Webkinz Insider - Not affiliated with Ganz or Webkinz.

Welcome to WI!


Free Webkinz Codes

Ads  Remove Ads

Become an Insider Insider Subscriber and make these ads go away!
Go Back   Webkinz Insider Forum > WebkinzInsider.Com > Somebody Help! > Ideas For Ganz

Welcome to the Webkinz Insider Forum forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives limits your access to many of our other features. By joining our FREE community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), removal of some (including the "in-text") ads, respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features, such as trading, and entering contests! Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
Closed
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-05-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
Webkinz :)
 
IndyandLucky's Avatar
IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!

Default Webkinz Shelter Pets - Now Re-Opened! More signatures, news, and comments than ever before!

Click the image to open in full size.

Introduction:
Did you know that 6-8 million perfectly loveable pets enter shelters every year? And only 3-4 million of those loving animals find a home. What happens to the rest you ask? Well, they either spend that year being lonely and unloved, or they are euthanized. These animals deserve a loving home. So, what I am asking my fellow WI members is this – would you buy a Webkinz “Shelter” pet if you knew that it would be helping animals that desperately need support, love, and a home?

Being an allergy sufferer, I know that some families simply can’t have animals in their home. Why, allergies affect 40 to 50 million Americans. Of course there are other reasons as well, like money, responsibility, restrictions in your area (like an apartment that doesn’t allow pets), and changes (like moving, new job with more traveling, etc.). But, there are ways around these barriers. I have allergies, but that doesn’t stop me from loving my two former shelter cats.

Who I am:

I am a fellow Webkinz lover, just like all you Webkinz aficionados out there. Mostly, my life is my cats, though. I adopted them from my local no-kill animal shelter four years ago, and my life has been changed forever. Indy and Lucky (wonder how I got my username ? ?) love living with me, and really love their “forever home”. If I got into their very detailed lives, believe me, you would be reading this all day. Anyway, ever since I adopted them, I have become fascinated with shelters, and do whatever I can to help them. So, a while back, I figured out how to combine my two “hobbies” into one idea. Webkinz Shelter Pets was born.
Now, (I know, finally) I will explain my idea.

My Idea:

This would be a wonderful sales opportunity for Ganz, (as many of you fabulous readers pointed out). The general idea is to have “special” cats and dogs that are not one specific breed become a part of the Webkinz family. In short, Webkinz Shelter Pets is like Signature pets combined with Caring Valley Pets. These pets would probably cost more than a regular Webkinz, (probably adding $3-5) because that way, Ganz still has their profit, and the shelters still get a good portion of the money.
As with any product, there is only so many animals that can be Webkinz. Webkinz already features lots of dogs and cats which are already a specific breed. This product would greatly increase their ability to branch out to new Webkinz, because they could have a grey tabby, brown dog, black dog, (I think you get the picture)
In order for people to be encouraged to pay more, it is almost obvious that they would have to include something else with the pet. I thought it would be really cool if each specific pet would be completely different from the other. All mixed breeds are unique in their coat and coloring, so I think this would be a great way to show kids that being unique is a benefit, not a disadvantage. I am aware that this might be impractical, but Ganz has done harder things. Just like any pet, it’s pet item is very important. A basket bed, or perhaps a paw print mattress would be great pet items in my mind. Also, one thing that Webkinz have never had is collars. On the dress your pet section, maybe Ganz could make a new box for collars.

Here are some other suggestions from WI’s fabulous readers :

A new adoption center that lets you pick out a specific pet based on a bio.

A new “things to do menu”

A menu similar to Caring Valley that lets you pick which organization or shelter your money is donated to.
Adding Endangered Animals to this idea

Making the plush pets look similar to that “Precious Moments Look”

A new Wshop theme like a vet’s office or an animal daycare

A way to heal a pet with a special Doctor Quack kit that gives these pets some TLC

A short note that describes a shelter pet’s life and encourages the owner of the plush to adopt from a shelter

Conclusion:

So, in conclusion, I want this idea to happen very much. It has always been my dream to make a difference in the lives of shelter pets, and by doing this, I hope I can achieve that dream. Thanks to all for making this all possible! Without you – my thread would be nothing like it is today. So, I just want to say . . . .
Thank you.

Also, please post your thoughts on this, believe me, I would LOVE to hear them.

Your friend,

IndyandLucky

P.S. My cats, Indy and Lucky, also want to say thanks for helping their former “Cage-Mates”!

Please spread the word about this thread! Tell your friends, and feel free to use these signatures that I made. It should help spread the word!


Here are some signatures that I have made to support the Webkinz Shelter Pet cause. Feel free to use these.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Last edited by IndyandLucky; 11-11-2010 at 06:11 PM.. Reason: Updated the thread!
IndyandLucky is offline Female
Sponsored Links
Old 05-05-2009, 12:21 PM   #2
jla3523
Webkinz :)
 
jla3523's Avatar
jla3523 is a glorious beacon of lightjla3523 is a glorious beacon of lightjla3523 is a glorious beacon of light

Default Re: An idea for Ganz concerning. . .

IndyandLucky I think that is a great idea!! I have always adopted my pets from a shelter or the SPCA and I have seen that "boy and I lucky" look also

jla3523 is offline Female
Old 05-05-2009, 12:32 PM   #3
Webkinz :)
 
IndyandLucky's Avatar
IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!

Default Re: An idea for Ganz concerning. . .

Thank you so much to all the fabulous members who contributed a graphic to help the cause! I hope you know how much I appreciate it! These members have made these for anybody to use - So please, use them! If you ever "run across" them on the forum, please thank them!
These 13 FABULOUS signatures were made by Brtswim! Thanks SO much!
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

These 2 AWESOME graphics were made by Hawaiianbreeze! Thank you SO much!

