#IChoseToRescue Challenge

#IChoseToRescue Challenge Returns

Our partner organizations deserve the best! That’s why Helen Woodward Animal Center and Blue Buffalo are again teaming up to give away  three times the prizes for Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays 2022.

We want to show the world why pet adoption is both beautiful and life-changing! What better way to do it than share our amazing adoption stories on social media.

During Home 4 the Holidays (October 1, 2022, to January 2, 2023) when your adopters from Home 4 the Holidays partner organizations tag newly adopted pet photos or video with the hashtag #IChoseToRescue and tag  @hwac and @bluebuffalo on Twitter or Instagram, they will be entered to win a year’s supply of Blue Buffalo pet food for their pet and a $1,000 donation to the organization they adopted from. (Hey, that’s you!)
Not on Twitter or Instagram? Not to worry, your adopters can post their newly adopted pet right on www.home4theholidays.org when the contest begins on October 1, 2022.

Contest Timeline

Helen Woodward Animal Center and Blue Buffalo will select a winning entry during each month of the campaign: on October 31, 2022, November 30, 2022, and January 2, 2023 for a total of three winning organizations.

Contest Rules

  • An entry must describe how your organization was innovative in driving up adoptions over the holidays and used Home 4 the Holidays and Blue Buffalo in your plan.
  • Your organization must fill out the online form and your entry must contain either photos or a video.
  • Including statistics of adoptions vs. prior year for the period and reach of any social media or media impressions is recommended but not mandatory.
  • Weekly login to report your adoptions is recommended but not mandatory.
  • Donation recipient must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare group or not-for-profit animal welfare corporation in the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada (documentation required).
  • All entries must be submitted on-line by 5pm PST on Monday, January 10, 2023.
  • The adoption event for winning entries must take place during the 2022 adoption campaign (October 1, 2022 – January 2, 2023).

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