Monday, August 4, 2014

Win a Date with Your Do: Mercury Canine Cruise GIVEAWAY--CLOSED

Once August hits, we always have a constant awareness of how the summer is winding down and we make a mad scramble to make our "best of" summer list. This usually involves becoming playing "Tourist in Your Own City" to really appreciate everything our city has to offer.
The can't miss thing we always tell out-of-town visitors is to take one of the architectural river cruises. Which luckily for us, is also dog-friendly with the Mercury Canine Cruise tour.
This 90-minute cruise takes pups and their people down the Chicago River, before entering Lake Michigan and passing by Navy Pier.
This has become one of our summer traditions where we are able to see the amazing architecture of our city from a different view while the pups get to stick their heads out the window in a different way.
Our first trip we were a bit wary about how the pups might react to being in such tight quarters with so many other pups. The nice thing is that it is nothing like the Chicago CTA where you are all crammed in and sharing a seat with strangers, but every time we've gone all of the dogs and their families have gotten their own benches.
These cruises run every Sunday morning through September 28. It seems like it has gotten more popular in the last year, so we recommend calling ahead to make sure you get a space.
While this has become one of our favorite summer traditions, we were excited when the Mercury Canine Cruise invited the pups as their guests and are generously giving away Canine Cruise tickets to 2 lucky dog families.
Each of the winners will receive tickets for 2 humans and 2 pups. Winners will be able to choose the date of your cruise, though we would love to coordinate and meet up if it works out!
Why would you be interested on going on the Mercury Canine Cruise in Chicago with your pup?
Congratulations to our two winners for the Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline Canine Cruise chosen via random number generator. 1) Murray who will be doing his favorite things "sitting with mom and dad, exploring Chicago, cruising, and being near the water!" and 2) Rosa who now has an excuse to wear the cutest pink life jacket with white polka dots. Please email or message us with details on how to get your tickets!

1) Let us know by commenting on our blog post here

2) You can also enter by posting a photo on our Facebook page of your pooch and letting us know why you would be interested in going on the Canine Cruise together. (Remember, we always love seeing photos of your pooches!)

3) Winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator

-You have two chances to win by commenting once on the blog and posting a photo once on our Facebook page.
-We will use a random number generator to randomly choose 1 winner from blog comments and 1 winner from the Facebook page.
-You have until Thursday at Midnight (EST) to post your comment or photo
-Check our
Facebook page and blog this Friday for the announcement of winners. If you are a winner, please contact us, so we can get your information. It is up to the winners to contact us to claim your prize.
-Winners must come to Chicago to attend the cruise

Good luck everyone!

Some of our past cruise adventures here and here.
Check our Facebook page for more photos, comments, and storylines beyond the blog.


Two French Bulldogs said...

Mom said she lived taking that cruise. We wouldn't know!
Lily & Edward

Emily said...

I think Rosa would have the best time on a boat! Plus, our groomers have the CUTEST pink life jacket with white polka dots and this would give me an excuse to buy it for her. :)

JustaGirl said...

Oh how I wish we lived in Chicago :) at least during the summer time hehe

Unknown said...

We would love to go on the cruise! My Holly loves riding on boats!

Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

Murray would love to go on a cruise and explore parts of Chicago he has never seen before!

OG said...

Petey and I would love to go but we live in New York :(

houndstooth said...

We would LOVE to go on the Mercury Tour! Chicago is one of our favorite cities to visit with the dogs. :)

Rachael said...

Wally and Lilly would LOVE to take a tour!

Ashouraita said...

Taz would love to go on a cruise because she loves adventures and she's never experienced it before. She's been very well-behaved on all of our other adventures like going through a cave tour and road trips.

konar said...

Dosa and I would love to! She doesn't swim, but loves being on a boat!!!

K. said...

Penny and Miller would love to be on a boat! The architecture might be over their heads though... get it!?

Victoria P said...

Jasper loves meeting new dogs and having adventures. He's never been on a boat yet!

Unknown said...

I would LOVE to go on this trip with my daughter Sarah and our two dogs, Wilbur - our foster pit bull who is over 10, has only one eye and lots of scars - no history on him, and our other dog from rescue, Payton who is either an Aussie with a tail or a border mix - and wickedly smart!

Unknown said...

I've taken an architecture cruise before (who doesn't like to play tourist in their own city right?), but it would've been even better with my pup! Charlie would love this!!

ashley.werth said...

Would love a day on the town with my favorite little gal Arya!

Unknown said...

I'd love to take Brutus & Lacy on a boat cruise!

Both dogs LOVE boat rides and swimming.

JennyRad said...

Great idea with the carabiner as a second connection for leash / collar.

I foster (in Milwaukee) and worry lots about my new dogs when we're first going out on walks.

Thanks for sharing all your great stories and pics (and for fostering!!)

Sara De said...

"Look, I'm on a boat!" -Rocco the dog

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