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March Newsletter

Posted 1 March 2023, 12:50:11 EST :: Last edited 1 March 2023, 13:03:36 EST by Staryon

 

✦ Happy March, Sushi Rolls! ✦

This month is a bit relaxed before we roll into the new season. Enjoy the break and prepare for our next seasonal event in April!

If you have any questions, please ask us in the community discord server. Enjoy!

✦ Soosh of the Month! ✦

Month of March

Bibimbap

Owned by Robotic-Sparks

Remember, you could be featured next month by drawing the above soosh!

Check out Soosh of the Month

 

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Events Ending ✦

Thank you everyone for participating in the Snowfall Festival! I hope everyone enjoyed the prompts and prizes that were available.
The Snowfall Raffle will be rolled this Friday, and Staryon will distribute the prizes to the winners after rolling.

The Holiday Shoppe will remain open until March 7th; the frozen tickets will no longer be purchaseable after the raffle is rolled on the 2nd so don't forget to grab those before then!
 
There is only a few more days to get some pets in the Sweetheart Day prompts! These were short, limited-time prompts to celebrate our affections for our loved ones.
These prompts will end after the 7th, so please check them out before they go!

On a similar note - there is no estimated hiring date for the mod applications. This is a lengthy process that requires numerous steps on our end, so we appreciate patience for anyone who has applied. We look forward to every application!
 

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✦ Season of Spring ✦

Beginning in April will be the Spring Blossom Festival!
Similar to Snowfall Festival, this event will have main quests and subquests to earn some event currency for some new items and prizes!

We hope you look forward to it!
 

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And that's all for this month! We hope you are as excited as we are! 
As always, feel free to comment or send us a message if you have any questions!

February Newsletter

Posted 30 January 2023, 17:38:35 EST :: Last edited 1 February 2023, 12:27:05 EST by Staryon

 

✦ Happy February, Sushi Rolls! ✦

Back with another news update!
This one is packed with info that we feel may be important to the community such as: Return of the Soosh (of the Month), Mid-Event Update for Snowfall Festival, Nitro Booster Perks, a "Sweet" Holiday next month, and more details about the mod restructuring! (P.S. We are hiring!)

Please scroll down to read more!
If you have any questions, please ask us in the community discord server. Enjoy!

✦ Return of the Soosh (of the Month)! ✦

That's right - after a long break, Soosh of the Month is back!
Due to not having the prompt to raffle off of, I raffled every single prompt entry done by January 30th to find a winner for February!
 

Peppermint Popcorn

Owned by CarrsCrap

Remember, you could be featured next month by drawing the above soosh!

Check out Soosh of the Month



Mid-Event Update

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Seems like the community has been hard at work in helping the townsfolk with all the festival mishaps!
During all of the commotion, it seems like Festival Cookie and Festival Zero found a forgotten gift for you! (Or maybe it was just misplaced in the chaos...)

Check out the Holiday Shoppe!


Writing is now allowed!

Sorry - when creating the event we had been so distracted that we did not realize writing requirements were left out of the prompts!
We have rectified this for the mid-event update (once we clarified if we had a mod ready to read your writings). We hope this allows more members to fully participate in the event!

The prompts already state the requirements, but as a refresher: Writings must be 500 words at the minimum. You can get a writing bonus of +50 Carats if you write 1000 words! Character bonuses also apply to writing, so you can earn an extra few Candycanes as well.

Raffle Prize Reveal

We know many have been wondering what the Snowfall Raffle was for; we wanted to gauge the participation in the event before fully settling on prizes and you guys did so well we added 5 more prizes to the pool! This means there will be six winners overall.


6th and 5th will win: a Haute Potion! 
4th and 3rd will win: a Sooshapon Token! 
2nd will win: an Enchanted Bell! 

 

1st will earn the Grand Prize: the Snowdeer Cake Sushi Dog! 

This winter-ful soosh has the Magic Aura trait that you can earn in this event! 
We hope that this raffle reveal brings more excitement to players who did not have a set plan for their candycanes.

Thank you, everyone!

