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Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

We are excited to share some of our favorite Giving Tuesday local rescue choices. 

We hope that you will consider donating to them on this year's Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018! 

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Please read all of the below, BUT do not donate until #GivingTuesday, as Facebook is making donations ON THAT DAY ALONE.

At the end of 2016, Alive Rescue was gifted a 4,800 square foot barn in Salem, Wisconsin. The donors had previously adopted a dog from ALIVE Rescue and fell in love with their mission. They decided that they wanted to give back so Alive could further that mission. This donation will allow us to more than double the amount of animals Alive saves.  Their goal is to raise $50,000 for the first phase of the Big Barn's construction. It will have two birthing suites for pregnant and nursing mommas and a retirement room for sanctuary dogs along with 18 additional suites for "hard-to-place" dogs.

The Real Dog Moms of Chicago want to help them this Giving Tuesday, to raise some of these funds.

For every $35 donation we will allow the donor to host a one day Instagram story take over of their dog. For every $50 you get a whole weekend!!

More amazing local rescues to consider for #GivingTuesday! 

Click the logo to go directly to their donation links! 

Join this give back shopping event.

The Fig Tree is located at: 1037 W Madison St.   |   Chicago, IL 60607

Santa Paws at Bitter Pops, with Mutt Jackson & Mandy Dempsey Photography.

Benefiting: Peace for Pits. |  Date 12-16-18 | Time: 12-4  | Cost: $40/Family


Decorate My Dog Contest

Join our 2nd annual decorate my dog contest. Submission begins December 1st and ends December 12th. Join us in the first 12 days of Christmas to dress your dog up in their holiday best, whether it's Festivus, Hanukkah or Christmas you celebrate.  See here for last year's entries for ideas.

Photos are to be submitted to via email to Voting begins December 13th and ends midnight December 15th. Winner announced December 16th at 9AM.

There will be 4 winners, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place decorated dogs and one winner for best dog and human décor.

All winners receive a “dog lover’s absorber towel”  Best Decorated Duo winner selects first from the following items, followed by 1st, 2nd & 3rd:

  • The Walkease Gloves
  • Mo&Pea Snood
  • Saltsox booties
  • Wag and Gem Tee Shirt

Then the 1st & 2nd place winners also receive one of the paw salves for their beloved *tortured by decorations* pups, plus the coupon code for % off pairs of Saltsox Booties.

Decorate My Dog Contest Partners:

Check out our recent review of these gloves (discount code thru end of November, 2018!


All winners receive a

Dog Lovers Towel!


From Local Company: SALTSOX

1st Place wins free pair of custom Salt Sox

2nd place receives a code for 40% off a pair of SaltSox

3rd place receives a code for 30% off a pair of SaltSox


This tee is just an example. You can select/customize from store.