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ADOPT/RESCUE 2012 CONTEST FINAL ANNOUCEMENT! SO EXCITED FUR EVERYFUR!

This is a special section for dogs needing new homes and for inspiring stories of dogs that have found their furever home through Dogster or through the love and energy of rescuers. This is also the place to discuss shelters, rescue organizations, rescue strategies, issues, solutions, etc. and how we can all help in this critical endeavor. Remember that we are all here for the love of dog! If you are posting about a dog that needs a new home, please put your location in the topic of your thread so those close by can find you! Make sure to check out Dogster's dog adoption center!

  
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River

Always hug your- puppy...
 
 
Barked: Wed Aug 22, '12 7:03am PST 
Thank you to all the entrants. Everyone had great stories supporting adoption and you are all to be applauded.


The stories are very touching and judging them was very tough since we loved them all. Whether you ended up in the winners circle or not, your stories encourage others to embark on a truly fulfilling experience in adoption!!!!

If you have yet to see the stroll, I have attached the ANNUAL Adopt Contest slideshows for you to check them out. Judges have been added to the stroll and all the adoptable entrants have dogster ids under their pics if you want to learn more about them. These pups would love a furever family of their own. So hope you love the slideshows.


MAIN STROLL

SPECIAL CATEGORIES STROLL


Thank you to the judges who worked so hard checking out each picture and beautiful story, and making the difficult decision of narrowing down the list and placing them in order for THREE rounds! That was not an easy task!

Thank you to Alice (3rd Prize Adopt 10 Winner), Ama Bahama (2nd Prize Adopt 11 Winner), Amy (Grand Prize Adopt 10 Winner), Sir Austin, Bailey, Dusty the Puppycat , Flicka (Honorable Mention 2011 winner), Georgie, Georgie Girl, Gibbon, Kiki (Grand Prize Winner 2012), Raven “Tiki” Mystique (2nd Prize Adopt 10 Winner), Riley, River, Rudy Patudy, Shiloh, The Fabulous Conway Sisters, Mrs. Trudy

We thank all the individual pups and businesses who have reached into their pockets and hearts. We encourage you to click on their links below and visit their sites! Special shout out to Dogster for being a HUGE supporter and donator of our contest. We would all not be here as a community to celebrate us pups if it were not for Dogster!


SPECIAL NEEDS WINNER: Van Winkle

150 zealies donated by Dogster
100 zealies donated by Sassy
50 zealies donated by Sir Austin
50 zealies donated by Peaches
50 zealies donated by Chipper
50 zealies donated by Rigby
50 zealies donated by Trixie Bean
$40.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Snoop Dog Beagleys Group
$25.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Georgie and Jackson
$75.00 Rescue Donation to Best Friends in Utah in the name of all the winners collectively donated by Flicka, Lucas and Cleo (I.M)
$25.00 Gift Certificate to Lady, Angelica and Snickers’ store, pampered/ Paw Gifts
$25.00 Gift Certificate to Petco/Petsmart donated by Dogster
$25.00 Gift Certificate to Fleckens Flea Market donated by Flecken and the Weiner Dog Gang
A Dog Book donated by Dogtipper.com (collected from them by Tiki) Dogtipper.com
Dogster Plus Membership (either new or renewal) donated by Princess
Dogster Poop Bag Holder donated by Dogster
Fridge Magnet donated by Sara
Forever Star on dogster page donated by Georgie and Jackson


RAINBOW ANGEL WINNER: Conner (Always in Our Heart)

150 zealies donated by Dogster
100 zealies donated by Murphy
50 zealies donated by Rudy Patudy in honor of his Angel Sibling, Patch
50 zealies donated by River
50 zealies donated by Rigby
50 zealies donated by Flecken and the Weiner Dog Gang
50 zealies donated by Trixie Bean
$40.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Snoop Dog Beagleys Group
$25.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Rocky, Rainbow Angel
$25.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Gibbon /Mia
$75.00 Rescue Donation to Best Friends in Utah in the name of all the winners collectively donated by Flicka, Lucas and Cleo (I.M)
$25.00 Petsmart or Petco gift certificate donated by Dogster
$20.00 Petsmart or Petco gift certificate donated by Alice
Opt to Adopt Bracelet by Ama Bahama
A Dog Book donated by Dogtipper.com (collected from them by Tiki) Dogtipper.com
Dogster Poop Bag Holder donated by Dogster
Forever Star on dogster page donated by Georgie and Jackson


