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Time to Enter the Howly Jowly 2016 Gift Giveaway!

We here at Anything Pawsable are delighted to announce that for the 4th year running, we’ll be doing a Howly Jowly gift giveaway. Howly Jowly 2016 is dedicated to all of the hardworking Service Dog teams all over the United States.

The Howly Jowly 2016 rules and participation guidelines are simple and can be viewed here. In a nutshell, you must have or be training a Service Dog. Trainers of Assistance Dogs are also eligible. You must live in the United States, and you must be 18 or older. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian can enter for you.

To enter the Howly Jowly 2016 gift giveaway, simply comment on this post with your Service Dog’s favorite task to perform. Ensure your email address is active and correct, because that’s how we’ll reach the winner. The winner will be selected from the comments on this post via random number generator at midnight EST on December 20th, and notified via email on December 21st.

The Howly Jowly 2016 gift giveaway consists of a gift basket full of items generously provided by donor companies. Check out the gallery below to see the offerings — they include mental stimulation toys, books, travel gear, and treats! The companies participating this year, along with their specific offerings, are:

OllyDog – 1 liter dog travel water bottle
MaxBone – 36″ by 48″ specially printed travel blanket
Bully Sticks – high quality, odor-free chews
PetSafe – Busy Buddy Barnacle kibble dispensing toy
Do More With Your Dog – 101 Dog Tricks
Fromm – 4 Star Grain Free Treats

THE 2016 HOWLY JOWLY GIFT GIVEAWAY IS OVER. Huge congrats to Ray Norton and his Service Dog for winning this year’s giveaway! Thank you to all who entered and to all of the generous companies who made this year’s giveaway possible. We appreciate each and every one of you!


  • Lisa Faulkner December 15, 2016

    VERY nice water bottle!I really like the Olly take on the water bottle. Good way to share without the dog needing dedicated water. Pouring back VS pouring out, Multiple colors? Great design!

    The blanket is gorgeous – Is that something where I pick the design, or is that the actual image being Howly Jowley’ed?

    Very nice over all – Great job, everyone! Thanks for putting this on!

    • susan tucker December 17, 2016

      retrieving shoes

  • kasaundra Everett December 15, 2016

    Nessa is my SDiT, I am owner training her. Her favorite task is retrieving things for me. Her top favorite thing to retrieve is my phone. She will continue retrieving it if I set it down unless I hide it. Her second favorite thing is my keys. We hope we get lucky and win!

  • Roymond December 16, 2016

    Bammer’s favorite task? I could say licking my face to calm me when I get the shakes from PTSD or anxiety, but he likes licking _everyone’s_ face, so that probably doesn’t count. In that case it would be standing firmly and calmly beside me so I can use him to get up when my knee gives out — he always wags his tail like crazy afterward.

  • Rachel F December 16, 2016

    My current foster, Evie, loves to push the buttons to open the door! I would say there is a tie for her favorite task. She loves to hold and carry things for me as well!

  • Janel Norton December 16, 2016

    Blade is our service dog in training, and we can hardly wait to get him back into the family next month! His favorite task to perform is collecting toys and bones, then placing them into neat piles to to display for all who will admire. I don’t believe this is a coveted trait for services dogs, but it’s his, and he’s proud of them. 😉

  • Marsha Tonkinson December 16, 2016

    Buster’ favorite job as a service dog is helping his veteran owner, and when she is having a panic attack and she sits on the floor he loves to perform DPT to help calm her and bring her out of that panic attack, and one thing he did that I will always be great full for is before he meet his veteran he saved her life, she knew he was here being trained for her.
    Thank you

  • Doug Potter December 16, 2016

    Z dog loves to close things. He also pretty much likes to hang out in the kitchen and wait for you to drop something for you to pick up.

  • Traci Potter December 16, 2016

    Intel likes to is always ready to act when his handlers blood pressure drops.

  • Gloria Stokely December 16, 2016

    Bully sticks are much better for dogs than rawhides. Mine love them.
    MY Service Dog, Doolie loves his job, but his favorite job has to be when we go out & he assist with my manual wheelchair.
    I hope the winners get what they win as last year I won & never received it. Even after communicating.

  • Amy Frechette December 16, 2016

    Great Products, Fromm is a fave of Judah’s as he eats the kibble everyday either Classic or Gold. He also is a thinking kind of breed, Keeshond, loves The Magic Mushroom. This toy comes in handy when it’s 5 degrees out & we do not go for walks. It’s a toy to hold his meal.

  • Ray Norton December 16, 2016

    My service dogs favorite task to perform is to share my yoga and martial arts practice with me. During yoga, he is right there be my side, during my practice lying next to my mat. During meditation, he is right there lying against or across my legs there for me, no questions, no judgement. He is always there during my martial arts classes, resting in the shadows, but always there for me.

  • Lorrie Lynn Leickel-Koch December 16, 2016

    Kolby’s favorite job as a Service Dog is wearing his backpack and carrying items I may otherwise misplace or forget.. ! As long as I have him with me, I know where my keys, wallet and cell phone are ! ( Now if someone could find my mind, life would be grrrreat ! )

  • D. Titus Blackwood December 17, 2016

    Love your site, been following y’all since your inception. you know us as With Alacrity. Katie, my non-weight bearing counter-balance service dawg, loves show off her talent of picking up money, both bills and change. Everyone has long been calling that skill set FUNDraising. She also is super considerate about footwear by offering: sock, shoe, sock, shoe; just in the order I like to don those items. Katie seems psychic about knowing which shoes I want before I even have decided, so clever.
    Happy Holidays to all! Thank you for all the great articles and ideas!

