Monday, January 14, 2013

Introducing: The Bow of the Month Giveaway!

************************THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED************************

After posting the tutorial for dog collar fabric flowers a couple of weeks ago, I received a great suggestion from the RespectaBulls group leader that I make a few flowers to donate to a local rescue to use for photo shoots and adoption events.

Flower bows to be donated to this month's featured shelter

Of course I thought this was an excellent idea, especially since I know just how important it is for dogs to stand out in their adoption photos.  If only Athena would have been photographed wearing a fashionable flower bow, maybe she wouldn't have been described as looking "mean" in her photo and would have been better considered by possible adopters.

Starting today we are launching a monthly giveaway series called Bow of the Month.  Here's what will happen each month:
  1. We will feature a stylin' Bow of the Month on the first Monday of every month (that means the next giveaway is on Monday, February 4th!) that our readers will have a chance to win
  2. We will also feature a shelter or rescue that is doing great work to find forever homes for their adoptable dogs
  3. A set of collar bows (one flower and one bow tie) will be donated to this rescue as a way to help make a couple of shelter pups stand out to potential adopters
Bow ties to be donated to this month's featured shelter

January's Featured Rescue: Born Again Pit Bull Rescue

We would like to introduce you to a fabulous rescue in the Portland area called Born Again Pit Bull Rescue (BAPBR).  BAPBR works with animal welfare organizations in Oregon, Washington, and California to transfer dogs out of the kennel environment and into their "Pit Stop" foster program.  They are the only non-profit organization in the Portland-Metro area that is dedicated to pit bull type dogs.  Seeing as BAPBR is solely based on fostering, they rely heavily on showing off their dogs through photos and at adoption events.  This is why we would like to donate 8 flowers and 8 bow ties (yes, that's 16 bows!) to ensure that their pups shine!   


January Bow of the Month Giveaway:

Now it's your turn to win your very own flower or bow tie for your pooch and the rescue of your choice!  Below are the 16 flowers and bow ties that we are shipping off to Born Again Pit Bull Rescue this month.

Bandana Paws, Ole Ole, Brown Eyed Susan, Nightingale

Day of the Dead, Diva Princess, I Heart U, Pink Sugar Skulls

Green Sugar Skulls, Rainbow Paws,  Prepster, Mr. Bandana Paws

Hoot Hoot, Dapper Dog, Mr. Sunshine, Seusstastic

Here's how to enter the January giveaway:

  • PRIZE FOR YOU: One collar flower bow OR collar bow tie of your choice
  • PRIZE FOR YOUR SHELTER/RESCUE: One collar flower bow OR collar bow tie of your choice
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Each flower and bow tie easily attaches to a dog's collar with double-sided velcro and is made with 100% cotton fabrics
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “Send me and _______ a _______ collar bow!" Fill in the first blank with the name of the shelter or rescue that you would like a bow donated to.  Next, fill in the second blank with the name of the flower or bow tie that you like best for you and your shelter/rescue to receive.  Example: Send me and Born Again Pit Bull Rescue a Pink Sugar Skulls collar bow!
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Thursday, January 17th 2013 at 9pm (Pacific Time) 
  • NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
  • PRIZE VALID FOR: Citizens of the U.S.
  • GIVEAWAY INFO: One entry per e-mail address is permitted (make sure to provide me with an e-mail address if you don't set up a Blogger or Google+ account). The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Friday, January 18th, 2013 as an update to this post. I will also email the winner on the 18th for information on how to redeem their prize.

Congratulations to April for winning a Seusstastic Bow Tie for your dog and the adoptable dogs at  Indigo Rescue!


Can't wait to win a Bow of the Month?  Make your own with our Dog Collar Flower Tutorial         
Do you know of a great rescue that you think should be featured in a future Bow of the Month post?  E-mail me at PitlandiaPooch@gmail.com!

44 comments:

  1. Fun contest!! Send me and Allen County SPCA a dapper dog collar bow!

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  2. LURVE! Send me and Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue a Green Sugar Skulls bow-tie (please and thank you)!

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  3. What a thoughtful and fun contest! Send me and PitEssentials of Oklahoma a Nigtingale collar bow!

    And thank you for helping the shelters.

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  4. Send me and Rugaz Rescue a Nightingale collar bow! Those are so beautiful! Are you going to be selling them?

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  5. Send me and Bully Project a Seusstastic bow tie!

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  6. Please send me and Companion Pet Rescue (CPR) an Ole Ole collar bow! Thank you!

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  7. You are so generous! What a great idea!

    Send me and The Bully Underground Rescue Network an I Heart You collar bow!

    Thank you!

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  8. Send me and Midwest Adopt-a-Bull a Seusstastic collar bow! LOVE this monthly giveaway! By the way, I included BAPBR as a rescue to support in my Valentine's Gift Guide for Dog Lovers that just came out today!! :)

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  9. Awesome contest! Send me and East CAN a bandana paws collar bow! Thank you!!!

