Our own puppy, Ralphie, could quickly have become part of the statistics of dogs who had their life ended in a kill shelter. Despite being a purebred, he was not the optimal color (white) for his breed nor the desired gender (female) and with his brother he was discarded and destined to live without a family. That is of course before he joined OUR family and became the official unofficial mascot for Stella. 

*his brother found another family in PA and is living his best life too!*

Making a Pawsitive Impact: Why We're Donating 20% of Net Proceeds to Rescue Shelters

At Stella Coffee, we believe in more than just serving up fantastic products. We are on a mission to make a real difference in the lives of our furry friends. That's why we are proud to announce that we are donating a whopping 20% of our net proceeds from merch sales to rescue shelters. We also donate 10% of our Office Catering net proceeds to end kill shelters in Los Angeles entirely. Read to see how you can be a part of this pawsitive movement.

The Urgency to End Kill Shelters

The grim reality of kill shelters leaves us heartbroken and determined to change the narrative. Every year, millions of innocent animals are euthanized due to overcrowding and lack of resources. The thought of these precious lives being lost is simply unacceptable. By contributing to rescue shelters, we are playing an active role in breaking this vicious cycle.

Our Passionate Commitment

The drive to end kill shelters runs deep within our team. We are animal lovers, advocates, and pet parents ourselves. This personal connection fuels our unwavering dedication to providing these animals with a second chance at a loving forever home. By donating 20% of our merch net proceeds and 10% of our office catering net proceeds, we are not just making a financial contribution, but also a heartfelt commitment to improving the lives of these furry companions.

Partnering with Rescue Shelters

We believe in putting our money where our mouth is, which is why we carefully choose to partner with reputable rescue shelters that align with our vision. These organizations work tirelessly to provide shelter, medical care, and love to animals in need. Our contributions enable them to rescue more animals, provide essential medical attention, and create safe environments that lead to successful adoptions. Stay tuned for some big announcements!

Empowering Our Customers

Joining forces with us means you become a part of this transformative journey too. When you purchase from us, you are directly contributing to this cause. With every merchandise you buy, 20% of the net proceeds go towards making a pawsitive impact. Together, we are creating a ripple effect that strengthens the fight against kill shelters and improves the lives of countless animals.

Transparency and Impact

We understand the importance of transparency, and we are committed to keeping you in the loop. Periodically, we will share updates on the impact of our contributions. You'll witness firsthand the lives your support has touched and the change you've helped bring about. It's a collective effort, and we are immensely grateful for each and every customer who stands by us in this noble cause. Stay tuned for a live tracker that shows how many dogs we have saved!

We have a deep-rooted passion for ending kill shelters and providing animals with the love and care they deserve. Our commitment is a purposeful step towards a brighter future for our furry friends. By choosing to support us, you are becoming an integral part of this pawsitive movement. Together, we can make a lasting impact and bring hope to those who need it the most.


Join us on this journey, and together, let's make the world a better place—one paw at a time.