Sunday, March 24, 2013

B&W Sunday: Dolly's First Giveaway!

Bebe and Cece looking for help while I chew on their Nylabone.

I want to tell you a little story about my mom and a woman she met whose name is Bobbi Panter. Bobbi began her career as an aspiring actress in California when her little Shih Tzu Bobo went blind. After her eye surgery Bobo had severe reactions to the drugs they gave him. She lost her fur and had very dry skin. Bobbi would do anything for her little Bobo so she started to read natural healing books for people and pets then began to mix up her own formulas in her kitchen. This led to her developing her own products with the help of a chemist. Before she knew it she was handpicked by QVC to sell her new products. They sold out in an hour, with the help of telling the touching story of her beloved Bobo. Now she has her own company based in Chicago and has developed three product lines!

Bebe and I sharing some attention from Courtney. 
Meanwhile, not long after I arrived, Mom had been out of work for a few years, and desperate to find a job, applied for a technical skills training program at Chicago Career Tech, now Skills for Chicagoland's Future. Accepted into the social media marketing curriculum, mom began to learn all there was to know about social media, something she wasn't very keen on before, except for Facebook. Coincidently Bobbi realized she needed to build up her social media platform for her company, now Bobbi Panter Pet Products. She reached out to a friend that ran Tribeca Flashpoint Media where my mom's training took place. Next thing you know mom and another student were chosen to develop a social media marketing plan for Bobbi's company for their class project!

At the end of the program mom realized how much Bobbi's company had meant to her and hated to see all the work she had done come to an end. But luckily Bobbi asked her to stay on and help out with the social media and other marketing needs of her growing business. And most importantly of all, I could go to the office with her! Which is great because now Bebe and Cece are the company spokesdogs and I get to hang out with them!

So this leads us to the purpose of this story. Because mom loves Bobbi's products so much, they're the only ones she will use on me now, she wants to share them with her followers by having a giveaway of Bobbi Panter's no. 1 best seller Itchy Dog Shampoo! Here's all you have to do:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please visit www.bobbipanter.com to learn more!


Some boring rules & guidelines:
  1. No purchase necessary.
  2. Only one product given to a randomly selected winner.
  3. U.S. residents only.
  4. Must claim prize within 48 hours of being notified.
  5. Blogger was not compensated for this post and provided product free of charge.


32 comments:

  1. That sounds great but we probably can't be included as we are over the pond. No worries.
    Have a serene Sunday Dolly.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Thanks Molly mom learned she needed to put some rules about this. Thanks for visiting! Love Dolly

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  3. That sound like a great product for us allergy ridden pooches.

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  4. Yes! Its the only shampoo I use and I don't have dry or itchy skin at all! Good luck! Love Dolly

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  5. WHAT a great story, would like to enter, but we don't have a problem with the skin our any allergies, so we would like to see it go to someone that needs it.

    Your Pals
    The Mad Scots

    Pees: you need to go visit Sarge an get him to post your contest on the "Blogville Community Calander". How long are you going to run the contest. Maybe we can grab info off your post and we can get one out about it!

    Let us Know

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    1. His Bolsite is "Sarge Speaks Out"

      Susie

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    2. Thanks guys! There will be other products that might be better for you, such as are you a big shedder? That would be Bad Hair Day Dog, or do you just want your long fur to look gorgeous? That would be Gorgeous Dog! I'll check out Sarge thanks for the tip! Love Dolly

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    3. Ok we went ahead and entered, cause our Lab shadow could use it! will be waiting on the other items, OK, needs to get over to Sarge, still don't see you listed

      Your Pals
      The Mad Scots

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    4. Thanks guys really appreciate your support and good luck! Love Dolly

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  6. What a great story Dolly! And the best part... you get to go to work with your mom!

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  7. Woof! Woof! I LOVE baths. Hey maybe we can visit you and Bobbi's place too (if she allows it). Just let us know. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  8. We would love for you to visit! Just send mom an email to dollythedoxie@gmail.com. Also, if you would like to try any products and write a review that would be great! Love Dolly (OMD a dog that loves baths??)

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  9. What a great story. Sometimes we fall into jobs we never expected and find something that truly motivates us. I am so happy for your mom Dolly. Awesome giveaway, but the story of how both your mom and Bobbi made it is just as wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Love the pics!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting. Love Dolly

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  10. I'm not entering cause Mom takes me to be groomed, but we wanted you to know that we tweeted this so more people will see it! Best of luck to all who enter!
    Barks and licks and love, Dakota
    www.dakotasden.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks guys! Who goes to the groomer the cat or the dog? Groomers love Bobbi's products because they are highly concentrated, a little goes a long way, and rinse out quickly because they are salt free. Oh, and she has great cat products too! Love Dolly and thanks for tweeting!

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  11. Hey Dolly, You are so lucky to get to go to work with your Mom everyday! That shampoo must be great because you sure look good! Have a great week!

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    1. Aww thanks you make me blush! Love Dolly

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  12. Out of 5 Doxies Have 2 that are very affected by pollen. & will tweet this

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    1. Thanks! Itchy Dog is great for us allergy ridden pups it soothes the skin and makes us feel great! Love Dolly

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  13. ChazzTheDog is going to the Canine Dermatolgist for his first appointment today. He got some issues I want looked at by specialist. :) Would love to win this product for him. AdoptedMom

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    1. Me too! Vets love Bobbi's products and recommend them. Itchy Dog can solve lots of skin problems like hot spots and mange so good luck! Let me know how he does! Love Dolly

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  14. Heeeeeeeellos, it's Puddles...dat is an amazin' story fur sures! I tells ya, persistence is da key in makin' any dream come true...and lovin' dogs helps too.


    Yes, mum really hurted her tendon weight liftin'. It began with severe tendinitis from overuse in da gym...and hers haded 3 steroid injections throughout her treatment...which has gone on fur a year. Then 2 weeks ago hers extended her arm to pull down a bar and then dat was when it snapped.
    Even though mum' be on da udder side then yours...her totally feels bad fur you. Let us knows how yours is doin'.

    Puddles

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  15. Hope your mom feels better soon its hard to stop doing something you love and to keep you in shape! Love Dolly

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  16. Yes, my puppy has dry skin. We keep trying different shampoos. Maybe this could be the one. :)
    Michelle G.
    lovinhugs36 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Absolutely it would! Good luck and thanks! Love Dolly

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  17. Wow! Good luck on developing a Social Marketing strategy for this cool product! I definitely have a little itchy pup! My family just got our second dog, Pepper, back in September. She was being cared for by a small-scale, independent rescue organization down in the mountains of Carolina, so they put the money they could into finding out all her quirks and problems... but we're still learning new stuff about Pepper all the time. She's definitely an itchy pup, and we'd love to try something new, instead of seeing her scratch herself all the time! We've tried off the shelf products and while some of them work, we'd love to try something natural!

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  18. Pepper sounds like she would be perfect for Itchy Dog good luck! Love Dolly

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  19. That is a cools story. I am almost finished with a social media program and am volunteering as the social media manager for a local animal rescue (the one I adopted Gretel from). If all goes well, I will be starting a graduate program in digital communications this fall. My dream is to be a communications and/or social media specialist within the pet industry.

    Did you say you were going to BlogPaws?

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  20. Yes we going to Blog Paws so hope we see you there! Love Dolly

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