Home is where your pets are! Whether or not you have made it home for the holidays, the ASPCA has a few great contests to help your Christmas be merry and bright. Manna, Dexter, and I are joining in for the fun too! Together, we can help homeless pets all across the country to have better lives.

Home for the Holidays Photo Contest

Instagram star, Marnie the dog, courtesy of the ASPCA

Is your cat having fun this Christmas season? Share a photo! The ASPCA is hosting the Home for the Holidays photo contest with Instagram star Marnie the dog. How does it work?

  1. Visit the Home For the Holidays Photo Contest homepage
  2. Upload up to 3 photos of your pets enjoying the holidays (all pets are welcome).
  3. Tell the ASPCA what you think the best thing about sharing the holidays with pets is.
  4. Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #HolidaysWithMyPet !

There are some great prizes! The top 3 photos will win some pawsome treats holiday treats from contest sponsor, Tito’s Homemade Vodka. One grand prize winner will receive a $500 donation to their favorite animal shelter! Just imagine how many homeless pets could be touched by this donation.

Manna and Dexter have decided to enter the Home for the Holidays photo contest with the photos below! Our local rescue, A ReJoyceful Animal Rescue, could definitely use the help. They go above and beyond to help a ton of homeless pets in the Metro-Detroit area.

#SantaPaws Twitter Party

Dexter anxiously waiting for Santa Paws.

It is time to party! Want to see a lot of adorable pet photos? Join me, the ASPCA, the Dodo, and tons of other pet parents for the #SantaPaws Twitter party on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 2 PM EST. There will be pet-themed trivia and prizes from PBTeen, Angela Roi, and West Elm!

Dexter is in awe of the Christmas tree!

What do you need to do to participate?

  1. RSVP for the twitter party by visiting the #SantaPaws Twitter Party homepage. You must RSVP to win prizes!
  2. Sign into your account on Twitter.
    It will probably be easiest to use a desktop computer, but feel free to use a mobile device!
  3. In the search bar at the top, search for #SantaPaws after 2 PM EST on December 20, 2016.
  4. Click on the “Latest” tab.
    This will show you a chronological list of all of the tweets using the #SantaPaws hashtag.
  5. Join in the conversation!
    Send a tweet using hashtag #SantaPaws. Share your thoughts, your photos, videos, and answer the pet-themed trivia questions!

The conversation in twitter parties can move really fast. Don’t be discouraged! Just jump in and add your thoughts. Some people find it easiest to follow the hashtag on 3rd party apps like Hootsuite or Tweetdeck. Feel free to tweet me at @thePlayfulKitty if you have any questions!

Alex & Ani Bracelet Giveaway

The ASPCA wants to encourage you to shop with brands that give back to animals. They have compiled a list of gift ideas that give back! This includes jewelry from Alex and Ani, pet accessories from Pottery Barn Teen, and home goods from West Elm.

To give you a little after Christmas gift, the ASPCA is letting give one (1) of my readers a Prints of Love Charm Bangle from Alex and Ani! It comes in both gold and silver tones. Show off your love for pets with these adorable charms!

Entries can be received until Monday, December 26, 2016, at 11: 59 PM EST. Open to residents of the USA, at least 18 years of age. The winner will be notified by email and announced on this page within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway. If the winner does not respond to the notification email within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter!

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