Thanks a lot for getting the vote out on Dogster’s second Wagalicious Picture Contest! We acquired virtually Three,000 entries, and liked each one among them. Dogster readers picked the winners from finalists within the classes of Soiled Canine, Get Your Tongue Out and Let Sleeping Canines Lie.
Listed here are, in no explicit order, the winners, who’ve gained prizes from our three sponsors: Dexas MudBuster, Chews Happiness and Marley’s Pet Planet.
Soiled D0g Winners: Chris Stacks & Skylar
Chris Stacks of Kansas Metropolis, Missouri, took his profitable picture of Skylar on the native canine park towards the tip of a wet day. “That’s at all times a favourite time to go since Skylar loves to search out each mud puddle attainable,” Chris says. “She continues to be a bit shy, and normally it’s not as crowded after a very good rain so she will be able to discover, dig round and simply have enjoyable.”
Skylar is a Three-year-old Border Collie who has been a part of the Stacks household for over a yr now.
“Initially, we had been her foster household for a couple of months,” Chris explains. “As soon as we had been supplied the possibility to maintain her, we didn’t hesitate!”
Sadly, Skylar had a tough life earlier than discovering her technique to her eternally residence. Chris says she continues to be studying to belief folks however has made large enhancements over the previous couple of months.
“We’ve got had fantastic trainers assist us information her to return out of her shell,” says Chris, “and she or he is even attempting totally different canine sports activities. She lately tried lure-coursing and liked it.”
And what’s Skylar’s favourite deal with? The ever-popular cheese stick.
Let Sleeping D0gs Lie Winners: Julie Shuler & Daisy
Ever since Julie Shuler, an accountant in Aurora, Colorado, received Daisy as a pet, she has taken a great deal of photographs of her as she will get larger. “They develop up so quick!” she says. “This explicit picture was taken one lazy Sunday morning when Daisy was not fairly able to get away from bed. With that treasured face, how might I not take an image?”
Daisy is a 9-month-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi however was solely Three months previous on the time of the picture. Her favourite treats are Greenies, and she or he loves anybody who will pet her, throw her toys or give her treats. “Daisy loves toys,” says Julie, “particularly squeakers — her favourite is a pink bunny. She is at all times able to go for a stroll across the neighborhood.”
Daisy has one sister, Sophie, who Julie calls a sassy 6-year-old black Chihuahua. “They may chase one another across the yard all day lengthy,” she says.
Julie is a large animal lover — canine have at all times been part of her household. Whereas in faculty at Colorado State College, she volunteered at Animal Home Rescue in Fort Collins, Colorado.
“That is an superior native no-kill shelter that has rescued virtually eight,000 canine since 2007 and positioned them into loving eternally houses.”
Get Y0ur T0ngue Out Winners: Ranee Baker & Rocket
“Rocket and I had been at our native park,” Ranee Baker tells us, describing how she received the profitable shot. “I had given him a deal with, and he was so animated along with his tongue that I needed to attempt to seize it on movie.”
Rocket is a 7-year-old purebred Whippet who lives with Ranee, a registered veterinary technician on the native humane society in Hagerstown, Maryland, and his mom, 10-year-old Blossom. Each canine are rescues. Rocket was rescued when he was dumped at Ranee’s faculty.
Rocket’s favourite treats are ice cream and cheese. He loves driving within the automobile, strolling on the seashore in Outer Banks, North Carolina, and patrolling his yard for squirrels.
“If there are any animal-related occasions in my space, you will note my canine and I there,” says Ranee, who loves to provide again to animal charities.
“My canine and I take part in animal-related fundraising occasions, particularly these with costume contests.”
Blossom lately gained the best-dressed contest on the Tremendous Pet Expo in Chantilly, Virginia, dressed as Marilyn Monroe. A few of Ranee’s favourite rescues are the Humane Society of Washington County, WRAP — Whippet Rescue and Placement and BRAT — Basenji Rescue and Transport.