Help Us Win $1000 for YOUR Favorite Rescue! #Petties


We are so humbled to announce that we’ve been named a finalist in the 2014 DogTime Petties awards. Thanks to your nominations, we’re a finalist in the category of Best Active Living Blog for “A blog dedicated to living a healthy and active lifestyle, which includes adventures with your dog.” We’re really honored that you nominated us for our work–which this past year has included a growing recipe section thanks to our new The Healthy Hound Cookbook and a growing travel section due to our Texas with Dogs guidebook.

The winner of the Best Active Living Blog category in the DogTime competition will receive a $1,000 donation to the (501)(c)(3) nonprofit pet rescue or shelter of his or her choice. As our thanks for your nominations, we’d like to let one reader choose the rescue, in the event we win the Petties award for our category. Just as we’ve done in the past when we’ve been nominated for a Petties award, we invite readers worldwide to enter our giveaway for a chance to name the designated rescue, in the event we win. Per DogTime rules, however, the recipient of the donation has to be a US-based nonprofit.

Unfortunately, if we don’t win, we will not be donating cash. Instead, if we don’t win, we will send a big box of pet goodies to the winner’s named shelter/rescue, donated in the name of the winner.

The Petties award is given to the blog with the most votes in every category. We will NOT be asking for votes every day…we promise! So that we’re not out there asking for votes, we wanted to run this via our tried and true giveaway widget.

It’s up to you how often you’d like to enter, if at all; DogTime permits voting once per 24-hour period. You’ll see several ways to enter and can return to the widget any time.

Regardless of whether you vote for us or not, we hope you’ll pop over to the Petties ballot and discover some great blogs to follow!

This giveaway award will only be awarded in the event that wins the Best Active Living Blog category in the 2014 DogTime Petties. In the event we do not win, we will only provide a consolation prize of donated pet items to the rescue of the winner’s choice.

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  • Raine Dawson

    The Humane Association of Central NY Inc. Liverpool, NY is my shelter choice. Thank you!

  • SGilbert

    Pet Refuge 4626 Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614. This is a no kill shelter. Thanks!

  • Jason Diehl

    Molly’s Place Rescue Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania

  • LyricInTime2803

    4 Pet Sake Pet Food Pantry PO Box 216, 100 E Main St
    Mohawk, New York 13407
    If that doesn’t count since it’s not a rescue, I would choose Double Dog Rescue but have to find their address.

  • Abby C

    Crystal Creek Ranch & Rescue in Bremen, GA 🙂

  • Yvonne T

    Any place in Toronto, Ontario Canada would be helpful. Thank you.

  • HTaylor

    Charleston Animal Society is a deserving shelter of this donation. They are always proactive as a voice for all their furry pets looking for forever happy homes.

  • Helga

    I would love to help CAAWA of Cullman Alabama. They are wonderful people!

  • Bryn Nowell

    Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, Springfield, MA

  • Margie Rohauer

    Buffalo Paws and Claws my daughter and neighbor adopted fantastic dogs from them. They travel to places like Ohio to help doggies in need. Thanks

  • Laura Weil

    Secondhand Snoots, Gurnee Il

  • Deanna

    I rescued my dog from the Utah Humane Society. I would like to help them to help other pets find their forever home.

  • januarywins

    Second Chance SPCA in Plano, Texas

  • Goog LePlus

    DREAM (Dachshund Rescue Education Awareness and Mentoring) in Atlanta, would really love some funds to take care of vet bills of incoming rescues with heartworm and parvo diagnosis. 2 of my pups are rescues from there, and I help transport pups for them.

  • kat8226

    Dogs & Cats Forever, Inc. No-Kill Animal Shelter

  • Dawn Rasor

    Animal Placement Bureau in Lansing MI. They seem to specialize in taking in a lot of puppy mill rescues. We adopted our sweet dear double dilute deaf white sheltie from them. She was such a darling girl. They are FABULOUS!!!

  • Theresa Spaid

    The Twin City Animal Shelter in Lead, SD could use the money and treats. We are a small town and they are a no kill shelter and the volunteers take good care fo the animals.

  • mullin77

    I would like for the Marion-Grant County Humane Society In Marion Indiana (they are a no-kill animal shelter in Marion Indiana)
    Cathy Truman

  • Animal Rescue New Orleans. They’re the only no-kill shelter in the city, and were founded to help all the animals displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

  • kristina

    I would like for Cats Are Us of Clarksville TN to win. they are a no-kill rescue, they rescue ferals and try to rehab them into loving pets so they can be adopted out. Cats Are Us also helps families and people that can’t afford to care for their pets properly by giving advice, solutions etc.

  • Joan Garrison

    Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary in NC.

  • Linda Szymoniak

    Red Sky Rescue in Medora, IN. They could really use the donation.

  • Pamela Barnett

    SARA Sanctuary in Seguin TX. They struggle every year to keep their doors open to animals in need. A donation such as this would make a big difference to them.

    • we agree Pamela & thank you for giving @sara_sanctuary the attention they and their animals deserve!

