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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Where NOT To Shop For Your Pets...And Enter To Win A Special ASPCA Gift Pack!

Enter to win this special holiday ASPCA Gift Pack brimming with goodies for you and you pets!
                    See Details at the end of this post to enter!

The holidays are fast approaching and we're all scurrying around to buy last minute gifts, including for our furry companions. Amidst these festivities, the ASPCA  and we here at Bocci's Beefs, want to gently remind you not to purchase any products from pet stores who sell puppies. Why? Because  there's a direct link between puppies sold in pet stores and puppy mills: Those cute wiggly pups in pet stores come from puppy mills, not respectable breeders. No reputable breeder sells their pups to a pet store.

If you refuse to buy pet products from these stores, you take away the biggest portion of their business and send a strong message: No More Puppy Mills! I've heard so many people say that they just can't resist those cute pups, and since they're already there and in need of a home, they're actually doing those pups a favor. Unfortunately, the only way to break this cycle of cruelty is to NOT make TWO purchases:

1. Don't buy puppies from a pet store, and

2. Don't buy any products sold by pet stores who also sell puppies.

If you take away their business, they'll get the message!

Please take just one minute to watch this powerful video from the ASPCA.

And if you want to buy your dog or cat a Christmas present and help animals in need at the same time, check out these unique gifts at the ASPCA Online Store!

And now on to this fantastic giveaway! NOTE:  Open to U.S. residents only. You must leave your email address to qualify!

One lucky winner will receive this amazing ASPCA gift pack direct from the ASPCA's holiday elves who are working at a breakneck pace as we speak!

 Here's what's included:
__A five-piece gift set
__A box of Walker's Shortbread cookies
__ASPCA orange tote and Fight Cruelty Wristband
__A cat ears hat
__2014 Animal Calendar
__Kitten play toy
__Dog Holiday hat

           Here are the requirements to enter: 

1. "Like" our Facebook page: See top of right sidebar or click here: www.facebook.com/pages/Boccis-Beefs/190090017696328?ref=stream

2. Follow Bocci's Beefs on Google Friends Connect on right sidebar, right under "Join the Fun"!

3. You must give this giveaway a shout-out on your Twitter or Facebook page by using the buttons below this post-easy! Please Note: "Liking" the Link on Facebook is not enough, you must give our link a shout-out to your followers. Help us spread the word to a new audience!

4. Comment on this post and indicate in your ONE comment that you'd like to enter this giveaway. You must leave your email address in your one comment so we can notify you if you win! Your entry will be disqualified if there is no email address provided. Please leave only ONE comment—you will not get more opportunities to win for any comments beyond one. Thanks!

This contest will run from today, Tuesday December 17, 2013 through Monday December 23, 2013 at 8:00 EST. Note: This means, unfortunately, that the winner will not receive this wonderful prize by Christmas Day...this is 100% our fault!


                                       Good Luck!


Cowspotdog said...

What a great prize and a wonderful message too. Thankfully there are no pet stores at all around here that sells puppies....they still seem to be around in the cities but I think in the more rural areas people just won't go to them. We would like to enter and have ticked all the boxes :) cowspotdog@mail.com

Unknown said...

Yes vote with your feet we say. Have a terrific Tuesday and ignore us in the giveaway as we are across the pond...big sigh.
Best wishes Molly

Jenn said...

Great message! I only adopt and never buy products from places that sell dogs or cats.

I also would like to enter the giveaway. I have already liked your Facebook page, follow you on GFC, and tweeted this post. My email is jbean888(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sheltie Times said...

I don't know of any pet stores that sell dogs around here anymore. What I do like is that many of them offer adoption events for both dog and cat shelters.

Not a facebook or twitter person so I'm going to pass this one up.

Unknown said...

I've twice gone into pet stores (one somewhat local, another on an out of town shopping trip) and was very excited to see some products that I had been looking for at a *great* price.... then promptly put them back and walked out when I saw they were selling puppies. I'm sure Shiloh was okay with not getting those toys since it meant not supporting puppy mills.
I would like to enter this giveaway! I have completed all the options, including tweeting: https://twitter.com/high_volzage/status/413151882542977024
Lyric In Time 2803 [at] yahoo [dot] com (no spaces)

Unknown said...

Hello! My Sissy is from a rescue group. I'd never buy a dog from a pet store. I liked your page, connected with you through google connect (a while ago), and gave a shout out on twitter.
https://twitter.com/DanielleMurgia/status/413300793811271680. Thank you for the great giveaway (tigger1030@hotmail.com)

Jenna Z said...

We did have a petstore that sold puppies in our mall. I'd like to be able to say we ran them out of town but they moved closed to Chicago to make more money. :(
I tweeted:

The Diamond Dogs said...

We love this video! It is a perfect message about the dangers of giving animals for Christmas :)

We'd like to enter the giveaway. Our email address is cattleaussies@gmail.com

Mika said...

We love the ASPCA and would love to win this. Liked you on FB, here is the tweet: https://twitter.com/aimeeroo/status/413358672958324736 and my email is hello@4theloveofanimals.com

Unknown said...

Yes, I would like to enter and win this contest. I followed all the rules liking your FB page as Ann AnimalAdvocate Fudge Cluck, connected on GFC as Ann Cluck, shared this post on FB, and my email is anncluck@att.net

Unknown said...

I can't think of any stores around here that actually sell dogs around here. There is one that sells cats and I know there is one place near where I grew up that sells dogs but they always just have a couple and they get them as over flow from a shelter. I looked into that back in high school. Thanks for the giveaway.

Ashley Pomykala

I completed all other tasks above my Twitter is @parsimoniousp

Anonymous said...

We'd love to participate in the giveaway! Our twitter is @lifewithduke and you can reach us at dukethedogboston@gmail.com !

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

We would like to participate! Already a fan on Facebook and follower of the blog, and retweeted under @Wolfy6688. Good luck everyone!

Jenna Z said...

Oops, and my email (which is in my profile too) is beastbunny at hotmail dot com

Linda Szymoniak said...

All my dogs and cats have been rescues, and I started my own rescue a while back (which is at least temporary closed due to lack of funds and other support, but I hope to restart in the future). There are so many wonderful dogs dying in shelters. It just doesn't make sense to "buy" a puppy, especially since 1) for every puppy bought from a store, a puppy dies in a shelter, and 2) the puppy mills that produce these pet-store puppies are horrible and the dogs are treated horribly!

Anyway, I've liked you on Facebook and GFC and Tweeted about the giveaway. I'd love to win. Here's my e-mail - urdchan@gmail.com

ladyvon5845 said...

I would love to win this giveaway. I have completed all of the to do's ladyvon2013 at hotmail dot com

Amy Orvin said...

Liked you on Facebook as Amy Orvin
GFC Follower as Amy Orvin
tweeted - https://twitter.com/amyorvin/status/415118240428212224
I'd love to be entered into the giveaway.

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