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  10. Send me and Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue a pink sugar skulls collar bow!What a fun contest!!!

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  11. Please send me and Calhoun County Animal Shelter a Pink Sugar Skulls collar bow!

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  12. Ohmigosh how cool! Please send me and Agape Animal Rescue (Nashville, TN) a Mr. Banadana Paws bow tie! (But really send me all of them, because they are adorable! Really, I think I am going to have to foster a girl dog next just so I can get some pretty flowers for her!)

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  13. Send me and the Baltimore Bully Crew a Day of the Dead collar flower! That pretty purple would look great on the pups looking for their new homes in Charm City...where we love our Ravens purple!

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  14. Send me and Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue a Green Sugar Skulls Bow Tie! Bow ties are cool.

    And, that Pink Sugar Skulls flower is super cute too! This is such a great idea!

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  15. Send me and Little Rascals Rescue a Seusstastic bow tie.
    I think you are my dog owner hero...

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  16. Send me and Downtown Dog Rescue a Heart U flower!

    What an amazing way to give back. We love the creations!! Making my fingers itch to create some myself...

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  17. This is SO AWESOME! I love BAPBR - thanks so much for supporting them.

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  18. Send me and The SPCA of Wake County a Dapper Dog bowtie bow! Thank you!

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  19. Oh my! How fun! Send me and Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of NY a sugar skulls collar bowtie/flower!!!!!!!
    -Corbin

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  20. Send me and Indigo Rescue a Seusstastic bow tie! riordana (at) gmail

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  21. Send me and Angel City Pit Bulls a Pink Sugar Skulls collar bow!

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  22. Oh love this! Send me and Handsome Dan's Rescue for pit bull type dogs (Cranston RI) a diva princess bow! It's not the rescue I got my girls from but a local RI rescue I love!
    I'm still gonna try & make som myself. What a wonderful thing you are doing!

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  23. Send me and Heartland Humane Society (Corvallis, OR) a Brown Eyed Susan collar bow!

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  24. SO AWESOME!! Thank you so much for considering my suggestion and donating these lovelies to BAPBR! I know the folk at BAPBR will adore them and the pups will look even cuter!

    Amanda
    RespectaBulls

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  25. I LOVE this story and I LOVE your blog! Thank you for advocating for my favorite breed! Yippee!
    Please send me and Luv-a-Bull Pit Bull Rescue a Pink Sugar Skulls collar bow! My rescue girl will look so beautiful in it! YES!

    Elizabeth
    sweetpotatopiegirl@comcast.net

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  26. Please send me and the Animal Welfare Society (W. Kennebunk, ME) a Mr. Sunshine collar bow. These are so cute, I may have to make a few of my own from your tutorial, even if we win. Thanks for doing such a great thing!

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  27. Send me and Born Again Pit Rescue a Brown Eyed Susan. These are SUPER cute. Hope to win :)

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  28. Send me and Born Again Pit Bull Rescue a Diva Princess Collar Bow.

    emily.robinson1987@gmail.com

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  29. Send me and MidAtlantic Bully Buddies a nightingale flower!
    ktdorsch@gmail.com

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  30. Send me and born Again Pit Bull Rescue a Seusstastic Collar bow!
    jovana.anderson@gmail.com

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  31. Send me and Chippewa County Animal Shelter a Mr. Bandana Paws collar bow tie. :o)
    kmg_14 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

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  32. What a great idea! And I cannot believe you made all those beautiful flowers and bow ties! You've got talent!! Mom and I have some rescue research to do now :)

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  33. Oh yeah, and I think things worked out perfectly for Athena just the way they are -- she got the best family!

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  34. Send me and The ANNA Shelter a Day of the Dead collar bow!! WOW! Love the bows and what a great idea. I love the support for shelters & rescues...I think a cute bow or dapper bowtie will DEFINITELY make the difference in some website photos!!

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  35. Please send me and Family Dogs New Life Shelter a Nightingale Collar Bow.
    rckanter@gmail.com

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  36. Send me and the York County SPCA a pink sugar skulls collar bow!

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  37. Send me and Worcester Animal Rescue League a Day of the Dead (flower)Collar Bow! Please!

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  38. These are absolutely adorable! Send me and Love-a-Bull (in Austin, TX) a Diva Princess Collar Bow!

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  39. Love these! Please send me and Seattle Animal Shelter a Bandana Paws collar bow!

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  40. Please send me and Jasmine's House a Bandana Paws collar bow. They are so cute!!!

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  41. Please send me and Northwest Boxer Rescue a Day of the Dead collar bow! Thank you!

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  42. These are beautiful! Did you make them all?

    I meant to enter yesterday, but I got busy and forgot =( There's always next month =)

    What you are doing is a great idea

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    1. Thank you =) Yes, I did make them all! So sorry you missed this month's giveaway! The next one starts on Feb. 4th.

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