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Howly Jowly 2017: Service Dog Gear Giveaway

We’re happy to announce the 4th annual Howly Jowly Service Dog Gift Giveaway! During this event, we seek to give back to the Service Dog community by gifting books, treats, training gear, supplies or other donor-provided items to a winning team.



The Howly Jowly Service Dog Gear Giveaway is our way of saying, “THANK YOU,” to all Service Dog teams in the United States Service Dog Registry family as well as those out of it who commit to being outstanding representatives for the Service Dog community by upholding training and behavioral standards for their partners. By helping us support our goals of furthering training and behavioral standards for Service Dogs in public, you’re making a big difference, and it’s our turn to give back!

This giveaway is free to participate in and is open to all in the Service Dog community residing in the U.S. Service Dogs in Training, Service Dogs, Trainers, Owners, and Handlers — all can enter for a chance to win! For additional rules and guidelines, please visit our official Howly Jowly page.

All entries must be made via comment on this post. You may only enter once. A winner will be selected via random number generator on December 21st, 2017. We’d like to extend a hearty thanks to all of our generous donors and companies! This year’s giveaway includes products and gear from Humankind, West Paw Design, PetSafe, Blue Buffalo, Surepaw, and Dogwise Publishing. To see all donations, please browse the gallery below.


Tell us about your Service Dog or SDiT and a few of their favorite things. Please ensure your email address is valid, as this is how we will contact the winners.



  • Pat H December 11, 2017

    Oh yes please

  • Pat H December 11, 2017

    Please. Thank you. Plenty of dogs in training would be so happy

  • Rachel December 11, 2017

    I work with Circle Tail in the greater Cincinnati area. We train and partner Service and Hearing dogs at no charge to the person. I am a foster and any of my SDiTs would be so happy if I won. Just no tennis balls. They like treats! Of course only after working for them.

  • Maxwell Hanckel December 11, 2017

    My American Bulldog Maurice has been my PSD for about five years now! He’s always been so excited to work out in public and at home. We have done only force-free training from the beginning, and since he is so food motivated, we go through lots and lots of snacks. He actually eats an all raw diet at this point, too, which has been so amazing for his health!! We are always looking for new things to learn and new activities – we took agility classes recently, and he was the slowest dog in class but he had an awesome time. We’d even love a book to help us through some more challenging activities and tricks though. Or some rad toys to keep his brain happy!

  • Dawn December 11, 2017

    Coco would love this

  • Jewel Tabor December 11, 2017

    Marley went from rescue to service dog. I worked with a local trainer but did all the training myself. Marley spent his first year of his life tied up on cement. He is the best and smartest dog ever. If I can figure how to show him what I need be will do it. He is my heart. He would love these gifts

  • Cynthia December 11, 2017

    Super excited!!!!

  • Sean December 12, 2017

    I’m training my dog as a psych service dog. He loves tennis balls and helping me, and I’d love to read a book that would help me with his training. Thank you so much.

  • Dea December 12, 2017

    oh yes some new gear to rock the snow with would be awesome

  • Liss December 12, 2017

    Please I need to do my own training. Thank you.

  • Kerri Hill December 15, 2017

    I have a 5 month old Great Dane that we are currently doing his obedience training prior to him becoming my personal service dog. I have mobility and balance issues, this is why I chose a Great Dane. He is the sweetest most loving pup I have ever had.

  • Brett December 15, 2017

    The G unit (gayla and gunther) working together as a balance assistance team fighting multiple sclerosis and self trained.

  • David Pechey December 15, 2017

    My service dog, D4W Jeanie, has truly been a God send since our pairing in Oct 2015. She loves any toy.

  • Leah Nosack December 19, 2017

    Presently training Vita, a GSD, as my service dog. Vita loves balls and tugs anything she can fetch or retrieve. Lots of pictures of her and my beloved Ace, I lost to cancer in July on my fb pg.

  • Jen Hampton December 19, 2017

    My Hearing Dog would love to win any of these wonderful items! Our paws are crossed that she might be chosen as the winner.

  • Sue December 19, 2017

    We just had snow and my service dog Friday would love some new toys, treats or gear to get us through the winter. His usual tennis balls get lost in all that whiteness.

  • Michael Combies December 19, 2017

    Cooper and I would love to win. In my opinion he deserves it. Very good boy, very smart and does his job very well.

  • EJ December 19, 2017

    Dante is a medical alert dog for my 7 yr old daughter who is invaluable to her. He loves treats, snow (crazy for snow) challenging toys and loves all people!

  • Janna December 19, 2017

    I am a T1D who adopted my service dog (Link) the end of September. Link and I have been working with Joe – Ty the Dog Guy in Salt Lake City for the last 2 months. Yesterday he passed his Public Access Test so he can start coming to school with me – I am a high school teacher with hypoglycemia unawareness and can function when low.

  • Raymond Semler December 20, 2017

    We Rescued Juliette 5 yrs ago 6 months after I had a stroke. Although she was only a 7 months old Border Collie, Siberian Husky, and AST mix, she knew that she was meant to assist me. She started in with helping me with physical therapy. Using books from Kindle and YouTube videos we went through the process of mobility, but she taught herself the important things like monitoring my blood pressure, depression control, telling me twice when I had pneumonia, notifying me when my wife had a Minie stroke. She is also now doubling as a Therapy Dog for a retirement home.

  • Delia Soto December 20, 2017

    My ESA Abbey is the laziest when she’s not working. But she has saved lives when she does ??

  • Lorrie Lynn Koch December 20, 2017

    Kolby would LOVE to win any of these Grrrreat Prizes !1
    Thank you for offering this contest!
    Merry Christmas and Happy Howl-i-dayz!!
    Lorrie & Kolby

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