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
 
When the pawsome PetHub folks asked me to rep for them at BarkWorld,
 the social petworking conference held in Atlanta, 
I immediately said yes. 
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PetHub swag in BarkWorld bag of goodies
PetHub's motto is - Protect. Share. Nurture. - and that is exactly what they do 
with their pawtastic state of the art digital tags and online protection plan.
Both Piggie and the Beast wear PetHub's ScruffTag Collars and love them. 
Check out SWD's PetHub Review to see why.

On Friday (10/26/02), with my PetHub tee shirt on, Piggie and I set out for BarkWorld.
Here is our report.
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This tee shirt says it all about PetHub
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Pig makes a grand entrance on the red carpet with her PetHub ScruffTag Collar and of course, a tutu.
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Bloggers, companies and social influencers
We met a lot of supaw cool people and paws and chatted about the pawsomeness that is PetHub.
The Pig and I yapped all day (well the Oinker mainly demanded belly rubs) 
and had a blast talking about PetHub's guest blogging programs. 
If you received info from me, please contact PetHub. 
For those bloggers I was unable to hound, 
please contact PetHub if you're interested in pursuing guest blogging opportunities
or contact me at swdhouse@gmail.com and I'll hook you up with the info.
PetHub is pawtastic and totally cool and has the DogMa seal of pawroval.
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Carma Poodale rocks her PetHub ScruffTag Collar
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Jasmine gives a barkout to PetHub

For More Information on PetHub, check out the following links:
Website
Facebook
Twitter

xoxo,
DogMa
 
This Tutu Tuesday is all about being social and the diva pig is one social butterfly.
Piggie was the pit of the ball at last week's BarkWorld social petworking conference in Atlanta,
where she worked the crowd for belly rubs, pettings and treats.
So, Pittie peeps, get your babies out there and socialize.
   It's fun for you and them.
October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month.
Please help spread the word about these pawmazing dogs.
Friday at BarkworldDogMa and Piggie repped for the pawsome folks at PetHub 
(note the Pig's supaw cool collar with digital tag)
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The pig is diva'd out for the night
 
Stay tuned for a post on our pawventures with the pupperazzi and representin' for PetHub at BarkWorld .
We met some pawsomely, pawtastic paws and peeps.
 
Thank you to all who participated in our very first giveaway. This was supaw exciting for SWD.
And a big thank you to Dog Tag Art for providing the tag.

Before announcing the winner of a Dog Tag Art pet tag -
 I have to say the words y'all used to describe dogs are pawtastic and touching. 
I loved them all and compiled the list of words here:

Angels, Blessed, Family, Fulfilled, Cherished, Loved, Balanced, Complete, Adoration, Indebted, Whole, Prosperous, Adorable, Obsessed, Inside, Trusting, Committed, Beloved, Enamored, Connected, Pure Love, Lucky, Inspired. 

Without further ado, here is the process in which a random entry was selected.
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SWD hat readying for selection
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Entries in hat, shaken and stirred
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The diva Pig herself selects one entry
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And the winner is... Patti!

Congratulations Patti who used the word balanced to described dogs.
DogMa will be sending you an email with details on how to get your new, pawsome Dog Tag Art pet tag.
 
 It's Sleeps with Dogs first ever giveaway -- and we are barking with excitement.
Thanks to the pawtastic folks at Dog Tag Art
one lucky SWD'er will win a free pet id tag of their choice.
How cool is that?! The tags are wooferiffic, fun and customizable.

To learn more about the pawsomeness that is Dog Tag Art
check out our recent review: Dog Tag Art - ID Tags with Fun and Style
 
The giveaway begins today and runs thru Sunday, September 23rd

HOW IT WORKS:
**In the comment section of this blog**
1) put your email address
2) Use one word that bet describes how you feel about dogs

It's that simpawl.  After you enter those tho things *woof* you're registered.

A winner will be randomly selected Sunday (9/23) at midnight ET.

The winner will be notified by email and also announced on the Sleeps with Dogs Facebook page. 
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Piggie and Harriet Tubman are ROCKiN' their Dog Tag Art

For more information about Dog Art Tag, click on the links below:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
 
The wooferific folks at Dog Tag Art have joined forces with Sleeps with Dogs
 to givaway a pawtastic pet ID tag to one lucky SWD'er.  
Details coming this Wednesday - September 19th. 
You won't want to miss this special treat!

For more information on Dog Tag Art - check out our recent post: 
Dog Tag Art - ID Tags with Fun and Style
 
"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.