NEW GoPetFriendly Photo Contest – Join Us!

NEW GoPetFriendly Photo Contest – Join Us!

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GoPetFriendly.com just announced their new and improved Friday Photo Challenge – opening up a whole world of opportunity for pet lovers! We’re thrilled to kick this new photo contest off with our entry above, and we invite you to join the fun!

What is the Friday Photo Challenge?

Until now, folks guessed where the GoPetFriendly dogs, Ty and Buster, are each week for a chance to win an awesome “Travels with Ty and Buster” 18-month wall calendar.

Now YOU can submit photos of YOUR pet – and win fabulous prizes from GoPetFriendly and LIFE+DOG,  the premier lifestyle magazine for dog lovers!

Don’t worry if your pet prefers the couch to travel. We didn’t really take Shamus and Emmett  to… Whoa. I can’t tell you where yet. But, with a little edit to my prized vacation pic, that was easily remedied – and you can do the same!

What’s in it for you? SUPER STARDOM!

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If your photo is picked for the Friday Photo Challenge, yours will be “The Pinup Pet of the Internet,” featured in all of these places:

LIFE+DOG Magazine

But wait … there’s more!!

Each month, LIFE+DOG will select one weekly Photo Challenge photo for publication in their magazine! If LIFE+DOG chooses your photo, you’ll receive a print copy of that issue of the magazine, information on how to pre-order additional discounted copies before it’s published, and a 1-year subscription.

Submit Your Photos

Grab the camera and start snapping your furry travel companions with recognizable landmarks (or use photo editing software to pose them virtually) and then hop over for all the details on submitting your photos for consideration!

And Now for This Week’s Photo Challenge…

If you know where our entry above was taken, submit your answer to GoPetFriendly.com’s entry formDon’t do it here. I’m sworn to secrecy!

For the winner: Each week GoPetFriendly randomly selects one winner from the correct entries to receive a “Travels with Ty & Buster” 18-month wall calendar.

The Fine Print

This week’s contest closes on Wednesday, January 23rd at 11:59 pm EST. The winner of the calendar must be a resident of the US or Canada over the age of 18, except where prohibited. All correct answers will be assigned a number and the calendar winner will be selected using www.randomizer.org. Winners will be notified by email, announced on GoPetFriendly’s Facebook page, and mentioned in next week’s Friday Photo Challenge. The decision of the judges is final. The winner of the calendar is responsible for any and all applicable taxes on the prize. Employees and relatives of GoPetFriendly.com and LIFE+DOG are not eligible to win.

Third and Final Way to Win Cash for You AND an Animal Charity!

Third and Final Way to Win Cash for You AND an Animal Charity!

UPDATE:
Congratulations to winner Kristie Wright and her charity of choice,  The Leon County Humane Society, a membership – supported, no-kill organization!

Social Media For Social Good

Welcome to the final round of our holiday raffle!‘Tis the season to be jolly, and generous, and even a bit broke. But, with some luck, you could feel jolly for generously helping needy animals and even earn a few bucks for yourself – just by making new friends!

Enter to become the one lucky winner who receives:

$112 cash delivered to your PayPal account and
$213 sent directly to the non-profit animal charity of your choice! 

Every animal lover you follow on  Google+ below enters you into the random drawing for a chance to win.  The more actions you complete, the more entries you’ll toss in the hat! Not into Google+?

Mix and match, or enter all four ways if you like. All posts will close at 12:01am Eastern on December 29. The winner will be announced as soon as humanly possible!

First up, please share the animal charity you’ll give to in the comment section below. We’d love to learn about the work they do. Links are welcome and gushing is encouraged!

Our Donation Choice

If we win, we’ll not only send $213 to AnimalKind, Inc. a holistic cat rescue program in Hudson, NY, we’ll donate our $112 personal winnings, too! AnimalKind, Inc. rescues shelter cats from death row; manages feral colonies; offers disaster relief and TNR (trap, neuter/spay and release) to the community; engages with local towns for protective animal legislation; and provides people with the education and financial support needed to be good pet parents. It’s also where we adopted our two cats, Jed and Jackson,

In part one of this raffle, we shared video of our cats celebrating their first holiday season with us last year. Next, we shared their adoption day with a glimpse at the inside workings of AnimalKind. Today, we share what kitten season looks like at AnimalKind – and how much work goes into caring for these babies daily.

Best of luck! And thanks to the supporting bloggers and small business owners who banded together with organizers Two Little Cavaliers and Pamper Yourself in Pink for this social media event, chipping in a few dollars toward the prize money. We’re thrilled to be counted among you!