  • Josh Schwenken December 17, 2016

    Heidi, Service Dog in Training has been doing a lot of work with PTSD and we are working on Diabetic Alert Training. Her favorite task is a nudge to the knee when she senses anxiety and loves to snuggle.

  • Rachelle Whitley December 17, 2016

    Harley is my 10 1/2 year old Blue Heeler/Australian Kelpie mix who has been my service dog since 2008. His favorite task is retrieving help. He was trained to find someone and lead them to me if I’m incapacitated. He seems to like it the best because he’s so enthusiastic about getting people to follow him, wagging his tail furiously when he is successful. This was never more apparent than on a Caribbean cruise a few years ago when I had a severe asthma attack while alone at the very aft end of the ship and no one was around. Harley ran the full length of the deck to the front of the ship to find someone. They later told me that he ran back and forth until they followed him. They knew what he was trying to get them to do and three people ran with him back to me. Even though he’s lost most of his vision and is semi-retired now, he can still do his job.

  • Mimi Tobias December 17, 2016

    My service dogs favorite job is to bring me ice cubes since I have M.S. My organs can fail because I can not regulate heat. She alerts me as I start to lose unconsciousness, and she runs to gets ice cubes to put on my chest. She then gets some as a reward. She loves to help me with this life saving task.

  • Trudi Gold December 18, 2016

    What a fun contest. Lander, a 14 month old Labradoodle, can’t decide if his favorite task is taking off my socks and putting them in the hamper, loading or unloading the washer and dryer, or brining me the bed pillows when I make the bed! He just loves to work!

    Sincere Aloha,

    Trudi Gold and
    Team Lander of Hawaii Fido Service Dogs

  • Mystery jordan December 18, 2016

    I love teaching my service dog do things based on your articles and videos

  • Jewel Tabor December 18, 2016

    Marley is happy with any task but loves to retrieve any item I drop. He can be sound asleep but hears the item fall and comes to pick it up for me.

  • Windy Williamson December 18, 2016

    My service dog, Sir Thaddeus the Great (Thad), helps me with my PTSD. When he senses I’m getting uncomfortable, and nudges me and leads me out of the room. He does so gently, because he is a gentle giant poodle, which calms me down.

  • Jerriann Skinner December 18, 2016

    My service dog’s name is Tala. He is a 7 year old doberman. His favorite task is “Brace”. He helps with my balance.

  • Tracee Matsuura December 19, 2016

    Moody, my Diabetic Alert Dog, is very persistent when alerting me to rapidly changing glucose levels. He will continue to alert until he sees me bring my glucose tester out and physically check. “Always trust the Dog!”

  • Bethany Moers December 19, 2016

    Sophie is my gorgeous service dog. She acts like a beauty queen but is always ready by my side. Her favorite task is to alert me by lying on my feet if she senses a seizure coming. My husband and I rescued her from a shelter, but she has stolen our hearts and helped me more than words can say in return. We would be lost without each other!

  • Riann Cambio December 19, 2016

    My dog’s favorite task is retrieval. He loves to retrieve everything!

  • Zina Hysick December 19, 2016

    Super gift basket! My SD loves to open and shut doors & drawers when asked. He’s a great little helper in the kitchen. Happy Holidays everyone!

  • Mystery Jordan December 19, 2016

    My sd loves the down command. She flops down wholeheartedly She also loves to retrieve items for me

  • Monica McClain December 19, 2016

    Ellie my Service dog loves to fetch my shoes, all of them.

  • Jag boyet December 19, 2016

    My SD tucker loves to remind me when it is time to take my meds it’s one his obedient disobedience tasks and boy can he be persistent.

  • Sarah December 20, 2016

    My SDIT’s favorite task is a tie between retrieval and push. He loves to retrieve socks, keys, his leash, my pill containers, and other items from anywhere in the house or from my bag in public. He loves to push doors, drawers, and cabinets closed in home and in public he gets super excited to push the handicap buttons to open doors for me.

    Thank you for your constant advocacy and community awareness of service dog teams!

  • Trish Morse December 20, 2016

    I work as a trainer with a smart, funny and strong GoldenDoodle Service Dog named Parker. Parker is a mobility assistance dog for a disabled 8 year old girl. I believe that Parker is most proud of his “Brace” – where he stands strong and tall like a table – so he can support her weight and she can use him for balance or to pull herself up.

    Parker is the most willing, honest boy, who loves his family and is a joyous, happy, total goofball when he is off duty. I LOVE working with him!

  • Rachelle December 20, 2016

    So who won?! Say Harley did!

      • Janel Norton December 21, 2016

        THAT’S AWESOME NEWS!!! Thank you so much Kea and all the amazing sponsors and donors, Blade will be a happy boy when he gets the basket of goodness!!!

  • Silatiger December 21, 2016

    My service dog loves doing tactile interruption and deep pressure stimulation!


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