Rescue me: the contest

by Jen on June 9, 2011

Once upon a time, we thought we rescued a young, skinny Boston Terrier.  Little did we know that this “second” dog would steal our very hearts, guard them fiercely & carry them so proudly. . .


We are so grateful to the rescue organization that not only took little “Patty” in when she was most in need, but in doing so,  gave her the chance to become our beloved (& world famous!) Hazel.

This contest gives you a chance to share more than your gratitude with your favorite rescue – you could win a spectacular prize for them!

Post a photo of your rescue dog (or cat, or horse!) & a brief description on our Fetching Tags Facebook page.  Did you save him from the mean streets?  Did you almost walk away?  Get a different dog? Just when you needed it most, did she come to your rescue?

Then spread the word – the entry with the most “likes” wins.

Wins what, you ask?

Why, the Grand Prize, of course.

Grand Prize:  15 custom tags* for the non-profit rescue of your choice + a tag for your own rescued pet

Semi-grand Prize (2nd place):  5 custom tags* for the non-profit rescue of your choice + a tag for your own rescued pet


And just to keep the competition lively,

Tagmaker’s choice:  You may not get the most likes, but something about your story captures the Tagmaker’s heart. . . do this, & you’ll win a Double Agent Collar – lovingly handmade for your rescued pet by Fetching Tags & Paco Collars.


Deadline for entry:  midnight, June 15th.  Winner announced Friday, June 17th

*This is the prize that keeps on giving!  Because our tags are so extremely durable, these foster tags may be handed down to the next available dog as each is adopted.  As you know, our  taglines are engaging & fun and can add that little “pick me!” spark to a dog awaiting adoption, as well as provide important contact info should they escape custody!

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Laurelin June 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Just a question on rules … must the pet still be living, or may we enter a deceased pet, and donate the personal prize as well?

Jen June 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Laurelin, we want a live pet for this contest – one that will proudly sport his/her prize. It’s a way to tell your story, win a tag and make a huge donation to a rescue – 15 tags = over $450 retail!

Kelly S. June 10, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I have a question, does the dog have to be from a rescue group, or can it just be “rescued?” The story I’d love to share involves a dog who would have ended up at the animal shelter, but we prevented that from happening.

Jen June 10, 2011 at 3:18 pm

the dog can be rescued by any means. The winner gets a tag for the rescued dog & the tag donation will be made to the non-profit rescue of the winner’s choice.


The Mafia Monroe Foundation June 13, 2011 at 8:56 pm

ohh pick us, pick us! ♥

sandi June 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm

My beautiful pitbull “Calvin” was four months old when a true sadist duck taped his front paws and put him inside a plastic bag and threw him from a 10 ft. bridge in a rural part of central California. My husband & I were working on a rice plantaion about 100 yards from the “crime” scene. Apparantly the sub-humans thought that no one would ever see them but they were dead wrong. We thought the perps were throwing illegal garbage from their trucks and it was getting dark out, we were tired and didn’t give much thought about it. We went to bed. Next morning I hear the howls and crys of a puppy. Ran to the bridge in my pajamas and looked over the bridge and seen a little dog shaking, scared with duck tape aroung his paws. As realization hit us i felt SICK!!! We had a ferocious thunder storm the night before and this poor FOUR MONTH OLD soul had endured his attempted murder!!! Five years later my precious rescued APBT has fear issues, especially of men but can you blame him? These criminals need to be bound and thrown away from socieity.

Poosahkie June 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I have never put these thought on paper. It is because the dog with whom I share my home, food and time deserves a much better person.

“In order to attend this seminar, you must have a puppy to work,” said the seminar leader.
“Uh, you mean that my one year old dog is too old and not considered enough of a novice dog?” I asked.
“Correct, but that’s ok, we’ll go to the shelter and buy out a puppy for the week and then you can return it once the training seminar is over”, replied the seminar leader.

George, one of the attendants had picked him out of a wriggling mass of puppies. Why this particular pup I’ll never know but there I was with a black pup who sported a tuxedo.

Not wanting to give the dog back to the shelter because it was a kill shelter, I began asking people in the parking lot or halls of the motel where I was staying, beginning Wednesday on through Saturday morning, if they wanted the puppy. There were a lot of almost happy customers but in the end, it was me and this pup.

He’s a dog who has “showed up” each time, did everything asked of him and then some and has asked nothing in return.He has never let me down but I repeatedly apologize to him for letting him down. Not trusting, thinking I knew better or more with him responding subserviently when in fact he was dead on.

I don’t deserve this dog but God made sure he was under my roof because I need this dog.

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