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

These 2 GREAT signatures were made by Labsrock! Thanks SO much!
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Thanks for this AWESOME signature, BloogleJ!
Click the image to open in full size.

This is a FABULOUS signature made by Kayrocks1!
Click the image to open in full size.

Last edited by IndyandLucky; 12-11-2010 at 02:44 PM.. Reason: added images
IndyandLucky is offline Female
Old 05-05-2009, 05:31 PM   #4
Webkinz :)
 
IndyandLucky's Avatar
IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!

Default Re: An idea for Ganz concerning. . .

These 3 GREAT signatures were made by Katey577!
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

These 5 GREAT graphics were made by WebbieLuvr1924! Thanks!
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Here is the graphic that won the 1st ever Webkinz Shelter Pets Contest! Congrats Cookiecrumbs830!

Click the image to open in full size.

Here is the graphic that won 2nd place in the 1st ever Webkinz Shelter Pets Contest! Congrats BalletDancer97!

Click the image to open in full size.

Last edited by IndyandLucky; 11-20-2010 at 03:57 PM.. Reason: added images
IndyandLucky is offline Female
Old 05-06-2009, 02:54 PM   #5
♥I love
Webkinz :)
 
palmisland's Avatar
palmisland is a glorious beacon of lightpalmisland is a glorious beacon of light

Default Re: An idea for Ganz concerning. . .

This would be a great idea, it would encourage people to adopt real animals from shelters, and it would make people who love animals buy some to support the animals
palmisland is offline Female
Old 05-06-2009, 03:21 PM   #6
Webkinz :)
 
IndyandLucky's Avatar
IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!

Default Re: An idea for Ganz concerning. . .

Saved for future use...

Last edited by IndyandLucky; 12-11-2010 at 11:21 PM.. Reason: added reply
IndyandLucky is offline Female
Old 05-06-2009, 03:25 PM   #7
♥I love
Webkinz :)
 
palmisland's Avatar
palmisland is a glorious beacon of lightpalmisland is a glorious beacon of light

Default Re: An idea for Ganz concerning. . .

I would be one of the first to buy one of them, I love animals, unfortunately, I couldn't get one (real shelter pet I mean) cuz dad wanted a certain breed DX but maybe someday... At school, our school raises money, and a few charities apply for the money, and the school votes on which one to give the money to, this year the humane society won!
palmisland is offline Female
Old 05-06-2009, 04:19 PM   #8
Webkinz :)
 
IndyandLucky's Avatar
IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!

Default Re: An idea for Ganz concerning. . .

View Post Originally Posted by jla3523
IndyandLucky I think that is a great idea!! I have always adopted my pets from a shelter or the SPCA and I have seen that "boy and I lucky" look also
Aw! Thank you! It is nice to meet someone who has adopted pets from animal shelters! That look is priceless and makes my heart warm! Thanks so much for posting!

View Post Originally Posted by palmisland
This would be a great idea, it would encourage people to adopt real animals from shelters, and it would make people who love animals buy some to support the animals
Thank you so much PalmIsland! I really appreciate your post! That was the thought I had in mind also. I am a huge animal lover and would definitely buy a shelter webkinz to support cats and dogs like Indy and Lucky.

View Post Originally Posted by palmisland
I would be one of the first to buy one of them, I love animals, unfortunately, I couldn't get one (real shelter pet I mean) cuz dad wanted a certain breed DX but maybe someday... At school, our school raises money, and a few charities apply for the money, and the school votes on which one to give the money to, this year the humane society won!
Thanks so much! That means a lot! Animals are my life! That is too bad. I have two former shelter cats, and I could care less if they were a certain breed. I hope you eventually get one! I am so glad the humane society won! That is good! I am sure your school will do lots to help animals in need.

View Post Originally Posted by iluvwarriors
That is a wonderful idea! I'm posting a link for this in my signature! Brilliant idea LuckyandIndy! BRILLIANT!
Aw! Thanks so much Warriors! You are a brilliant person.

Thanks so much!

Last edited by IndyandLucky; 12-11-2010 at 11:21 PM.. Reason: added previous replies
IndyandLucky is offline Female
Old 05-06-2009, 05:45 PM   #9
gangnam style
Webkinz :)
 
tarsky781's Avatar
tarsky781 challenges the impossibletarsky781 challenges the impossible
tarsky781 challenges the impossibletarsky781 challenges the impossible

Default Re: An idea for Ganz concerning. . .

AWESOME idea, LuckyandIndy
I would love shelter pets
tarsky781 is offline Female
Old 05-06-2009, 07:52 PM   #10
Webkinz :)
 
IndyandLucky's Avatar
IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!IndyandLucky is the bees knees!

Default Re: An idea for Ganz concerning. . .

View Post Originally Posted by tarsky781
AWESOME idea, LuckyandIndy
I would love shelter pets
Thanks! I think it would be really awesome! I really appreciate your feedback! Thanks again!
IndyandLucky is offline Female
Closed

Tags
amazing idea, animal shelter pets!, awesome idea!, c'mon ganzzzzz, cheezeiful!, do it webkinz please?, eccheeze, excellent! ~lucky4me, ganz are you listening?, help animals!!!!, help pets in need!, help the animals!, i love this idea!, i ♥ this idea! ~snowwie, indy's idea!, lookie here ganz!, make a difference!, mp was here!, niceidea!♥, save the animals!, save the shelter pets!, shelter pets!, uh-ma-zing!, use this siggie!, yeah! ♥pets

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:40 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2007-2013 Kopi Enterprises, LLC
WebkinzInsider.Com is not an official site of, sponsored by, nor affiliated with Ganz, Inc, Webkinz, Lil'Kinz, or Kinzville Newz and all character names, logos, and images are trademarks owned by Ganz, Inc.
no new posts