Paw for a Cause: The Pendant Collection by Judi Powers

I spent a lot of time on a pun website to find a perfectly corny headline for this post—luckily for you, dear reader, none of them made the cut. Still, allow me to get this out of my system.

Judi Powers’ Paw for a Cause collection is so fetch, it helps dogs who have it ruff. I’m barking mad over the designs, and it was puppy love at first sight.

Whew, okay. We’re good to go.

Judi Powers Fine Jewelry has debuted a beautiful set of pendants—particularly for those who love their four-legged friends—and it’s an effort that gives back. In partnership with the Love Leo Rescue, a foster-based dog shelter in Los Angeles, the Paw for a Cause collection has literally gone to the dogs—and that’s a good thing.

Love Leo is a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused, injured, and abandoned dogs, providing medical care and training, among other services, and doing everything in its power to ready them for future adoptive homes. The rescue also provides free and low-cost neuter and spay services to those living in low-income and underserved areas, in an effort to battle the overpopulation of animals on the streets.

Judi Powers 10k Paw for a Cause pendant
Love Leo Rescue Charity Paw pendant in 10k yellow gold on silk cord, $775

With the purchase of each 10k gold necklace, which retails for $775, two dogs from the shelter or the street are fully sponsored, including the spay/neuter of the animal, chip implantation, and vaccines.

Judi Powers diamond Paw for a Cause pendant
Love Leo Rescue Charity Paw pendant in 14k rose gold with diamonds, $1,495 (chain included)

With the purchase of a 14k gold pendant featuring a diamond, sapphire, or ruby ($1,495), three dogs are sponsored. A sterling silver pendant is also available for $175, the proceeds of which go to support the Love Leo Rescue program.

Judi Powers and dog
The designer and her pup (photo courtesy of Judi Powers)

“Sasha Abelson [president of Love Leo] and I met over two years ago via Instagram,” Powers tells me. “I’d posted an image of a custom memorial paw print pendant, and Sasha reached out with the kindest email about it. Hearing from her was a huge honor, because I knew of the great work Love Leo Rescue was undertaking to rescue dogs that have been cast aside, abused, and forgotten. When Sasha reached out and said she wanted to create a piece to help raise funds for Love Leo Rescue, I immediately said yes. As a lifelong animal lover and dog mom, the Love Leo Rescue Paw for a Cause pendant is close to my heart and to my personal values of helping those in need, especially animals that rely on us humans for their safety and survival.”

Judi Powers Paw for a Cause sapphire pendant
Love Leo Rescue Charity Paw pendant in 14k yellow gold with sapphires, $1,495 (chain included)

Each pendant is handcrafted using reclaimed and recycled metals, as well as sustainably sourced diamonds, and features Powers’ signature Cashmere finish. For more information, visit

Top: Pendant in 14k rose gold with rubies, $1,495 (chain included)

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