Dogster's June Woof: Year of the Dog Winner, Snag a fur-ee photo book, dog horoscopes and more


June 5, 2007
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Dear Dogster Member,

Whattspup?

Summer is almost here, and both pups and humans at Dogster HQ are panting with excitement. No doubt, you are, too. Lots of fun and informative news to share--start woofin'.

Give a Big Dogster Bow-Wow-Welcome to Shutterfly
We've been looking long and hard for the right partner to help you create keepsakes showcasing your little furball. Shutterfly - the #1 online photo service - is the answer. They'll provide you with an award-winning customer experience... they'll also send you some tail-wagging special offers - keep a lookout for more fun in your mailbox. To celebrate the launch of our partnership, everyone gets a FREE 20-page 8.5x11 photo book that you can personalize with your own words and photos. These are super easy to create, a really special keepsake and a $30 gift just for being a Dogster! Here is your unique code: __SHUTTERFLY_CODE__.

Enter the code here to get your free Shutterfly Photo Book and spread that puppy love.

Get a Friend to Join, Win Zealies and More
Share your Dogster love with a pal and you could win 100 Zealies. Every month, a new member is randomly selected to win a new digital camera, and if that member was referred by a Dogster member, that lucky pup received 100 Zealies. Want a cut of this action? Then tell the other pup-lovers in your life to join Dogster. And if they win, you win. Give them this link: http://www.dogster.com/fetch/refer. Woof!

New Feature: Dog Horoscopes
 
 
Time to add your pets' star signs to their profiles. Every day, you'll be able to read your Leo's or Gemini's horoscope, provided by our pals at Astrology.com. To get this fun new feature on your pet's page, go to your Dogster Account Page, click on 'Modify biography & traits' for your pooch and add sun sign - it's right next to birth date. Wonder what the stars have in store for your furry little Aquarius today? Find out.

No More Messy Pet Bowls!
Our friends at Bamboo have the best ideas. You've got to check out the Feed + Toss™ Disposable Bowl System for dogs and cats. The decorative, sturdy plastic base holds disposable, recyclable liners. The liners are also durable enough to wash and re-use. Feed + Toss™ promotes bacteria-free, odor-free, healthier feedings and is great for wet/dry food and water. 50 lucky pooches will win a complete system - Enter Now!

Meet Molly Hunter
Who is Molly Hunter? She's a dog who inspired a cool new e-greeting card company. She and her brother Jasper are Swiss Mountain dogs owned by Jim Hunter, who woofed the corporate world goodbye to dip his paw into something more creative. Molly Hunter [www.mollyhunter.com] offers howl-worthy hand-drawn animated e-cards, as well as create-your-own cards and invitations, and cards featuring users' uploaded videos. Plus, part of the proceeds are donated to an animal shelter. Sounds woof to us!

Paramount Year of the Dog Contest - Winner Announced
Congratulations Bryan - You and your mom are flying to LA, staying at the Fairmont Hotel, spending a day an exclusive A-List Dog Spa and getting the Five Star Howlywood Treatment all thanks to Paramount Pictures. We had over 4000 entries to the contest and will be letting the runners up know this week by email. So keep your nose to the ground and don't forget to claim your free 16x20 color print from Shutterfly by clicking on the code you will get in that email.

Doggone Good Dog Tip #106
Q: You have an adorable pup, but you really want to adopt another. Should you wait until your dog grows up a bit or is adding to the family now a good idea?
A: There are no right and wrong answers to this question. Unfortunately, it's one of those situations where you may just have to jump in before you know. There are many things to take into consideration when planning to bring a new dog, especially a puppy, into the home. Some things to think about include whether or nor your current pup is potty trained and generally well behaved, and if you feel like you and your family have the time (and resources and space) to devote to another animal without neglecting your old one. Other things to consider are the sex and breed of your animal and the one you plan to adopt. Of course, our attitude at Dogster HQ is the more the merrier. You just need to be realistic - and prepared for all possible outcomes.

For more advice on a wide range of topics, head to Dogster Forums.

Dogster Community: Lapping Up the Love
We recently received this p-mail from Dogster member D'Ann, who was overwhelmed by Dogster love as she and her brood searched for their missing pooch. The most pawsome news is that as of yesterday, Teddi Sue was found! Our tails are thumping for this happy ending.
It is unbelievable, the amount of support we are getting from our Dogster pals in our search for our missing Teddi Sue! We have always loved Dogster, and now we know for sure that all of the kindest and most loving, true-blue friends in the world are our friends on Dogster. It would be impossible for our family to do such an intense and thorough search on our own as is being done with the help and support of our friends. I feel guilty going off to work every day and not spending every minute helping everyone else keep up the search for our baby! I can't even keep up with all of the pawmails and emails and soo many rosettes, stars and PPRs! I am totally overwhelmed with love and gratefulness to Dogster. If anyone ever wonders if Dogster is cool, just have 'em woof us!
We love to hear how Dogster has changed/improved/bettered your life. Keep barking those tales to dogster@dogster.com. If we use your note in an upcoming newsletter, we'll credit your account 10 Zealies!

Cool Dogster Doodads
Dogster badges and stickers are fun ways to show your dog-gone devotion to Dogster. It's simple to make a badge for your pooch and put it on your other web pages. (Learn how here www.dogster.com/badge/) Or, send in a self-addressed stamped envelope and score some Dogster stickers that you can put on car bumpers, notebooks and computers, you name it. Mail to 555 De Haro Street, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA 94107. (Attention: Stickers!)

Hound ya later!

May all animals be happy and safe,
Dogster HQ
Dogster, for the love of dog!
http://www.dogster.com

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