Just a quick update about our Dogs Dinner event which we held last Friday. So far we have raised £392 for the charity Hounds For Heroes so a huge thank you goes out to everyone who made a donation. We had great fun at the virtual twitter event, it was great to say hello to some new friends who were joining in the fun on twitter for the 1st time, and of course @frugaldougal loved saying a big hello to all of his #pawpawty pals. Thanks also goes out to all of the generous people who donated a prize for the pawty, we believe that all of the prizes are now on their way to the lucky recipients. We posted ours out earlier this week, and we know that the UK winners have received theirs already. A huge thank you to all of our friends from all over the world who came together at short notice to help out so Hai Paw to all the barktenders and DJ's and schedule oeganisers, as always we could not do any of this without your help. The donations page is still open so if you have any spare pennies you can always help support Hound for Heroes on the donation page. We are busy in the background updating the PawPawty website where you can see all of the charities we have helped over the past three years. As soon as it is up and running we will let you know the new schedule of #pawpawy events.
We have been a bit behind at getting organised for our Dogs Dinner Events but hopefully we will have everything ready in time! The 1st Event is on Friday 14th September from 6pm in the evening until 1am in the early hours of the 15th and as you know it will all take place on twitter its a kind of mini #pawpawty. You can come along and join in the fun and games, it will be full of crazy cat ladies and mad dog mums and I expect a few dog dads as well. Remember your pets are most welcome to join in the fun so if you doggie or cat is on twitter then they can join in the tweeting as well. We will be fundraising and asking for donations for Hounds for Heroes at the event so please check the back of the sofa or raid your piggy bank and donate if you can to our very worthy cause. As well as tweeting with some great pals you can also enter the various competitions we will be hosting. In order to enter you will need to be following @dougalsden who will be doing the quizzes and they will usually be in the form of a question with a link to a website so you have follow the link to find the answer and then DM (direct message the answer to @dougalsden). Here is a rundown of the Prizes on offer so far with the approximate times we will be tweeting the questions! You don't have to donate to be in with a chance of winning a prize. If you would like to offer a prize at the event please get in touch with woof (at) dougalsden.co.uk with details of the prize you have on offer, or contact @frugaldougal or @dougalsden via twitter we will ask the question, select the winner and let you have details so you can send the prize out to the lucky recipient. We have a few extra special prizes which we will be revealing very soon so keep your eyes peeled!
It always makes us happy when we see that we have happy pals. We recently sponsored a few prizes for the monthly #PawPawty event on twitter where lots on anipals get together to help raise funds for an animal shelter or charity. One of the lucky winners was @tinypearlcat who is a lovely lady cat from Camano Island, Washington Tiny P won some cat treats and some cat nip toys. We have not even got these great toys on the website yet so it was great when Pearl posted these lovely pictures for us!Our old boy @frugaldougal came up with the pawpawty idea a few years ago and so far we have helped raise over $50,000 for a whole range of animal charities from all over the world. A big thanks to everyone who makes the PawPawty events possible and an extra special thanks to @tinypearlcat for the lovely pictures.
We are having a very busy few days getting ready to go to BarkWorld Expo in Atlanta USA. I have been asked to speak about the work we do on twitter raising funds for animal charities and shelters all over the world, with our 24 hour PawPawty events.So I will be on my way tomorrow to meet up with everyone else at the BarkworldExpo event, you can read all about it and see who is going to be there. We hope to learn something new, meet up with some old friends, make some new pals , as well as sniffing out some great new products for all our doggie and kitty customers. It will be business as usual at the shop while we are away so why not check out some of our latest gear for you and your furry pals. I will be tweeting all the way to Atlanta and will be back next week, hopefully not to jet lagged!