Sleeps with Dogs
 
The Sleeps with Dogs fundraiser comes to an end this weekend,
but it's not too late to order some pawsome swag from Bully Mart and PetHub.
Get yourself some sweet SWD bracelets, key chain, decal or  get a BSL BITES bracelet or tag.
When you're done hooking yourself up, 
head on over to PetHub and get your pooch a supaw cool tag!
The money raised will go to dogs in need. 
Is there anything more wooferrific?!
Our pals at Bully Mart are donating a portion from each sale. 
So, the more purchases, equals more money going to dogs in need. 
Check out what Bully Mart has to offer by clicking on the link: 
SWD FUNDRAISER

Our peeps at PetHub are offering a pawmazing deal for the SWD Fundraiser. 
Till the end of March, you can order PetHub's tags for 20% off the price... 
AND (DogMa's fav part) they will donate 20% of each order to our fundraiser. 
There are lots of cool tags to chose from. 
 Click on the link to order: Shop PetHub
and use code: SWD20 to receive the 20% discount.
Where will the SWD fundraising money go?

When you order a SWD fundraiser item from Bully Mart and PetHub,  
you will be helping this mom and her baby girl. 
The stray pregnant Pit Bull was rescued by an amazing couple in North Georgia, 
just a few days before giving birth. 
They named the mom Mia and and her only puppy, Myrical.

Mia and Myrical are two of the dozen homeless dogs rescued by Shasta and Rick Matthews. 
You may have also seen a post on our Facebook page about a deaf boy named Casino 
and a starving boy, now named Lucky
They were also rescued by Shasta and her husband. 

Shasta and Rick are not a 501c rescue yet, but will be one day. 
They are, however, legit -- the real deal. 
Check out their open group on Facebook:
Matthews Animal Rescue
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Mia and Myrical
Shasta and Rick are just a young couple with two small children 
who care deeply about these otherwise discarded animals. 
They are on a very limited income and yet 
the animals and children always come first in their house. 

Shasta wrote this about the photo below:

 Cuddle bugs.. I bet most people can't say they can bring this many dogs in
that have been abused and thrown out to the streets 
and everyone of them love each other my kids, myself and my husband. 
And this isn't even all of them. 
We didn't save them they saved us...

I have chosen Shasta and Rick 
to receive half the money raised in the SWD Fundraiser 
(the amount will be matched by me, DogMa). 
The other recipient will be a local Pit Bull rescue,
chosen by SWD fans through a Facebook vote.

From the bottom of my heart, 
thank you for supporting Sleeps with Dogs
and dogs in need.
xoxo,
DogMa
 
Hey Pals - it's the Beast here. 
DogMa appears to be having a ruff time deciding on a SWD tagline.
She recently sent out a plea for help where peeps sent some pawsome suggestions,
but good ol' obsessive DogMa can't commit to any of them.
So please, try to come up with some more ideas. 
I am begging y'all.
Oh and DogMa says, offer still holds...
paw or peep who's tagline is selected 
will get a supaw cool SWD care package!
Ready.
Set.
GO.

Bow wow for now,
Bella the One-Eye Beast

P.S. DogMa says she really appreciates the help and she wuffs you all.


 
Hey Paws and Peeps -- DogMa is asking for your help!
You see, Sleeps With Dogs needs a simple, catchy, fun tagline and I'm at a loss.
So here's the challenge: Woof at us with as many tagline suggestions as you want.
If we select yours as the new SWD tagline,
you'll get a pawsome gift of gratitude from DogMa and the SWD Crew.
On your bark,
get set,
GO.


Can't wait to read all the pawtastic tagline entries.
Thanks for your pawsistance - We heart y'all. 
xoxo,
DogMa
 
Thank you to all who participated 
in the SWD Howliday Giveaway.
This DogMa loved reading the pawtastically fun nicknames for your pups. 