This event was a team effort behind the scenes. There may have been a few hiccups but we are very thankful to see how excited our community has been, and admiring all of the prompt entries that you guys have put so much love into!

We hope you can look forward to more events in the future.

✦ Nitro Booster Perks ✦

We have been doing Nitro Booster Perks in the discord server for over a year, and found consistent members partaking in them (thank you)!
It required a few test perks that have been shifted and adjusted over the year, but as of now we can officially state the perks we are sticking with:

If you use 1 boost on the server, you get 3 Koinpeito 12-icon.png every month you boost!
If you use 2 boosts on the server, you get 5 Koinpeito 12-icon.png every month!
Lastly: You will gain a free event item when events are running! January was the Pet Box item.

As an extra bonus, every nitro booster gains access to themed Your-Soosh-Here bases created by Staryon - this is always available to any and everyone who boosts.

Consider these monthly perks as a passive income for the site!

Boosts allow our server to have a banner (and thus hold banner contests), as well as gaining us new emote and sticker slots.
We even have a custom url!

Sushi Dog Discord

The discord server is the hub to everything Sooshes, so check it out!

Mod Restructuring ✦

Kayy explained last month about the restructuring.
This was an overdue task to reassign mod duties as we find ourselves growing older and gaining new responsibilities in our lives.
(You're not the only ones growing up, Sushi Rolls!)

This should make the group run far smoother than before.
We do apologize for the delays and unanswered inquiries the community has dealt with in the past. Our focus is always on the community's enjoyment of our cute food species, so we hope you can feel as cherished as you are!

You'll find that the redesign queue is reopened, and also more consistency in other site workings including the newsletter!
The other mods have been doing wonderfully in their new roles, so be sure to thank them in sticking with us as we continue to adjust to our different needs.

Now Hiring! 

We just needed January to test out these new duties and see what may be missing.
And well... we're in need of one more mod!

We are looking for a new approval mod; this mod will work under Rannarbananar to help approve MYOs, redesigns, and update appraisals.
This task isn't as easy as it sounds - you'll need to be knowledgeable on our traits, theme allowances, and learn how to appropriately appraise any and all Sooshes!

It can be daunting at first but we believe anyone can do it. You'll be trained for the role, and will gladly answer any and all questions you will have regarding the approval process. Just click the button below to find the mod application; we look forward to hearing from you!

Join the Team!

 

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Something Sweet in the Air...

You may want to grab a friend for this! Or maybe have someone in mind...
Wait - I think both works? 
 
I can't wait to tell my loved ones how much they mean to me!
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And that's all for this month! We hope you are as excited as we are! 
As always, feel free to comment or send us a message if you have any questions!

January Newsletter

Posted 7 January 2023, 17:45:58 EST :: Last edited 7 January 2023, 17:52:24 EST by fawncore

 

✦ Happy New Year Sushi Rolls! ✦

After a much-needed break, our mod team is back in action! There have been a few changes to the site and we hope that you like them. I will be breaking down each change in the below sections, but first, a teaser for our next event!

 



✦ Enchanted Mirror ✦

The Enchanted Mirror is now open for the month of January! It will be open until Monday, Jan 9th at roughly 12pm EST.
To surrender a soosh to the mirror, please click "Submit" and then "Surrender." Please allow up to 5 days for your soosh to be accepted, and make sure you submit their toyhouse to Pommelraie as well!

There are a ton of new sooshes for you to buy, including ones to buy with mirror shards now!



Winter Snowfall Festival

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The snow is falling and the skies are twinkling. The winter solstice festival has arrived! It is the longest night of the year and soosh gather around Culario plaza to celebrate. Many watch the mystical aurora borealis spread throughout the night sky. Sooshes make wishes under the falling stars and some may even catch a glimpse of a special something flying around! There are also various winter activities, such as snowball fights, festival stands, and a big feast that lasts for weeks! These activities are causing a commotion around the plaza, making some curious creatures want to take part in the festivities too… Maybe you can befriend some?
 
