April 08, 2009

Giveaway For the Pupperoos...

It's my very first giveaway!! I'm so excited! Bear with me through this long post. It's worth the wait.

One of the blogs I follow - who's your dachshund is currently having a donation drive to help their selected rescue facilities (from Nova Scotia to South Africa and points in between). I love my dogs and can't imagine life without them. Not to be punny... but animal advocacy is my pet project.

Given the tough economic times, animal surrenders are up and so many facilities don't have a "no kill" policy. It makes my heart cry.

While I didn't get my dogs from shelters; I admire people who rescue dogs. I've already joked with you that I'm no longer allowed in Florida by a family decree because I come back from there with dogs. I now share with you how I came be be Meadow, and then Beckett's mom.

In April 2004 I went to Tampa to visit my Grandma. We did all the usual stuff - beach, movies, getting shown off to her friends, trips to the mall. The second to last day - I walked into a pet store (YES, I KNOW... pet stores are BAD!). I saw this tiny little thing behind the glass, just cowering. I didn't need a dog! I had Peach Blossom, my 12 year old and Carmella Bay, my year old Cocker Spaniels waiting at home. Why would I want a tiny little dachshund anyway? But I saw her...and just knew she was mine. Meadow Breeze had been in that pet store for under an hour when I got her.

Fast forward about two years. This time my mom (who is a teacher) decides that she'd like to go with me on the trip to visit Grandma. Same story... beach, sun, sand, movies, relaxing. I had put Peach to sleep only months before and was missing my two fuzz balls at home. We popped into the same pet store (And YES, I have learned my lesson) and in under a minute my mom had found my new "baby". Again... I didn't need to add to my canine family. Further more, I hadn't had a boy dog in my house since I was seven years old. But there he was. Instantly, he was mine. You just can't ignore that feeling. Beckett Scout became my little boy.


Feel free to make fun of the fact that apparently I'm a hippie (WHO KNEW?!?!) and gave my "kids" some less than conventional dog names. Here comes the good part. READY????

In honor of my dogs, I'm having my first give away! There are three prizes.

The grand prize:
  1. A dog bone frame to show off your little (or big) cutie.
  2. "So Dog Gone Much To Do" notepad.
  3. Vanilla Breeze canine shampoo and conditioner.
  4. Vanilla Breeze pet wipes.
  5. Booda spearmint rope toy.
  6. Dual sized brush.
  7. Bone shaped dog cookies.
  8. Apple & Yogurt dog cookies.
  9. Ducky squeak toy.



The second and third place winners will each win a year subscription to Bark magazine. The deadline for this give away is Friday, April 17th @ 10 PM EST.

Wanna win? You get one entry for leaving me a comment, a second entry for following me, and a third entry if you use the widget to the right and donate. (I can't track donations, so I'm going to trust you) Remember, a dachshund site is hosting this... but ALL dogs at the selected sites will benefit!

46 comments:

  1. I'm a doggie lover, and I wanna enter! I already follow you too. I have two dogs of my own, and I work with a local rescue and foster one dog at a time until he/she finds a permanent home. I've had three so far, and all three found great homes. I'm always a little sad to see them go, but so happy they found good families.

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  2. I love your dog's names! So cute.

    I don't know what I'd do without my two furbabies. They may drive me crazy but I wouldn't trade them for the world!

    And I am already a follower.

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  3. OMG Cole, this is one of the coolest giveaways I've ever seen! All that puppy stuff!!!!!!!!! And Oh my, we just got Strudel last weekend. How cool would it be if I won?

    Anyway, I'm a follower, and I've obviously left a comment. If I decide to donate, I'll let ya know later!!!!!!!!!

    This is fun!

    Justine :o )

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  4. I am stopping in while on vacation because Justine sent me! :) I want to win!! WOOOHOOOOO I love giveaways! My new puppy baby will love all this. I am already a follower does that still count for two entries??? COUNT ME IN CHICKY!

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  5. All this stuff is so cute! Unfortunately, my Sammy would tear most of that stuff up in mere seconds. Save the ducky for a more calm pup!

