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SIGN UP TODAY AND MAKE A PAW-SONAL DONATION
TO RECEIVE A SCHMACKOS™ BRAND BANDANA!

TAKE PAWT

1. Take PAWt

Sign up to take PAWt (it’s FREE) and create a fundraising page. Then ask your friends, family and other PAWrents to sponsor you to help Variety Assistance Dogs!

2. Dress for Success to WIN

PAWpare yourself for some PAWsome weekly doggie dress-up themes announced every Tuesday in Petember. There’s heaps of great prizes to win from SCHMACKOS™ Brand and FuzzYard!

3. Support Variety Assistance Dogs

It costs around $40,000 to train and place a Variety Assistance Dog. Your supPAWt fund dogs for kids currently on our waiting list and to work with service providers to train, care for and place future assistance dogs.

What is Petember?

Welcome to the biggest doggie dress-up comPAWtition in Australia! Petember is extra special because your PAWticipation raises funds and awareness for Variety Assistance Dogs. These PAWsome animals change the lives of kids living with Autism, Anxiety and Epilepsy.

Each week in September, there will be some exciting dress-up themes for you to showcase your dog’s PAWsonality!

More Weekly Categories and More PAWrizes than ever!

This is a bone-anza! There are now FIVE weekly categories and FIVE weekly chances to take home a PAWrize! From the tastiest SCHMACKOS™ treats to incredible online shopping sprees at FuzzYard. Dreameazzy beds, toys, apparel, leads, collars, harnesses AND MORE! You get to choose the ulti-MUTT haul!

PLUS if you enter and make a PAWsonal donation you'll earn a sweet SCHMACKOS™ bandana award! AND our highest fundraiser WINS a $500 FuzzYard voucher.

It's simple - sign up and take on the doggie dress-up challenge with your best friend. Then ask your friends, family and other PAWrents to sponsor you to help make a difference!

Petember – Good Dogs, Doing Good.

Take PAWT TO WIN 

Check Out Our Weekly Themes 

Check out these suPAW fun themes! Get creative with your dog as you interpret the theme to suit their PAWsonality! Upload your entries on your page dashboard under the "Upload Your Weekly Entry" section each week in September to go in the running to win. You can also upload your PAWparation pics and other fave outfits to the gallery section on your page. And don't FURget to share on socials with the #Petember @tag VarietyPetember and SCHMACKOS_AU

Week 1
Red PAW-Pet

Dress to impress and bring on the pupparazi - show us your best bouji red carpet realness!

Week 2
SPAWty Spice

The Ruff-eree is in the building! Dress as your favourite sports team or stars to WIN!

Week 3
Pup Stars

Do you love a howling good time with your fave songs? Dress as your fave pop star and strut your stuff!

Week 4
Spooky Pooches

We all know our dogs will never ghost us but this week we're saying BOO! Bring your scariest looks ready for Halloween!

Good Dogs Doing Good

By taking part in this PAWsome event showcasing your good dog’s best fashion-forward looks, you'll be helping raise awareness and funds for life-changing Variety Assistance Dogs for kids in need. Last year both Jett and Lilah received assistance dogs thanks to your involvement. You can read the difference these special animals made to their lives here.

  • Natalie Walbrach just donated $12.48
  • Heidi just donated $26
  • Fi Scholes just donated $10
  • Anonymous just donated $15.60
  • MWPC frenchies just donated $10.40
  • Cash cow Frenchie ?? just donated $20.80
  • Mummy xxx just donated $62.40
  • Fat Boy Treats just donated $5.20
  • Anonymous just donated $10
  • Anonymous just donated $26
  • Wilbur the Japoodle just donated $10.40
  • Ollie Woof just donated $25
  • Lisa Schwarze just donated $10.40
  • Kim Dunn just donated $5.20
  • Jo just donated $13.52
  • Dani Prodanovic just donated $26
  • @presley.shih.tzu just donated $26
  • John Johnson just donated $30
  • Loran Stirling just donated $10.40
  • Anonymous just donated $10

Your Impact 

Your supPAWt makes a difference! Assistance Dogs give kids living with disability:

Independence

Dogs are trained to be tethered alongside kids with autism and sensory disorders. The dogs sit or lie down to anchor them, allowing safe visits near roads and other public areas and getting kids out and about in the community and taking part in day to day activities.

Confidence

Dogs provide companionship and a best friend for kids living with anxiety and other disorders. The dogs reassuring presence grows kids confidence to interact with their peers and form strong social connections, often for the very first time.

Anxiety Relief

Dogs can detect an oncoming anxiety attack in kids and intervene by nudging, applying contact pressure or licking to induce calm. These special dogs can even retrieve a parent or carer to provide assistance to their child.

...And Save Lives

Specially trained seizure alert dogs save lives. These highly trained animals can place their bodies next to a child having a seizure to prevent injury, remain with the child as a support and, most importantly, activate an alarm to alert parents and carers that a seizure is taking place.

More Weekly Categories and More PAWrizes than ever!

This is a bone-anza! There are now FIVE weekly categories and FIVE weekly chances to take home a PAWrize! From the tastiest SCHMACKOS™ treats to incredible online shopping sprees at FuzzYard. Dreameazzy beds, toys, apparel, leads, collars, harnesses AND MORE! You get to choose the ulti-MUTT haul!

WEEKLY PAWrizes

SCHMACKOS™ Brand prizes and FuzzYard vouchers up for grabs!

Best Dress Up Winner of the Week

  • $500 FuzzYard online shopping spree PLUS SCHMACKOS™ treat pack

Best PAWsonality

  • $200 FuzzYard online shopping spree PLUS SCHMACKOS™ treat pack

EVEN MORE WEEKLY PAWrizes

Each week we will also be choosing winners for the following categories with each winner receiving a SCHMACKOS™ treat pack!

  • Cleverest canine - a super clever set up or idea 

  • Pun-niest pup - make us laugh

  • Most Unique PUPload - a standout pic 

Weekly prizes announced 8, 15, 22 and 29 September 2021

PLUS Highest Fundraiser Prize

$500 FuzzYard online shopping spree.

Closes midnight 30 September.

Announced 1 October 2021

PLUS lots of competitions throughout the month of September
and lead up to Petember from  SCHMACKOS™ Brand and FuzzYard - stay tuned to our socials @VarietyPetember for your chance to WIN.

SuPAWters

Bark out loud for our PAWsome SupPAWters! Good dogs doing good for kids in need while having FUN and showcasing their PAWsonality!

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