This event will ideally be starting on January 14th, barring any website-related issues. If we do have any issues, some features may be delayed. Stay tuned!

 

 

Website Updates

 
Mod Structure
You may see a few new moderator roles across the site! Our team has been divided up into teams of two per section, but we will all be assisting still where we can! We may be hiring soon so be sure to keep an eye out if that’s something you would be interested in. Also, you may notice that some of our asset art has been changing slightly! I have taken over this duty to help the team focus their efforts on more pertinent things while I supervise the group happenings!
 
 
Pommelraie’s Salon
Redesign Kit

Introducing the newest addition to Pommelraie’s salon; the Redesign Kit!

This kit is available for 1000Carats or 10Koinpeito, and acts as a tonic bypass for your new redesign! If you plan on using more than two tonics, this item is required. We know that our tonic system was a bit confusing, for both the community and the mod team! We hope that this new item relieves stress on both ends when completely overhauling a design! Additional items will still be needed in addition, if you plan on upgrading traits.
 
 
Species Structure
Still in progress, but there have been a few changes to the mythicals and traits on the website! 
 
Vampsoosh are now Weresoosh
Dragonsoosh are now Dracosoosh
 
Cheek Shape-Default is now Round Cheeks
Cheek Color-Default is now One-Color Cheeks
Cheek Shape-Shaped is now Shaped Cheeks
Cheek Shape-Mismatched is now Mismatched Cheek Shape
Cheek Color-Mismatched is now Mismatched Cheek Color
Cheek Color-Fancy is now Fancy Cheeks
Multi-Color is now Multi-Color Bandana
NEW - Mismatched Ears
 
I personally felt these new names are much more inclusive of the designs that can exist underneath them. Maybe it even gives you some new ideas!
Please note that verbiage is still be updating across the site, so please hang tight while things are revised.
 
 
Species Guides
A popular request, this new page is in progress!
This page will be a much more familiar layout of common closed species guides and hopefully will be more useful for new members. Hang tight, it’s coming!
 
In addition, there will be a subtype and mythical breakdown included, as well as a height chart to compare each type to the others.
 
 
What’s that?
In addition to the new redesign kit, you may have noticed a few new items popping up. They look rather delicious. I wonder what they’re for?
 

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And that's all for this month! We hope you are as excited as we are! 
As always, feel free to comment or send us a message if you have any questions!

Secret Soosh 2022 Reveal

Posted 4 January 2023, 22:13:43 EST :: Last edited 4 January 2023, 22:13:43 EST by fawncore


Click the link below to see all the art for this year's secret soosh event!!

https://sta.sh/21mak4yqzcnh

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Thank you everyone for another successful year for this event! We hope you all had fun and enjoy your new art! Thank you to everyone who completed their part on time!

November Newsletter

Posted 12 November 2022, 16:11:30 EST :: Last edited 12 November 2022, 16:11:30 EST by fawncore

 

✦ Happy November Sushi Rolls! ✦

We hope you enjoyed all of the spooky sooshes for October and are ready to jump right into November! As usual, there will not be a large event this month, and our December calendar is already quite full! Please read below for all the news for this month, including the beginning preparations for December!!

 



✦ Enchanted Mirror ✦

The enchanted mirror is now open for the next week!  The mirror will close on November 19th.

To surrender a soosh to the mirror, please be sure to click "Submit" and then "Surrender". Please allow up to 5 days for your soosh to be accepted, and make sure you submit their toyhouse to Pommelraie as well!



✦ Secret Soosh Signups ✦

 

Every year when the colder months begin to creep upon Culario, sooshes from all over join together in the Sanctuary to celebrate the Winter Snowfall Festival. A particular favorite activity is the exchanging of art between sooshes in the "Secret Soosh" event! So come sign up and get paired with a random secret partner in this exciting art exchange event!

Only 50 members will be accepted for organizational reasons, so sign up soon!
If we do not hit the limit before the end of the month, entries will close on Nov 27.

