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
 
Thank you Gladys,
for being your pawsome senior self and
for showing us all that tutuness knows no age.
This Tutu Tuesday is dedicated to your glorious beauty,
inside and out.
xoxo,
DogMa

For more information on Gladys, check out her:
Facebook Page

For more information on Pit Bulls, check out Pit Bull Rescue Central's:
Website
Facebook Page
 
Poppy shows us it's purrrfectly cool to be different.
Happy Tutu Tuesday to free spirits everywhere!
xoxo,
DogMa
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Poppy freestylin' her tutu

*special thank you to Mama Ashley for sharing her pawsome girl with us*
 
 
I said I love you and that's forever
And this I promise from the heart.
I could not love you any better.
I love you just the way you are.
~~ Billy Joel ~~

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All hail Queen Beast -- ruler of the Land of Winkin'
 
This Tutu Tuesday is dedicated to diva paws everywhere.
 Take Piggie's lead and get some extra treats and belly rubs today.
 The diva Pig demands it - 
you should too.
xoxo,
DogMa
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It's exhausting being a celebripig

 For more information on Pit Bulls, Check out Pit Bull Rescue Central's:
Website
Facebook Page
 
Big love comes in a tiny tutu package this week.
Layla is a diva dog with pawfect style and a pawsonality to match.
Layla's mom says her princess is the ultimate lover
who lives her life playing with other pups and napping on human laps. 
This tutu'errific terrier loves everything and dislikes nothing,
as long as you give her belly just a little rub.
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Supaw model
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Dining in style

*special thank you to Mama Ashley for sharing her lovely lady with us*
 
This Tutu Tuesday is dedicated to DogMas everywhere.

After months of neglect, Princess DogMa was adopted into the loving home where her son lived.
When she arrived, Princess DogMa's temperament was a little ruff around the edges,
 but with lots of love, a little refresher training 
and some pawtastic veterinary care (Western medicine and Chinese acupuncture) 
Princess DogMa is the happiest tutu-wearing Rottie EVER. 
 From this DogMa to Princess DogMa, Princess DogMa's DogMa and ALL DogMas,
I salute your pawesomeness. 
xoxo
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Radiant Rottie
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Tutueriffic divas should be fanned and lavished with treats. Princess DogMa agrees.

*Special thank you to Rottn DogMa for sharing her pawmazing girl with us*
 
Lottie and Lola are kickin' Mardis Paws off in style, on this Fat Tutu Tuesday.
Who needs beads when you can wear fabupaws tutus around your necks?
That's what these pawsome pittie sisters said.
  Now they're just waiting for a slice of the king cake,
to get the pawty started right.
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Mardis Paws - Here we come!

        For more information on Pit Bulls, Check out Pit Bull Rescue Central's:
Website
Facebook Page
    
 
It was two years ago today,
when a frightened blue Pit Bull appeared at the Sleeps With Dogs' house.
It was late at night and around the young female's neck was
a knotted rope she gnawed through to break free.
 I knew this stray girl needed a name,
so I called her Harriet Tubman because she freed herself.
Harriet spent the night inside the SWD house.

I whisked Harriet to the vet in the morning to check for a microchip and have her health assessed.
No microchip (not that I would've returned her to a neglectful home anyway). 
She was underweight, had mange and was not spayed.
All treatable.
I left the vet's office with meds and hope of finding Harriet a home.
Having not been in this position before, 
I figured finding this youngster a home wouldn't be a problem...
Foster Harriet became this homeless girl's new name.
After Foster Harriet's mange cleared-up and she healed from spay surgery,
she clearly felt better.
It was then I realized Foster Harriet was a wild, untamed whirling dervish of a pooch.
I was blindsided by this high-energy, nutty girl.
You see, DogMa was used to lazy, easily pooped-out dogs. 
Foster Harriet was neither.
For months, I tried to find Foster Harriet a home 
or a rescue with available space (they were all full),
all while attempting to keep my own sanity and limbs with this pawsmanian devilish dog.
Then something pawmazing happened...
Foster Harriet started chasing balls and bringing them back to DogMa.
Over and over.
It saved her life and mine (mostly mine).
The ball provided a welcomed outlet for Foster Harriet's energy
as the search for a home, rescue or other foster continued.
And while I was desperate and overwhelmed at times, 
the only option told to me repeatedly was to dump Foster Harriet at animal control.
That was not an option for DogMa.
Harriet Tubman is a nutty ball of energy.
She is also silly, funny, sweet and supaw smart.
Harriet has several nicknames at the SWD house: 
Tubs, Tubman, Hairball, Hairballsie and Harrry-monster
She is a cuddlebug who insists on sleeping under the covers.
... And DogMa loves her.
After a two year roller coaster ride on The Tubman Express,
today it is official...
Harriet Tubman has found her furever home.
It is right here. 
 
Size doesn't matter when it comes to Tutu Tuesday.
Fiona is a 3 year old lil' beauty pup who loves the crunchy things in life,
with bully sticks and eggs topping her list.

Fiona's also head over paws in love with her mom and hates when she leaves for work.
When the mood hits, Fiona can be seen flaunting her snazzy tutu, 
a gift from her favorite Auntie Linda and Uncle Mark.
 
Fiona, we applaud your big spirit.
This Tutu is dedicated to you and stylin' small dogs everywhere!
xoxo,
DogMa
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Fiona strikes a pose