SASSY'S SENIOR WINNER: Houndy

150 zealies donated by Dogster
100 zealies donated by Logan – Wee Beasties
50 zealies donated by River
50 zealies donated by Peaches
50 zealies donated by Flecken and the Weiner Dog Gang
50 zealies donated by Rudy Patudy
50 zealies donated by Trixie Bean
$40.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Snoop Dog Beagleys Group
$25.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Sarge and Abby
$20.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Eddie Essig, Snoop Angel
$75.00 Rescue Donation to Best Friends in Utah in the name of all the winners collectively donated by Flicka,Lucas and Cleo (I.M)
A custom dog portrait from Artist, Terry Stanleydonated by River
$25.00 Petsmart or Petco Gift Card donated by Dogster
$25.00 Gift Certificate to just/ Barks and Purrsowned and donated by Georgie and Jackson
Opt to Adopt Bracelet by Ama Bahama
A Dog Book donated by Dogtipper.com (collected from them by Tiki) Dogtipper.com
Dogster Poop Bag Holder donated by Dogster
Forever Star on dogster page donated by Georgie and Jackson


GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Todd

200 zealies donated by Dogster
100 zealies donated Sassy
50 zealies donated by Sir Austin
50 zealies donated by Roscoe
50 zealies donated by Freddie Spaghetti
100 zealies donated by River
100 zealies donated by Logan – Wee Beasties
50 zealies donated by Flecken and the Weiner Dog Gang
50 zealies donated by Kiki
$50.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Anonymous Donor
$25.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Peanut
$25.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Gibbon /Mia
$20.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Trudy
$75.00 Rescue Donation to Best Friends in Utah in the name of all the winners collectively donated by Flicka, Lucas and Cleo (I.M)
$50.00 Gift Basket (shipping may be included in value) donated by Amy and siblings, Tiki, Chili, Moxie and Peanut (In Loving Memory)
Box-O- Toys from Flecken’s Pawkets donated by Flecken and the Weiner Dog Gang
A custom dog portrait donated by Artist, Terry Stanley
$25.00 Petco or Petsmart Gift Card donated by Bailey
$20.00 Petsmart Gift Card donated by Dusty the Puppycat , Iris , Ringo and Webster
$25.00 Gift Certificate to just/ Barks and Purrsowned and donated by Georgie and Jackson
Fugly Friend donated by Hounds of Bassettville
Dayzee Quilt donated by Dayzee
Two Dog Books donated by Dogtipper.com (collected from them by Tiki) Dogtipper.com
A Dog Toy donated by Jeannie and Nora Pennsylvania Poodle Pups
Dogster Poop Bag Holder donated by Dogster
Dogster Plus Subscription or Renewal donated by Dogster
Forever Star on dogster page donated by Georgie and Jackson


2ND PRIZE: Idgie

100 zealies donated by Annie
100 zealies donated by Dogster
50 zealies donated by River
50 zealies Cherokee
50 zealies donated by Lyra, now Kali
50 zealies donated by Freddie Spaghetti
30 zealies donated by Kiki
25 zealies donated by Chipper
$50.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Spike and Drake
$25.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Gibbon /Mia
$20.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Eddie Essig, Snoop Angel
$75.00 Rescue Donation to Best Friends in Utah in the name of all the winners collectively donated by Flicka, Lucas and Cleo (I.M)
$50.00 Gift Basket by Snoop Dog Beagleys Group
$25.00 Gift Certificate to Petco/Petsmart donated by Dogster
Dogster Plus Subscription or Renewal donated by Dogster
A Dog Book donated by Dogtipper.com (collected from them by Tiki) Dogtipper.com
Dayzee Quilt donated by River in Memory of David and Roscoe the Trucker Dog
Karma Krunchies Treats from The Good Dogma Company donated by Bo
Dogster Poop Bag Holder donated by Dogster
Forever Star on dogster page donated by Georgie and Jackson

3RD PRIZE: My Angel Captain
100 zealies donated by Dogster
50 zealies donated by Cherokee
50 zealies donated by Flecken and the Weiner Dog Gang
25 zealies donated by Ruby
25 zealies donated by Chipper
50 zealies donated by Logan – Wee Beasties
20 zealies donated by Kiki
$25.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Flecken and the Weiner Dog Gang
$25.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Gibbon /Mia
$25.00 to a Rescue of Choice donated by Peanut
$75.00 Rescue Donation to Best Friends in Utah in the name of all the winners collectively donated by Flicka, Lucas and Cleo (I.M)
$25.00 Gift Certificate to just/ Barks and Purrsowned and donated by Georgie and Jackson
$25.00 Gift Certificate to Petco or Petsmart donated by Gracie Jane
Dayzee Quilt donated by Riley
A Dog Book donated by Dogtipper.com (collected from them by Tiki) Dogtipper.com
Karma Krunchies Treats from The Good Dogma Company donated by Scooter
Opt to Adopt Bracelet by Ama Bahama
Dogster Poop Bag Holder donated by Dogster
Forever Star on dogster page donated by Georgie and Jackson


HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS (in alphabetical order): Beanster, CD, RN, CGC, Natasha, Pogo,Risa, Zoey