Sign Up Now

 

 

✦ Dream Soosh Custom Raffle ✦

November 12 - Nov 30 @ 11:59pm EST

Yes! Our dream soosh raffle is back again for our 2022 Winter Advent Calendar. For the past three years, the final spot in our annual advent calendar has been reserved for a free custom by fawncore for a random member of the sushi dogs community. This year is no different!

To enter, simply fill out the entry form using the link below. The winner will be decided by random chance, with the design revealed on December 25th. More information and rules are provided on the dream soosh giveaway entry form. Entries close on November 30.

Enter Dream Soosh Raffle

 

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✦ 2022 Advent Calendar ✦

And to go ahead and tease this year's advent calendar, we are doing things a little bit differently this year! No, no, we will still be doing 25 sooshes revealed each day!

This time though, we will be teasing who that soosh may suit! Do you like snowflakes? Or maybe you're more into gingerbread men! We won't be showcasing the food in advance, but rather a taste of their colors and who they would fit well as a gift for! There will be a bit more variety this way, so we hope that if you don't celebrate Christmas or any winter holidays, you still may find something for this cozy season!

 

And that's all for this month! We hope you are as excited as we are! 
As always, feel free to leave a comment or send us a message if you have any questions!

September Newsletter

Posted 6 September 2022, 10:24:55 EDT :: Last edited 6 September 2022, 10:24:55 EDT by fawncore

✦ Happy September, Sushi Rolls! ✦

 

✦ It's our 9th Anniversary!! ✦

We are immensely grateful for the community that we have, especially with so much change over the years! This year we are celebrating our community with a variety of events all throughout the month of September! Thank you everyone for sticking around or just joining the fun!

Be sure to read everything down below closely if you plan on participating!

• Badge for all participants
Free MYO event for new members
• Month-long prompt activities
• FTO raffle batch by our Mod Team
• Raffle design for all members by Rannarbananar
• Puzzle Prompts


✦ Soosh of the Month ✦

Due to the event, Soosh of the Month will be postponed to October! Stay tuned for next month's winner!

Check out Soosh of the Month

 

✦ Free MYO Event ✦

Open to All Members without an ANN Soosh   |   Ends Sep 30th

Like last year, we are hosting an event that allows any member to make one all-standard Sushi Dog for free, granted that they did not do so during the event last year! Yes, you read that right! From now until Sep 30 @ 11:59 pm EST you can submit a Sushi Dog design of your very own and if everything looks correct, they will be approved and uploaded! There are a few rules for this event though:

1. Any sooshes created for this event will be LOCKED to your account! This means you can never sell, trade, surrender or gift them.
2. If you wish to no longer own them, the design must be RETIRED as a Sushi Dog.
3. All Sushi Dogs submitted must be standard, regardless of if you have items or not. If you wish to add gourmet traits or bells, you must do so at a later time by updating the design. This is for efficiency for our team getting everything uploaded quickly.
4.  By submitting a design via this event, you are agreeing and consenting that you understand the above rules, and will not try to circumvent them.

Click here to get started!
 

 

✦ Prompt Questline: Your Sushi Dog Journey ✦

Open to All Members   |   Ends Sep 30th

This year we are posting a three-part quest line that can only be completed during this month! How has your Sushi Dog journey evolved over your time with us, and who are the friends you have made along the way? Complete this questline for an exclusive trait that can only be earned during this event! They won't be leaving for good, as they will appear next year and the year after that!

Be sure to read all the rules closely and make sure to take your time with your drawings!

Click here to get started!

 

✦ FTO Raffle Batch ✦

Open to FTOs  |   Ends Sep 30th

 

Looking to nab a soosh of your very own? Our mod team has come together to give some sooshes that have settled a little too comfortably in the mirror a fresh glow-up! If you love any of these designs, all you have to do is comment on this news post with the following form, and you will be entered into a raffle to win them! I will reply to you with your designated numbers for each soosh you choose to enter for!

Pro Tip: You can tell if you are an FTO by the green label on your profile!

SushiDogs Username:
DeviantArt Username: (If you have one!)
Discord Username: (If you have one!)
Which soosh(es) are you interested in?
What would you name the soosh(es) if you won?