So without further ado, 
here is the scientifically, random selection process for the winner of a
Shelter Angels Pit Bull Rescue 2013 calendar
featuring Piggie as Miss May...
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Sizing it up.
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Hat loaded with entry names
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Selection process begins
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Piggie paws a winner
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And the winner is... Cori!
Congratulations Cori! 
We'll drop you an email for mailing instructions. 
Cori says, " Draco has several nicknames, my favorite however for him is "D-Dawg"
We think that's pawsitively adorable.
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For more information on Shelter Angels Pit Bull Rescue, check out their:
Website
Facebook Page

For more information on Shelter Angel's Pit Bull Rescue Calendar and to purchase calendars, check out:
Website
Facebook Page
 
In the spirit of the howliday season,
we are giving away a Shelter Angels Pit Bull Rescue 2013 calendar.
There is pittie eye candy featured each month of the year,
including our very own Piggie starring as Miss May.
And the best part, 
The proceeds from this pawsome work of art
go directly to Piggie's former rescue,
Shelter Angels Pit Pull Rescue in Atlanta.

See below for details on how to enter...
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Miss May
Here are the simple instructions to enter giveaway:
In the comments section at the end of this post, 
add a comment with your dog's favorite nickname,
along with your email address.
 That's it. Supaw easy, right?
On December 26th, the winner will be randomly selected from the entries. 
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*Calendar comes pawtographed by Miss Piggie May*
For more information on Shelter Angels Pit Bull Rescue, check out their:
Website
Facebook Page

For more information on Shelter Angel's Pit Bull Rescue Calendar and to purchase calendars, check out:
Website
Facebook Page
 
Who strapped the family dog to the car roof while the luggage rode inside?
Mitt Romney, that's who!
That's right paws and peeps - Crate-Gate is the bark heard 'round the country this presidential campaign. 
Romney admits to putting the family pooch on the roof for a 12 hour family road trip 
and his wife says they traveled this way all the time
DogMa has no words, well actually she has a mouthful, 
but best to let the photo below do the speaking.
Dogs Against Romney is a grasspaws movement lead by the furtastic Rusty,
who is educating the public about Romney's treatment of his pet.
We applaud Rusty and join his efforts in getting the word out.
It's not about Repawblicans or Dempawcrats.
It's about humanity and compassion.
 Join us in supporting 
Dogs Against Romney.

We are the Sleeps With Dogs Crew and WE RIDE INSIDE!

For more information about Dogs Against Romney
check out the following links:
Website
Facebook
Twitter

We are Piggie, Bella and Harriet and we approve this message.
 
"Dog Tag Art is a website for pet lovers, artists and fans to show off 
their creativity with cool ID tags and pet photos."
When Dog Tag Art asked me to review their pet ID tags, I said sure. 
What I didn't realize is how long it would take me to place an order. 
Categories like Vintage and Retro, Lupine Patterns and Funny Slogans 
kept me wildly indecisive for days, well okay, weeks. 
There are just so many pawsome tags to choose from - AND you can customize your own ID tags too! 
The tags are pawsitively wooferiffic! They are fun, creative and good quality.
Dog Tag Art also offers accessories - including plastic silencers for the tags - which I highly recommend.
And because Dog Tag Art offers leather necklaces, I can wear Blu's tag.

During the labor pawtensive selection process, I decided Harriet Tubman needed an ID tag. 
Call DogMa crazy, after 18 months as a stray-turned-foster-turned-possible-keeper,
 H needed an official identity. She got a star.
Then I opted for a custom designed tag for SWD. How cool is that!?! 
Peeps can now even deck their own dogs out with a SWD tag. They are available for purchase.
And finally, I stumbled upon a ladybug with BLUE dots. Had to have it.  
With each tag, I selected what was imprinted on the back, the fonts and sizing. 
Love the personalized options.
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Harriet's FIRST tag since finding her way to the SWD house as a stray
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Piggie rockin' the SWD tag
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Lookin' good
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Honoring my Blu
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DogMa's Blu necklace

For a fee, Dog Tag Art also offers a service on their website to help reunite lost pets with their owners. 
Check out the following video to learn more about their Virtual Leash program.

For more information about Dog Art Tag's pawsomeness click on the links below:
Website
Facebook
Twitter

Dog Tag Art provided Harriet's tag and the SWD tag free of charge for review.
 

Living in a house with eight dogs and one cat...
this drink is a necessity, a requirement, a must!
That's right peeps, the coffee martini. 
It is perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Coffee Martini:
1 oz vodka (double for multiple dog owners)
1 oz coffee liquor
1 oz shot Bailey's Irish Cream

Pour in a shaker with ice and drink till the barking in your head ceases!


liquor used: (suggestions only - any will do - trust me!)
Grey Goose Vodka
Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
Baileys Irish Cream