Pet Calendar Contest

Biggie's Bullies logo

Bark & Gold Photography is excited to partner with Biggies Bullies for our seventh annual pet calendar contest!

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 2024 pet calendar? Click here to purchase yours, available through July 2024.

ABOUT THE Biggies Bullies Pet Calendar Contest

Be sure to save the date for January 2025 when this annual fundraising contest returns.

Enter your pet and vote for your favorites to win a spot (or the coveted cover) in the 2025 Biggies Bullies pet calendar, all while raising much-needed funds for the rescue! 100% of all calendar contest entries, votes, and subsequent calendar sales go directly to Biggies Bullies.


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

Thank You to Our 2024 Mini-Contest Prize Sponsors

We are extremely grateful for the support of this year's weekly mini-contest prize sponsors who have generously contributed a prize in support of this contest. Mini-contest prize sponsors are listed in no particular order.


Offering the Pittsburgh area's best selection of premium and natural pet food and supplies

Diamond Daisy Design

Handmade dog collars and accessories sewn with love in every stitch

Three Wags

Well-designed + functional + stylish products for dogs and their people

DogGone Candles

Dog-inspired nontoxic, hand-poured beeswax candles, wax melts, and room sprays

Evil Eye Garage

One-of-a-kind handmade functional and non-functional resin art


A specialty pet food and supply store for dogs and cats located in Pittsburgh's North Side


Professional on-leash dog adventures outside of your busy city neighborhood

Lilac & Poly

Handmade custom family portrait ornaments, all made of polymer clay

Grace DuhLee Designs

Specializing in No Fuss Feed or Flush crocheted friends and custom vinyl decals

Want to Host Your Own Pet Calendar Contest?

Pick up my comprehensive 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