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By Amelia Small
$85.00 pledged of $5,000 goal
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About this project

FIDO (The Fundamentals & Improvement of Dog Ownership) magazine is built on primarily sponsorship and volunteers. Each issue celebrates the canine-human bond with informative articles on a broad range of topics important to every Maine dog owner.

The goal of this magazine is to create an active and supportive community for local Maine dogs and their owners to share, learn, interact, and engage.

We are looking to officially launch the magazine this July, in time for Summer and all of the local activities! We will then embark on a 4X per year print schedule. Distribution is planned for 1,000 copies/issue.

Online, our goals are to offer a lot more interactivity on the web site: videos submitted by readers, online-only content, a gallery of owner-submitted photos, contests, shows, and much more. 

Mock-Cover of the first issue of FIDO Magazine. Cover Photo by Sit.Stay.Snaps
Mock-Cover of the first issue of FIDO Magazine. Cover Photo by Sit.Stay.Snaps

Our mission is three-fold:

  • Fundamentals - Providing training, nutrition and canine wellness tips to help dogs live long and fulfilling lives.
  • Improvement - Volunteering and helping local animal welfare organizations to save and enrich the lives of homeless and abused animals.
  • Collaborate - Influencing dog owners and experts alike to share inspirational stories about local heroes and organizations that are doing good in the Maine community.

Contributing to the Dog Community:

Dogs are an important part of our lives. Part of our mission is to ensure the health and safety of all dogs, so FIDO Magazine continually gives back to the dog community through gifts, donations and commitments. Your subscription helps us support these programs.

We will also establish marketing programs with local vendors and non-profit organizations to raise awareness of local issues and FIDO Magazine at the same time.

Support & Share

Your donation means a lot. When it comes to donations, Kickstarter is all or nothing, so… I could also use your help spreading the word about FIDO Magazine and our Kickstarter efforts.

Following is a list of pre-written social media posts and suggestions on how you can help share FIDO’s message with the online world. 

Just copy, paste and post! 

Share on Facebook 
*Please leave in the links and hashtags. 

I just backed FIDO Magazine on Kickstarter. I promise you and your dogs will dig this! http://tinyurl.com/nkmmbaa #Bark4FIDO #FIDOMag #DogsDigFIDO

I’m supporting the improvement of dog ownership to make a difference by helping fund FIDO mag on Kickstarter: http://tinyurl.com/nkmmbaa #Bark4FIDO #FIDOMag #DogsDigFIDO 

Today I helped build a community where dog owners can be inspired, and dogs can be heard. Will you join the movement? http://tinyurl.com/nkmmbaa #Bark4FIDO #FIDOMag #DogsDigFIDO 

Big change happens in small doses. Today I helped make a difference for future generations of dog owners by investing in FIDO mag. http://tinyurl.com/nkmmbaa #Bark4FIDO #FIDOMag #DogsDigFIDO

I donated to FIDO mag on @Kickstarter because of _________. http://tinyurl.com/nkmmbaa #Bark4FIDO #FIDOMag #DogsDigFIDO
(Personalize this Facebook post with the name of a dog who’s inspired you. Maybe even tell us why you chose him/her. Get creative – you've got plenty of space to share on Facebook!)

Share on Twitter 
*Please leave in the links and hashtags.

I just backed @fidomag on @Kickstarter. I promise you & your dogs will dig this!http://tinyurl.com/nkmmbaa #Bark4FIDO #FIDOMag #DogsDigFIDO

I’m supporting the improvement of dog ownership in Maine to make a difference: http://tinyurl.com/nkmmbaa #Bark4FIDO #FIDOMag #DogsDigFIDO 

Today I helped build a community where dogs can be heard. Will you join the movement?http://tinyurl.com/nkmmbaa #Bark4FIDO #FIDOMag #DogsDigFIDO 

I donated to @fidomag on @Kickstarter because of _________. http://tinyurl.com/nkmmbaa #Bark4FIDO #FIDOMag #DogsDigFIDO (Personalize this tweet with the name of a dog who’s inspired you. Maybe even tell us why you chose him/her. Get creative – you’ve got a few characters left to fill!)

Risks and challenges

Do you feel print is dead? Don’t! We want your printed copy to be the centerpiece and conversation for years to come in your home. With a printed magazine your guest will share stories and their love of local experts and dogs.

Putting out a publication is rewarding, but it doesn't come without challenges. However, we've done an extensive amount of research and have already considered how to address some of the common challenges that might arise when printing a magazine.

First, we're collaborating with people who we've already had experience working with. Second, we've done due diligence to get estimates from three printers, all being referrals from friends who have published magazines. Plus, we've gotten estimates for every printed piece and reward item. Last but not least, we have fulfillment services ready to go and we've calculated solid shipping figures.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Good doggy karma, a wag of appreciation, and a thank you to you or on behalf of your dog in our magazine.

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    Same as for $10, but we will also send a nice little gift for your four-legged friend. This could include a dog collar, dog bowl, dog leash, or other assorted items.

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    Same as $75, but will add photo (2" x 2") of you and/or your dog to the first issue of our magazine (you must supply) and a 25-50 word bio/description!

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    Same as $250, but we will interview you and publish an article about you on RompMag.com in our series highlighting notable Kickstarter Supporters. In addition, if you are a business, we will give you half page ad space for free in our very first issue!

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