Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Meet Cane - A Calendar Dog Who Needs a Home

In the coming weeks and months, we will be getting up close and fursonal with each of the Pitties featured in our 2012 Pit Bull Frogs Calendar.  The original plan was to introduce them by month as they are featured in the calendar.  Then we decided to introduce them alphabetically.  As with most of the plans related to producing this fun calendar, we changed our minds yet again.  But, we have a really good reason!  We're introducing you to Cane today because he is a shelter dog and needs a home and we would like to help. 

Cane's frog pose photo was submitted by a wonderfully dedicated volunteer at the shelter where he's hanging out, being adorabull and waiting for his forever family to come and take him home! 



Cane came to Stray Rescue of St. Louis with his girlfriend Cocoa (who has been adopted).  Cane's coloring looks like he was an all-white dog that rubbed against Cocoa and got some of her brown on his white! BOL!  Cane loves to play and is tolerant of just about anything - being sprayed with the hose, being cajoled into the kiddie pool, being covered with a sheet and finding his way out.  He loves his toys and usually takes one out of the toy box on his way for a walk.  He's also content to just plop down in shady spot on the grass and chill with you and a toy by his side.  Cane is a very sweet boy who loves to give kisses and has the most adorable ears with one up and one down all the time, adding to his already considerable charm!



We would love to help Cane find his forever family.  He would probably do best as an only dog, at least until he's settled and comfortable with his new family.  You can find out more about Cane and apply to adopt him through his webpage at Stray Rescue of St. Louis here http://strayrescue.org/adopt/cane



A sneak preview of Cane on the Febuary page that he shares with three other adorable Pitties (not pictured)
in the Pit Bull Frogs 2012 Calendar.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Houston Pittie Pack




For the Houston Pittie Pack ~ Our thoughts are with you . . .

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Thanks to Mayzie Gal for setting up a Chip-In Page to help Sandra and her family during this devastating loss and for keeping us updated.  Please stop by Sandra's blog and let her know you're thinking of her and her family.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dog Tipper Giveaway

Our friends at Dog Tipper are hosting a Pit Bull Frogs Calendar giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive their very own *F*R*E*E* copy of the 2012 calendar to drool over!  Hop on over and find out how to enter this fab giveaway before Wednesday, December 21.  Already ordered your copy?  WIN another to give away to a furiend!  And don't forget to tell all your furiends to enter, too! 

Here's a little sneak preview of a portion the January calendar page!  You should see the WHOLE page!

Calendar Design by Danielle Greisen


And while you're over at Dog Tipper, check out all their other awesome giveaways! We'll bet you find something for efurrybody on your gift list! Thanks Dog Tipper!!! 



Monday, December 5, 2011

CALENDARS HAVE ARRIVED AND ARE READY TO SHIP!

The moment you've all been waiting for ~ Pit Bull Frog Calendars have arrived and are ready to ship! 
Great gifts for all your Pittie-loving friends!

CALENDAR DESIGN BY DANIELLE GREISEN


Proceeds to benefit pro-Pit Bull organizations.  Want the proceeds of your purchase to go your favorite Pit Bull organization?  Tell us about it when you checkout!

Thanks for your support!

 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

PIT BULL FROGS CALENDAR SNEAK PEEK

Pit Bull Frogs 2012 Calendars will be shipping soon!  While you're waiting for your very own copy to drool over, we're gonna give you a Sneak Preview of ONE page today!  Are you ready?  Are you sure?  Hold on to your chew toys boys and girls because this is A-MAZING! ~


Calendar design by Danielle Greisen


The December 2012 Calendar page features all 40, count 'em 40, Pitties that submitted photos for our calendar project!  We took some liberties with the December page and used a few non-frog pose photos to spice things up a bit.  Bet you want your very own Pit Bull Frogs 2012 Calendar now, don't you?

Proceeds from sales of the calendar will benefit various non-profit organizations like Bad Rap, Stubby Dog and Hello Bully to name a few, who work hard to help Pitties in many different ways, including the promotion of the positive image of Pit Bull-type breeds so that negative stereotypes and discrimination like BSL will soon become a thing of the past. 

