Serious Whimsy: How An Artist’s Store of Playful Prints Helps Rescue Animals

October 30, 2018


When delightful paintings of dogs and cats offer real relief for a deserving animal rescue shelter, it’s passion meets purpose with giving back as the goal.  At just 20 years old, Katie Bryant is the creative and business force behind KTS Canvases, a thriving online business where she showcases and sells her adorable assortment of hand-painted, customizable dog and cat creations. It is here where Katie shows us all just what “passion meeting purpose” is all about. Check out her adorable creations at

As a devoted animal lover and Christian, Katie decided to share her artistic talent and spiritual energy with the world, and she wanted to let the world share back. But as a busy one-woman show, Katie knew she needed an easy, effective way to let the “sharing” begin. Her search led her to find the Give & Grow app by Pledgeling. We're honored KT's Canvasses is a Shopify store partner using our turnkey charitable integrated app that allows Katie to support a worthy cause. She was feeling the love for us too and kindly gave "Give & Grow" a 5-Star review: "This was exactly what I was looking for and more! So easy to set up and removes the stress of managing everything. Love it!" The app dashboard makes it easy for store owners to see real-time donation tracking and download tax receipts for easy reporting saving valuable time.  In addition, owners have the option to integrate an impact calculator onto their site to share the impact their donations are making.

Through our Give & Grow app for Shopify, KT's Canvases shares 10% of each purchase from the Pet Collection line with Best Friends Animal Society, a wonderful animal rescue center that seeks to find forever homes for all the fur-babies they take in - see their impact HERE. This is also where Katie found her own beloved cats, Ella and Batman. Katie shared with us her heartfelt philosophy of “adopting over shopping”, and we couldn’t agree more! We loved hearing from her recently that through her Pet Collection, the Give & Grow app has also helped grow her business “...I have definitely seen growth since announcing it! People love that they are supporting animals when they purchase from me because they are huge animal lovers too.”

Pledgeling is committed to the passion of purpose and helping companies big and small simply and easily give back while growing their business. Pledgeling can help your company support the causes of your choice also. Download GIVE & GROW from the Shopify App Store HERE and get started TODAY or contact us and let’s talk about the possibilities.