Attention all handi-capable dogs, Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog is having our first-ever Dog Halloween Costume Contest Giveaway thanks to HandicappedPets.com. We are awarding a $100 Gift Card prize to the Handicapped Pets online store for one lucky pup.
If you are the pet parent of a paralyzed, aging or injured dog I am sure you have found yourself at the HandicappedPets.com site. The company has the most comprehensive selection of products, services and support to make life easier and better for pets with disabilities. I love HandicappedPets.com and used them often during Sophie’s illness. It was one of the first resources I found when my dog began to lose her ability to walk and I turned to them when Sophie needed her wheelchair and rear lifting harness.
I respect the organization so much I even have a link with their ongoing specials on the sidebar of this blog.
How to Enter the Dog Halloween Contest
There are two ways to enter this Giveaway. 1. Leave a comment about your dog’s favorite Halloween costume OR, send me an email with a photo of your handi-capable dog in their favorite Halloween costume. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. (You must live in the contiguous United States to enter).
Photos will be posted on the Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog Facebook page for everyone to admire. Entries will be accepted through Wednesday, October 19 at 12noon Pacific Time.
The winner of the $100 Gift Card from HandicappedPets.com will be announced on Friday, October 21, 2016.
We will contact you via the email you used to enter.
The lucky winner will be able to spend the $100 Gift Card on any items they choose on the HandicappedPets.com website.
The Handicapped Pets Story
HandicappedPets.com was created in 2001 by Mark C. Robinson in memory of his Keeshond, Mercedes. She was euthanized at the advice of her veterinarian after being diagnosed with a mild form of epilepsy because there weren’t any better options for her care. After her death, Mark decided to find resources for all types of disabled pets.
“There was a day when injured or special needs pets were ‘no good anymore’,” said Mark. “When an animal was hurt, became lame or incontinent, or was for any reason no longer wanted, they were put down.
We are becoming more aware of the sacredness of all life. We are beginning to understand the power of the loving bond that is created when one living thing cares for another. Our pets have become family members and deserve to be loved, respected, and cherished. The purpose and mission of HandicappedPets.com is to help people learn that there are alternatives to euthanasia. An elderly, disabled, or injured pet can often live a high quality life for many years if they get the little help that they need; diapers, a rear-support leash, or a wheelchair.”
If you need ideas costume ideas here is a story from last year: Perfect Halloween Costumes for Dogs In Wheelchairs.
Products and Services at HandicappedPets.com
HandicappedPets.com is known for their Walkin’ Wheels adjustable dog wheelchair and their Walkin’ lift and support harnesses, but did you know they also carry strollers, pet boots and splints, aids to keep dogs dry, healing and safety products, hammocks for safe travel, ramps and devices for blind dogs.
In addition, their website assists pet parents find a rehab clinic in their area, list a secondhand wheelchair for sale and get help with financial aid for carts.
You can read all about the good things they have done for paraplegic pets on their customer stories page.
Good Luck in the Contest
Get out your dog’s scariest or sweetest Halloween costume and send us the photo. Good luck to everyone who enters our first-ever Dog Halloween Costume Contest! Please feel free to share our $100 Giveaway with other owners of handi-capable dogs.
Affiliate: Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog has an affiliate relationship with HandicappedPets.com.