Owned by Pugs

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Podium

Benjamin, Henry, Luna and Sol

In honor of the closing of the Olympic games, the pugs decided to hold their own medal ceremony. The event is unknown and the ranking is highly questionable. I'm pretty sure seating was on a first come first serve basis.

In any case, we enjoyed watching the Olympic games these past two weeks. Especially, yesterday's hockey game.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Help CFPR Win $20,000

The Animal Rescue Site is hosting a special challenge for eligible Petfinder.com member shelter and rescue groups. The grand prize is a $20,000 grant, and they will be awarding many other grants to rescue groups with the most votes — a total of $100,000 in grants for animal welfare organizations.

Geez!  Think how many pugs Central Florida Pug Rescue could help for $20,000!

To help CFPR win the grant, you just have to vote for them each day.  The contest runs from now until July 26,2009.  Voting is free, but it is a little tricky, so I will do my best to explain.  When you click the image below you will be taken to The Animal Rescue Site.  Once there, you will need to click on the “Click Here to Give - It’s Free Button.  By doing that you, The Animal Rescue Site sponsors will make a donation to provide food for an animal in a shelter.  Very nice!  Now here is the tricky part.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the banner in the middle that says “The Animal Rescue Site 100,000 Shelter Challenge.  Click the image.  On the next page that appears, scroll down until you see the “Search and Vote for a Shelter” box.  In that box type in “Central Florida Pug Rescue” for the Shelter Name and select FL for the state and click the Search button.  Just below the search form, Central Florida Pug Rescue’s listing will then appear.  Click the vote button next to their name.  Now for my favorite part, to confirm that you are in fact a person you will need to type in the name of the animal that appears on the next page.  Once you have done that your vote has been counted!

The Animal Rescue Site 100,000 Shelter Challenge

Friday, July 11, 2008

Raffle Update

I have had a lot of e-mails wondering if I could give an update on how the raffle is going.  Since we have until July 31st until I draw a winner, I thought I would try my best to post an update on the total every Friday evening.

Going into the raffle, I really wasn’t sure how much we would raise.  I couldn’t really decide on a goal.  That being said, I am very pleased with the results so far.  In just 3 days, you wonderful pug lovers have raised $433 for Compassionate Pug Rescue!  Simple proof that big things can happen when we all join together!

I don’t think I can truly express how grateful and proud I am to be a part of Owned by Pugs.  Owned by Pugs started as just a little website about my boys back in 2003 and it has grown into more than I could have ever imagined.  Reading the comments that you leave and the e-mails that you send make my day.  I can’t thank you enough for taking part in the raffle.

With a few weeks left in the raffle, I hope we can continue to add to our total. What do you think our goal should be?

Thanks again pug lovers!  You rock!

Friday, July 11, 2008

OBP Raffle to Benefit Pug Rescue

The OBP Raffle benefiting CPR is still open!  Great prizes are up for grabs!  Click here to find out all the details about the raffle.  If you have entered don’t forget to forward your receipt to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Raffle to benefit Pug Rescue

Ever since we have adopted Luna from Compassionate Pug Rescue, I have kept up to date with the happenings at CPR. Just like in years past, CPR has nursed a lot of pugs back to health. However, getting the pugs all their needed medical attention does not come cheap. Medical costs continue to mount and as I make updates to the CPR website I often think, "Geez, I really need to win the lottery so I can really help out!"

Over the last few weeks I have been thinking a lot about rescue and had a couple of realizations. Sure, one person can make a large donation, but that is not the only way things can get done. A few dollars here and there can really add up. Great things really happen when people unite to work towards the same goal.

So I came up with an idea that I thought would be fun. A good, old fashion raffle with all the proceeds benefiting pug rescue. If each reader of the Pug Blog purchased a raffle ticket ($5 / ticket, $13 for 3 tickets) we could raise a nice amount for rescue. Plus, there are some great prizes up for grabs.

I am always very hesitant to make donation pleas on the blog. I don't want readers to feel as though I am simply writing to ask for their money. The economy is tough right now and I know we are all feeling the effects, especially the pugs in rescue. I thought I would do one raffle and get your thoughts on the raffle idea. Would you be interested in participating in future raffles to benefit other pug rescue organizations? If yes, how often should we hold the raffles? What prizes would you like to win? Please share your thoughts.

