The 2017 Golden Dog Awards

After a few years hiatus the Golden Dog Awards are BACK! Previous winner: Elle the Pit Bull! <3

How does your dog 
Animal Assisted Therapy? Search & Rescue? Service Work? Animal sports or tricks to make people smile? Something else? Nominate them for the 2017 Golden Dog Awards!

You may only nominate ONE (1) dog.

Each dog may only have 1 nomination. Multiple nominations will be invalid. If you are nominating a dog that does not belong to you, you must include the owner’s name and email address, and they must confirm that they have approved this nomination. Nominations limited to the US/Canada. Sorry, wish we could accept noms from all over, but have to take into consideration shipping charges. We are not a large, rich corporation, just a family wanting to acknowledge the good work you all are doing.

Approved nominations will be uploaded to on June 2, 2017.

Public voting round begins on the evening of June 2 after being posted. The public may vote on as many nominations as they wish. Voting consists of LIKING a photo submission (or LOVE, reactions count as a vote as well). Discussion on each photo is encouraged but not required. Comments do not count as a vote. People may vote on as many or as few photos as they want. One vote per entry is allowed during the voting period. The 3 photo nominations with the most LIKES at the end of the voting period will move on to the next round. Public voting will end on June 16 at 8:59 pm (Pacific). Any votes/likes after the voting period ends will not count.

The 3 finalists will be announced between June 17-18.

A panel of judges will select the Golden Dog Award Winner for 2017 and an announcement will be made on on June 25th. The winner will receive a 2017 Golden Dog Award Trophy and certificate. The two remaining finalists will receive finalist certificates (& tail wags because they should be proud that they are making a difference)!

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By participating, each user acknowledges the above. This is an attempt to have fun and to acknowledge the good work that SO MANY DOGS do! It's not just me out there spreading hope -- you guys do it, too. So share your stories and let's have some fun!!! <3

PS SHARE this contest with someone you think might be deserving! GOOD LUCK!


Good luck!