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3rd Annual Beneful® Dream Dog Park Contest

This contest is the greatest for dog lovers everywhere! If you have a creative bone in your body now is the time to put your imagination to work and come up with some awesome ideas for a perfect dream dog park.

A *survey conducted on behalf of Beneful® brand dog food clearly shows that dog owners are 30% more likely to play than non-dog owners. Two-thirds (61%) of dogs owners say they would rather play with their dog more that their spouse (48%) or friends (37%). Dog parks are the perfect place to allow our companions to have the time of their life.

Take a look at the past winners to give you some inspiration.

Art and Photography to Overcome Fear of Dogs

by Brandi Fitzgerald

We are all born unafraid. We are all born without the desire to judge and we are all born innocent yet prewired for learning.

When I was young, I managed to acquire a very deep fear of dogs. This fear, at times, was paralyzing. I had vivid dreams of being chased – usually onto the top of a car where the dogs weren’t able to jump high enough to get to me. I wouldn’t go outside alone at night for fear of a dog wandering the neighborhood that would see me and chase me back into the house.

I lived in the epitome of suburbia on the East side of Boca Raton, FL. where there aren’t really wandering dogs. Lizards, maybe. Dogs, probably not. (If it were 2011 when I was growing up in Boca Raton, It would be a pooch in a pocketbook before a loose pooch on the street.) I even grew up in a house with two dogs – Hazel & Heide. “Haze” was a shephard mix that my uncle found on the road on his way home from leave from the Navy. Heide, well to this day, I am not sure where the little black dachshund, came from but I do know that my grandmother loved those dogs like they were her kids.

Spay Day Pet Photo Contest

The 17th annual Spay Day is Feb. 22, 2011.

Spay Day an annual event of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International to inspire people to save animals’ lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats. Spay Day officially takes place on the last Tuesday of February—but events will be running all through the month!

In celebration of Spay Day, Zazzle will present the Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest this year. The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International will again be the host of the contest. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our pets, raise funds for spaying and neutering, and win great prizes!

“My Furry Valentine” Photo Contest

Valentines Day is right around the corner. True love in our world involves our beloved pets. We go out and purchase a new Valentine toy and maybe prepare a special treat. All to let them know it is their special day. Here is a chance for you to write your love story and tell the world just how much you love your companion.

my furry valentine

ASPCA is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2011 “My Furry Valentine” Photo Contest in honor of all of your puppy (kitty, fish, bird) loves. In 100 words or less share your love story about the first time you laid eyes on each other, or how they are and always will be the love of your life, or how they melt your heart. Send the story along with your best photo of that special furry, finned or feathered someone—the one who opens your heart not just on February 14, but every single day of the year.

Animal Rights dog listening to a tin can with the aspca logo
Vote for the ASPCA

If you could make a heartwarming difference this holiday season with just one vote, would you? Of course our choice will be ASPCA for the prevention of cruelty to animals!…


The brand new video for “White Knuckles” premiered Monday, September 20th on the Ellen Degeneres Show. It caught our eye because they are an awesome group and it features dogs with a request to support animal rescue.

A bio by Ira Glass on the website gives a wonderful description of the band. “OK Go is the polymath band who – with only five bucks and a camcorder – did what none of the giant record labels could, inventing a new way for a band to connect with fans and changing the way people think about music and the Internet. Great story, though it overlooks the most important thing about the band: its music. What makes OK Go great is that they write and perform great songs.”

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