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Custom Pet Pottery Dog Photo Contest

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There is something to be said for handmade pottery with a dog theme in mind. How many of you love to shop for dog-related items? If I see a unique dog bowl, magnet, ornament, or other dog-inspired item, my eyes light up and I want to learn more. Welcome to the Fidose of Reality Custom pet pottery dog photo contest!!!

4 Paws Pottery is a family-owned and operated business that makes products infused with love for pet parents who consider their pets as members of the family. Candice Popp experiments with different glazes, designs, and stamps along with personalized and breed-specific items.

“I really enjoyed using my pottery to make fun and functional objects,” Popp says. “I enjoyed being creative and doing something that made people smile. I enjoyed watching dogs drink or eat out of my food bowls. So whether it’s a really cute bowl, a personalized treat jar, or just something to hold their brushes, it helps us to give back to the animals that do so much for us.”

Dexter loves his new water bowl, which is beautifully crafted, handmade with love, and embossed with a Cocker Spaniel in the center of the bowl, as pictured below.

Things I love about the bowl, other than its obvious beauty, are it’s craftsmanship, unique design, lead free, and dishwasher safe. How adorable is this?

custom dog bowl

And it comes in a raised style so dogs with floppy ears will not get all wet and soggy. Size wise, the small bowls hold about 4 ounces, the medium about 2-1/2 cups, the large about 3 cups, and for the big dogs, the XL bowls hold about 8 cups.

Other Items

Beyond the bowls, 4 Paws Pottery also has a variety of other goodies for pet lovers. Check out the adorable magnet and business card holder we received:

custom business card holder

dog magnet

They also do treat jars, holiday ornaments, and items for cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, gerbils, and more.

Since this is a dog blog, we are focusing on the canine aspect of pottery.

These make great holiday gifts, just because gifts for pet lovers, and are fun for bridal showers, baby showers, new pet to the family, and so much more. I just like how beautiful the new bowl looks in my home office.

Visit to view their entire custom selection. The prices are super reasonable, as well.

Want to win some 4PawsPottery? We’ve got three items to give away to Fidose of Reality fans. Deets below and good luck!

enter to win


It’s summer, so we want to see your dogs enjoying the season!

Entering is easy, prizes are fab, and all dogs are welcomed: past and present. Two entries per person are allowed: This means two pictures per person.

Deadline to submit entries is 07/31/15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Email your photos to: Please provide your name, city and state and your dog’s name. Any entries without this information will not be counted.  Subject line must be PHOTO CONTEST.

All photos will appear on the Fidose of Reality Facebook page. Please LIKE us on Facebook to follow along:

When does it start and end? The contest starts now. The contest ends on 07/31/15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Fidose of Reality staff and their families are not eligible to win.

What are we judged on? Fidose of Reality will pick FOUR winners. A panel of independent judges will select four photos from all qualified entrants received. Photos will be judged on:

35% clarity of photo

35% adherence to theme

30% overall appeal

Can I photoshop? No photoshopping please. Any photoshopped photos will be disqualified. We want originality! Watermarks are fine.

Can my friends and family play? Sure! The more the merrier. We love to see tails wagging here at Fidose of Reality, so spread the word and make your voice heard. Two entries per person, please. Additional entries beyond the first two will be disqualified.

What if I win? Winners will be notified and announced on the Fidose of Reality blog in this thread no later than August 5, 2015. Winners must provide name and mailing address so we can ship you the prizes. Winners have 48 hours to reply to email. Winners who do not reply within 48 hours of selections will be passed over and runners up will be contacted.

View all entrants here: Fidose of Reality Summer Dog Photo Contest entrants

Contest is closed and here are the amazing winners – and thanks to all who entered!

First place: One long eared or regular bowl of the winner’s choice valued at $45

Kathy Kiley who shares Rory!


Second prize: Business card holder
Robert Jakob who shares Josey Wales!

Third prize: Magnet

Kathy Diamontopoulos who shares Miss Marley and Rusty


Fourth prize: Fidose of Reality gift pack

Lori Napoli, who shares Phoebe




Official Rules Here

Note: We have been compensated for this contest and received the above products to share with you all. Fidose of Reality only shares products we enjoy and use in our lives/with our dog(s).


About Carol Bryant

A dog lover of the highest order is how Gayle King introduced Carol Bryant, when she appeared with her Cocker Spaniel, Dexter, on Oprah Radio’s Gayle King show to dish dogs. Carol created and owns the trademark, My Heart Beats Dog® and lives that mantra. A 30-year veteran of the Cocker Spaniel world, she is President of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) and a frequently sought-after media contributor with over 15 years’ experience writing and blogging about Cocker Spaniels, dog trends, dogs, and the pet industry. She co-authored Pet Blogging for Love & Money and is the 2020 DWAA winner for Best Dog Blog.


    • Carol Bryant says

      LOL that would be be fun but for this contest, but you can win pottery for your pets or someone who has pets 😉

  1. Catherine S says

    This is such a cool idea. I don’t have pets, but I will tell my friends and family about this.

  2. Tamara says

    Gorgeous! We had a custom dog dish for our old husky in San Francisco and I was so proud of it.
    This is a great gift, and for myself too.

  3. Ellen says

    What a neat company. I’ve not seen items like this. I love the dog bowl with the breed engraved at the bottom. I’m going to check out this company.

  4. FiveSibesMom says

    What fantastic items! Yes, I sure do stop for dog-related items, all the time! 🙂 What a great contest, thanks for hosting – going to review some photos now!

  5. Selene says

    Hi everyone! On behalf of the owner of 4 Paws Pottery, and the rest of the creative team, I’d just like to say THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your wonderful feedback on our work!!! We welcome any feedback and questions you may have! 🙂

  6. Beth | Daily Dog Tag says

    I had never heard of Paws4Pottery, but it looks like they have some wonderful products. Even more important than the way a water dish looks is how safe it is. I love that these dishes are safe and beautiful!

  7. Kathy Kiley says

    Wow Wow Wow! Add Bow Wow from Rory. Thank you so very much for choosing Rory’s photo in your summer contest. Obviously he loves posing for photos. And dressing for them too. Silly boy he indulges his Mommy’s nutty ideas. I just love him so. He makes sure I smile every day. Thank you again for the contest and Thank you to 4Paws Pottery!

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