✦ Anniversary Raffle Design ✦

Open to All Members  |   Ends Sep 30th

That's not all we are raffling away! Rannarbananar has graciously designed and offered up this handsome chap to one lucky winner! Please fill out the form below and comment on this news post if you are interested in winning them! I will reply with a number for your entry!

SushiDogs Username:
What would you name the soosh if you won?
What would this soosh's hobby be if you won?

✦ Anniversary Puzzle Prompts ✦

Open to All Members  |   Ends Sep 30th

And finally, as one extra little event, we have made a crossword puzzle and a word search for you to complete! These are both Sushi Dog themed and will really test your Culario knowledge! Submit to the designated prompt once complete to get your reward!

Click here to get started!

 

That's all for now! Feel free to leave a comment or send us a message if you have any questions!

August Newsletter

Posted 15 August 2022, 11:00:38 EDT :: Last edited 15 August 2022, 11:00:38 EDT by fawncore

✦ Happy August, Sushi Rolls! ✦

 

Anniversary Event ✦

Unfortunately, due to the DTE and personal circumstances, we have fallen a bit behind with our Anniversary event activities. Because of the DTE last month and trying to recover from the time dedicated to it, the Anniversary event will take place in September. This will hopefully not affect our October event as well!

You can look forward to the following:

• Free MYO event for new members
• Month-long prompt activities
• Anniversary gift bags
• FTO raffle batch by our Mod Team
• Raffle design for all members by Rannarbananar
• and more!

We apologize deeply for the delay of this news, and hope you understand!


✦ Soosh of the Month ✦

This month's winner is RaiinbowMochii !

Peaches n Cream

Owned by RaiinbowMochii

Remember, you could be featured next month by drawing the above soosh!

Check out Soosh of the Month

 


That's all for now! Feel free to leave a comment or send us a message if you have any questions!

2022 DTE Winners

Posted 9 August 2022, 00:48:46 EDT :: Last edited 9 August 2022, 00:48:46 EDT by fawncore

 

Thanks to everyone for their participation in this year's DTE! We hope you enjoyed drawing these tropical cuties and maybe won a Sushi Dog you love!
Below are the winners for this year's designs!

Please note that all completed raffles can be seen here. Raffles were run in the below order.
Any duplicate winners were rerolled in the Discord Server within one of the private mod channels so that everything could be announced at once. Screenshots can be provided if needed.

All entrants are viable to win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, only once for the entire selection of sooshes!
All rewards and ownerships will be sent as soon as possible, both here and on ToyHouse!

As usual, all free event sooshes are trade locked for three months! This will be reflected on their profile as off today, rather than the end of the event.

 

Colorful Piña Colada

by Tamurachii

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2nd Place

neotabu

 

Cookie Pool Party

by Flufflebear

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2nd Place

ThorinFrostclaw

 

Halekulani Cocktail

by Starkindler

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2nd Place

Peach_moon

 

Mermaid Dreamland Punch

by Alexdream12

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2nd Place

RedlaSunShowers029

 

Ocean Breeze Cocktail

by Tamurachii

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2nd Place

Fucal

 

Sunset Shimmer

by Kyu

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  • 1st Place

    @tigitigerchan




2nd Place

c_candy

 

July Newsletter

Posted 10 July 2022, 15:39:11 EDT :: Last edited 10 July 2022, 15:39:11 EDT by fawncore

✦ Happy July, Sushi Rolls! ✦

Let's jump right into this month's updates!!

Summer DTE ✦

It's finally time for our annual Summer DTE! Be sure to check out the graphic below for more information!!

The DTE rules are explained more on the individual prompts so be sure to read closely! You may enter once for each soosh, but only win once! When you enter for a soosh via the prompt you will automatically receive a raffle entry. This raffle will be drawn on August 07 for all prizes.

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Enter the DTE!



✦ Soosh of the Month ✦

We are still waiting to hear from this month's winner! Once 24 hours have passed we will reroll! Stay tuned!

Check out Soosh of the Month

 


✦ Art Fight Might ✦

July is Art Fight month!

