Archive for February, 2009

Dog Art Challenge

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Burt Exhausted after PaintingBurt created a surprise masterpiece for the Dog Art Challenge tonight and boy is he pooped! Being artistic really takes it out of a guy but it is worth it to know that other pets will benefit from all that hard work. (If you don’t know about the Challenge, please read this thread or click the above link.) We urge everyone to support their favorite shelter by creating art (100% of the proceeds from the sale of the piece will go to the pet charity you pick). What are you waiting for? Give your dog (or cat) a big kiss, turn them loose with paint and watch the fun!

Not feeling artistic? Browse the Dog Art Boutique where a portion of the purchase price also goes to charity.

FYI: The auction catalog will be posted shortly.

Dog Art Challenge

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Burt Tired After PaintingBurt created another masterpiece tonight for the Dog Art Challenge for Charity and boy is he pooped. Being artistic really takes it out of a guy but it is worth it to know that other pets will benefit from the sale of the work. If you don’t know about the Challenge, please read this thread or click the above link. We urge you to create a masterpiece with your pet to benefit your favorite pet charity (100% of the proceeds go to the pet charity you pick). What are you waiting for? Give your dog (or cat) a BIG kiss, grab some paint and watch the fun!

Not artistic? Browse the Dog Art Boutique where a portion of every sale also goes to your chosen charity.

FYI: The Gala Auction Tickets are available NOW and the complete Auction Catalog will be posted shortly.

August Cover Pet “Sparkles” Saves a Life-actually two!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

sparkles.JPGSparkes The Fire Safety Dog, who graced our August cover with her friend Spanner, has been credited with helping to save the lives of two children and their family! Check out the article on the Tulsa Public School website.

If you have children, make sure they read and understand the fire safety messages contained in the book, “Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog.” It could literally save their lives!

Don’t forget about the safety of your pets! Clip a “Save our Pets Coupon” from the latest issue of the Directory or download one here.

Dog Art Challenge Magnets, T-Shirts & Postcards Now Available!

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

dog-challenge-magnet.jpgThe Dog Art Challenge is fast approaching! Deadline for Silent Auction submissions is 3/1. If you would like to support your favorite shelter, have your pet create a masterpiece and donate it to the Silent Auction. All proceeds will go to the pet charity or shelter you choose.

If your pet isn’t artistic, you can still support your favorite shelter. Dog Art Car Magnets (pictured), T-Shirts, or Notecards will be available soon on the above site. The best part? A portion of the sales will go to the charity you pick!

Happy Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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Save Our Pets

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

save-our-pets2.jpgWe’ve heard many sad stories of pets who were not rescued during an emergency because authorities did not know they were there! Please purchase Pet Alert stickers or download them from The Chicago Pets Directory. Remember to place one at each entrance to your home and even on windows, if appropriate.