Pet Scoop's Twitter Contest

Our mascot is Cooper   Pet Scoop Head Round

A Cooperism is a "thing your dog might say." Tweet the hashtag #cooperism with along with a "thing your dog might say" to enter our Twitter Contest.

We will retweet and favorite your #cooperism. The #cooperism with the most retweets will win a video of their dog saying the #cooperism similar the one in our contest tweet!


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We will choose 1 winner each month from November 20, 2015 to Feburary 20, 2016. That's 4 winners and 4 really cool videos!

Here are the contest rules:

1. ENTRY:  No purchase necessary to enter or win. You must be a follower of @petscoop on Twitter. Your Twitter profile or location must indicate that you are 50 miles within the Denver Metro Area. Contestants will enter by a tweet using the hashtag #cooperism. 

2. ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open only to Twitter users within 50 miles of the Metro Denver Area, over the age of 18. Employees of Pet Scoop Services (along with its contractors, affiliates and subsidiaries) and their families are not eligible.  Twitter profiles outside of the Denver Metro Area's 50 mile radius may participate in the contest but may not win any prizes. 


3. WINNER SELECTION:  Employees of Pet Scoop will talley the retweets. All winner decisions are final.


4. PRIZES:  Winners will receive a animated video of the dog they submit, saying the winning cooperism. (A maximum value of less than $50.) The winners videos will be posted to our soical networks, blog and made available to the winners via file download.


5. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified within 10 days after the determination date.  Inability to contact a winner may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. 


7. USE OF CONTEST INFORMATION: All entries become the property of Pet Scoop Services. Pet Scoop Services reserves the right to use any and all information related to the contest, including submissions provided by the contestants, for editorial, marketing and any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.  


8. NOT ENDORSED BY TWITTER: By participating in this contest, you acknowledge that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter and release Twitter from any and all liability arising from or related to this contest. The information you are providing for this contest is being provided to Pet Scoop Services and not to Twitter, and will be used to notify you if you have won, and to imform you about special offers from Pet Scoop Services.


9. CONDUCT: All contest participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.  Pet Scoop Services in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering with the entry process, the operation of its web site or is otherwise in violation of these rules.


10. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Pet Scoop Services is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected email or for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur.  If for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, Pet Scoop Services may cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest.  Entrants further agree to release Pet Scoop Services from any liability resulting from, or related to participation in the contest.

If you have questions in regards to our contest, please send an email to social@petscoopservices.com.

Happy tweeting!





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Pet Scoop Birthdays & Anniversaries August 2015


We have 2 birthdays this month!  Join us in wishing happy Birthday to:
Carol Badgley - August 11th
                      &
Rene Engelhardt - August 17th



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We'd like to say thanks for every act of kindness, every soothing word, everything you've done to make our service great.  Happy Anniversary to: 

Donna Cardelli - 2 years
              &
Jill Funk - 5 years


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Things to DOO - August 2015 Pet & Family Denver Area Events

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It's August! But I bet you know that.  Here's are some things you may not know about this crazy, hot, fun time of year.  

  • August 19th 1960 - With Korabl-Sputnik 2, the Soviet Union launched the satellite with the dogs Belka and Strelka, 40 mice, two rats and a variety of plants. All of the creatures survived.
  • 1858 - The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the first time. The first number-one song of the Hot 100 was "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson.
  • Each year, Family Fun Month is celebrated throughout the month of August.  It is the opportune time to enjoy family with extra fun and activities.
  • National Dog Day is August 19th!  This day  encourages dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure, and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and “abuse-free life”.

Interesting!  Celebrate National Dog Day and Family Fun Month by adding a few of these events to your August:


Bark in the Park



Bark in the Park August 19, 2015 in Denver, CO, US

The Colorado Rockies are proud to announce the annual Bark at the Park on Wednesday, August 19th presented by AvoDerm Natural Pet Foods and Nylabone. Dogs and owners alike can partake in the fun and festivities ...Overview | Map | Photos | Reviews



Denver Dog Expo



Denver Dog Expo August 22, 2015 in Denver, CO, US

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AT AN AMAZING PET EXPO? Tons of Exhibitors Fabulous Prize Giveaways & Fun for both the Two-Legged AND Four-Legged Adopt! Dozens of Rescue Groups and a Mega-Adoption Event Discounted Vaccinations, Microchipping and ...Overview | Map | Photos | Reviews