50 zealies donated by Peaches
to 3 HM’s and by Flecken and the Weiner Dog Gang to 2 HM’s
50 zealies donated by Lyra, now Kali to each HM
50 zealies donated by Georgie and Jackson to each HM
$20.00 to a Rescue of Choice from Gibbon /Mia for each HM
$75.00 Rescue Donation to Best Friends in Utah in the name of all the winners collectively donated by Flicka, Lucas and Cleo (I.M)
$20.00 Petco or Petsmart Gift Certificate donated by Dogster
Dogster Poop Bag Holder donated by Dogster
Forever Star on dogster page donated by Georgie and Jackson

For the allocation of prizes, River will be sending each winner a p-mail in the next several days to let them know how each prize will be sent and request information. Some of the prizes will be sent by the donator and others will be sent by Georgie! Since there are so many to deliver, we ask that you please be patient as we coordinate with the donators. If there are ANY issues, please p-mail me right away! For the donators that will be giving their prizes directly, they will be sending your prizes and/or contacting you within the next several days, if not sooner!!


We are so proud of the winners and for all the pups who entered the contest! You are ALL winners to us! WOOHOO!!!

Edited by author Wed Aug 22, '12 7:35am PST

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Flicka ~ CGC

NO-ONE is going- to sneak up on- my Mummy
 
 
Barked: Wed Aug 22, '12 7:52am PST 
CONGRATULATION EVERYONE

ALL who entered are winners too... their true hearts and love makes them so !

Flicka ∆,,∆ & Lucas /..| Cleo (I.M.) ∆,,∆ & Pam X
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Mimi - Adopted!

Looking for- Love.
 
 
Barked: Wed Aug 22, '12 8:34am PST 
Congrats everyone!! cheer
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Mrs. Trudy

No Snoop Left- Behind
 
 
Barked: Wed Aug 22, '12 9:36am PST 
I wanted to pop in to say congrats to all the winners and to thank everyone for their entries. Awesome stories, inspirational....loved it!

Congrats everyone! applauseapplauseapplauseapplauseapplauseapplauseapplauseapplause
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♥- Houndy- ♥

I am so sweet- and goofy!- ♥♥♥
 
 
Barked: Wed Aug 22, '12 11:24am PST 
Sooo happy!!! I just entered the contest for the fun of it, never even dreamed my sweet Houndy would be the winner of his category, Sassy's Seniors.

Thanks so much! hug hug hug hug hug

** Also, I made a typo in the middle of the 4th paragraph - The date I decided to foster Houndy was Saturday March 19th 2011, NOT 2012. **

And one more thing I forgot to add to Houndy's story. I must have been tired that night ....

During the 9 months we were just fostering Houndy, he was adopted and returned to us 3 times, due to NO fault of his own, just human error. Each time he was returned, made us realize how we really are the perfect family for him! smile
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Zoey

Better than I- was
 
 
Barked: Wed Aug 22, '12 1:59pm PST 
Thank you red facered face

Congrads to all the winners and all the pups who entered
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Flicka ~ CGC

NO-ONE is going- to sneak up on- my Mummy
 
 
Barked: Wed Aug 22, '12 3:42pm PST 
I just burst into tears again !!

I read every story more than once... and every one had a HUGE heart... it was so hard to choose.. you were ALL winners.

I can only say that it is an honour to have come to know ALL the participants through all the wonderful stories.

Flicka was over the Moon to be an HM last year.. so I KNOW how you felt when you opened that pmail.....!!!!!!!!

hughughughughughughughughughughughughughug
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Risa- W-FDM/MF RE- RL1 CA CGC

Awesome Dog
 
 
Barked: Wed Aug 22, '12 4:19pm PST 
So many great stories. So many deserving dogs. Congratulations to all! happy dance
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Shiloh

Opt to Adopt!!
 
 
Barked: Wed Aug 22, '12 4:47pm PST 
Congratulations to everyone - those who found themselves in the winners circle and those who have one the biggest prize of all...a loving family.
This years entries were outstanding applauseapplause

Thank you to all who entered and supported the stroll/contest cheercheer
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Conner- (Always In- Our Hearts)

Tub of Love
 
 
Barked: Wed Aug 22, '12 7:27pm PST 
CONGRATS to ALL of the winners and honorable mentions!! way to go

I am rather barkless at the moment and never in a gazillion years did I think I would win. I just happened to look down tonight and saw mommy sitting in front of her computer crying and trying to catch her breath, so I flew down as fast as my angel wings would carry me to see what was the matter with her and then I read her computer screen......I had won the angel category! Thank you to all of the judges. I entered not with the intention to win, but in hopes that humans who read my story will think twice before they turn away from the sight of a homeless dog or kitty on the side of a road.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart little angel
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