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FIRST WE INVITED YOU TO JOIN.

Back in 2014, I started Dudes With Dogs (DWD) simply as a place to share photos of Frankie with other guys who loved dogs as much as I do. So I invited all my friends with dogs. And they invited all their friends with dogs. And then YOU joined!

THEN WE ENCOURAGED YOU TO PARTICIPATE.

We encouraged you to jump right in, introduce yourself, and tell us your story. We all began sharing this really special part of our lives, and then something incredible happened...
DWD started to become really important to people!

Over the last three and a half years, we’ve been your entertainment, your therapist, your vet’s waiting room, and your personal cheer squad. We’ve encouraged you to be your best self and pay attention to the life lessons your dog teaches you: be authentic, be inclusive, “like” everyone. We support you in every phase of your dog parenting journey. We're probably even your favorite thing on Facebook.

And now, with over 55,000 members, we're more than just a big family of like-minded dog lovers. We’re a movement. It’s time to take DWD to the next level.

But what’s that mean?

It means getting the word out so every like-minded Dog Dad and Dog Mom has the opportunity to join us. It means creating new ways to engage, like a mobile app that makes it easier for you to meet DWDs in your area. It means using our size and our influence for good, through charitable giving. And it means being the change we want to see in our community.

This is the future of Dudes With Dogs. But we can't get there without YOU.

NOW WE’RE ASKING YOU TO CONTRIBUTE.

Introducing the CONTRIBUTING MEMBER program.

Starting today, for as little as $1 a month, you can be a Dudes With Dogs Contributing Member. We’re using Patreon, a platform that uses crowd-sourced regularly-occurring micro-payments to help provide creators a stable source of income so they can achieve their goals and continue to do what they love to do.

Ask yourself:

Do you believe in our mission to encourage, celebrate, and support Dog Dads and Moms?

Do you appreciate the positive environment we’ve created, and realize it’s the result of a lot of hard work?

Have we helped you through a tough time, and have you wondered if there was something you could do to give back?

Would you feel a loss if DWD wasn’t around, especially knowing there was something you could have done to help?

Lastly, are you excited about DWD’s future and the tremendous amount of good that we can do not just for ourselves, but for our community?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then I hope the answer’s already clear to you.

Dudes With Dogs is without a doubt the most meaningful thing I’ve ever done in my life. You guys are my passion, and it’s my heart’s desire to continue to grow DWD and create new ways for our community to connect both online and in the real world. But I can’t do it without you. The truth is, I'm just wasting my time if you guys aren't on board. Be on board.

Be a Contributing Member.

Thank You!
Chris

Chris Rolczynski
Founder, Dudes With Dogs

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FAQ:

WHY NOW?

Honestly, we’re becoming a victim of our own success. With our size and sheer volume of posts, managing the group has become more than a full time job, and rents, websites, advertising, and development projects don’t pay for themselves. Rather than continue to limp along, we’re asking for everyone to pitch in so we can move forward. If we’re gonna do this, LET’S DO THIS.

IS IT MANDATORY?

No, but since you can contribute for as little as $1 a month, I hope you’ll choose to! After all, that monthly micropayment means the difference between DWD slowly dying or continuing to grow. It means we can finally be more than just a Facebook group. It means you’ll be better able to meet other Dog Dads in your area. And it means bringing the awesomeness of DWD to more people around the world. Isn’t that an easy decision to make?

WHY MEMBER SUPPORTED?

Much like your local public radio station, what DWD offers, we give away for free. But our costs can’t be ignored, and rather than sell out to companies eager to sell stuff to you, we’d rather retain the pureness of our community. Besides, it’s human nature for people to get increased fulfillment from something in which they’re personally invested. Being a Contributing Member is a great opportunity for you to invest even more in the community you love.

WHY SHOULD I PAY WHEN FACEBOOK IS FREE?

Facebook doesn’t manage, administer, moderate, or cultivate our community. Nor do they share any of the ad revenue our community generates. In other words, Facebook may give us the groups framework for free, but otherwise we’re on our own.

CAN’T YOU JUST GET A CORPORATE SPONSOR?

Don’t you find constant advertising annoying? I know I do. Yet, that’s exactly what a corporate sponsor would require. Also, our 100% original content format makes ads stick out like a sore thumb and changes the user experience. I don’t want to do anything that would damage the community we’ve worked so hard to build and I'm sure you don't either.

