Pet Bed Giveaway in Support of BC SPCA Paws for a Cause

Comments 69 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The annual Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk is coming up on Sunday, September 8, 2013 in 35 communities throughout BC. It’s lovingly referred to as the biggest doggy party of the year and it helps to raise much-needed funds which stay right in local communities.

BC SPCA Paws for a Cause

The goal for this year’s Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause is to raise $1 million to fight animal cruelty in BC. You can sign up to participate in the walk or donate to a participant to support the cause.

My friend Keira has done the walk for several years and she is participating with her rescued pal Jordy once again this year in Comox:

Paws For A Cause
Photo: Keira

“Last year my then three-year-old niece joined me in the Comox Valley for her first-ever Paws for a Cause walk and was absolutely delighted! She constantly shrieked with joy at being surrounded by dogs of all shapes, sizes, colours and breeds. My participation in Paws for a Cause will always primarily be for the sake of the animals but I know now that I’m also setting an example of love and compassion for all creatures – whether furry, scaly, sweet or stinky.”

To get the word out about Paws for the Cause walks around BC – whether you would like to participate or support a participant – Pile of Pillows has supplied the BC SPCA with NOVOpets® pet beds and I get to give away three of them.

The pet bed is cozy, scratch-proof and easy care. The removable, washable cover makes care easy. A water resistant cover on the inner bed cushion offers added protection from drool, wet paws and accidents. All NOVOpets® Pet Pillows are filled with GeoBlend®, a fill that lowers your carbon footprint. GeoBlend® is a soft, synthetic fill that is eco and pet friendly. All pet beds are made in Canada.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
Support @BC_SPCA @PawsForACause + RT to enter to win a @PileofPillows pet bed from @miss604 http://ow.ly/o8cfp

I will draw three winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Each winner will receive one gift certificate code that they can use online at Pile of Pillows. The prize is valued at $60 for a large pet bed (pictured above). Follow the BC SPCA on Facebook and Twitter for more information about their work and special events.

Update The winners are Kelly, Riley, and Nicole!

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  1. Sandi AmorimWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 9:32am PST

    Having just recently adopted a dog from the Vancouver SPCA, we’re stocking up on all things necessary to give her a good home. Love makes all the difference, but a lovely pet bed would be nice too!

  2. Shane YorkeWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 9:35am PST

    I was a volunteer Animal Cruelty Investigator with the Ontario SPCA in 2007/2008. I know first hand what difference the SPCA makes in Canada, and how little funding they get. All support is greatly appreciated.

  3. PaolaWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 9:37am PST

    My love would love this!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Kate TWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 9:45am PST

    What a great promotion! ANd I love that the beds are made in Canada. Just the thing for our Emmy Lou!!

  5. RosemaryWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 9:48am PST

    Yay Paws for a Cause! Emmy TOTALLY needs another bed. These looks fantastic!

  6. ShaunaWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 9:56am PST

    Our rescue Cocker Spaniel would love this!

  7. Ron SWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 10:07am PST

    My dog would love this!

  8. AliWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 11:08am PST

    Stella the Boston would love a new bed!

  9. XanthineWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 11:43am PST

    Every dog I’ve ever loved has been a rescue. Purebreds are known to live shorter lives than mixed breeds, too.

  10. kristy hayterWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 2:19pm PST

    My mom’s dog Lola would love this and I am supporter of BCSPCA

  11. bjhWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 2:38pm PST

    I’d love to give this to a friend with a new puppy ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. JenniferWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 3:05pm PST

    Awesome giveaway!

  13. EricaWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 3:05pm PST

    My rescued furbaby would love a new bed! Thanks for supporting paws for a cause!

  14. Dayna WilsonWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 7:32pm PST

    My dog is a Nanaimo SPCA alumn, and she’d be so happy to have a new bed!

  15. Frances MurphyWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 7:34pm PST

    Our rescue Sabrina would absolutely adore these, we got her in May 2010 and we love her so much!

  16. ChelseaWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 7:36pm PST

    My family Dog would absolutely love this bed!

  17. MichelleWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 7:59pm PST

    my fur baby would love this !!

  18. Michelle WongWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 8:49pm PST

    I’m getting my first puppy in November and this would be a great gift!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. DevonWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 8:49pm PST

    Our robodog Jacke would love this! He will be out at paws for a cause this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. NatalieWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 8:54pm PST

    I’d sign up for this walk in a second if only I were in BC! I have a house full of rescued cats so fundraisers like this one are near and dear to me.

  21. Christine CWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 8:56pm PST

    Looks like a nice comfy dog bed!

  22. Melissa ZakusWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 9:00pm PST

    I would love to have a be for my doggie since my cat always steals his bed so please pick me plz plz plz plz xoxo

  23. Sharon D.Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 9:24pm PST

    My lovebug would love this new bed….especially with the cold months fast approaching.

  24. IainWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 9:36pm PST

    Our rescue is on her 3rd bed in one year. Would love to win the next one. Thanks SPCA!

  25. HayleyWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 9:53pm PST

    Would love to win this for my 13yr old arthritic kitty.

  26. JamesWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 9:55pm PST

    Would love this for my girlfriend’s 13 year old cat.

  27. RebeccaWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 11:38pm PST

    We adopted Abe two and half years ago from animal control. He is such a wonderful companion and I would love to give him this bed.

  28. JackyThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 1:36am PST

    I would love a pet bed for my puppy!