When you purchase a Pit Bull Frogs Calendar, you can direct the proceeds to the pro-Pit Bull non-profit organization of your choice when you checkout through Paypal.  Simply click the "ADD" button next to the words "Tell us your favorite pit bull charity"  in the address box and fill in your choice. 

If you have questions, check out our Purchase Calendar FAQ.  If you still have questions, feel free to send us an email. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

STUBBY DOG AUCTION

Stubby Dog's Art Auction is in full swing! Head on over to "bid for good" on some amazing DOG ART! You know, the gift giving season is just around the corner (YIKES!) and Stubby Dog's Art Auction has lots of gift options for your dog-loving furiends. If you've been looking for an artist to paint the perfect portrait of your pooch you need to check out this auction! 

Acrylic Pet Portrait by
Ashley Reid



As you know, Stubby Dog's focus is on being a positive force for Pitties, but you don't have to be a Pittie to take advantage of the portraits or photography sessions or any of the amazing art for sale. Just sayin'. 


There are lots of other cool items up for bid, too! You'll find a gift certificate from
Karma Collars and they'll even help you design your own custom collar!




Here's one of the pieces I created for the auction. That's the Stubby Dog logo :)




The bidding has started and continues through December 5. So you still have plenty of time to fetch a great deal and help Stubby Dog continue their awesome work for Pitties!  Stubby Dog is one of the organizations we will be donating proceeds of the Pit Bull Frogs calendar!
Cheers!

Deanne / Pit Bull Frogs


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pit Bull Awareness / Appreciation Day

Hi everyone! Happy Pit Bull Awareness Day - we also like to call it Pit Bull Appreciation Day! This day devoted to the celebration of Pitties was started by Bless the Bullys in 2007. 

"Heart" Pitties Necklace by

There is so much Pittie goodness going on today to celebrate Pit Bulls! Here are a few events we know about ~

Sandy and her foster mom over at the Peaceful Dog, will be celebrating at an adoption event for Jasmine's House (Sandy's rescue sponsor).  By the way, Sandy and Fozzie (Sandy's foster brother) will both be making appearances in our upcoming soon-to-be-released Pittie calendar (see info below).  So, if you're in the Arlington, VA area, stop by Dogma Bakery who is hosting the event.  Say "hi" to Sandy, who is looking for her forever home BTW, and pick up some yummy treats! 

Sandy doing the FROG!

Fozzie Froggin' It


Love and a Six Foot Leash is sponsoring a special Adoption Event at the Montgomery County Humane Society!  Check out their blog for all the details, especially if you're in the DC area!

Dogster is hosting a fabulous event on their blog that you can join  without having to leave home - Share Your Pit Bull Story!  What better way to celebrate Pit Bull Awareness Day than to share your awesome positive Pittie stories for everyone to read.  Great idea Dogster!

There are lots more PAWSOME PITTIE events going on, too.  Check out this page at Bless the Bullys to see if there's an event in your city.

We want to celebrate the awesomeness of Pitties, too!  We will be publishing our Pit Bull Frogs calendar in the next few weeks.  The proceeds from the sale of the calendar will be going to organizations that help Pitties in so many different ways. 

We were inspired to create this calendar when we met Wilbur (of Knotty Cat Tales) through Two Pitties in the City's blog (featuring the incomparable Mr. B & Miss M) when they featured him in their "How to Be a Tourist With Your Dog Series" this summer.  We fell in love with Wilbur's awesome frog pose and the calendar idea was born. 



We wanted to show the adorabullness of this often misunderstood and misrepresented breed.  We think the frog pose captures their adorabullness perfectly!  Our call for entries was answered by over 40 Froggy Pitties and we fell in love with each and every one - so much so that we just couldn't choose!  And thanks to the awesome artistic talents of Danielle Greisen, we didn't have to!  You will get to see them ALL!  Our calendar showcases Pittie adorabullness like you've never seen before.  Click on our Photos Page to see all the Pit Bull Frog entries.