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Holiday Raffle: Win Cash for You AND an Animal Charity!

Holiday Raffle: Win Cash for You AND an Animal Charity!

UPDATE:
Congratulations to winner Kristie Wright and her charity of choice,  The Leon County Humane Society, a membership – supported, no-kill organization!

Social Media For Social Good

Welcome to round two of our holiday raffle! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and generous, and even a bit broke. But, with some luck, you could feel jolly for generously helping needy animals and even earn a few bucks for yourself!

Enter to become the one lucky winner who receives:

$112 cash delivered to your PayPal account and
$213 sent directly to the non-profit animal charity of your choice! 

Every animal lover you follow on Twitter below enters you into the random drawing for a chance to win.  The more actions you complete, the more entries you’ll toss in the hat! Not into Twitter?

First up, please share the animal charity you’ll give to in the comment section below. We’d love to learn about the work they do. Links are welcome and gushing is encouraged!

Our Donation Choice

If we win, we’ll not only send $213 to AnimalKind, Inc. a holistic cat rescue program in Hudson, NY, we’ll donate our $112 personal winnings, too! AnimalKind, Inc. rescues shelter cats from death row; manages feral colonies; offers disaster relief and TNR (trap, neuter/spay and release) to the community; engages with local towns for protective animal legislation; and provides people with the education and financial support needed to be good pet parents. It’s also where we adopted our two cats, Jed and Jackson,

In part one of this raffle, we shared video of our cats celebrating their first holiday season with us last year. Today, we share their adoption day with a glimpse at the inside workings of AnimalKind.

Best of luck! And thanks to the supporting bloggers and small business owners who banded together with organizers Two Little Cavaliers and Pamper Yourself in Pink for this social media event, chipping in a few dollars toward the prize money. We’re thrilled to be counted among you!

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WIN! WIN! Raffle – Cash for You AND an Animal Charity!

WIN! WIN! Raffle – Cash for You AND an Animal Charity!

UPDATE:
Congratulations to winner Kristie Wright and her charity of choice,  The Leon County Humane Society, a membership – supported, no-kill organization!

Social Media For Social Good

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and generous, and even a bit broke. But, with some luck, you could feel jolly for generously helping needy animals and even earn a few bucks for yourself!

Enter to become the one lucky winner who receives:

$112 cash delivered to your PayPal account and
$213 sent directly to the non-profit animal charity of your choice! 

Every Facebook Like you make below enters you into the random drawing for a chance to win.  The more actions you complete, the more entries you’ll toss in the hat! Not into Facebook? Come back on 12/18 for a chance to enter through Twitter. A Google+ fan? Circle your entries on 12/22. Enter all three if you like! All posts will close at 12:01am Eastern on December 29.

First up, please share the animal charity you’ll give to in the comment section below. We’d love to learn about the work they do. Links are welcome and gushing is encouraged!

Our Donation Choice

If we win, we’ll not only send $213 to AnimalKind, Inc. a holistic cat rescue program in Hudson, NY, we’ll donate our $112 personal winnings, too! AnimalKind, Inc. rescues shelter cats from death row; manages feral colonies; offers disaster relief and TNR (trap, neuter/spay and release) to the community; engages with local towns for protective animal legislation; and provides people with the education and financial support needed to be good pet parents. It’s also where we adopted our two cats, Jed and Jackson, who celebrated their first holiday season with us last year.

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Best of luck! And thanks to the supporting bloggers and small business owners who banded together with organizers Two Little Cavaliers and Pamper Yourself in Pink for this social media event, chipping in a few dollars toward the prize money. We’re thrilled to be counted among you!

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10 Will Win Purina ProCare™ Training Pads!

10 Will Win Purina ProCare™ Training Pads!

Purina ProCare Training PadsDo you have a trusty old dog or brand new cat with eliminations issues?

Household accidents can be due to a lack of training, health issues or a stressfull event, from new babies to re-homing. A quick internet search serves up many housebreaking tips, often on rescue pages posted to prevent pets from being brought in or returned to shelters.

To help keep your pet experience a good one, the oneCARE Company has teamed up with Purina to launch a new line of products: Purina ProCare™. The line, designed to make pet care easier, includes Ultra Dry Advanced Training Pads and Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator for carpet and upholstery.

Jennifer MacLean, oneCARE’s marketing director for pet care products, says:

One of the first things we teach our new pets are the ‘rules’ of the house, including housetraining, the keys to successful housetraining are consistency and patience, along with a well-established routine. For many pet owners, that often means some period of time spent paper training.

