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BACK IN 2014, I started Dudes With Dogs (DWD) simply as a place to share photos of my dog 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 now here we are, with OVER 60,000 MEMBERS!

From the start, 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 became really important to people!

For more than four 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: to BE AUTHENTIC, to BE INCLUSIVE, to “LIKE” EVERYONE.

We've supported you in every phase of your dog parenting journey.

And now, we're asking for your support.

See, we've certainly come a long ways. But we still have so much to do! Like growing our community so that every LGBT dog lover knows about us. And working to create DWD Local communities in every major city! And using our size and our influence for good. All of this takes time, effort, and money, and it's time to share the responsibility.  

Ask yourself:

Do you believe in our mission to ENCOURAGE, CELEBRATE, and SUPPORT Dog Dads and Moms?

Do you appreciate the POSITIVE LGBT-INCLUSIVE 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?

Are you EXCITED about DWD's future and the 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 your 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. Please join me and help support our community.

Join Founder's Club today.

Thank You!
Chris

Chris Rolczynski
Founder, Dudes With Dogs

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FAQ:

WHY?

Much like your local public radio station, what DWD offers, we give away for free. But life costs money, advertising costs money, and rather than shoulder these costs myself, it's time for us to share the burden. It's time to ask for help. And being a Founder's Club member is a great opportunity for you to invest even more in the community you love.

IS IT MANDATORY?

No, but since you can contribute for as little as $5 a month, I hope you’ll choose to! After all, $5 may be just the cost of a latte, but when enough members chip in, it means the difference between surviving and thriving.

WHY SHOULD I PAY WHEN FACEBOOK IS FREE?

Facebook doesn’t manage, administer, moderate, or cultivate our community. They share none of  advertising revenue with us, and charge us whenever we want to place an ad in order to grow our community. In other words, Facebook does give us the Groups framework for free, but beyond that, we’re on our own.

DON’T YOU MAKE MONEY FROM THE DWD SHOP?

Merchandise sales aren't a significant source of income. Besides, it's not our priority. Community is.

WILL I RECEIVE A TAX DEDUCTION?

No, since we aren’t a non-profit.

OK, BUT ARE THERE ANY INCENTIVES?

Yes! Please check out the reward levels at patreon.com/dudeswithdogs. Joining Founder's Club gets you recognition among your peers, automatic posting in DWD Global, access to the Founder's Club private community, discounts on merchandise, and swag like stickers, keychains, and our cool new Founder's Club t-shirts.

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 - GRAY
$10 or more per month
You believe in the power of dogs to make us better men and you're proud to support our work.


FOUNDER'S CLUB - GRAY rewards include:


Introductory Rewards (<30 days):

  • Collaborative thank-you post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Name added to Founder's Club permanent announcement post in DWD Global
  • Access to private DWD Founder's Club Facebook group
  • Pre-approved posting in DWD Global
  • Personal 20%-off discount in the DWD Shop


Physical Rewards (6 months):

FOUNDER'S CLUB - BLACK
$25 or more per month
You care deeply about DWD and your contribution proves it. 


FOUNDER'S CLUB - BLACK rewards include:


Introductory Rewards (<30 days)

  • Collaborative thank-you post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Name added to Founder's Club permanent announcement post in DWD Global
  • Access to private DWD Founder's Club Facebook group
  • Pre-approved posting in DWD Global
  • Personal 30%-off discount in the DWD Shop


Physical Rewards (6 months):

FOUNDER'S CLUB - BENEFACTOR
$100 or more per month
You're at the level where rewards and recognition may not be as important to you as providing crucial support to our community.


FOUNDER'S CLUB - BENEFACTOR rewards may include any or all of the following. DWD's founder will reach out to determine the rewards you wish to receive.


  • Personal phone call, FaceTime, or Facebook Live discussion with DWD's Founder
  • Collaborative thank-you post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Name added to Founder's Club permanent announcement post in DWD Global
  • Access to private DWD Founder's Club Facebook group
  • Preapproved posting in DWD Global
  • Personal thank you card from DWD's Founder
  • Founder's Club sticker
  • Dudes With Dogs® Die-Cut Car Sticker
  • Personal 40%-off discount in the DWD Shop
  • DWD logo keychain (silver or brass)
  • HEATHER GRAY FOUNDER'S CLUB FITTED T-SHIRT
  • HEATHER BLACK FOUNDER'S CLUB FITTED T-SHIRT
SPONSOR
$200 or more per month
You admire our community and want to support us through on-going sponsorship.


SPONSOR rewards include:


FIRST 30 DAYS:

  • Welcome shout-out post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Access to the DWD Global community by your company representative
  • Company name added to "Current Sponsors " Permanent Announcement post in DWD Global

MONTHLY:

  • One sponsored post a month
PARTNER SPONSOR
$1,000 or more per month
You believe in our mission and appreciate the community we've built. You want to partner with us by providing significant on-going support in exchange for ever-present brand visibility.


PARTNER SPONSOR rewards include:


FIRST 30 DAYS:

  • Welcome shout-out post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Access to the DWD Global community by your company representative
  • Company name added to "Current Sponsors " Permanent Announcement post in DWD Global
  • Facebook Live between Founder and your company representative (optional)


MONTHLY:

  • Two sponsored posts a month.


EVER-PRESENT CO-BRANDING:

  • Company Logo or "Sponsored by Your Company Name" added to EVERY group cover photo.
BACK IN 2014, I started Dudes With Dogs (DWD) simply as a place to share photos of my dog 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 now here we are, with OVER 60,000 MEMBERS!

