Four years ago, in the very first post I wrote for Dog Jaunt, I said that “I first started gathering all this information for my own use, but soon realized that there must be other pet owners out there who have the same questions I did. I hope that Dog Jaunt will answer your questions and motivate you to bring your dog with you on your next trip — whether it’s on a picnic in the neighborhood park, or across the country!”
Writing that paragraph today, I’d change the last phrase to “or around the globe!” In fact, I’d rewrite the whole sentence: I’ve learned over the past four years that Dog Jaunt is not a place where I “answer your questions and motivate you” — the answers and motivation flow in both directions, and I love the community effort the blog has become. Thank you all for your company and support!
Since we’re celebrating a birthday, I thought I’d give away a gift. Remember how there was some confusion over the Brinkmann Smart Space pet carrier — still being made? in a new, smaller size? — and I bought one to figure out what was going on? And remember how the new version is smaller, and a very useful carrier indeed for a pet, say, under 10 lbs?
Well, Chloe’s larger than that. So I’m giving away my brand-new Smart Space carrier (value: $69.99), and all you have to do to have a chance to win it is leave a comment letting me know what works for you on the blog and/or on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page, and/or what you’d like to see added or changed, before 11:59 PM PST on Friday, April 19, 2013. Please also let me know your pup’s name, and how tall s/he is at the shoulder (I like hearing about your pup, plus it’ll help remind you that this really is a carrier for dogs 10″ high at the shoulder and smaller). Please fill in the e-mail field of the comment form (your e-mail address isn’t shared with anyone, and I will not send you e-mail unless you win).
Announcing the winner
I will choose a winner randomly and announce the results here, on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page, and in Dog Jaunt’s Twitter feed on Monday, April 22, 2013.
Please, only one comment per person per giveaway post. Duplicate comments and anonymous comments will be discarded. Please make sure that the e-mail address in your comment form is valid (e-mail addresses are never public). Winners must claim their prize within three business days after the date of notification of such prize. A sweepstakes winner’s failure to respond to the prize notification and provide a shipping address within the specified three business days will be considered such sweepstakes winner’s forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. To enter, you must be a U.S. resident, age 18 or older. Employees, partners and vendors of Dog Jaunt and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Entries that appear to be generated by scripts and other automated technology will be disqualified. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return within five business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected. All prizes will be awarded. No substitutions including for cash are permitted, except that Dog Jaunt reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize.
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