Thursday, April 03, 2008

Contest in honor of ASPCA Day

It is contest time again here at Lapdog Creations!

You all should certainly know by now know my great love of dogs and dedication to dog rescues & welfare organizations... so in honor of ASPCA Day on April 10, I am holding this contest with several 2 and 4-legged ways for you to enter {although you certainly do not have to be a dog lover gasp, did I really just say that? or owner to enter although who in their right mind does not love a dog?}

OK, let's get down to the knitty gritty woofiness of it all...

Ways to Enter

1) Donate to the ASPCA by clicking thru the "Help Me Fight Animal Cruelty" fundraiser button at the top of my blog. {Please note this is the only way for your donation to count towards my fundraising goals, therefore you must click thru this link for your donation to count in the contest} I'm still trying hard to reach my goal of $1,000... if you donated last year, now's the time to get in your tax deductable donation for 2008! The button will bring you to the ASPCA's secure website to make your donation and/or become a member. Once you have donated, please either leave a comment here noting the donation amount or if you prefer, email me at LapdogCreations at AOL dot COM with your name & donation amount. and remember, every bit counts... whether you are able to give $5, $20 or $50 to help, it all is appreciated by these wonderful animals!

You will earn 5 entries for making a donation!

2) Go Orange! On Thursday, April 10, folks all over the country will be going orange to celebrate the ASPCA’s victories on behalf of animals & the joy they bring to pet parents. Dress yourself, your kids, even your pet in ASPCA orange and show the world you support the ASPCA & the pets we protect. Post a photo of you or your kids (human or otherwise) on your blog on Thurs, April 10th wearing your orange or any other ASPCA gear, then leave a comment with a direct link here.

You will receive 3 entries for Going Orange on April 10th!

3) Adopt or Foster! If you've adopted or fostered a furry friend since Jan 1, 2008, email me at LapdogCreations at AOL dot COM with your name, photo and/or link to your blog of your adopted/fostered furbaby, as well as when & where you adopted from/fostered for and a few sentences about your experience.

You will earn 5 entries if you've adopted/fostered since Jan 1st!

4) Knit, crochet or sew Snuggles. You may choose the rescue/shelter where you would like to donate them (if you need suggestions, let me know). The only requirement is to email me at LapdogCreations at AOL dot COM with your name, photo of the snuggle(s) and where you chose to donate them to.

You will earn 3 entries for each snuggle you make!

5) Post - the easiest way to enter! Post a link to this contest on your blog and spread the word about ASPCA Day, helping homeless animals, etc! To receive an entry, you must leave a comment here, along with a direct link to your blog post. If you comment without a link, it won't count.

You will earn 1 entry for posting the link on your blog & commenting here!

The contest deadline is April 25th. This gives those who choose to make snuggles some time. You may enter in any or all of the ways listed - the more things you do, the more entries you receive! All entries will be placed in to a bag and winners drawn. I will also have one or two special category prizes (to be determined, I sense a "most creative go orange photo" and possibly something such as best adoption story or cutest furbaby).

Prizes

There will be several prizes, many of which are being so graciously donated by my circle of crafty friends. At this time prizes are set to include a doggy tape measure from Anita at Yarndemon Designs; a soothing heat therapy bag, healing ice pack and stitch marker holder from Mary at Blumes Accessories; oversized wallets (which make great notions bags!) and a Go Green grocery shopping tote from Jenn at Seacoast Baby; as well as some yet to be announced yummy yarn prizes & doggy items.

Please check out these talented ladies' etsy shops (all are linked)!! What the girls don't know is that by being so wonderful & caring for the cause, they've each already earned an entry in to the contest! If you'd like to donate anything, please contact asap.

Happy Dogs on Thursday and I hope you have fun with the contest!

19 comments:

Kenyetta said...

Cool contest! I will be posting and do a couple of the others!

vegasangelbrat said...

Good luck with the donations, I hope you hit your goal! What type of yarn do you use for the snuggles..I could do that!
Thanks for the plug and I'll have your prizes out tomorrow!

vegasangelbrat said...

Here ya go-
http://maryslittlecraftcorner.blogspot.com/2008/04/dot-in-honor-of-aspca-day.html and Thanks for the snuggle pattern link.

chanknits said...

Hooray! I'll announce your contest next time I blog...

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Nicole, I made a $25 donation for your cause. Good luck!

Paula said...

Great Contest!
Elise says she will wear orange next Thursday too!

Dianne said...

Fun contest for a great cause. I just posted about it-- here's the link:
http://britknitter.blogspot.com/2008/04/dogs-on-thursday-and-another-contest.html and I made a $40 donation to the cause. You can bet that the girls and I will be wearing orange on the 10th. It just so happens that Emma has an appointment (routine shots) at the Vee-Eee-Tee that day, so she will also be going for a ride in my orange car!

fireflynights said...

Glad to see you helping the ASPCA. I'll post about it next week.

Kenyetta said...

I linked!
http://knittykittykat.blogspot.com/2008/04/doggie-thursday-and-more-contests.html
I plan to do more....

Kathy R said...

Good cause you're supporting! Wish I could see the Oprah show but I work when it is on and don't have Tivo.
Love, Kathy & Lucy

Kathy R said...

I donated $25 toward your goal.

Anita said...

Hey! I finally got my post up! Good luck, I hope you get lost of entries & lots of donations for the ASPCA. :)
http://yarndemonadventures.blogspot.com/2008/04/contest-to-benefit-aspca.html

ponyknit said...

Posted on my blog. Thanks for holding another awesome contest!

Megan B said...

Hey! I am really excited about this contest! Thanks for doing this and helping to raise awareness. BTW, link to my post is http://knitkninja.wordpress.com/2008/04/07/dogs-rock/
:)

Mindy said...

Your contest is such a good idea. I made a post with a link to your contest and with an orange photo. Here's my link: http://randomchronicles.blogspot.com/2008/04/going-orange.html

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

I am posting on my blog today and donating too...

www.cynicalgal.blogspot.com

We are also going to be donating some dog food to a local shelter this week.

Gnat said...

I'm so slow lately. :)

I posted on my blog today.

Bubblesknits said...

Just donated. :-) Hope you reach your goal!

puppymomma said...

Well, I've posted about you on my blog, www.funkyjewtopia.com . I'm glad you're doing this. On behalf of all the pups, thank you.

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