DON’T YOU MAKE MONEY FROM THE DWD SHOP?

Merchandise sales aren't a significant source of income and any profits made are used to develop new products. Merchandise isn’t our priority. Community is.

WILL I RECEIVE A TAX DEDUCTION?

No, since we aren’t a non-profit. However, you can mark my words that a spirit of charity is in our future.

OK, I’M ALMOST SOLD… ARE THERE INCENTIVES FOR CONTRIBUTING?

Yes! Please check out the reward levels at patreon.com/dudeswithdogs. Being a Contributing Member also makes you eligible for occasional perks like raffles, free products, and events. And if you sign up soon, you can be a FOUNDING MEMBER!

But I hope the most important incentive is the satisfaction of knowing you’re not only participating, but also contributing to the community that loves you back.
Tiers
FOUNDER'S CLUB - SILVER
$5 or more per month
You love DWD and you're happy to chip-in to support the cause. SILVER rewards include:
  • Thank you shout-out post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Thank you card
  • White Founder's Club t-shirt
  • Founder's Club sticker
  • Silver DWD logo keychain
  • DWD logo zipper pull (while supplies last)
  • 20% off everything in the DWD Shop
FOUNDER'S CLUB - GOLD
$10 or more per month
You believe in the power of dogs to make us better men. GOLD rewards include:
  • Thank you shout-out post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Thank you card
  • Black Founder's Club t-shirt
  • Founder's Club sticker
  • Brass DWD logo keychain (while supplies last)
  • DWD logo zipper pull (while supplies last)
  • 20% off everything in the DWD Shop


(Yearly payment option available on Facebook.)

FOUNDER'S CLUB - BLACK
$20 or more per month
You care deeply about DWD and your contribution proves it. BLACK rewards include:
  • Personal video interview with DWD Founder & follow-up post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Thank you card
  • Black Founder's Club t-shirt
  • Founder's Club sticker
  • Brass DWD logo keychain (while supplies last)
  • DWD logo zipper pull (while supplies last)
  • 20% off everything in the DWD Shop
FIRST WE INVITED YOU TO JOIN.

Back in 2014, I started Dudes With Dogs (DWD) simply as a place to share photos of Frankie with other guys who loved dogs as much as I do. So I invited all my friends with dogs. And they invited all their friends with dogs. And then YOU joined!

THEN WE ENCOURAGED YOU TO PARTICIPATE.

We encouraged you to jump right in, introduce yourself, and tell us your story. We all began sharing this really special part of our lives, and then something incredible happened...
DWD started to become really important to people!

Over the last three and a half years, we’ve been your entertainment, your therapist, your vet’s waiting room, and your personal cheer squad. We’ve encouraged you to be your best self and pay attention to the life lessons your dog teaches you: be authentic, be inclusive, “like” everyone. We support you in every phase of your dog parenting journey. We're probably even your favorite thing on Facebook.

And now, with over 55,000 members, we're more than just a big family of like-minded dog lovers. We’re a movement. It’s time to take DWD to the next level.

But what’s that mean?

It means getting the word out so every like-minded Dog Dad and Dog Mom has the opportunity to join us. It means creating new ways to engage, like a mobile app that makes it easier for you to meet DWDs in your area. It means using our size and our influence for good, through charitable giving. And it means being the change we want to see in our community.

This is the future of Dudes With Dogs. But we can't get there without YOU.

NOW WE’RE ASKING YOU TO CONTRIBUTE.

Introducing the CONTRIBUTING MEMBER program.

Starting today, for as little as $1 a month, you can be a Dudes With Dogs Contributing Member. We’re using Patreon, a platform that uses crowd-sourced regularly-occurring micro-payments to help provide creators a stable source of income so they can achieve their goals and continue to do what they love to do.

Ask yourself:

Do you believe in our mission to encourage, celebrate, and support Dog Dads and Moms?

Do you appreciate the positive environment we’ve created, and realize it’s the result of a lot of hard work?

Have we helped you through a tough time, and have you wondered if there was something you could do to give back?

Would you feel a loss if DWD wasn’t around, especially knowing there was something you could have done to help?

Lastly, are you excited about DWD’s future and the tremendous amount of good that we can do not just for ourselves, but for our community?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then I hope the answer’s already clear to you.

