporting them.
Supporting Taupo Gardens
We use the gardens on weekly basis for dog walking and we place a donation of $20 every so often in the donation box, this helps towards maintaining the lovely gardens which our staff and dogs enjoy walking amongst – on leads of course.
We have provided work experience for vet nursing student and an animal care student. We have just started to work with Taupo-nui-a-Tia and Tauhara high school gateway, to provide training and work experience for students.
BBPS supports local business by purchasing from them as well as recommending them to locals and people from out of town. We also have a place for local business to put their business cards.