From the start, 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 became really important to people!

For more than four 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: to BE AUTHENTIC, to BE INCLUSIVE, to “LIKE” EVERYONE.

We've supported you in every phase of your dog parenting journey.

And now, we're asking for your support.

See, we've certainly come a long ways. But we still have so much to do! Like growing our community so that every LGBT dog lover knows about us. And working to create DWD Local communities in every major city! And using our size and our influence for good. All of this takes time, effort, and money, and it's time to share the responsibility.  

Ask yourself:

Do you believe in our mission to ENCOURAGE, CELEBRATE, and SUPPORT Dog Dads and Moms?

Do you appreciate the POSITIVE LGBT-INCLUSIVE 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?

Are you EXCITED about DWD's future and the 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 your 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. Please join me and help support our community.

Join Founder's Club today.

Thank You!
Chris

Chris Rolczynski
Founder, Dudes With Dogs

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

FAQ:

WHY?

Much like your local public radio station, what DWD offers, we give away for free. But life costs money, advertising costs money, and rather than shoulder these costs myself, it's time for us to share the burden. It's time to ask for help. And being a Founder's Club member is a great opportunity for you to invest even more in the community you love.

IS IT MANDATORY?

No, but since you can contribute for as little as $5 a month, I hope you’ll choose to! After all, $5 may be just the cost of a latte, but when enough members chip in, it means the difference between surviving and thriving.

WHY SHOULD I PAY WHEN FACEBOOK IS FREE?

Facebook doesn’t manage, administer, moderate, or cultivate our community. They share none of  advertising revenue with us, and charge us whenever we want to place an ad in order to grow our community. In other words, Facebook does give us the Groups framework for free, but beyond that, we’re on our own.

DON’T YOU MAKE MONEY FROM THE DWD SHOP?

Merchandise sales aren't a significant source of income. Besides, it's not our priority. Community is.

WILL I RECEIVE A TAX DEDUCTION?

No, since we aren’t a non-profit.

OK, BUT ARE THERE ANY INCENTIVES?

Yes! Please check out the reward levels at patreon.com/dudeswithdogs. Joining Founder's Club gets you recognition among your peers, automatic posting in DWD Global, access to the Founder's Club private community, discounts on merchandise, and swag like stickers, keychains, and our cool new Founder's Club t-shirts.

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.

Recent posts by Dudes With Dogs®

Tiers
FOUNDER'S CLUB - GRAY
$10 or more per month
You believe in the power of dogs to make us better men and you're proud to support our work.


FOUNDER'S CLUB - GRAY rewards include:


Introductory Rewards (<30 days):

  • Collaborative thank-you post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Name added to Founder's Club permanent announcement post in DWD Global
  • Access to private DWD Founder's Club Facebook group
  • Pre-approved posting in DWD Global
  • Personal 20%-off discount in the DWD Shop


Physical Rewards (6 months):

FOUNDER'S CLUB - BLACK
$25 or more per month
You care deeply about DWD and your contribution proves it. 


FOUNDER'S CLUB - BLACK rewards include:


Introductory Rewards (<30 days)

  • Collaborative thank-you post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Name added to Founder's Club permanent announcement post in DWD Global
  • Access to private DWD Founder's Club Facebook group
  • Pre-approved posting in DWD Global
  • Personal 30%-off discount in the DWD Shop


Physical Rewards (6 months):

FOUNDER'S CLUB - BENEFACTOR
$100 or more per month
You're at the level where rewards and recognition may not be as important to you as providing crucial support to our community.


FOUNDER'S CLUB - BENEFACTOR rewards may include any or all of the following. DWD's founder will reach out to determine the rewards you wish to receive.


  • Personal phone call, FaceTime, or Facebook Live discussion with DWD's Founder
  • Collaborative thank-you post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Name added to Founder's Club permanent announcement post in DWD Global
  • Access to private DWD Founder's Club Facebook group
  • Preapproved posting in DWD Global
  • Personal thank you card from DWD's Founder
  • Founder's Club sticker
  • Dudes With Dogs® Die-Cut Car Sticker
  • Personal 40%-off discount in the DWD Shop
  • DWD logo keychain (silver or brass)
  • HEATHER GRAY FOUNDER'S CLUB FITTED T-SHIRT
  • HEATHER BLACK FOUNDER'S CLUB FITTED T-SHIRT
SPONSOR
$200 or more per month
You admire our community and want to support us through on-going sponsorship.


SPONSOR rewards include:


FIRST 30 DAYS:

  • Welcome shout-out post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Access to the DWD Global community by your company representative
  • Company name added to "Current Sponsors " Permanent Announcement post in DWD Global

MONTHLY:

  • One sponsored post a month
PARTNER SPONSOR
$1,000 or more per month
You believe in our mission and appreciate the community we've built. You want to partner with us by providing significant on-going support in exchange for ever-present brand visibility.


PARTNER SPONSOR rewards include:


FIRST 30 DAYS:

  • Welcome shout-out post in DWD-GLOBAL
  • Access to the DWD Global community by your company representative
  • Company name added to "Current Sponsors " Permanent Announcement post in DWD Global
  • Facebook Live between Founder and your company representative (optional)


MONTHLY:

  • Two sponsored posts a month.


EVER-PRESENT CO-BRANDING:

  • Company Logo or "Sponsored by Your Company Name" added to EVERY group cover photo.