Rachael Ray’s got a contest! You have until 11:30 PM (PT) on July 30, 2009 to share your “paw-spective.”
She knows all about “Puppy Love” and understands that you want what’s best for your furry family members. That’s why Rachael teamed up with a group of pet nutrition experts to create Rachael Ray Nutrish. Rachael Ray Nutrish covers all the bases with a full line of premium dog food that delivers superior nutrition with real meat and no by-products. Now it’s your turn to share your “paw-spective.” What’s your “Recipe for Puppy Love”? Are you and your bowzer best friends? Is your pup your baby? A picture says a thousand words, so…
- Grab a favorite picture of your dog – or take a new one – and upload it into the “Recipe for Puppy Love” Entry Editor.
- Jazz it up with some fun doodads like images of Rachael Ray Nutrish food, toys, fun shapes, scenic backgrounds and more (available on the Entry Editor page) to create a one of a kind entry that shows why your pup is so doggone special. Oh, and don’t forget to say a few words about your “Recipe for Puppy Love” in the description!
- Tell your friends to come and vote for you and your pooch!
So what’s in it for you??
You could be one of a lucky group of 10 that wins some great prizes and moves on to the finals for a chance at the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize winner receives a fabulous all-expense paid trip to New York City including hotel and dinner at one of Rachael’s favorite restaurants, and tickets to see Rachael live at the “Rachael Ray” show!
And since we all know that Rachael loves to give back, the lucky winner will get $5,000 and also receive $5,000 from Rachael’s Rescue to donate to their animal charity of choice.
In addition to the Grand Prize winner, prizes will be given away at the end of the Preliminaries and at the end of the Finals.
Titus is a Lhasa Apso that recently found a family in Norristown PA ready to take adopt a physically challenged dog. Titus is wheelchair-bound due paralysis in his hindquarters for the past four years. His family in GA was moving to another state and just could not take him with them. This is when the American Lhasa Apso Club Rescue (ALAC) stepped to help him find a “furever” home. After contacting several rescuers in the organization, Walte and Ellen Pfendner decided to make Titus part of their Lhasa family. The hard part was finding mid-week transportation. Titus’ family lived in Georgia but the new family lived in Pennsylvania. The word spread to all the rescues along the eastern seaboard to find volunteers for each of the legs to the trip. After 3 days of planning, with five legs filled, Titus arrived at his new home late on July 15th after a 14 hour journey with loving rescuers.
Titus now lives with two other rescued Lhasas, Buddy and Suzie. Buddy is another special needs Lhasa that came through ALAC Rescue. He had a lot of medical issues and his former family just could not afford the needed surgery to keep him alive. After an extensive medical procedure for 37 imbedded stones in the urethra, a long stay at the veterinarian’s office, and a two month recovery with his foster Mom in Bedford PA, he went to the Pfendner home. In May, Buddy suffered from a herniated disk and had to have another extensive surgery. Buddy underwent back surgery, followed by crate rest and then water therapy. He is now walking but with a little unusual gate. Since Titus had similar problems, the Pfendner’s thought he would fit right in the family.
Buddy is one of the ten finalists in the ProPlan Rally-to-Rescue Doing More for Pets promotion and Titus is hoping to walk in his pawprints in 2010. Check out the site and vote for Buddy. Titus will be with Buddy and his Lhasa sister Suzy at the ProPlan Nationals in November as Lhasa Ambassadors at the Rally-to-Rescue Booth. ProPlan has bestowed a great honor to ALAC Rescue by making the Rescue a Rally-to-Rescue Ambassador. If Buddy wins the competition, he will walk the same mats as the ProPlan Best in Show.
If you are in search of a Lhasa just go to the American Lhasa Apso Club Rescue site or type in Lhasa rescue in any search to provide you with enough resources to find one. Even if you are looking for another breed there are rescues out there for just about every breed and everything in-between.
Helen Zeppenfeld Brown
American Lhasa Apso Club (ALAC) Rescue
“The greatness of a nation can be judged
by the way its animals are treated” (Gandhi)
i love puppy contests.