Traditional paper training products often leave pet owners with a mess to clean. The Purina ProCare™ Ultra Dry Advanced Training Pads  feature exclusive DryStep™ microweave technology. This absorbs moisture fast, eliminating unsanitary tracking. Pads contain a natural puppy attractant as well as a powerful odor neutralizer and a leak-proof backing also protects floors and carpets. See for yourself.

Even the Best Pets Have Accidents

To help in those instances, Purina ProCare™ Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator for carpet and upholstery features a unique six-enzyme blend that breaks down stains and eliminates odors safely and naturally. It is certified by The Carpet & Rug Institute and performance is guaranteed.

The dual action cleaner lifts pet soils from and cleans surface carpet fibers for easy removal while the odor-eliminating technology destroys surface odors on contact. The enzymes and bacteria continue to break down deep-set stains and the source of odors until they’ve been completely eliminated; thorough odor removal discourages pets from remarking. Designed for use on carpet, upholstery, pet beds, litter boxes and any water-safe surface, the Purina ProCare™ Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator is safe for use around children and pets.

For more information about these products, please visit purinaprocare.com.

GiveawayGIVEAWAY!

10 lucky US winners will receive a 2-pad sample pack of the training pads! Just leave a comment below describing how the pads will help your situation.

Enter before 11:59 PM (ET) Sunday, October 30th, 2011.
10 winners will be chosen at random.org Monday, October 31st.
Look for the winning announcement in the comments section of this post.

Best of luck!

FreshPet Select: Food Review / Photo Contest

FreshPet Select: Food Review / Photo Contest

Have you met FreshPet Select yet? Our family has, and we’re glad we did. Their aim is to offer fresh, balanced foods to make your pets happy and healthy. Delivering a cooler full of free, full-size meals to our door for review, they aimed to prove it. I’ll tell you now, this company hit the mark.

FreshPet Select Roasted Chicken Meal

Before I share the animals’ reactions, let me say how much I love this company’s philosophy.

ABOUT FRESHPET SELECT

Each full-time Freshpet employee is part owner because, “When something is yours you treat it differently.” They care for their company like they care for their pets. As the website says:

We started talking about what the ideal food for pets would be – what we would want to feed our pets. And the answer was simple: actual food – fresh, good food that’s cooked, not processed. Food, in short, you’d want to serve to living things you love, to members of your family.


EzraFOOD I WANT TO SERVE TO FAMILY & FRIENDS

Doing just that, I served our dogs, cats and the neighbor’s dog, Ezra, from the FreshPet cooler. Inside we found:

Slice and Serve chunky beef and chicken (with vegetable and rice) recipes
Roasted Meal of real chicken, carrots and spinach
Homestyle chicken in saucy goodness
Dog Joy treats in Real Beef and Chicken
Vital bison and beef
Deli Fresh turkey, vegetables and rice
and Dognation bones

With each serving, added to a regular diet rather than in place of it, we had cats climbing counters, dogs doing dances, and Ezra, my neighbor’s senior dog who won’t eat anything without coaxing, voluntarily showing “what good boys do” for a taste of this stuff. (There was one meal he didn’t want, but we attribute that to his lack of appetite, not the food.)

As a vegetarian, the more I was turned off by beefy meatiness, the more my animals went nuts for it. And then, when I opened the barbecue chicken treats, even I was nearly sold.

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Our household has been filled with happy animals since FreshPet arrived. And that makes me happy. The only thing that would make this food better is if we knew the farm buffalo, turkeys, cows and chickens inside were treated humanely.

For more information on this fresh, refrigerated food for cats and dogs, visit www.freshpet.com.

FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST!

Share a  “PROTEST 4 FRESH” picture of your cat or dog wearing, holding, or next to a sign that expresses their feelings about eating fresh food, and you could win!  (See video below for examples). Keep your message upbeat and fun – Freshpet only supports peaceful protests.

http://youtu.be/KR1pZu06on8

Prizes Include:

1. FIRST 100 ELIGIBLE ENTRIES will win a free Slice & Serve 1 lb. roll.
2. FAN FAVORITE will win a mini-refrigerator stocked with our new Meals and Treats.
3. GRAND PRIZE WINNER will win airfare for two adults and a pet, a two night stay at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, CA, plus a one hour doggie surfing lesson!

To Enter:

Click on the Protest 4 Fresh button on the FreshPet Facebook page.
Hurry! Contest ends October 31, 2011 at 12:00 AM (EST).
See Official Rules for details.

Best of luck!