Pet Calendar Contest

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Bark & Gold Photography is excited to partner with Biggies Bullies for its fifth annual pet calendar contest! This year's contest ran from  January 11, 2021 and through March 6, 2021 and raised $21,501, making this our biggest calendar contest year to date!

Biggies Bullies is a Pittsburgh foster home-based rescue founded in 2011, which focuses on educating the public on responsible pet ownership, positive force-free training, and the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. This 100% volunteer-developed and staffed rescue ensures proper placement by making appropriate matches to the right families through love, care, and humane training and remains a lifelong resource for those families. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar along with entry and voting fees throughout the photo contest will assist Biggies Bullies with its mission of rescuing and re-homing pit bull-type dogs in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. 

Looking to grab our 2022 pet calendar? Click here to purchase yours, available through July 2022.

The 2022 Biggies Bullies pet calendar contest has ended, but we hope you will join us in January 2022 for our next contest! In the meantime, click the button to see our 13 latest grand prize winners and learn more about the contest.


For complete rules and eligibility requirements, please review the official Contest Rules.

Thank You to This Year's Mini-Contest Prize Sponsors

Week 1

Collars and accessories handmade in Pittsburgh with love in every stitch

Week 2

Hand poured non-toxic candles you will PAWsitively love

Week 3

Well-designed, stylish products for dogs and their people

Week 4

Experienced dog grooming with an upscale salon experience for your pet

Week 5

Healthy personalized dog food recipes for your dog's best life founded with your dog's health in mind

Week 6

A pet food and supply store for dogs and cats located on East Ohio Street in Pittsburgh's Northside

Week 7

A popular mobile coffeeshop with a passion for supporting animal rescue

Week 8

Healthy products for healthy pets, including the best premium and natural pet food and supplies in Pittsburgh

Want to Host Your Own Pet Calendar Contest?

Pick up my comprehensive 68-page calendar contest guide available exclusively through the Hair of the Dog Academy via the banner below. For a convenient, ready-to-go landing page template, check out Kristen Murray Photography's Squarespace calendar contest landing page template.

Happy Tails

"Jessica, my prior fundraisers never passed $2K per event. This is amazing. You are amazing for creating this guide for us too! Be very proud as you made these fundraisers happen!

Liliya B. of Lily Raven Photography

"We're still hearing from so many pet photographers about how your calendar contest strategy has helped their businesses! In fact, I had a coaching call today with someone who had just completed your course and couldn't stop raving about it!"

Caitlin of The Pet Photographers Club

"I wanted to thank you for your calendar contest plan. I received it in Elevate (so I paid for it indirectly), but I want you to know this is worth paying for. Your program is outstanding!"

Jan B. of Shadow Dog Photography

"After [Jessica's] podcast, [I] employed a few ideas, wrote up the proposal and all the content for posting, gave it to the shelter, and they ran with it. We raised $16K!"

Maren S. of Maren Sater Photography