CLOSED! Secret Santa Giveaway: You Could Win a Chance to Bring Holiday Cheer to Pets in Need

by Claire H. on December 4, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO HELPING PAWS ACROSS BORDERS IN PLACITAS, NM!! Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway! It was great to see the number of people who nominated the same shelters… it shows y’all are very passionate about those in need. Thanks for helping us share some holiday cheer this year.

Secret Santa It’s the time of year where we all think about being able to give to those in need. This year, Drs. Foster and Smith is working with DOG for DOG to send a little Christmas Cheer.

DOG for DOG is known for their mission of donating to a dog in need for every product purchased from them. They seemed like a perfect partner for playing Secret Santa… now all we need is some participants!

From now until the end of Christmas Day we will be accepting nominees to win our Secret Santa Giveaway of a $300 Drs. Foster and Smith gift certificate and 2 CASES of DOGforDOG™ DOGSBARs!

To enter: leave a comment on this post telling us the name, address, and telephone, and website if available of the shelter, rescue, or humane society you wish to nominate to receive this Secret Santa gift.

We will pick ONE LUCKY Nominee to win a $300 Drs. Foster and Smith Gift Certificate and two cases of DOGforDOG™ DOGSBARs.

Entry Deadline: 11:59 PM CST on December 25th, 2013.

Although you can only submit a nomination once, multiple people can nominate the same place!

* One entry per person. The same shelter, rescue, or humane society may be entered by multiple people. No purchase is necessary to participate. You should be a legal resident of the United States and 18 years or older. Void where prohibited. Shipping to winners will be supplied by Drs. Foster and Smith. Lucky winners will be chosen on December 26th, 2013. Winner will be announced on

Sponsor: Foster & Smith, Inc., P.O. Box 100, Rhinelander, WI 54501-0100. Employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Winner will be notified by email, and we will call the winning nominee with the number provided in the comment entering them. Failure to reply within the 48 hours (2 days) will forfeit your prize.

Claire is a mom to three children. She has owned dogs and cats in the past, and currently has one calico cat named Potatoe. Although never owning them, she is very interested in reptiles, and has assisted friends in the past who owned a reptile store.


Carrie Beasley December 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm

I am nominating Dixie Dog Rescue for this prize! Carrie Beasley works tirelessly for the abandoned, sick and senior dogs all around the southeast, and she deserves to be recognized.

Dixie Dog Rescue
224 Old Normantown Rd.
Vidalia, GA 30474

Sandy Thomsen December 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I would like to nomiate GSP Rescue of New England. They are fantastic at rescue and getting the dogs adopted and could use the $ help.

GSP Rescue New England
PO Box 5731
Wakefield, RI

Cynthia Cook December 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I nominate GSP Rescue of New England. They are amazing in their total commitment to rescuing, getting medical care, & finding happy homes for the dogs.

GSP Rescue New England
PO Box 5731
Wakefield, RI 02880

Trisha December 18, 2013 at 7:11 pm

GSP Rescue New England
PO Box 5731
Wakefield, RI

Jacee December 18, 2013 at 11:52 pm

I would like to nominate 4 Luv of Dog Resucue in Fargo, ND!

4 Luv of Dog Rescue
PO Box 9283
Fargo, ND 58106-9283

Pat Norris December 19, 2013 at 2:28 am

I nominate A Place To Bark! Over 800 lives saved this year alone, and every one has been adopted!

A Place To Bark
P.O. Box 649
Portland, Tennessee 37148
Phone (615) 681-2631

christina mueller December 19, 2013 at 3:21 am

I would like to nominate:

Dixie Dog Rescue
224 Old Normantown Rd.
Vidalia, GA 30474

Laura Cunneen December 19, 2013 at 8:06 am

I would like to nominate:

A Place to Bark
P.O. Box 649
Portland, TN 37148
Phone (615) 681-2631

Lisa hellman December 19, 2013 at 8:49 am

I nominate:
American Animal Rescue Society
PO BOX 3511
Oak Brook IL 60522-3511

A volunteer-driven organization that rescues all animals, fosters them and adopts them out to their forever homes. I have 2 foster “failures” from there! I just fell in love and had to keep them!

Mandy Rickards December 19, 2013 at 6:03 pm

I would like to nominate
Roseberry Bird Rescue
639 Roosevelt Street
Neenah, WI 54956
Phone: 920-729-0901

Dawn Beauchamp December 19, 2013 at 7:25 pm

I would like to nominate
Rough Road Rescue
Perryville, Mo. 93775

Phone (573) 547-8070

They are a new rescue that is trying their best to get off their feet. They have already saved many animals, are fighting diligently for those that have been abused and neglected including one that was so neglected it has frozen to death. They are amazing and really need all the help and support they can get.

Neal Trautloff December 20, 2013 at 10:38 am

Chino Hills Small Animal Hospital
3415 Chino Avenue
Chino, CA 91710

Linda Wilkerson December 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

would like to nominate Rough Road Rescue. They are located in Perryville MO 93775.

donna obrien December 21, 2013 at 10:20 am

Be Kind to Animals Hollywood Florida . 954-662-7597, email Hollywood fl 33020

this shelter takes in animals that most people do not want bc they are disabled or old. Elizabeth cares for them, gets them healthy and finds homes for them. she does a terrific job and is dire need of help. Please choose her rescue.

