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!
Every donation to Shiba Prom goes directly to help Shiba rescues throughout the U.S.