Dog Days of Summer 5K/10K and 1 Mile Doggy Dash



Dog Days of Summer 5K/10K and 1 Mile Doggy Dash August 30, 2015 in Denver, CO, US

Come on out and join the fun for the 2nd annual Dog Days of Summer 5K & 1 Mile Doggy Dash!! The heat is on, but with autumn right around the corner, what better way to ...Overview | Map | Photos | Reviews




Dog Days of Summer Bluegrass Festival



Dog Days of Summer Bluegrass Festival August 30, 2015 in Denver, CO, US

Join us for a day long festival featuring some of the Front Range's favorite bluegrass pickers! Lineup includes: Dog Days All-Stars Featuring Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters with Tyler Grant and Adrian ...Overview | Map | Photos | Reviews

http://www.bringfido.com/site_media/images/btn_background.gifHappy August!

Sources:

http://popculturemadness.com/Trivia/August/#sthash.1VheeI6S.dpuf
http://www.bringfido.com/event/city/denver_co_us/
http://nationaldaycalendar.com/

Did we miss something?  As always we want to here from you.  Add your events and comments below or post them to our social networks.



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Pet Care on a Budget

We love our pets like children, and although our four-legged friends are much cheaper than raising kids, their care can still be pretty pricey at times. According to the ASPCA, the average price for feeding and maintaining a medium-sized dog runs around $1,500 per year and cats
ring up around $1,000 in annual expenses.  
 
There’s many ways to cut some corners on our pet’s budget without jeopardizing our animal’s care and welfare. Here are three ways to save on their yearly costs:

  
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#1 - Shop Around
 
Any parent knows to shop around for the be
st prices, especially online, when it comes to getting the best deal. Here’s a few ways to trim some fat off our animal’s care costs:
 
●Food: There’s no need to buy those super premium, high-priced pet foods, but at the same time, you don’t want to scrimp and buy the cheapy stuff that’s mostly corn and by-products. Read the ingredients, check prices and find a good balance between the two.
 
●Pet Insurance: This may or may not be a good idea, it depends on the coverage, age of your animal and whether or not they have pre-existing health conditions. Be sure to read the policy carefully to see what it does and doesn’t cover.
 
●Medications: Don’t buy them from the veterinarian and always go for the generic brands. With places like 1-800-PetMeds, you’re sure to save a bundle from your vet’s huge markup on these medicines.  
 
#2 - Self Grooming
 
Dependent upon the breed, some dogs will require regular trips to the groomer, but you can save some serious cash by doing some of these things yourself. Brush your dog daily to cut down on matts, tangles and dirt, even a cat should be brushed regularly to help prevent excess shedding.
 
If you can trim your dog’s hair yourself, make sure you know what breed specific things to know about their fur and coat. There’s plenty of reasons your dog’s haircut costs more than yours, but grooming costs shouldn’t have to break the bank. Give your dog a bath about once every other month and trim just the tips of their nails regularly. Be careful of the quick, that pink area that will bleed profusely if cut.  
 
#3 - Preventative Care​


 

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Most pets will need an annual trip to the veterinarian and regular vaccines, but don’t overspend on their shots, since many of them
are good for several years. And as Bob Barker always said, “Help control the pet population, have your pet spayed or neutered,” but
more importantly, “fixing” an animal reduces tumors in females and lessens aggression in males.
 
Even though it may seem silly, you should brush your cat’s teeth with fish-flavored paste and your dog’s with the chicken-flavored variety. Animals get gum disease, plaque and periodontitis just like humans and these can lead to lung and kidney disease.
 
Last, but certainly not least, don’t overfeed your animal. Pet obesity is also a growing problem with both humans and our pet population. Being overweight carries the same risks with animals as it does for us. So remember, we can pamper our pets with love and attention while saving
money at the same time.  
 
 
 
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Amber Kingsley

Amber Kingsley is a freelance writer whom has donated countless hours to supporting her local shelter within operations snd outreach.  She has spent most of her research with writing about animals; food, health and training related.  Plus, she has tried numerous methods of training with local Southern California trainers.


What cost efficient ways have you found in caring for your pet?  As always, your feedback and comments are important to us.  Feel free to post a comment below or to our social networks.

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