Deborah Schottler December 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

GSP Rescue NE
P.O. Box 5731
Wakefield, RI 02880
GSP Rescue NE is a tirelessly run rescue organization dedicated to the care and re-homing of German Shorthaired Pointers in need in the New England states and part of New York. Organized with a three-person board of directors and a hard-working network of volunteers (screeners, fosters, transporters, etc.) ,this rescue group is just about the best there is. There is no payroll, and it is solely financed by donations and fundraisers. Celeste Long, fearless leader and president of the board of directors says, ‘we’re in it for the dogs.’ Very true.

Mary McLeod December 22, 2013 at 8:57 am

GSP Rescue of New England
PO Box 5731
Wakefield, RI 02880

The care and work of this organization are blessings for us all.

Christen December 22, 2013 at 9:40 am

Hi, I’d like to nominate the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York!

Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY?
41 York Street
Auburn, NY 13021
General Information & Adoptions: 315-253-5841

The Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY is a no-kill shelter! Some of the services that they offer are adoptions of dogs, puppies, cats, kittens; low-cost spay/neuter clinics; the prevention of suffering and cruelty to all animals through Humane Law Enforcement and education; lost and found; liaison with local animal/dog control officers; referral service; and behavioral advice/referral.?

Suzie December 22, 2013 at 10:39 am

Recycled pets NorCal. The best.

Lisa H. December 22, 2013 at 10:46 am

Recycled Pets NorCal
P.O. Box 163726
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 668-0364

Shela Bailey December 22, 2013 at 11:45 am

Animal Protective League
5970 Green Rd.
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

Steph S December 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Recycled Pets NorCal
P. O. Box 163726
Sacramento, CA 95816

Tabitha S. December 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Recycled Pets NorCal

Jennifer Mierkey December 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Recycled Pets NorCal
P.O. Box 163726
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 668-0364

They do amazing work!

Di Botelho December 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I want to nominate A Helping Paw

A Helping Paw, Box 387, Buzzards Bay MA 02532 –

For the nearly 10 years I’ve been doing TNR they’ve been not just a resource, not just a life saver but a true joy to know. They care during the good times and bad. Simply put, they care!

Shelly B. December 22, 2013 at 8:20 pm

I nominate: Recycled Pets NorCalP.O. Box 163726 Sacramento, CA 95816 (916) 668-0364

Peggy T December 23, 2013 at 5:39 pm

I nominate :Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue 1006 Kelly Ave, Joliet IL 60435

Sarah B December 23, 2013 at 5:56 pm

I’d like to nominate Miami Valley Pit Crew. They fight a never ending battle on a daily basis to educate people about bully breeds and are 100% funded by donations. By FAR the most dedicated and well organized rescue I’ve had experience with. A great group of people and dogs who deserve a little extra cheer for the holidays!
Miami Valley Pit Crew
Dayton, Ohio

Erin Woods December 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

I would like to nominate the ARC (Animal Refuge Center):

18011 Old Bayshore Road
North Fort Myers, Florida 33917
(239) 731-3535

Terri December 23, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue Inc.

Donna Watson December 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue Inc.

Dawn Avello December 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Wags To Wishes is an organization that I have recently had the honor to work with. I’ve done rescue work for 15 years and they’re as honest and caring as it gets. They recently helped rescue 30 dogs from a hoarder situation in Chicago and were called at the last minute for help! They’re not even near that area but they went and worked until 2 in the morning. I nominate Wags To Wishes because they deserve it and they could really use the help.

Krysta L December 23, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I nominate Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue. 1006 Kelly Ave Joliet Il 60435.

Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue Inc December 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm

I nominate Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue

Allyson Rochkus Roethle December 23, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I nominate “All Those Left Behind Animal Rescue”. They are at P.O. Box 363-Morris, IL. 60450….815-634-0998. We brought them a dog over a year ago from a bad situation in our extended family. This wonderful dog actually lives with and is fostered by the rescue owners, Gina and Chris. They will keep her until they find her perfect home. She has no expiration date!!!

Sherri Mohrman December 23, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I nominate wags 2 wishes animal rescue Inc

Ladine Brick December 24, 2013 at 12:32 am

I would like to nominate:

Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue Inc.

Amy Edman December 24, 2013 at 5:07 am

Wags 2 Wishes 1006 Kelly, Joliet IL

Lisa Sitarz December 24, 2013 at 7:29 am

I would like to nominate Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, Inc.

Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue Inc.

Katrina December 24, 2013 at 8:36 am

Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue Inc. would greatly appreciate the items donated for their recued animals. They are strictly foster based and all they famalies go above and beyond to care for their fosters. My vote goes to them..

jeannie December 24, 2013 at 11:26 am

I nominate Rough Road Rescue, INC Perry County Missouri. They are trying to make a difference in all animals’ lives in the county. They are still fighting for a poor Boxer, Xavier, who froze/starved to death at the hands of the owner! They are very deserving.

Rebekah December 27, 2013 at 10:49 am

I’m dying to know who won. Did I miss the announcement?

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