Without further ado, here are the details for the very first OBP Pug Rescue Raffle. All raffle ticket purchases will benefit Compassionate Pug Rescue. Information on the prizes up for grabs as well as how to purchase tickets is below. If you can, please help spread the word.

Grand Prize:

Retail Price:
Gooby Freedom Harness $19.99
Medium Engravable ID Tag $13.00
2008 Ownedb by Pugs Calendar $5.00
Owned by Pugs Mousepad $12.99
OBP - Owned by Pugs sticker $3.49
Owned by Pugs logo sticker $3.49
A 4x6 of your favorite photo from the OBP blog pawtographed by Benjamin, Henry & Luna -
Prize package total: $57.96

Runner up:

Retail Price:
Medium Engravable ID Tag $13.00
2008 Ownedb by Pugs Calendar $5.00
OBP oval sticker $3.49
Owned by Pugs logo sticker $3.49
A 4x6 of your favorite photo from the OBP blog pawtographed by Benjamin, Henry & Luna -
Prize package total: $24.98

How to buy a raffle ticket

Ticket cost:

  • $5 per raffle ticket
  • $13 for 3 raffle tickets
  1. Make a donation via PayPal to Compassionate Pug Rescue for the number of raffle tickets you would like to purchase (ie $5 for 1 ticket, $10 for 2 tickets, $13 for 3 tickets, etc). A PayPal account is not required to donate. See below for instructions on how to enter without having a PayPal account. It would also be helpful to CPR if you entered a small note that said "OBP Raffle" in the special instructions to seller on the donation page (under the "Donation to Compassionate Pug Rescue after you have updated your totals). It isn't required to participate, but would be helpful for them.
  2. Forward your donation receipt to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). We will send you a confirmation e-mail letting you know we received your submission and will include your raffle ticket number in the e-mail. If you do not receive your confirmation e-mail from us within 48 hours please let us know.

Drawing the winner

  • One grand prize winner and one runner up will be drawn on July 31, 2008 during the evening hours.
  • The winners will be notified via e-mail and will be identified by first name only on the Pug Blog. When we contact you will we get your mailing address as well as any size and color choices for prizes.

How the winner will be drawn

Each e-mail entry we receive will be assigned a raffle number. We will input all raffle ticket numbers into Random.org's List Randomizer. The List Randomizer will randomly order the raffle ticket numbers entered. The first number on the list will be the Grand Prize winner and the second number on the list will be the Runner Up. We will then find the e-mail address that matches the raffle ticket number and contact the winners. For your privacy, only raffle ticket numbers will be input into the List Generator. Your e-mail address will not be used.

Don't have a PayPal account?

If you don't have a PayPal account you can still make a donation using a credit card or a bank account. Follow the steps above to make a donation, but instead of signing up or logging in look for the following in the bottom left part in the page.

No PayPal

Click the "continue" link to proceed without having a PayPal account.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the raffle please don't hesitate to contact us. You can e-mail us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Friday, September 28, 2007

Tell them Benjamin, Henry & Luna sent ya!

The Pawhaus

Our good friends over at A Day in the Life of Our Pugs just recently announced the grand opening of their new store The Pawhaus.  The Pawhaus is a fabulous store with lots of wonderful gift sets for your pup.  So stop on by and check them out.  Don’t forget that the holidays are just around the corner!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Spring Savings at H. Doodle

Dog Items on Sale at H. Doodle

Spring has finally arrived and at H. Doodle we are making room for new items by having a Spring Savings event.  Many H. Doodle items are on sale including some of our best selling items like the Urban Wrap, the Irish Knit Sweater and the super cozy Fleece Pullover Hoody.

Also, we are now offering free shipping via First Class Mail on all our Collar Charms, Fastags Shrinking ID Tags and our new stylish Engravable ID tags.

The Fastags shrinking ID tags work like shrinky dinks.  You write your pugs identification info on the tag and then you bake the tag in the oven.  While baking in the oven, the tag magically shrinks in size.  It’s fun for kids, parents and pugs alike!

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