You will be also able to read about each of the Pitties featured in the calendar right here on our blog throughout the year. Wait until you read their stories. You will laugh, you'll cry, you'll smile, you'll go Awwwww a lot!  Stay tuned for details on how to purchase your very own Pitties in Frog Pose calendar and help support organizations that support Pitties!

We heart Pitties!




Monday, August 15, 2011

Calling All Pittie Frogs!

Thanks so much to all of you who submitted photos for our Frog Pose Calendar! 
Submissions are now closed, but please check back to purchase your
2012 Pitties in Frog Pose Calendar.
We will be offering a pre-order option soon!


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2012 Calendar Photo Call for Entries

Wilbur - Our inspiration and mascot

The Road Dogs and Furiends are pleased to announce the First Call for Entries for photos of Pitties in Frog Pose. Are you a Pittie who loves to relax in frog pose?  YOU could be featured in our 2012 calendar – Pit Bull Frogs (or a name to be determined later)!  So get out your camera and have someone take an awesome high-resolution (300 dpi or 2400 x 3000 pixels) photo of you striking a frog pose. 

In addition to your great photo, we want your special rescue/adoption story, too!   Include a short paragraph about how you were adopted or rescued.

The proceeds generated from the sale of the calendar and from any associated voting contests will help support organizations that benefit pitties by rescuing, rehabilitating, adopting, fostering, providing medical care, training and educating the public, like Bad Rap.  

Here's all you need to know about submitting your photos (there's lots of words here and might get boring, but please read everything before submitting your photos).  If you have any questions, please email us.  Now on to the info:

Photo Submission Guidelines

• Photos must include at least one Pittie doing the frog pose.  All Pitties in the photo should be in frog pose.  Sorry, no people this time, not even people doing frog pose.  We will consider photos of Pitties in a frog costume, also, because that’s kind of a frog pose and we know some Pitties that LOVE their frog costumes!  If you’re doing the frog pose IN a frog costume – AWESOME! – as long as you love being in it.  We don’t want anyone tormented for the sake of a photo. 

• High-resolution digital Images only (minimum 300 dpi – 2400 x 3000 pixels).  Horizontal (landscape) shots are preferred, if possible. Send original files only (.jpg or .tif), do not crop or reduce size for email.  We reserve the right to crop photos for best layout.  No scanned or cell phone photos, please.

All photos must be the original work of the entrant and entrant must own the copyright to the photograph.  If you took the photo, you own the copyright, simple as that. 

How to Enter

Send your photo as an e-mail attachment to info@pitbullfrogs.com no later than September 15, 2011. In your email, include the following information:

* Your name
* The photographer’s name
* The names of all Pitties in the photo
* Your address and phone number
* Please write “Pit Bull Frog” in the subject line
* A short paragraph about your rescue / adoption story.  If your photo is selected,  we will contact you for more details.
• You can submit multiple entries.  If you would like to submit more than 4 entries, we would prefer them on a CD.  Please contact us so we can let you know where to send the CD.

The Fine Print and Release Info

Your email submission will constitute your entry form.  By submitting your photo(s) and entry form to be considered for publication in the Pit Bull Frog calendar, you agree to the following:




Photos for the Calendar will be selected by a highly-trained staff of professional dog lovers. In the event that there are just too doggone many great photos for our staff to choose from, we will hold a contest and let the public decide. This may include a “$1-per-vote”contest, with all proceeds going to the aforementioned charitable organizations.

• Deadline for photo entries is September 15, 2011 so start clicking!  We'll post your photos here as we receive them.


• Stay tuned to www.pitbullfrogs.com for more information 
• Each of the Pitties chosen to be featured will receive a free calendar.

2012 Calendars will be available for sale here by Thanksgiving 2011.


By submitting an image, entrants grant The Road Dogs (the "Organizers") the right to use the photograph(s) in the Pit Bull Frogs 2012 Calendar and in any other publications, media or related promotions that the Organizers may utilize in connection with the marketing of this calendar.  Entrants and photographers understand that they will receive no compensation for the use of these photos.
You agree you are the owner of the photo and if necessary, will provide proper photo credit.

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