  • Elena Maria

    I would nominate Basil’s Buddies in Trenton, Michigan. They take care of a lot of hospice animals that have nowhere else to go. They also run a monthly pet food bank and low-cost vaccination clinic to help owners keep their pets through hard times.

  • Phoenixtl

    Brighthaven in California.

  • Jennifer Leigh Dace

    Cuba Animal Shelter/ Patners of the Cuba Animal Shelter

  • christina

    There are too many for me to sit here and debate which one because I am an Animal Activist and I support quite a few Rescue Organizations in the U.S even though I am a Canadian… 🙂 But if it came down to a specific choice I would make one amongst the great ones I root for.

  • Cindy Conner Bowling

    Young Williams Animal Center

  • Kristen

    I’d choose the Hearing Dog Program of San Francisco. They rescue the dogs that become hearing dogs.

  • Nicole

    I would like to suggest SNARR. Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation in St. Martinville, LA!

  • RitaMeow

    Almost Home in Doylestown, PA

  • Sandra

    I would love for the funds to go to Dachshund Lovers of Texas. They’re a wonderful rescue agency based in Dallas, Texas.

  • Dawn Webster

    Molly’s Place Rescue 5220 East Trindle Road Mechanicsburg, PA

  • Jane

    PawsCO in Denver Colorado. Totally foster and volunteer based rescue!

  • Wen Budro

    The Homer Animal Shelter in Homer, Alaska. They’re a no kill shelter and it’s where I got my fur baby.

  • Brigid OHara Koshko

    Angels Among Us in Atlanta, Georgia LOVE them!

  • Charlotte Winters

    The Virginia Beach ASPCA in Virginia Beach Virginia

  • Ann B.

    I would like to nominate Pet Rescue of Mercer in NJ
    Ann B.

  • Harley

    i would like to nominate Tulsa Humane Society in Oklahoma
    Harley A.

  • Andrea Davis

    I would like to nominate Sharpei Savers Rescue (they cover MI, OH, IL, WI areas)

  • Karen Kamys-Kane

    West Suburban humane society, Downers Grove, Il

  • Kimberly Tran

    DREAM Animal Rescue, Laguna Niguel, CA!

  • Pamela C

    Polk County Cat Coalition, Auburndale, Fl

  • Darlene Carbajal

    Inland Valley Humane Society and S.P.C.A. Pomona, CA

  • Melinda Stephens

    South Utah Valley Animal Shelter in Spanish Fork, UT

  • Carey Runzel-Oberly

    I would like a westies shelter to get it. I do t know of a particular one.

  • Susan Pertierra

    Broward County Humane Society, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • leslie422

    For the Love of Strays, Corpus Christi, TX, 100% foster based rescue with the emphasis on the street dogs and animals on the euthanasia list at animal control.

  • Colleen Boudreau

    Guardians For Animals, Troy, MI.

  • Janette Hartje

    In the Arms of Angels Rescue, Tucson, AZ

  • denise donaldson

    I would choose the Animal protective league in Springfield, IL 🙂

  • rickel bart

    west orange animal rescue league (NJ)

  • Denise Elliott

    OHS in Oregon

  • Cheri Erhart

    We Care For Animals in Mesquite, Nevada

  • Daniel Scott

    Franklin County Humane Society in Union, Missouri.

  • K Anne

    Pooch & Poodle Rescue in Orlando, Florida

    • k anne

      Oops… it’s actually Poodle & Pooch Rescue in Orlando, Florida

  • Lamb

    Collie Rescue League of New England. I love me some collies!

  • Melissa Dawn Allison

    I would choose Putnam County Humane Society in Winfield, WV.

  • Kim Mangrum

    Doc Williams SPCA in Goose Creek SC

  • Cheryl A Sophie

    Dogs Without Borders in Los Angeles, CA. 100% foster rescue; dogs on death row in high kill shelters, street rescues, with Sister rescue in Taiwan.

  • Mikeyman Stevens

    Hooterville Pets in Woodinville, WA

  • Marilyn Nawara

    Kent County Humane Society Grand Rapids Michigan

  • Laurie Pearson

    Nashville Humane Association

  • Crystal Rose

    Either Southwest Metro Animal Rescue & Adoption Society or Carver Scott Humane Society

  • Shelley P

    Multnomah Animal Services in OR

  • Coriander Warren

    My local shelter: Steuben County Animal Shelter or any other nonkill shelter of sponsor’s choice

  • Puppy Fit

    Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS)

  • Alena Svetelska

    Camden County Animal Shelter – Blackwood, NJ

  • Margie Rohauer

    Buffalo Paws and Claws–East Aurora NY 14227

  • Quiet Prepper

    Malone Animal rescue, Malone NY

  • Hideki Yamada

    Feline Rescue, St. Paul MN

  • SGilbert

    Good Luck! I have been voting everyday. Yesterday IO forgot to check submit entry but I still voted again today!

  • abedabun dawn

    The Lucedale City Animal Shelter, Mississippi. They are always low on funds. This would be a great help to them.

  • Richard Hicks

    Would like to donate to AARF in Winston Salem, NC