  29. AdrienneThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 7:03am PST

    Great contest and great cause!

  30. KimThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 8:41am PST

    We adopted our dog, Alpine, from the Shuswap branch of the SPCA! There is nothing better than a rescue dog! She makes our happy little family complete ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. LaurenThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 9:36am PST

    While my dogs seem to always end up under the covers, this bed might help keep them down on the floor!

  32. AdrienneThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 1:17pm PST

    Woof!!

  33. Mike GismondiThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 3:52pm PST

    Good luck everyone!

  34. ValerieThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 4:24pm PST

    We adopted Fritz from the Vancouver SPCA! She has taken over our leather chair that I am sure my boyfriend would love to have back. Hahah ๐Ÿ˜€

  35. meganThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 10:03pm PST

    Would be nice for our doggies

  36. NicoleFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 1:20am PST

    My brother’s dog would love this! <3

  37. XingFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 10:15am PST

    Love to win this for my 3 year old dog!

  38. Michelle W.Friday, August 23rd, 2013 — 11:25am PST

    Everyone loves a new bed!

  39. Colleen SFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 12:25pm PST

    Yay! What an amazing cause! We Weill be welcoming a dog into our home very soon… I know she would love this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Megan JFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 1:21pm PST

    My SPCA rescue is in need of a new bed- she’s worn the last one within an inch of it’s life!

  41. Jenna ZFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 2:31pm PST

    Very cool! Great cause and a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. MaryFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 2:44pm PST

    My puppies would appreciate this so much!

  43. Lelainia LloydFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 3:22pm PST

    My black Lab Indy would love a new bed. Beds for large breed dogs are fairly expensive if you want to get a quality one. These look like they have excellent support for big dogs & I like that they are made in Canada!

  44. Christina ZSaturday, August 24th, 2013 — 8:53am PST

    I have a chocolate Lab and she would fall in love with this bed. Thanks for the chance.

  45. RileySaturday, August 24th, 2013 — 10:05am PST

    My cats would go crazy for this.

  46. NicoleSaturday, August 24th, 2013 — 5:29pm PST

    Looks like a cozy spot for the critters to cuddle up on! Tori (and I) would love it if she had her own bed.

  47. JoanneSaturday, August 24th, 2013 — 9:12pm PST

    My boyfriend loves his dog. I’d love to win this for him ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Lisa LSunday, August 25th, 2013 — 8:54am PST

    This would be so wonderful for my 10 year old doggie!!!

  49. Kathy E.Sunday, August 25th, 2013 — 12:09pm PST

    Paws for a Cause is such a great event! I love that these pet beds are made in Canada too – thanks for the giveaway chance!

  50. shawna sandersonSunday, August 25th, 2013 — 1:04pm PST

    This would be a great addition for my cat Nia.

  51. AretaSunday, August 25th, 2013 — 2:47pm PST

    Love to get this for my dog!

  52. Teresa KSunday, August 25th, 2013 — 5:18pm PST

    I’d love to win this.

  53. Chris O.Monday, August 26th, 2013 — 11:00am PST

    My rescue mix Gigi and our family will be walking for Paws for a Cause this year! Great fundraiser for sure!

  54. Radhika KMonday, August 26th, 2013 — 3:25pm PST

    Thanks for the contest!

  55. lynn forrestTuesday, August 27th, 2013 — 6:39am PST

    For all the love and devotion , that our pets bring to our daily lives, let’s support the SPCA Paws for a Cause

  56. AmyTuesday, August 27th, 2013 — 3:10pm PST

    Maybe this will get my two kitties to stop pushing each other off the old bed.

  57. Kelly Ann T.Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 — 5:54pm PST

    I would love to win this for my dog. We need a bed that is easy to care for, and is comfy.

  58. Kelly Ann T.Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 — 5:55pm PST

    I tweeted, https://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/372522533087494144

  59. GlendaTuesday, August 27th, 2013 — 9:38pm PST

    Great charity event and a great present for my little pal Zappa!

  60. DilaraTuesday, August 27th, 2013 — 10:04pm PST

    Such a great cause that is near and dear to my heart. I’m so happy to see you spreading awareness ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. KellyTuesday, August 27th, 2013 — 11:57pm PST

    It will be mine and my lhasa apso’s first time raising funds and walking the BC SPCA Paws for a Cause as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. GlendaWednesday, August 28th, 2013 — 8:48am PST

    The bed sounds awesome. My Leo would love this.

  63. Bernadette E.Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 — 12:22pm PST

    My 13 year old son has newly acquired a rescue dog. This would be perfect for his new place to lay his head down. Would love to win!

  64. Ruby BWednesday, August 28th, 2013 — 12:59pm PST

    Great cause! We are working on a room that our dog can call his own and a new bed might just be the ticket to getting him to enjoy his new space.

  65. Randy BWednesday, August 28th, 2013 — 1:08pm PST

    Would love this for my dog.

  66. Harinder BWednesday, August 28th, 2013 — 1:09pm PST

    This would be perfect to have on our patio for my daughter’s dog.

  67. Brenda AWednesday, August 28th, 2013 — 9:27pm PST

    Our Shiba Inu, Nixon would love a new cozy bed!

  68. rachel travisThursday, August 29th, 2013 — 2:56pm PST

    We have anew puppy that would love this!
    rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

  69. diana rThursday, September 5th, 2013 — 9:32am PST

    would love

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