PAWlitzer Prize Awards
Tommy Bahama Shop for a Cause

Adoption Apparel – ResQ Threads

Pet Friendly Hotel – Best Western PLUS Victorian Inn
Wine Tasting – Cima Collina
Pet Food Express – My Mutt Program
Casa Munras – Pet Package
Go Solar for the Animals

America’s 1 st Annual PAWlitzer Prize™ for Best Dogged LITTERature

In honor of the Pulitzer Prize celebrating 100 years of excellence in journalism and the arts, Carmel Dog
Tales presents America’s 1st Annual PAWlitzer Prize™ for Best Dogged LITTERature. What better
venue to host the Award Ceremony than Carmel, California – often named America’s Most Dog-friendly
town — where writers such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Robinson Jeffers and Mary Austin, lived and
explored the good, the bad, and the ugly of the human comedy. But what of the Canine comedy? What of the great real-life dog stories?

Have a Story to Tell About Your Beloved Pooch?
Carmel Dog Tales™ wants to read the most memorable adventure, romance, comedy, or tear-jerker tale
you’ve had with your Best Furry Friend Forever!

The PAWlitzer Prize™ will be presented to winners in two non-fiction categories: Drama and Humor. The Awards Ceremony will take place in Carmel October 14, 2017. Afternoon festivities will include:

  • Entertainment and treats for all blue bloods, mixed breeds and mutts – canine and human!
  • PAWlitzer Prize Winners will be invited to read their stories at the Awards Ceremony.
  • Featured entertainment will be a PAWetry Slam™ where finalists get to perform their pooch passionate doggerel. Canine and human audience response will determine the winner. PAWetry Slam contestants will submit YouTube videos to be invited to perform at the Awards Ceremony.

Submission deadline for the for the PAWlitzer Prize™
and the PAWetry Slam™ is August 27, 2017.

For complete submission guidelines, prizes, entry fees, and event details, go to:
100% of all net proceeds from the PAWlitzer Prize event will benefit the SPCA for Monterey County,
and the Birchbark Foundation.

Tommy Bahama Shop for a Cause

Shop for a cause at Tommy Bahama in Carmel on Saturday, July 29, from 1 to 5 pm and 10% of your shopping total will help animals rescued by your SPCA. Enjoy wine tasting from Galante Vineyards as you shop, knowing everything you purchase will help your local, independent SPCA for Monterey County!

Tommy Bahama is located in the Carmel Plaza on Ocean Avenue at Mission Street in Carmel by the Sea. Please call 831-620-0302 for more information.

Make Your Home Energy Efficient and Benefit The SPCA

Are you planning to make the change to solar energy? Contact Repower by Solar Universe for a consultation for your home or business and mention that you learned about Repower through The SPCA for Monterey County.
Repower by Solar Universe will donate $500 to The SPCA for Monterey County for every solar energy sale generated from an SPCA referral.
Contact Information:
George Porter
Repower by Solar Universe
855 Broadway, Ste. A
Seaside, CA 93955
831-277-5066 (mobile)

Casa Munras Hotel Monterey Pet Friendly Package

What better way to enjoy the beauty of the California coast than with your four-legged best friend and benefit the animals at The SPCA!  The Casa Munras Hotel & Spa welcomes your entire family with this special pet package that gives you the opportunity to include up to two pets per guest room.

Package includes:

  • Deluxe guest room for two, plus your pet
  • Pet cleaning fee of $50 per stay
  • Complimentary amenities available for your pet’s use including bowls, dog or cat beds, crates, scratching poles, clean up bags, leads and leashes.
  • Recommendations on Monterey area pet camps, pet groomers, pet massages and pet training.
  •  A donation of 10% of the pet friendly package revenue to The SPCA for Monterey County.

Call Now: 1-800-222-2446 or visit their website for more info.

Pet Food Express “My Mutt Program”

You can have your pet’s photo displayed in one of our stores while you help The SPCA! All you have to do is make a donation of at least $250 (per pet in photo) to the SPCA for Monterey County (donations must be within the same calendar year as the My Mutt application). Your donation should be sent directly to the SPCA for Monterey County. Pet Food Express will just need proof of your donation via a receipt with your application.

Pet food express will hire a professional pet photographer to arrange a photo shoot of your adorable critter and once you choose an image, they will blow up the photo to poster size and will put it on display in the store of your choosing. You get to see your “celebrity” pet every time you shop for food and supplies. Those who donate $250 or more will see their poster displayed in the store for six months, and for a donation of $500 or more, the image will be up for a year.

Go to to submit you application after making your donation to the SPCA for Monterey County.
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Shop ResQ Threads to benefit The SPCA for Monterey County!

ResQthreads was created  to give people and their pets a stylish way to promote adoption and support the rescues and shelters they care about. By designing each and every product around the theme of animal rescue, and raising funds for the groups that make animal rescue possible, our ultimate goal is to put adoption in the spotlight and make it a cultural norm.

ResQthreads has a fun and impressive line of women’s and men’s adoption themed t-shirts and unique accessories available for purchase on-line. Shop , select The SPCA for Monterey County as the animal shelter of your choice and your purchase will benefit the animals!

For every sweat shirt or t-shirt you purchase, $10 will be donated to The SPCA for Monterey when you select us as the animal shelter of your choice. Donations will also be made from the purchase of totes, bracelets, tags and gift items.


Best Western PLUS Victorian Inn Love Me, Love My Dog

Monterey’s Best Western PLUS Victorian Inn offers dog-tired travelers and their four-legged friends a pooch-friendly package that comes with two treats. ‘Love Me, Love My Dog’ includes cozy, specially designed accommodations for two humans and one dog, souvenir water bowls, tail wagging doggie snacks, a beach toy and – for the pet owners – continental breakfast buffet and an evening wine and cheese reception. Each room has a fireplace – the perfect place for your pooch to curl up and nap.

Guests are invited to send pictures of their pets enjoying Monterey to [email protected]. Each month the hotel’s staff will pick one favorite Fido photo for a complimentary one-night stay at the Best Western PLUS Victorian Inn. Best of all, 10% of every ‘Love Me, Love My Dog’ package will be donated to The SPCA for Monterey County.

For reservations and information, please visit or call 800-232-4141.

It’s “Howlin’ Good” at Cima Collina

Cima Collina’s Howlin’ Good Red is a tasty and appealing blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. 100% of the profits will go directly to the animals at The SPCA. For more information, please visit Cima Collina’s website. Howlin’ Good Red is available now for $16 or $12.80 club price at the tasting room.

Pet Alert Program

Sign up for our new Pet Alert Program to receive email or text alerts when a pet matching your criteria is available for adoption!

Our Mission

Our mission is to assure compassionate and humane treatment of all animals in our community.

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