Immortalize your pup(s) on canvas prints! Review & Giveaway

As a splendid dog parent, we all know you have a gazillion images of your pet on your phone. Don’t even try to deny it. Sometimes the photos are just so darn good that making it your phone’s home screen image and sharing it on Facebook aren’t nearly enough. It’s time to put that picture, or even multiple pictures, on canvas prints.

I was recently given the opportunity to review a service, Printcopia, that easily takes your online images and converts them in to canvas prints. I chose to submit one of my favorite photos of my girls to be printed on an 8″ by 10″ wrapped canvas.

I couldn’t be more pleased with the final product!

 Immortalize your pup(s) on canvas prints! Review & Giveaway

The photo to canvas process

Printcopia’s canvas print designer online feature has four steps and was very easy to use.

1) First you choose a size. There are nine pre-set canvas sizes, or you may choose a custom size canvas. There are also two canvas thickness options, which refer to the depth of the side borders of the canvas.

2) Next you choose an image. You may upload an image from your computer, or you can pull a picture directly from your Instagram or Facebook account. You can then adjust the image until it fits as you would like on the canvas size you choose.

3) The next step is to choose a style. This refers to choosing how you want the side border to look. It can be a mirror image of your photo, your photo can extend on to your side borders (which we opted for), or you can pick a color to be on the side borders.

4) The last option is to choose some optional extras like having a black and white or sepia color finish, or having Princopia do a bit of image retouching for you.

Each step of the way you get the option to make fine tuned adjustments to your photo positioning to make it look its best with the options you’ve chosen.

The giveway

We would like to share our love of this fun service with DogSplendor readers by giving away one 8″ x 10″ canvas print (retail value $56.78). Please note the print may only be shipped within the continental U.S.

We will be using Rafflecopter to facilitate the giveaway and a random entrant will be chosen from eligible entrants at midnight Pacific Time on Saturday, March 30, 2013. The winner will be notified by mail by noon on March 30th.

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As part of the Rafflecopter entry options, you may follow Printcopia on Facebook. They seem to always be having fantastic deals, and offer other photo/printing options other than canvas prints, so I highly recommend this option! Since I was very pleased with the service from Printcopia, I also wanted to give a quick shout out to their sister sites for car magnets, banners, and bandit/yard signs.

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Protect your pet in style – PetHub review and giveaway!

Did you know that in the US alone, a beloved pet goes missing every three seconds? I know most of us have a “that would never happen to my pet” attitude, but in all seriousness, what is your plan to protect your pet so that he or she would make it back home to you safe and sound?

My previous not-so-thorough method

For each of my dogs, I had a little tag with my home phone number (that we never answer, by the way). Oh yeah, and I only put those tags on the dogs when we went to the dog park or to the pet sitter because with the three tags (ID tag, rabies tag and license tag) together, the clinking jingling noise was too annoying in the house. And the best part? If the dogs decided to dart out the front door at the evil (their words, not mine) UPS man, this method of mine left them without any identification, without any protection.

But what if all the data about your pet could be contained in one “super” tag? Does that have your attention? It definitely had mine.

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What do you mean we weren’t really protected before?

Enter PetHub, a Seattle-area company founded in 2010 that has raised the bar on the way we protect our pets – in a high-tech convenient way. PetHub tags (which are available in an array of styles – more on that later!) each include a QR code unique to your pet that may be scanned by a smartphone to reveal as much or as little data about your pet as you choose. The free online profile that can be created on PetHub’s website lets you enter your pet’s license information, vaccines, medical conditions, medical providers, and more. All with a toll-free 24/7 found pet hotline. What’s not to love? And for a cost that is still less than microchipping services, you can add additional protection for your pet via PetHub’s Silver and Gold Protection Programs, that add features above the free service like an “Amber Alert” Pet Recovery Database, email notifications with GPS mapping, and even emergency medical coverage (Gold level).

So, now that you’re on board with a great way to protect your pet, let’s talk style. If you peruse the PetHub shop, you’ll see there are options ranging from basic to personalized and adorable! My girls (ok, mostly me) were thrilled when we were given the opportunity to sample the brand new offering of Personalized Sofa City Sweetheart tags.

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For Maddie “Garden Party” (left) & for Izzie “Modern Dots” (right)

I’d seen cute identification tags for dogs before, but since we weren’t really using the ones we had, why bother, right? But now with PetHub, my dogs are protected with tags they wear 24/7, tags that do the job of our 3 previous tags (and more!), plus they look adorable in the process.

We ordered the Personalized Sofa City Sweetheart tags in a round shape, but they are also available in a square shape. The tags have a nice weight to them – well made, but not too heavy for a smaller dog. I think the tag size is just perfect for my dogs, both of which weigh under 20 pounds.

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Izzie rocking her new Sofa City Sweetheart tag.

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Ever so innocent Maddie with her new Sofa City Sweetheart tag.

And now the part you’ve all been waiting for…

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The great folks at PetHub are allowing me to give away five QR code tags to five lucky pets (we love all pets here at DogSplendor, so even cats are eligible!).

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4 out of 5 of the giveaway tags (Sofa City Sweetheart tag not shown)

The five giveaways are as follows (enter as many giveaways as you’d like, as often as you’d like):

  • GRAND PRIZE: 1 Personalized Sofa City Sweethearts Tag – your choice of pattern from 13 designs (see them all here), personalized with the name of your pet!
  • 1 Platinum Edition Red Dingo QR Tag – Pink Skull Design
  • 1 Platinum Edition Red Dingo QR Tag – Black Paw Design
  • 1 PetHub Basic ID Tag with Toll-Free Number – Black with Yellow Paw Design
  • 1 PetHub Premium Digital Tag with Toll-Free Number – Fetch Dog Orange

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