Cold. Scared. Alone.

We need your help.

Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL) is a one-of-a kind, nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare and disaster relief organization.

Our Programs

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We donate food and supplies to rescues, shelters, sanctuaries, and for natural disasters.

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We bring crucial supplies directly to the homeless to help their pets' well-being.

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We help the elderly and veterans with food and comfort items for their pets.

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We help groups save pets from death row with transport crates and comfort items.

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Our Humane Education Learning Programs (HELP) reaches students in K-12.

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We help raise awareness about animal abuse and neglect through advocacy.

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Our workshops promote compassion toward animals and advocate for pet adoption.

We are unlike any other animal welfare organization. Every month we donate food and pet supplies to at least 1,000 homeless animals in shelters, rescue groups, and pets of the homeless! 

Before and After

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Uncomfortable. Depressed. Lonely.

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More Relaxed and Adoptable.

OBOL by the Numbers

Since 2008, we have reached thousands of animals and people who care about animals.

animal rescue groups
animal shelters
fosters
humane education students
homeless people with pets

Recent OBOL News

Helping Pet Evacuations for Statewide Fires

August 27, 2018

Early Sunday morning, Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL) responded to emergency calls for the California firestorms (blazing from Shasta County to San Diego County). Animals were being evacuated from the raging fires and taken to safety. OBOL’s Brad and volunteers loaded a tonnage of pet food, blankets, crates, X-pens, toys and towels worth thousands of …

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OBOL at Sepulveda VA Hospital Stand Down Day

August 27, 2018

Stephanie Niznik, the OBOL Veterans Team Captain of Greater Los Angeles, gave her star power to help provide vital supplies and food for the pets of homeless, elderly, and needy veterans at the Sepulveda VA Hospital Stand Down Day!

Recording Artist Fawn Palisano for OBOL

August 27, 2018

Thank you Operation Blankets of Love for helping people all over with your disaster relief donations and donations to rescuers and rescued! You are our lifeline! ??❤️

OBOL’s Sunday Special Photos

August 27, 2018

School children received bilingual OBOL workbooks on pet care and responsibility upon their visit to the Delano Animal Shelter in Kern County! *Special Thank You to Louis the director of the shelter and Angelica for driving two hours to deliver 100 OBOL workbooks!

Homeless Dogs Get Blanketed with Love

November 12, 2016

October 26, 2016 by Lisa M Homeless dogs (and other animals) have been a lot warmer since Eileen Smulson founded Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL) in 2008. The nonprofit gives away blankets, towels, and a whole lot more to hundreds of shelters and rescues every year.  Mission Possible OBOL’s mission is to improve the well-being of homeless animals and …

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Other Ways to Help

Donate While You Shop

Help save homeless animals at no additional cost to you.

Become a Volunteer

Help at one of our events to benefit pets of the homeless.

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