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  6. Thanks for the email. I'll enter the giveaway. I think anything we can do to raise awareness about animals in need helps. I have one dog who is a rescue baby and another who I bought from a breeder. I had just lost my mini schnauzer of 8 years to Cushings Disease and was convinced a breeder would allow me some sort of health guarantee. I now know that line of thinking is false, but she has been very healthy so far and I love her to pieces even if she recently caused me to fall and break my ankle. I have donated and make regular donations to Best Friends Animal society and yes, the Sarah McLaughlin commercial got me too, so I have it set up for monthly donations on my credit card. Sorry to ramble on so here, but my furkids are my passion too.

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  7. We have a six-year old chocolate lab who is very dear to our hearts. I used to volunteer at the local shelter but ended up leaving because I couldn't take the heartbreak. I wanted to take them all home and it just wasn't possible. It's so sad how many pets out there are mistreated or abandoned.

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  8. What a great first giveaway - thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. I would like the chance to win this package for my Mom's dog Katy, whom my mother rescued from horrible living conditions. You can read Katy's story on my blog:
    http://heatherseden.blogspot.com/2009/03/katy-katy.html

    She also has four cats, all rescues, and I have five cats who are all rescues.

    I am a follower, and I did make a donation to your chosen charity. We love dachshunds in our family!

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  10. Oh, I'd love to win this one! Please enter me and I'm now a new follower! Love my doxie!

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  11. Tyson (our 6 year old yellow lab mix) would love this! He deserves to be pampered for being such a sweetheart!

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  12. I have a shelter dog that we adopted a year ago! What a great giveaway!! I donated and I am going to be a follower!

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  13. My doggies would love this! Thanks!
    christinbanda@yahoo.com

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  14. I follow:)
    christinbanda@yahoo.com

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  15. What a great giveaway! My Chihuahua "Friday" (and me too!) would love this.

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  16. What a great prize! Would love to win for our chocolate lab Nora. :)

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  17. I now follow your blog :)

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  18. We have three dogs; the oldest I adopted from a shelter, the 2nd was a dumped puppy I took in and the latest is a puppy I was supposed to "foster" but fell in love with. All are mixed breeds with pedigree hearts ;)

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  19. I'm now a follower

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  20. A FANTASTIC giveaway! thanks My dogs Ginger bug and Vinny would love it! jacquecurl@gmail.com

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  21. I am a new follower.jacquecurl@gmail.com

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  22. I love animals, Dogs, Cats, Goats, Hamsters, Horses, Cows, all of them.. NO creepy crawlies for me...I have a dog and a cat now. My dog is a Cairn/Yorkie terrier mix from a shelter, and my cat is a an old girl she is 14 orange with freckles on her nose. Great company pets are.. I think everyone should have at least one.
    Thanks for thinking of the pets.
    itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

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  23. Oh, yes I know the pet store problem. My husband says that our daughter and myself are no longer allowed to visit the PET store with Parental Supervision. Ya see we seem to keep coming home with puppies, adorable cute puppies. When I saw my Sophie (Cocker Spaniel) she was all curled up and scared to death, it was her first day there and I couldn't bear to leave her there any longer. So I brought her home, along with $100 worth of girlie accessories because everything we already had were for boys and we just couldn't have that.

    jrandtam[at]columbus[dot]rr[dot]com

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  24. I am a new follower.

    jrandtam[at]columbus[dot]rr[dot]com

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  25. What a fantastic giveaway!

    Personally, I love your pups' names. :)

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  26. I would love to win this for our cute little dog we adopted. It is our first dog and he was abused so I know this wuld make him feel very special.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  27. I am a follower.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. What a nice prize! This would make my 12 year old Bichon "puppy" very happy. Thanks.

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  29. Oh I'd love to share some of these treats with my Sammie.
    rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Great giveaway!please enter me

    pestkaj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I have two grand-dogs who would go crazy over these treats...and I love the notepad and frame for myself!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I live next to a home with several dogs. The BARK magazine interest me. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  33. what a cute contest!! I am the 'step-mommy' to 2 miniature doxies myself, so I am donating to the cause to honor Roxie and Ruby

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  34. Your boy Beckett Scout is adorable!

    I have 5 mini doxies :) Thanks for having a great giveaway for us.

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  35. I donated. We got one of our doxie's through a rescue and these rescue organizations are amazing. THanks for pointing it out to me.

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  36. That's all so cute! and I could do with some doggy shampoo ;)

    book.splot AT gmail DOT com

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  37. What a wonderful site you have, you're helping those who need it most - kudos to you!

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  38. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I'm a follower on Blogger. :) Thank you!

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  39. What a great prize! My Hannah would love it!

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