Now in it's third year, Shiba Prom was held on Saturday, June 28, 2014. The 8 hour online event featured a chat room, DJs, contests, voting for a Prom King and Queen, and surprises all during the day.
This year Shiba Prom hit unprecedented new growth with over $42,000 raised in net proceeds! The Shiba and animal rescues who benefit from the Prom each sponsored a gift basket and all groups shared equally in the general funds raised from donations and registration for Prom. The rescues participating this year were:
Animal Guardian Network (www.animalguardiannetwork.org)
Colorado Shiba Inu Rescue (www.coloradoshibainurescue.org)
DC Shiba Inu Rescue (www.dcsir.org)
Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue (www.shibarescue.org)
NW Shibas4Life Rescue (www.shibas4life.us)
NYC Shiba Rescue (www.nycshibarescue.org)
Safe Harbor Animal Rescue (www.safeharboranimalrescue.org)
Saving Shibas (www.savingshibasinc.org)
Shiba Inu Rescue Association (www.savingshibas.com)
Shiba Inu Rescue of Florida (www.shibainurescueflorida.org)
Shiba Inu Rescue of Texas (www.sirtx.org)
Shiba Rescue of New Jersey (www.shibarescuenj.org)
SoCal Shiba Inu Rescue (www.shibainurescue.org)
TriState Shiba Inu Rescue (www.tristateshiba.org)
Shiba Prom had just over 285 registered attendees this year who represented a wide range of friends including canines, felines and humans alike. Started by lovers of the Shiba breed, this year Prom focused on an inclusive nature - with great results!
What happens at Prom should stay at Prom, but we do have to say the DJ stylings of David Bowie the dog, DJ “Z-Pack” Zeus Ruper and the Evil Firefox Flygirls were the highlight of the party, along with the occasional surprises they threw out for the party goers.
Prom can't happen without the heart of so many volunteers. Our Board of Directors and Shiba Prom committee want to thank all the amazing people who donated prizes. A full list can be found here: Thank you to our sponsors. And, to all those who purchased tickets, registered for Prom, who attended the "pawty" and contributed to the mayhem and fun - thank you! We cannot do this without you!
Want to learn more about Shiba Prom? Visit our website at shibaprom.org, or like us on Facebook for all the updates. We have contests and smaller events throughout the year and will be building up for Shiba Prom 2015!
Shibas Helping Shibas: Having Fun Raising Funds!
Prize / Donor
The Barkery Gift Basket - The Barkery, Tewksbury, MA
Owner: Kristi Andrews, Founder and Proprietor www.thebarkeryonline.com
All natural dog treats, grooming, supplies, specializing in dog birthday cakes
Barkley Hallmark Cards - Christine Gilbert
Shiba Cozies - Raquel Stoner
Shiba Tile Leash Hanger - Nan Holt
Dog-E-Glow collars and leash - Dog-E-Glow, Ft. Lauderdale FL
Photograph print package - Carol Patton
Shiba Clay Creation - ION Clay Creations, Jyl Hunt, artist
Dichroic fused glass pendants - Cynthia Fendt (and Lucy Rose)
4 Paws Forever Journey Pendant - Karen Smith
Hawaii Doggie Bakery Gift Basket - Niki Libarios, Owner Hawaii Doggie Bakery
Healthy, handmade, vet-approved Hawaiian doggie treats and boutique for dog lovers
Cuddle Clone - Dave & Ann Lynch
Shibatastic Basket - Lynne Quinlan
Shiba House Sign - Alisa Fuente
Hakuai Inu Tote Bag - Martha Silver
Fat Cat Capsizing Picture - Martha Silver
Petco $25 Gift Card - Jason Salois , Store Manager, Petco, Shrewsbury, MA
Custom Collar - Downdog Dudshttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Downdog-Duds/240627039324247
Squishable Shiba - Dave & Ann Lynch
Meowie Basket - Kathy Centracchio
1 box (18pcs) Salmon Skin Bones - Malachi
Prom court nominations were wild this year!
The competition was fierce and in the end, it was too close a call to select only the top five. So with that, we present the top SIX nominations for your Shiba Prom King and Queen! Voting begins at Shiba Prom, this Saturday, June 28th. Good luck to all the contestants!