Dudes With Dogs is without a doubt the most meaningful thing I’ve ever done in my life. You guys are my passion, and it’s my heart’s desire to continue to grow DWD and create new ways for our community to connect both online and in the real world. But I can’t do it without you. The truth is, I'm just wasting my time if you guys aren't on board. Be on board.

Be a Contributing Member.

Thank You!
Chris

Chris Rolczynski
Founder, Dudes With Dogs

------------------------------------

FAQ:

WHY NOW?

Honestly, we’re becoming a victim of our own success. With our size and sheer volume of posts, managing the group has become more than a full time job, and rents, websites, advertising, and development projects don’t pay for themselves. Rather than continue to limp along, we’re asking for everyone to pitch in so we can move forward. If we’re gonna do this, LET’S DO THIS.

IS IT MANDATORY?

No, but since you can contribute for as little as $1 a month, I hope you’ll choose to! After all, that monthly micropayment means the difference between DWD slowly dying or continuing to grow. It means we can finally be more than just a Facebook group. It means you’ll be better able to meet other Dog Dads in your area. And it means bringing the awesomeness of DWD to more people around the world. Isn’t that an easy decision to make?

WHY MEMBER SUPPORTED?

Much like your local public radio station, what DWD offers, we give away for free. But our costs can’t be ignored, and rather than sell out to companies eager to sell stuff to you, we’d rather retain the pureness of our community. Besides, it’s human nature for people to get increased fulfillment from something in which they’re personally invested. Being a Contributing Member is a great opportunity for you to invest even more in the community you love.

WHY SHOULD I PAY WHEN FACEBOOK IS FREE?

Facebook doesn’t manage, administer, moderate, or cultivate our community. Nor do they share any of the ad revenue our community generates. In other words, Facebook may give us the groups framework for free, but otherwise we’re on our own.

CAN’T YOU JUST GET A CORPORATE SPONSOR?

Don’t you find constant advertising annoying? I know I do. Yet, that’s exactly what a corporate sponsor would require. Also, our 100% original content format makes ads stick out like a sore thumb and changes the user experience. I don’t want to do anything that would damage the community we’ve worked so hard to build and I'm sure you don't either.

DON’T YOU MAKE MONEY FROM THE DWD SHOP?

Merchandise sales aren't a significant source of income and any profits made are used to develop new products. Merchandise isn’t our priority. Community is.

WILL I RECEIVE A TAX DEDUCTION?

No, since we aren’t a non-profit. However, you can mark my words that a spirit of charity is in our future.

OK, I’M ALMOST SOLD… ARE THERE INCENTIVES FOR CONTRIBUTING?

Yes! Please check out the reward levels at patreon.com/dudeswithdogs. Being a Contributing Member also makes you eligible for occasional perks like raffles, free products, and events. And if you sign up soon, you can be a FOUNDING MEMBER!

But I hope the most important incentive is the satisfaction of knowing you’re not only participating, but also contributing to the community that loves you back.

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Tiers
FOUNDER'S CLUB - SILVER
$5 or more per month
You love DWD and you're happy to chip-in to support the cause. SILVER rewards include:
  • Thank you shout-out post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Thank you card
  • White Founder's Club t-shirt
  • Founder's Club sticker
  • Silver DWD logo keychain
  • DWD logo zipper pull (while supplies last)
  • 20% off everything in the DWD Shop
FOUNDER'S CLUB - GOLD
$10 or more per month
You believe in the power of dogs to make us better men. GOLD rewards include:
  • Thank you shout-out post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Thank you card
  • Black Founder's Club t-shirt
  • Founder's Club sticker
  • Brass DWD logo keychain (while supplies last)
  • DWD logo zipper pull (while supplies last)
  • 20% off everything in the DWD Shop


(Yearly payment option available on Facebook.)

FOUNDER'S CLUB - BLACK
$20 or more per month
You care deeply about DWD and your contribution proves it. BLACK rewards include:
  • Personal video interview with DWD Founder & follow-up post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Thank you card
  • Black Founder's Club t-shirt
  • Founder's Club sticker
  • Brass DWD logo keychain (while supplies last)
  • DWD logo zipper pull (while supplies last)
  • 20% off everything in the DWD Shop