Giveaway: Pet Portrait by Alexis Trice

We have an amazing giveaway for you today thanks to Purina! They have recently launched a blog, that holds a ton of information for pet owners – from the fun (funny photos and how to incorporate your dog into your wedding) to the informative (articles about the best of best pet products and how to perform CPR on an animal). In celebration of all things pet, they are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pet portrait by Alexis Trice!

What better way to capture the memory of your pet than with a beautiful work of art inspired by your favorite photo! Popular animal artist Alexis Trice will use the winner’s selected photo to create a custom oil painting of their pet. Alexis’ work has been featured in Dog Fancy magazine, City Rag and The New York Daily News. [ARV: $700 each] Artist Alexis Trice to create a 12” x 16” portrait based on photos of the pets provided by the winner. Average production time for portraits is six weeks. Alexis’ website:

Want a chance to win? Here are the rules:

  1. Leave a comment on this post before midnight on Monday Jan 4, 2010. In your comment, tell us what makes your pet so special! If you want to include a link to a photo of your pet, please do!
  2. The winner will be chosen at random from the qualified entries. The winner will be contacted by email, after which they will have 3 days to respond before forfeiting their prize.
  3. For additional entries you can do one or more of the following:
  • Follow Purina Petcentric on Twitter, then leave a comment here letting us know that you followed them.
  • Become a fan of Petcentric on Facebook. Again, please leave a comment here letting us know that you became their fan.
  • Mention our blog on your blog! You can post about this contest, or anything else that we have written about that tickles your fancy. Leave a comment with the link included.

Good luck to all who enter! We can’t wait to see your holiday pet photos!

Dog Joy: The Happiest Dogs in the Universe

Dog JoyAnyone who knows dogs also knows that dogs know how to live life. They sure can get happy and excited, even over the littlest things!

Is there anything better than a happy dog? One look at their excited faces, wagging tails, and smiling eyes is enough to melt even the hardest of hearts. Now, some of the most joyous and adorable family dogs can be seen in what is sure to be the most “Awww”-inspiring book of the holiday season: DogJoy: The Happiest Dogs in the Universe.

From the editors of THE BARK magazine, DogJoy: The Happiest Dogs in the Universe is a collection of 300 of the very best full-color pics from the pack! Each entry features either a personal tale or a hilarious caption—but the real story is all in the photos themselves.

Whether you love the Laughers, Giggler, Sweeties, or one of the many other categories of joyful dogs featured in this book, it will be hard to choose your favorite.

We got a chance to see a copy of the book and love it! There are some truly funny photos inside, and all of them made us smile big. Of course we were particularly fond of the smiling dogs who had been rescued, but they were all so cute it would be hard to pick a favorite. We think it would be a perfect gift for the animal lover in your life. Doesn’t everyone need a bit more joy?

Enter to win! One lucky reader will get a copy of Dog Joy! Just leave a comment on this post telling us a story of how your dog shows joy. The giveaway will close at midnight on December 1st. You may enter daily until the giveaway ends. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email, so be sure your email address is correct in the comment form.

*this giveaway is now closed, congrats to Lorri*

Marley and Me Giveaway


The folks at Purina have offered 5 lucky readers their very own Marley and Me calendar! These are limited edition calendars featuring images from the movie. Would you like a chance to win one for your very own?

  • Leave a comment on this post before Feb 17th at 9:00 PM (MST).
  • You may comment daily until the contest ends.
  • Be sure to fill in the email portion on the comment form, as winners will be contacted by email.
  • Once the winners are chosen and contacted, they have 3 days to respond otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

To find out more about the prize, and see behind the scenes video of the movie Marley and Me, be sure to visit Long Live Your Dog!

*this giveaway is now closed and the winners have been contacted by email*