November Contest

pug sugar bowl and creamer from

You could win a sugar and creamer set!


Hello.ย  I meant to write this post much earlier but was derailed by some emergency kiln repairs which ate up the mid-afternoon.ย  I believe the problem is fixed and will find out when I fire my glazed pottery load tomorrow.ย  On to the contest…

The November prize will be a dog breed sugar bowl and dog breed creamer (similar to those pictured above) and the winner will choose from over 40 of my current dog designs.ย  The sugar bowl and creamer are some of my most popular items and would be a great gift for Christmas for the dog lover in your life – assuming you would want to part with them should you win ๐Ÿ™‚

The contest works as follows: click the link below and enter your name and email.ย  You’ll then be given opportunities to increase your chances of winning by sharing the contest with your friends, i.e., you get more entries when you share on social media and again if your friend (or friends) enter the contest.


Best of luck!



October Prize Draw Winner


The winner of my October prize drawing was Jennifer P.ย  Congratulations Jennifer!!ย  She will be receiving two of my handmade dog breed mugs with her choice of breed(s).

I will be announcing the details of my November drawing tomorrow, so check back to see what you could win.



Happy Halloween

German Shepherd and pumpkin

Photo by Audrey Albertini

Halloween greetings from me and Dante!ย  It’s a beautiful day here on the North Coast of California – perfect for all of the trick-or-treaters that we’ll be getting tonight.ย  Hope your Halloween is filled with good fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Just a reminder that my contest is ending tonight at 11:00 pm.ย  There’s still time to enter, so if you would like a chance to win a pair of my dog mugs, click this link and fill out the form

Best witches (ha ha),





October Prize Drawing

Handmade Corgi and Cavalier Spaniel mugs

Win a pair of dog mugs!

Win a Pair of Dog Mugs!

You could win two of my handmade dog breed mugs!ย  I am running a contest through Halloween and all you have to do to enter is click the link below and enter your name and email. The winner will win two of my dog breed mugs, and can choose from over 40 different breeds.

I encourage you to share this contest with your friends because the more you share, the more entries you receive, and the greater your chances of winning.

Click on this link to enter!!

Good luck,

May’s Contest Winner

Last month I began a monthly drawing from my list of newsletter subscribers. ย ย  This month’s lucky winner is Stan H.ย  Stan will get to choose between a dog breed wine stopper and dipping dish, decorated with his choice of breed from my list of available dog breeds.ย  Congratulations Stan!

If you would like to take part in my contest, all you need to do is be a newsletter subscriber and you can sign up by going to and filling in the information in the pop-up window.ย  See here for complete contest details.


April’s Contest Winner

I began a monthly drawing from my list of newsletter subscribers in April, and I’m very happy to announce that Sharon P. was last month’s winner!ย  Sharon will receive her choice of either a dog breed wine stopper or ring dish/dipping bowl decorated in the dog of her choice.ย  Congratulations Sharon!!

If you would like to take part in my contest, all you need to do is be a newsletter subscriber and you can sign up here.ย  The contest details are on

Dog Lover Gift Giveaway – Win a Free Dog Breed Gift From Shepherds Grove!

Win a dog breed wine stopper or ring dish

Are You On My Newsletter List? If So, You Could Win A Dog Breed Gift From Shepherds Grove!

I really appreciate all of you who have subscribed to my newsletter and wondered what I could do to let you know?ย  So I decided to have a monthly drawing from my subscriber list and give away one of my handmade dog breed gifts.ย  I will be choosing a winner at random on April 20th from all of you on my newsletter subscriber list.ย  If you win, you will receive your choice of either a dog breed wine stopper or dog breed ring (dipping) dish decorated with the dog breed of your choice (from my list of currently available dog breeds).ย ย  These are great little gifts that you can choose to keep, gift to a loved one, or donate to your favorite breed charity auction.

All that is required to be entered in the drawing is that your are on my newsletter list by April 20th.ย  If you are reading this and you are not on my list, you can by going to the Shepherds Grove website. Once there, a pop-up box will magically appear into which you can enter your information.ย  As an added sign-up bonus, you’ll be rewarded with a 20% off coupon to use toward your first purchase of dog breed gifts from Shepherds Grove.ย  For more contest details, see my Newsletter Contest For Dog Lovers page.

Tell your dog-lover friends about this so they can sign up!ย  I will be running the contest into the foreseeable future, so if you don’t win in April, you’ll have other chances to win.ย  Sign up today and good luck!


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“My Dog Loves Me” Contest Update

The winner of the “My Dog Loves Me” ย contest in June was Amanda. A big CONGRATULATIONS to her and her Boxers!! ย She submitted some very compelling photos and one went on to the final round and received the most public votes. Here is the winning picture.

As you can see, her dogs (only one seen here) are very supportive and have been giving their love abundantly through a challenging situation. ย Our dogs are so encouraging – we’re so lucky to have them in our lives.

The prize for the winner was a mug with the picture of their choice. The mug was just completed this week and here it is.

Here you can see Amanda’s three Boxers – aren’t they sweet? I love how nicely their sitting there while the picture was taken. ย The contest was a very fun experience and I will be repeating it again and I’ll give plenty of notice when I do.

Enter My Instagram Dog Contest!!


Enter My Instagram Dog Contest!

I’m running a contest on Instagram to celebrate the love between dogs and their favorite people/person, and I invite you to enter!

Here’s how:

  • Post a picture to your Instagram account of your dog loving you!
  • Caption why you think your dog loves you the most.
  • Tag @shepherds_grove in the caption.
  • Use #mydoglovesmecontest in the caption.

The top 10 finalists will be chosen for the final round on June 10.ย  Public voting on the final 10 will run from June 10 – June 20.

The winner will receive a custom mug with the winning photo on it.

Good luck!!