Welcome Brittany!

In June 2014, we welcomed Brittany to the fetch! team as our editor’s assistant intern! She has already been busy interviewing and writing articles/blogs for fetch! but will also be helping with special events throughout the year.

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Here’s a little bit about Brittany:

Brittany was raised in the small town of Baltic, SD and moved to Sioux Falls in 2008. She is currently an SDSU student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in sociology.

 

Referred to as a “crazy cat lady” by her friends, Brittany has always been an animal lover. Her dog, Daphne, a Shih Tzu mix, and her cats, Chesh, a long-haired orange tabby, and Syrah, a grey tabby, keep her happily busy.

 

On her free time, Brittany enjoys dancing, going to concerts, spending time with friends and being outdoors.

{Photos of Brittany taken by CK Mixed Media} Thank you CK Mixed Media!

The Many Colors of fetch! pet magazine

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For any true fetch! fan out there, you know we like to mix it up – from the color pallet in each edition to the backgrounds and patterns we use!
 
From the very beginning, I knew I didn’t want the same colors in the logo every single time. Each edition has its own theme. We are currently working on our sixteenth edition of fetch! since starting in 2010!!
 
The spring edition usually has typical spring colors and bright patterns. Along with the spring edition comes the Rescue & Shelter Appreciation Special. We wanted those pages to stand out from the rest of the magazine, so we have used the houndstooth pattern for that special section for the last 3 years. It fits very well with what we were promoting – hounds! (and cats, horses, etc…)
 
The same goes with the summer edition; we keep the theme on track with the time of year or holidays such as the 4th of July.
 
Every fall edition also has the Hunting Special. That section also gets its own special design so it can stand out from the rest. The fall edition has gone back and forth between hunting and Halloween. That’s a hard one for me, because you know how much I love Halloween!
 
Besides the autumn season and all the fun colors, activities and holidays it brings, winter and Christmas is by far my favorite time of year. One of the most enjoyable aspects of designing fetch! is that I can incorporate my passion of the seasons in each edition.
 
CoverPageHere is a special glimpse of an edition that was never produced for the public! This was our “mock-up” that we presented to businesses at the very beginning to launch the very first edition of fetch! Sioux Falls Pet Magazine.
 
We couldn’t be more thankful for the fans of fetch!, seeing your pet photos and hearing your stories because we produce this magazine for you! Thank you for all your support. We hope you’ve enjoyed every edition & here’s to many more to come!
 
Lori
lori@fetchsiouxfalls.com

Jingle Paws Food & Gift Drive

What is Jingle Paws?
 
Jingle Paws is a food and gift drive fundraiser for shelter and rescue pets in the Sioux Falls area. “Fur” angel trees are placed at participating locations with paper ornaments where the public can take one or more, purchase the item(s) requested by the non-profit and bring it back to place under the tree.
 
Rescue groups and animal shelters have the responsibility of caring for many pets at once. Volunteers put a lot of their own money into taking care of these pets. Especially during the Christmas season, we want to help those volunteers with some of the costs of fostering a pet and also give the dog a fun, new present!
 1st Annual Jingle Paws - donations for Sioux Falls Area Humane Society & Second Chance Rescue Center
The 1st Annual Jingle Paws took place at four locations in Sioux Falls and Brandon. Together we raised money, blankets, dog & cat toys and treats, 85 lbs. of food and kitty litter! All donations went to help shelter pets at the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society and Second Chance Rescue Center.
 
In 2011, we organized the 2nd Annual Jingle Paws with the help of five locations in Sioux Falls and Tea. Food, treats, toys, leashes, collars and even grooming supplies were donated for Northern Plains Boxer Rescue.
 
All Cats Rescue of Sioux Falls was the beneficiary of the 3rd Annual Jingle Paws. Four locations in Sioux Falls and Tea participated in the collection of many items including 60 lbs. of food, 135 lbs. of litter, beds, toys & $220.
 
