Did you know that August 26 is National Dog Day? Founded in 2004 by the Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, the day celebrates dogs of every shape, size, and breed. It also encourages people to acknowledge the high number of canines needing adoption (and hopefully do something about it). What’s more, the day celebrates dogs that protect people and make their lives better, whether we’re talking about therapy dogs, companion animals, or canines serving in law enforcement or the military.

If you’re a dog nut, we don’t need to tell you how amazing dogs make our lives. But depending on your level of canine mania, you may want to know about this next tidbit. You see, we’ve learned about a company offering individuals $150 to get a dog tattoo. Here’s what you need to know, especially if you’d like to collect on this offer.

Permanent Proof of Your Pampered Pooch

The company that brought you the BarkBox pet supply subscription service recently announced a one-of-a-kind offer. FYI, dog fans who appreciate a little ink are the perfect candidates. To commemorate National Dog Day, they’ve offered $150 each to 100 individuals who agree to get a tattoo of their pet dog.

Lauren Diener inspired the idea behind the contest. A content and social media manager at BARK, Diener became the talk of the company after revealing the ink she got of her three-year-old pit bull, Stella. Her supervisor, Stacie Grisson, couldn’t get enough of the ink and went to the top of BARK to get funding for the piece. Eliza Reinhardt, a colleague of Diener and Grisson, heard about the pit bull ink and immediately hatched a plan.

Tattoos for Everyone

Reinhardt loved what Diener and Grisson had done, so much so that she suggested it as a potential promotion. The rest is history. That said, if your interest is piqued by this offer, you’ll need to act quickly. BARK has set a deadline of September 2 for anyone interested in a permanent impression of their pup. To qualify for the competition, you must share a photo of your dog and explain why you want the tat.

Winners will be chosen by employees at BARK, and the brand’s website boasts that their crew contains the “most dog-obsessed humans on the BARK payroll.” This competition will ensure they get to meet the most dog-obsessed people in the country to boot. Of course, with only 100 winners across the nation, the competition will prove steep in this dog-eat-eat event.


By Engrid Barnett, contributor for Ripleys.com

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