#DogKarma Winner + Your Favorite Rescues!

It’s been so much fun hearing getting to learn more about you and your pets this week!  The love we have for the animals in our lives is such a beautiful thing and it’s so touching to hear stories of just how much animals mean to us.

Thank you all for entering and sharing and tweeting about rescue dogs and doing everything you do to help dogs in need.

I put all the entries into a big spreadsheet and used a random number generator to pick a winner, and the winner is:

Kay

Kay tweeted:

 #DogKarma This is Agnes,  http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/21007192. We are going to meet her Tues. to see if she’s a good fit w/our chi, Emma :)

And, behold the cuteness of Agnes!

Congratulations, Kay!  I hope Emma and Agnes get along well and it all works out!
Last Monday,  I asked for your favorite local rescue in comments and I wanted to post the rescues you mentioned here.
If you’re planning to bring a new dog into your family, I hope you’ll research your local rescues.
I’d also like to give a huge thank you to the generous sponsors of this contest.  

They are all companies who go above and beyond to create quality products and give back to their communities, and I’m very thankful for their contributions to the #DogKarma contest. 

Enter to win! #DogKarma Sponsor: earthdog

Stella!

The earthdog Hemp Martingale Collar was one of my favorite dog products of 2007, over at TheGreenists.com.  And you know what?  It’s still one of my favorite dog products.  Argo has had his collar since July of 2007 and it’s still in fantastic shape!

We’re such big fans of earthdog, that when we adopted Stella we got her an earthdog collar too.  Argo has the Dietrich, and Stella has the Astrid, if you’re curious.

Made from hemp, these collars are super durable, resist smells, and wear nicely.  They’re machine washable, but I can’t say I wash them very often, since they don’t seem to get very dirty and they don’t pick up that doggie smell.

About earthdog:

Dave and Kym Colella started earthdog fourteen years ago, when they realized that the homemade collars they created for their dogs could have a broad appeal.

“with your support we continue to strive to create unique, eco-conscious products that dogs and people alike will love. hemp, with its amazing versatility, has enabled us to create an entire product line of eco-friendly, durable goods that we are proud to offer. we gather our inspiration from our pack, 15 strong, and they never let us down. they’re all rescues from various walks of life and its misfortunes, and one way or another, have found their way to us. you’ll find their names on our collar patterns and their images throughout our line (you’re also likely to hear them barking when you call us). 

at the end of the day, the cornerstone of our company remains the love of our dogs and the enrichment they add to our lives. we’re once again reminded who and what we are: a family with a family business. we trust that the dogs in your life will enjoy these offerings as much as ours do.”

earthdog is a carbon neutral company in Brentwood, TN.  All products are handmade in the USA.  10% of earthdog profits go to Kody’s Fund, a program to help fund spay & neuter programs.

Each collar is named after a special pup, and you can meet the dogs behind the collars here.

earthdog has been so kind to donate a Reilley Martingale “Rescued Dog” Decorative Hemp Collar to the #DogKarma Prize Pack!

It’s pictured above as an adjustable collar, so below is a photo of what the martingale style looks like.

You can follow earthdog on their blog, Facebook, and Twitter (Kym, Dave).

You can learn more about adopting their current foster dog, Violet, here.

This post is a part of the #DogKarma Prize Pack to encourage dog rescue!  But you don’t need to rescue a dog to enter!  If you’re not planning to adopt a rescue dog in the near future, you can still enter.  If you win, the Good Karma necklace is yours to keep, and we hope you’ll donate the dog goods to your local rescue to help them with their amazing efforts to help dogs find forever homes.
To enter:
  • Leave a comment below and tell me what dog product you can’t live without!
  • For an extra entry, post or tweet about a rescue dog in your area who needs a home, (use the hashtag #DogKarma) then come back and post a link to the entry.  A sample tweet is here

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Enter to win! #DogKarma Sponsor: A Barkers Dozen

This summer I had a blast doing a STAY event at A Barkers Dozen in Webster, NY, and Argo and Stella were thrilled when I came home with hand-made gourmet dog treats for them.

A Barker’s Dozen is such a great addition to the community in the greater Rochester area.  They do fun bring-your-dog events to benefit local dog rescues and charities.  And they have the most adorable dog treats.  If you’re in Rochester, you can bring your dog to the store for a visit, but if you’re not in Rochester, your dog can still enjoy A Barkers Dozen treats from their online store.

And, to support #DogKarma, A Barkers Dozen is donating $40 worth of hand decorated dog treats to the prize pack!

About A Barkers Dozen:

“A Barkers Dozen™ is a one-of-a-kind dog bakery located in Rochester, NY that specializes in hand-made gourmet dog treats customized to your specifications. We offer fully customized treats for those special events to help you stand out including logo treats and custom cookie cutters.

 All of our treats are wheat, corn and soy free and are made using only human-grade ingredients and rolled to a thick 3/8″. Everything is made to order using the freshest ingredients — ensuring they not only look beautiful, but taste great too!”

You can follow A Barkers Dozen on Facebook and Twitter.
This post is a part of the #DogKarma Prize Pack to encourage dog rescue!  But you don’t need to rescue a dog to enter!  If you’re not planning to adopt a rescue dog in the near future, you can still enter.  If you win, the Good Karma necklace is yours to keep, and we hope you’ll donate the dog goods to your local rescue to help them with their amazing efforts to help dogs find forever homes.
To enter:
  • Leave a comment below telling me about your pet’s favorite food.  If you don’t have a pet, tell me about your favorite food.
  • For an extra entry, post or tweet about a rescue dog in your area who needs a home, (use the hashtag #DogKarma) then come back and post a link to the entry.  A sample tweet is here
Photos by LuminariaPhotography.com


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