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Poochie-Bells Outreach
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Each time a dog taps a leather Poochie-Bells doggie doorbell, she’s helping people in southern Africa improve their lives. On a visit to Botswana a few years ago, Poochie-Bells’ owner Cheryl Pedersen made friends with the folks at the Tsienyane Leathercraft Village. Today, village workers hand-cut and dye leather straps exclusively for Poochie-Bells, and in return, receive much-needed income to support their community.

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This article first appeared in The Bark,
Issue 54: May/Jun 2009
Susan Tasaki is a The Bark contributing editor.

Photo courtesy of Poochie-Bells

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