Thursday, March 15, 2012

Land of Pure Gold Foundation

Northern Virginia Dog Blog

Doo this contest

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 08:58 AM PDT

We like to run the occasional contest (and stay tuned: we've got one coming up pretty soon), but today we want to urge you to pay attention to a contest being run by someone else. The contest touches on some causes that are near and dear to us, and we think it's worth entering--while you've still got time.

We're referring to Rochelle Lesser of Owings Mills, MD, who runs the Land of Pure Gold Foundation. The foundation's mission includes raising money for canine cancer research, disseminating the results of such research, promoting responsible dog care, and promoting respectful and consistent training practices. Her causes are very important to us -- and not just because we share a mutual love of Golden Retrievers.

Rochelle's latest effort to shine the spotlight on her foundation involves another cause that's obviously important to us:  picking up dog poop.  As such, she's running a Poopy-Day Contest in which she invites   readers with multiple dogs to demonstrate their need for poop pickup help by posting photos of their dogs on her Facebook page Timeline. Rochelle will choose three photos from among those submitted -- and the three winners will each receive a YardPup & Paw, which Rochelle says will be the last pooper scooper she'll ever need. The set is a $46 value.

Winners need to be willing to star in a video of themselves using the YardPup. The contest ends March 20.  Learn more by logging onto the Foundation's Facebook page.  And in the meantime, whether you win or not, whether you enter or not:  pick up that poop!

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