Sunday, September 16, 2007

PAWS for Charity Chilly Sweaters

Fall is here and October is Breast Cancer Month. And although Breast Cancer effects women, here at PAWS for Charity we understand the important role our male counterparts play in our lifes. For that reason Chilly Dogs is now offering their amazing PAWS for Charity Sweaters in Ocean Blue.
To show his support, our new logo is embroidered on the right rear side of each Sweater. These Sweaters are cozy warm and perfect for fall morning walks. Order one today on the Chilly Dogs web site.
Julie owner of Chilly Dogs generously donates $10 from the sale of her Paws for Charity Chilly Sweaters to breast cancer research.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

perPETual Calendar


perPETual calendar update:

After an eventful summer of learning about pre-press and designing, I am very happy to say my perPETual calendar is in the final stages of production and ready to be printed soon. This calendar will boast a wonderful collection of images have taken over the past three years.

This 2 year calendar will last for a long time and can be started at any point of the year, without being tied down to a specific year. One year is dedicated to all breed photos and the second year dedicated to greyhounds. What a great gift for that hard to buy for person who loves their dog. Or use it like they do in Holland....they keep perpetual calendars in their bathrooms! They put down everyone's bithdays and this way they never forget!

All the while you will be helping raise money for PAWS for charity as a portion of the sales of this calendar will be going to our cause. For all of you who have pre-ordered, I will be in touch soon to give you the great news that your calendar is READY!

To see more of my dog photography please visit http://www.photobysuebird.com/ or check out my URBAN dog photog blog. Remember that Christmas is coming fast and calendars and gift certificates are a great present under the tree. (I cannot believe I just said Christmas! LOL!)

cheers
sue

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Article: The Power of Blogs

Our Paws for Charity project was featured in a recent article about the power of blogs. A big thank you to Sherri Garrity of Make It Count Communications for including us in her article.

HIGH TECH, HIGH TOUCH - THE POWER OF BLOGS by Sherri Garrity:

If you're looking for a way to engage your audiences, reach thousands of people, promote your vision in an interactive way, and do so quickly and inexpensively, the blog is an incredibly powerful communications tool. Non-profit organizations and individuals are beginning to use them for mission driven and philanthropic pursuits.

Sara Harley of The
Barking Biscuit and three entrepreneurial friends in Ontario joined talent and forces to form the PAWS for Charity project to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Their blog launched earlier this year complements promotions in their own businesses (check out the Pink Ribbon Chilly Dog Sweater from Chilly Dogs shown here as an example). Like many who blog, Sara had no prior experience and underestimated the reach it would have. The last 100 visitors to the site were from North America, UK, Europe and as far away as the United Arab Emirates. The success of the blog prompted her to start one for her own business.As more and more people link to their site, news of their efforts has spread.

The project was recently highlighted in the grassroots
Women Can Do Anything blog, another testament to using technology to unite people of common interests. The WCDA motto of Dream. Believe. Achieve. is a great motto for us all.

To read the full article click here. Thanks Sherri!