So just what is Shiba Prom? Well—only the biggest pawty of the year! Shiba Prom is an online fundraising event that’s held each year to raise money for Shiba rescue organizations in the U.S.
Nonstop music. Real-time DJs. A fast-moving live chat (aka “dance floor”) with crazy Shiba cocktails and a cheez fountain! It’s all live, online, and a heck of a lot of fun!
How to Pawty
First, follow Shiba Prom on Facebook to see our latest updates. Then:
1. Save the date! This year’s Shiba Prom Pre-Pawty is on Saturday, May 16 at 12pm PT/2pm CT/3pm ET.
2. Invite a date and some pals. Or go solo! Post a cute photo and bio to Shiba Prom on Facebook and your pup is sure to get a date. Or let everyone know you’re going with the hashtag #ShibaProm.
3. Post photos on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. This year’s Shiba Prom theme is Shiba Las Vegas, so grab your pup and your phone and show us your best Elvis, Ocean’s Eleven, and poker-playing Shibas!
4. Watch Facebook for updates. A few days before the party, we’ll post instructions on how to join the live chat and hear the playlist.
5. Shiba party time! Sign in to the live chat, turn up the volume, and party like it’s Shibaaa Las Vegas!
(6. The Morning After. Feel great about the fact that you helped fund financial grants for Shibas in need. That’s what we call Having Fun Raising Funds.)
Go get your Kibble Kard. Check the sofa for spare change. Go sit next to your hoomans and use your shiba mind control. Shiba Prom registration is now open at pawty.shibaprom.org!
You’ve been nominating your Shiba Prom King and Queen and buying raffle tickets to support your favorite shiba rescues and win their totally pawsome prizes, and entering the photo and video contests, too. Now, to make sure you are there for all of the fun, you need to register for the big day!
What do you get with your Shiba Prom registration? All registrations (US and International) include (1) Shiba Prom pawty site account, a raffle ticket for a $50 USD Amazon gift card, and the ability to submit a photo for a digital specialized Shiba Prom photo.
For New Registrants:
Go to pawty.shibaprom.org and complete the registration process, providing an email address and password. After creating your log in, register for Shiba Prom 2013 by making your $20 donation minimum (we recommend a higher amount of your choosing for multiple dog households). After completing the donation process via PayPal, you will be able to explore the Shiba Prom pawty site, create and customize your account’s page by adding photos and information, and visit other Shiba Prom members’ pages. Shiba Prom pawty features and fun (such as music, chat, forums, and voting) cannot be accessed until the day of the event. Information about the Prom website features can be found in the “Helpful Tips” section.
For Returning Registrants Who Attended Shiba Prom 2012:
Go to pawty.shibaprom.org and log in using the email address and password you used to create your account last year. This will allow you to use the existing page you customized last year. If you are unable to remember your password, use the “Forgot your password” prompt or try logging in with your Twitter or Facebook account. As a last resort, you may have to follow the information above for new registrants. After logging in, register for Shiba Prom 2013 by making your $20 donation minimum (we recommend a higher amount of your choosing for multiple dog households). After completing the donation process via PayPal, you will be able to explore the Shiba Prom pawty site, and update your existing member page. Shiba Prom pawty features and fun (such as music, chat, forums, and voting) cannot be accessed until the day of the event. Information about the Prom website features can be found in the “Helpful Tips” section.
Don’t forget, raffle tickets may still be purchased to benefit the shiba rescues at www.shibaprom.org/raffle.html!
In 2012, Shiba Prom chose five rescues as beneficiaries. This year, Shiba Prom opened up the opportunity to ALL rescues, and we are proud that 11 rescues have been able to participate!
Our 11 participating rescues have each provided a fantastic raffle prize for Shiba Prom. The only requirement we asked was that the prize be valued at $75 to $100. As we learned what each rescue was offering up as their raffle prize, we were amazed and thrilled. We’ve got 11 pawsome prizes!
Every time you purchase a $10 raffle ticket for a specific prize, the sale goes to that specific rescue, minus PayPal fees. The more raffle tickets purchased for that particular prize, the more funds raised for that rescue! So, whether you buy raffle tickets for a variety of rescues because you are longing for their special prizes or you just want to support your favorite rescues, everybody wins.
Additionally, these 11 rescues will each receive an equal split of the funds raised through the sale of $20 Shiba Prom registrations. Registration open June 15.
Raffle tickets do not entitle purchasers entrance to Shiba Prom, nor must raffle prize purchasers attend Shiba Prom to win.
Shiba Prom raffle tickets are available for purchase now at http://www.shibaprom.org/raffle.html