It's time for Macy's 7th annual Shop for a Cause day on Saturday, August 25! This is a great fundraiser for AGSDR. On the 25th Macy's is offering 25% off on regular, sale and clearance merchandise, including designer brands, throughout the store, as well as 10% off furniture, mattresses and area rugs. And, you will be eligible to win a $500 gift card, no purchase necessary. For $5 you can buy a Macy's Shopping Pass and all proceeds go directly to Austin German Shepherd Rescue!
Get your shopping passes online!
Join Austin German Shepherd Rescue and several other great local rescues for the 2012 edition of Dogtoberfest! It's happening October 20th at the Domain in Austin. Dogtoberfest is an Austin based, non-profit organization, created for the purpose of instilling awareness about Dog rescue, as well as raising much needed moneys for local dog rescue organizations. There is an annual event at The Domain, which includes a silent auction, Canine Costume Contest, pet related demonstrations and fun for all! It's a great event and proceeds from the event benefit the participating rescues including AGSDR!
The first Dogtoberfest event was Golfing Fore Dogtoberfest -- watch the video below...
In the heat of the summer, it may seem like 2013 is months away, but it's calendar time -- time to go through photos of your German shepherd and submit your favorites for consideration in the AGSR 2013 Calendar. If your dog is chosen for the cover or a month, you will receive two complimentary calendars when they come out in October!
This year's theme: Rescue Me!
Deadline to submit photos: August 31
You may submit as many photos as you like. No humans in the photos, please. Dogs do not have to be rescue dogs. Anyone with a GSD is welcome to submit a photo.
Dogs in photos may be living or deceased.
Primary consideration will be given to larger, high-resolution (300 dpi minimum) photos. Keep in mind that if your photo is too low-resolution to blow up to a large size, we simply cannot use it. A good rule of thumb: photos that are 1.5MB or larger generally will work. 3-5MB is ideal. Bigger than that, and you're our hero.
EACH submitted photo must be accompanied by the following information:
Owner(s) first and last name(s)
Owner(s) complete mailing address and phone number
Name(s) of dog(s) in photo
In 50 words or fewer, tell us how you rescued this dog. Or, how this dog rescued you!
Submit each photo in a separate email with all of the above information to AGSRcalendar@yahoo.com. (Remember that "calendar" is spelled "ar," not "er.") You should receive an email confirmation within a few hours to let you know that your submission has been received.
For amateur photographers, outdoor shots with natural lighting are almost always better than indoor shots.
Watch out for messy backgrounds -- hoses, ratty dog toys, trash on the ground, etc.
Too MUCH background. We want the focus to be on your pup's beautiful face and markings, not your backyard fence.
Horizontal shots are optimal (our calendar is horizontal, not vertical). This is not a requirement, but it makes for easier designing.
Action shots of wiggly dogs tend to result in blurry photos.
Check to make sure your submissions are crystal clear.
Please pass this information on to your friends with GSDs. Good luck!
Everytime you use your card AGSDR gets 1% of the total grocery purchases but you must update your card with our number: 12145
Adapted from the Senior Dogs Project site. To learn more about the pleasures of older dog adoption, please visit the Senior Dogs Project.