To give supporters more info on how Shiba Prom works, we thought we would resurrect this post from 2015, with a few updates. We are so excited to see you all at the biggest Pawty of the year!
Shiba Prom is an online, virtual, fundraising event - now in its 9th year! On the day of the big event Shibas, honorary Shibas, meowies that love Shibas, and hoomans from all over the world join together to fundraise for Shiba rescues. Last year we raised over $12,000! Let your imagination run wild with that one – what can we do this year? The whole prom takes place online. Some hoomans like to arrange meetup groups to correspond with the event but this is not a requirement.
But - what really happens at the prom? There is music, and we have DJs, a fast moving group chat room (a/k/a "dance floor), contests, prizes and overall creative fun. Leading up to the Prom, we will have a donation drive during the month of April.
So how do you get ready? First, make sure you "Like" and follow Shiba Prom on Facebook.
Step One: Save the date! This year the pawty is on Saturday, May 4th.
Step Two: Secure your date and your pawty pals. Attending stag is fine too – there are so many attendees no one is ever alone! Suggestions for getting a date: post a cute photo and bio to the Shiba Prom page on Facebook and surely, your pup will get lots of responses. Or, post on your own Facebook page, instagram, or Twitter and tag Shiba Prom.
Step Three: If your hoomans insist, get your fancy dress attire ready. Some Shibas, like our board member Riley Annabelle, prefer to go “nekkid” due to their ongoing protest about costumes. Others, like board member Lucy Rose, have pawrents that like to "torture" them with cute clothes.
Step Four: Stay tuned for registration information. Once registration is open, set up your Shiba Prom profile, vote for the Prom King and Queen, and sign up for the Contests! (More info will be coming as we get closer to the date).
Step Five: The big day! Sign on to the Shiba Prom website, turn up the volume and jump into the pawty!
Step Six: Feel great about the fact that you helped fund grants for rescue Shibas in need. That's what we call Having Fun Raising Funds!
Get ready to PAWTY!
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
Every donation to Shiba Prom goes directly to help Shiba rescues throughout the U.S.