This last season, the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society was chosen again for the 4th Annual Jingle Paws fundraiser and had five locations in Sioux Falls, Brandon and Tea with fur angel trees. The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society’s wish list this year included more cleaning and office supplies. Check out all those cleaning supplies!!
 
We appreciate everyone who has donated to the Jingle Paws Food & Gift Drive. It makes us so happy to see people come together to help the pets in foster homes or at the shelter!
 
{Lori}
lori@fetchsiouxfalls.com
 

We’re Hiring : Independent Sales Consultants



Independent Sales Consultants
 
fetch! Sioux Falls Pet Magazine is a locally owned and growing company based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and we are currently looking for highly talented and enthusiastic Independent Sales Consultants to join our team.
 
This is a part time position with flexible scheduling that can create a GREAT second source of income! Generate new client accounts and provide consulting to existing clients by discussing their needs.  
 
Responsibilities:
  • Develop new relationships and leads through networking
  • Contacting sales leads, setting appointments, discussing the client’s needs and closing sales
  • Managing client accounts to maintain a business relationship
  • Provide outstanding customer service
 
Requirements:
  • Goal oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Pleasant personality
  • Self-motivated
  • Reliable transportation
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills
 
To Apply For This Position:
Please e-mail resume and references to lori@fetchsiouxfalls.com

Behind the Scenes : Life Under the Sea

  

If you’ve ever wondered what life is like under the sea, visiting the Marine Cove at Sertoma Butterfly House is the place to go! On these bitterly cold South Dakota days, taking a dive into the underwater world at the Marine Cove is a refreshing escape.

Thousands of gallons of freshwater and saltwater aquariums with a fabulous variety of aquarium life can give you hours of enjoyment. There’s just something so peaceful and relaxing about it!

 

One of the things I didn’t know was how many different corals the Marine Cove had and the process the corals go through.

Not only is there plenty to look at, but you can also get hands-on with sharks and stingrays. Although I have to admit it took me a while, I finally touched a stingray – and received a sticker to prove it!

  

We also got a “behind-the-scenes” look at what it takes to keep the Marine Cove functioning. JD Pratt was kind enough to show us around, talk about each aquarium and show us what keeps all the aquariums running. You can see JD’s debut article in the Spring Edition of fetch! Sioux Falls Pet Magazine out the first week of March 2014.

The wonderful photos you see here and in the Life Under the Sea article were taken by the very talented Bill Van der Hagen. You can see more of his work at billvanderhagen.com.

  

  

If you haven’t been to the Butterfly House & Marine Cove, I highly encourage it! They are located in Sertoma Park. They also have education programs available, a pretty amazing gift shop and you can even have a birthday party or wedding there. Check them out online at sertomabutterflyhouse.org.

{Lori}
lori@fetchsiouxfalls.com

 

 

 

all about the editor : part 1

Q&A with our Editor-In-Chief
 
1. What was your favorite TV show growing up?
Full House – I remember looking forward to TGIF!
 
2. Roller coasters or water slides?
That’s a tough one! Since I don’t like going upside down or in a corkscrew, I’d have to say water slides is my favorite. I’d go to Valley Fair any day!
 
3. Truth or dare?
Dare.
 
4. Where would be your dream vacation?
Since I spent 4 years as an art major and learning art history, I’d love to go to Greece – pretty much Europe in it’s entirety. Or an Alaskan cruise.
 
5. If you won the lottery, what would you do?
I would rescue as many pets as I could!
 
6. Do you have any tattoos?
Yes, I have 2.
 
7. What is one thing you cannot live without?
Gum.
 
8. Do you talk with your hands?
Absolutely – it runs in the family!
 
9. What is your favorite movie?
A League of Their Own.
 
10. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
Definitely not a morning person.
 
11. What is your favorite movie quote?
For some reason, the movie Get Smart pops in my head. One of the best parts is when Max says “Kris Kringle. Fish stick” when the Chief is trying to say “Krstic.” Hilarious!
 
12. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
I’d have to say hiking.