We have a special prompt made just for our art fight participants who draw some sooshes along the way! Be sure to read all the details at the link below to submit yours! Be sure to grab a direct link as well, since Art Fight doesn't allow external linking! Looking for people to attack? Check out our discord!

Check out Art Fight Might




That's all for now! Feel free to leave a comment or send us a message if you have any questions!

June Newsletter

Posted 30 May 2022, 11:05:39 EDT :: Last edited 1 June 2022, 12:40:34 EDT by Staryon

✦ Happy June, Sushi Rolls! ✦

Let's jump right into this month's updates!!

Important Trait Updates

Hello everyone, we have decided to be stricter on design rules. We have had many weird situations with traits, so we are trying to tackle them down and clarify what is no longer allowed. We will be fixing rules and adding new traits in the near future, so we hope to share more with you guys soon. We have decided that:

New Gourmet Trait: Spikes
We will no longer allow spikes/horns anywhere on the body aside from the head and tails if using the Chimera Tail Trait, without this trait.

New Gourmet Trait: Fins
We will no longer allow fins anywhere on the body aside from the tail if using the Chimera Tail Trait, without this trait.

• We will no longer allow staple tails to mimic food via the use of accessories. This will be case by case, but if it looks like food and isn't listed as such, it will probably be rejected.
• We will no longer allow accessories to mimic traits. This includes horn headbands, clips, harnesses, etc.
• We will be stricter on the use of large teeth. Some sooshes in the past have had "tusks" and these will be grandfathered in.

The above traits will be slowly updated for sooshes that currently have these elements. If you have any sooshes that apply to these rules, please submit a claim so we can get them updated for you quickly.

We will be continuing to update our trait guidelines as time goes on, but this is where we are starting for now. Have any questions or suggestions? Shoot us a message or comment below! Now onto the other exciting news!  

✦ Soosh of the Month ✦

Due to some confusion on last month's Soosh of the Month, with the lack of a newsletter, we will be extending last month's winner period. Please note that Soosh of the Month ALWAYS updates during the first week of the month, and is reflected in the prompt page and about page. If you already drew the SotM last month, you are allowed to submit a second entry for TWO entries for July.

This month's winner is Starkindler !

Black & White Angel Cake

Owned by Starkindler

Remember, you could be featured next month by drawing the above soosh!

Check out Soosh of the Month

 

✦ Grandeur Glamour Fashion Show ✦

 

Pommelraie hosted a fashion show in our Sushi Dog Park Server! I wanted to do a showcase!! I love them all! All the participants did an amazing job and the sooshes look so fabulous!
(I could just stare at them all day…)

Garden Dreams



Fantastical Ball



Seafaring Desires



Each week had a winner (or winners!) that took home a prize bundle of salon goodies!
Congratulations again to shadesofangelite, kitsu, Mooncyder, and SamiTheDreamer!

Each entrant was raffled for a grand prize salon appointment by an available stylist, and that winner was shadesofangelite!
Thank you again to everyone who participated in this month-long event. ❤️

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✦ Adventure Prompt ✦

Hold onto your sooshes!  We will be releasing a new adventure prompt soon!

This prompt features our lovely NPC Edena, so please help her out ❤️



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✦ Egg Hunt Raffle Winner✦

Congrats to Qualeo for winning the Egg Hunt Raffle!
The winner was rolled in our discord due to a bug with tickets.

You have won a Celestial's Gift, which allows for any one Mythical trait to be used on a MYO slot or existing soosh!

 

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✦ Banner Contest ✦

Every two months, we will be hosting a discord server banner competition in the Sushi Dog Park discord server! This month will begin the contest for July and August banners!

Be sure to participate to earn some fantastic prizes and carats!  



 and lastly…

✦ Mod Adopt Teaser ✦

What’s that in the sky??? Give me a telescope Cookie!!! 🔭 ✨

🌟 Celestials are falling down!! We will see you on June 11th!⭐️


That's all for now! Feel free to leave a comment or send us a message if you have any questions!