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Machete Marketing: His own Green Business Cards

I’m kind of addicted to Moo cards.

At all times, I have at least three versions of Moo’s mini business cards on my person – one that promotes this blog’s Adoptable page, one that promotes this blog’s KC Pittie Pack page and one that promotes the KC Pittie Pack’s Meetup page (and features contact information for me and co-founder Emily of Our Waldo Bungie).

To be clear, three versions of Moo cards does not mean three basic business cards. Oh no, the beauty of Moo is you can have a bunch of the same business card, all with a different image on the front.

I like Moo cards so much that I got my colleague (aka Stephanie of Turtle Soup Daily) to design mini Moo knockoffs that we printed in-house to promote the marketing blog I manage at work.

So, really, for the past couple months I have had four Moo-ish business cards in my purse at all times.

And now you can add a fifth variety to the list: Full size, double-sided cards that show off foster dog Charlie Machete.

Thanks to a Klout perk (disclosure), I was able to get 50 Machete-specific cards and just pay for the cost of shipping. Because I already knew how nice the classic printing style is in the mini version, I opted for the recycled paper version this time.

As you may expect, the finish on the Green cards isn’t as sleek, and the cardstock is a little light. But I think the cards look great, and I’m always happy to go for the more environmentally conscious option on anything when I can.

Because I got the cards for free, I splurged a couple bucks for a cardboard business card holder in the hopes that a local business would let me set up a few Machete cards on the front counter.

You never know when someone might see that face and fall in love forever.

Big thanks to Amy at Fido Fetch Photography for providing images for the Machete and KC Pittie Pack Moo cards.

Foster dog Charlie Machete is available for adoption through Midwest Adopt-a-Bull.

If you want to order some Moo cards of your own, use this link for a discount: http://www.moo.com/share/qc56wq

Do you have business or networking cards? What do they look like?

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Getting a little help from our friends

Wednesday may have been Independence Day, but as of this week, there is one thing Wayward House is no longer doing independently:

Dog fostering.

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I am thrilled to announce that Charlie Machete has officially been accepted into the Midwest Adopt-a-Bull rescue organization. You can peep his pretty shovelhead on the Adoptable Dogs page of the group’s website.

How does this change things?

Not a lot, actually. Charlie Machete will continue to exist under our care at Wayward House until he is adopted by his forever family. However, now we will get some help from the rescue group with such matters as routine veterinary costs and food.

Most importantly, we now have a larger network of experienced animal rescuers to help us ensure that whoever steps up to adopt this beautiful black dog is the right fit.

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I can’t explain for sure why we didn’t enroll Charlie Machete into an official rescue organization sooner. Part of my reluctance stemmed from my knowledge that many rescue groups are overwhelmed and underfunded. In a way, I thought we were helping by not making a rescue group add one more dog to its already overflowing roster.

But sometimes you just need a little help from your animal loving friends in order to get the foster job done.

Midwest Adopt-a-Bull was founded by the dedicated and knowledgeable Mike Kitchens (a.k.a. the man who loves pit bulls), who has advised and inspired me many times over the past months.

Like us, Mike believes that Charlie Machete and so many animals like him deserve the chance to live up to their whole potential in a loving home for all of their days.

Check out Charlie Machete and all of the dogs available through Midwest Adopt-a-Bull at http://www.midwestadoptabull.com/adoptable-dogs.html.

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