My Dirty Paws (Day 8 of 12 Days of Giveaways)


Day 8 of 12 Days of Giveaways is all about giving back. I live in Southern California, and recently wildfires have affected both Southern and Northern California. When I saw that My Dirty Paws was donating a month’s worth of proceeds from their online shop to help the animals affected by the wildfires, I wanted to help out as well.

So for today’s giveaway, I’m personally sponsoring the product (I am paying for it so that My Dirty Paws can donate the proceeds), and I’m also hosting a commentathon. Read on for how you can help the animals affected by wildfires by simply leaving a comment on the blog – and then enter yourself in the giveaway for an adorable cat-themed tote bag by the talented artist Stacy Tang.

About My Dirty Paws

My Dirty Paws is an art project about shelter and rescue animals created by Stacy Tang. I’ve featured the project on the blog before, and if you’re not familiar with it, I encourage you to read about what inspired Stacy to start it and follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

My Dirty Paws – Using art to raise awareness on shelter & rescue animals. I hope these illustrations will encourage people to see the beautiful souls of these animals and motivate more adoptions. mydirtypaws.com

My Dirty Paws Artwork by Stacy Tang

My Dirty Paws Artwork by Stacy Tang

My Dirty Paws Donates to Camp Fire Relief

Through her online shop, Stacy sells My Dirty Paws art prints, posters, buttons, stickers and tote bags. She is donating all proceeds from November 11th through December 11th to North Valley Animal Disaster Group to assist with Camp Fire relief.

Here’s what Stacy said when I asked why she wanted to donate proceeds from her shop.

“When the fire broke out in Butte County, I was so devastated to see how people were losing their homes. What hit me hard was, of course, how many animal companions got injured and separated from their families. The smoke coming from Chico had worsened the air quality so badly in the San Francisco Bay Area (where I reside) that I could only imagine what the people were going through up North. I made a couple monetary donations myself, but I wanted to do more. So, I decided to raise money with my artwork and products. And I chose to donate to North Valley Animal Disaster Group because they are local in Chico.”

My Dirty Paws Artwork

If you’re interested in purchasing something from Stacy’s online shop, and if you do so by December 11th, the proceeds will be donated to North Valley Animal Disaster Group. Here are some examples of items she sells.

Art Prints

My Dirty Paws Artwork by Stacy Tang

Adopt Don’t Shop Pins

My Dirty Paws Pins by Stacy Tang

Oldies but Goodies Poster

I purchased this fabulous poster earlier this year. Here is Dexter checking it out (he approved). Read on to see what inspired Stacy to design it.

tabby cat checks out My Dirty Paws poster by Stacy Tang

“Oldies but Goodies” is created to celebrate adult and senior cats. All the cats featured in this poster are above 7 years old, including cats that I’ve met in real life, my friends’ cats and my own kitty. It hurts to see that older cats have a much slimmer chance to be adopted due to their age and physical conditions. In fact, they are just as loving, goofy and cute! I hope more people can see them in a new perspective and motivate more adult/senior cat adoptions. mydirtypaws.com

Zen Master Canvas Tote

This is the item I’m purchasing for the giveaway. I snagged the last two tote bags for the giveaway today, so unfortunately this item is sold out. However, Stacy plans to have more in stock sometime next year. She is also designing a more casual tote (think running errands) that will be available around the new year.

My Dirty Paws Tote Bag by Stacy Tang

The Zen Master Canvas Tote is made of organic cotton canvas and very durable. I gifted one to a friend earlier this year and she loves it and uses it all the time. I also own the adorable tote bag and love it, too. Here’s a close-up of the design.

My Dirty Paws Tote Bag by Stacy Tang

Commentathon for Woolsey Fire Relief

For everyone who leaves a comment on the blog (regardless if you enter the giveaway), I will make a $1.00 donation to The Humane Society of Ventura County – with the goal of reaching 100 comments! If comments go over 100, I’ll play it by ear and will keep everyone updated.

I chose The Humane Society of Ventura County because they took in and helped animals during the Woolsey Fire in Southern California (and from previous fires as well).

The commentathon closes Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 5:00pm Pacific.

Giveaway

Now, let’s get to the giveaway! I’m giving away one Zen Master Canvas Tote from My Dirty Paws to two lucky winners! Simply enter a blog comment below and then enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter. This giveaway is open to residents in the U.S. (details below).

Remember, proceeds from the two giveaway tote bags ($24.99 each) will be donated by My Dirty Paws to North Valley Animal Disaster Group to help with the animals affected by the Camp Fire in Northern California.

The giveaway is open to U.S. residents who reside in the 48 contiguous states, 18+ years of age, except where prohibited by law. Two winners will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter and contacted via email. The winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize, and a new winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter. The giveaway closes on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 5:00pm Pacific.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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39 thoughts on “My Dirty Paws (Day 8 of 12 Days of Giveaways)

  1. Lovely art! I usually try to stay away from cat-themed items for myself (years of being gifted stuff has overloaded me — in the nicest way ;-) ) but that bag is lovely and subtle. I’ll have to check it out in the New Year. Can I just say right now, Rachel, this “twelve days” is showing me that I love your taste!!! :-)

  2. Stacy and you have come up with such a great idea to help the animals this season. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

  3. Very beautiful artwork. When the fires broke out, I too worried about the animals. Not only the companion animals but the natural wildlife that was lost. It was Armageddon for them!

  4. that bag looks so chic! <3 the two maine coons i have are related, so i had to keep them together, because they are father and son.

  5. I just converted my best friend into a cat last. She’s currently in Namibia in the peace corp and adopted a kitten that she named Maew. Most people think she’s crazy as the villages in her town don’t keep pets that don’t provide anything (milk, eggs,etc) for them.

  6. Her artwork is stunning! I’ve been following different groups on IG and FB that continue to provide support to the families and animals in California and urge people to get involved, we don’t see it on the news every day now but they need our support. Thank you for all you do!

  7. That is an adorable tote bag!!! I love it but my best friend might even love it more (if that’s even possible… since i think it’s awesome)

  8. I love that the giving continues. So many forget about disaster victims when it falls off the front page. Thank you both for keeping this situation on your own front page.

  9. I posted about mountain lion P64 being found dead… burned paws so it was probably a combo of not being able to walk easily, lack of food, and smoke inhalation. So sad. I always feel horrible for the animals. thanks for doing what you can!

  10. I am so happy to hear of people who are helping the animals during such horrific times. Bless them and all they do! Thank you for the story and the giveaway!

  11. I am a huge lover of cats, and I love all the artwork and the tote is beautiful. I am so sorry for the animals having to deal with the fire. I hope that many have been rescued and survived. It is wonderful that you are doing the donation. Thank you. If my remarks could make it to your goal of 100, I’d do it. This is such a sad situation, that I can’t even read anything about it, or I’d cry. I’d take in all the cats if I could.

  12. Stacy is so talented, and that tote is lovely. We love that she’s so generous, and is giving back like that. And how awesome of YOU to have a commentathon — also super generous and wonderful. Thank you!

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