BOULDER, CO - Now you can get an image of your kitten, great Dane or pet rock on your Polar Bottle.
The customized pet photo is an option that comes with an order for an insulated sports water bottle from Product Architects, Inc., maker of the Polar Bottle.
A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to support homeless and abandoned animals.
The promotion begins November 1 and continues through December 22, 2011 - just in time for the holidays.
"Giving back to the community is an important part of our company culture," said Judy Amabile, president of Product Architects. "We love animals, and our customers love their pets - so we thought this was a great way to support the efforts of our local humane society, which works so hard to place homeless animals into loving families. I have adopted two dogs from them myself."
The patented Polar Bottle features an insulating layer between two walls of plastic, so it keeps liquids cool twice as long as other water bottles. The photos are printed on the insulating layer and show through the clear outer plastic.
The Polar Bottle fits standard bike water bottle cages and features a convenient, removable carrying strap. It is produced in the US and is BPA- and phthalate-free.
The pet photo bottles cost $20 each, with $5 from each purchase going directly to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley provides shelter and care to more than 9,000 animals each year, with 91 percent of the animals being successfully adopted or reunited with their guardians - one of the best adoption rates in the nation. The organization takes in animals from the local community, and also has a transfer program where it accepts abandoned pets from other regions, saving thousands of animals from euthanasia each year.
"We think our supporters and adopters will really like these bottles customized with their pets' photos," said Lisa Pedersen, CEO of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. "We're excited to partner with this innovative Boulder-based company and raise funds to save more lives."
The pet photo bottles are available exclusively through the Polar Bottle online store at , where customers can upload their photos and select from several bottle colors. Orders will ship approximately two days after being placed.