And here they are, in alphabetical order:
Mochi Sama Shiba
IMPORTANT: Each of the court members have been contacted and need to provide a "headshot" for the voting booth before noon EDT / 3pm PST Friday!
We'd like to give a shout-out to Zenji aka "The Noodle" for declining his nomination. He made it to the top six but, alas, he cannot win since his typist is on the Shiba Prom board. We have reports he was given cheeze as a condolence prize.
Why register for Shiba Prom? What awesomeness does that $20 donation get for you?
1) Proceeds from your donation are split evenly amongst the rescue groups who are supporting Prom!
2) Registered accounts can nominate Prom King and Queen, enter in the contests, vote during Prom for the winners and WIN! (Non-registered accounts cannot have all this fun).
3) You get to experience the exclusive DJ sets and antics of DJ David Bowie the Dog, The Fly Firefox Girls and DJ Z-Pack Zeus. Last year there were some big surprises along the way - remember when the Firefox Girls started the foam party! That was cray-cray!
4) Registered attendees are eligible for surprise bonus drawings of exclusive prizes starting Monday, June 23 at 6pm EDT / 3pm PDT.
What are you waiting for? Sign up!
Don't forget: Tickets for the gift baskets sponsored by the rescue groups are open to anyone - so encourage your friends to buy tickets now!
Shiba Prom: Having Fun Raising Funds.
Breaking News: Gift matching up to $1500 from an anonymous donor!
A generous, anonymous donor has offered to match, dollar for dollar, the money raised selling tickets for gift baskets this week. This donor has put $1500 on the table! This money will go into the general fund for Shiba Prom and be split evenly across all the rescues.
This means for each $10 ticket for a gift basket sold, the donor will contribute $10 directly to the general fund! Every rescue wins when a ticket is sold!
Wow! So much awesome! Such generosity! But hurry and get your tickets now - the challenge is for a limited time and we need to grab all the dollars now! Matching happens: Monday, June 16, 2014 starting at 10am EDT / 7am PDT until Friday, June 20, 2014 at 5pm EDT / 2pm PDT.
Returning for her second year as the Pawficial Matchmaker of Shiba Prom, Suki (aka the Suki from the D-Team!) is here to help Shibas, honorary Shibas and Meowies find their pawfect match for Shiba Prom. Send her an email and let her know a little about you, and about your request. She's matching up couples and groups, so be sure to let her know if you are looking for a date, a double date or to join a pawty group!
Shiba Prom needs a video superstar to create the 2014 Shiba Shake video! Take a look at our previous videos to get a sense of how much fun these videos can be: https://www.youtube.com/user/shibaprom
Do you want to help further #ShibaWorldDomination? Do you have killer video skills and know how to arrange and edit video? Let us know! We need to secure our editor by Wednesday June 4th.
We will take submissions from Shibas around the world to be included in the video up until Friday, June 20th. The finished video will need to be available for review by Thursday, June 26th.
If you are ready to help Shibas rock and roll - email us or send us a message on our Facebook page.
San Francisco, CA - The Shiba Nation was shocked today to learn that the deep feud between Shibas and Corgis was all part of an elaborate set-up. During pawhaustive investigation of security breaches in the Shiba world, and the rigging of online contests, it was discovered the Corgis had indeed been framed - by a secret organization of squirrels.
The ring master of the Squirrels Againsts Corgis and Shibas (or SACS) was apprehended in a high speed chase last Friday evening after surveillance footage caught him breaking into secret Shiba cheeze stores in Sonoma, CA. In a signed confession. Howard B. Nutter confessed to leading an army of squirrels in "inappropriate" deeds in order to start a war between the Shibas and Corgis. He said, quote: "If they is chasing each other, then them dogs have no time for chasing us squirrels. It was really a matter of survival!"
Based on Nutter’s full confession, Corgi Lawyer and a representative for Shibas met to discuss a Cheese Piece Accord to end the feuding. Said Corgi Lawyer “Whew, I'm glad that is over." Shiba representative, "Anonymous" said "Do I really have to give him this cheeze stick? Really?"
There is an ongoing investigation into the extent of the squirrel plot as Nutter provides details of his organization in exchange for witness protection from squirrels, Corgis, Shibas and cats.