1-800-PetMeds Next Pet TV Star Contest

1-800-PetMeds is running their “Next Pet TV Star Contest” for choosing the next dog or cat (I assume) that will be featured in their newest TV commercial.  On top of your pet being in a TV commercial you will win $1000 (seriously… I a company like 1-800-PetMeds could have sprang for a lot more money!) and be flown down for 3 days and 4 nights to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for a tour of the 1-800-PetMeds headquarters with all expenses paid.

Since this sounds like a pretty awesome contest, I deiced to enter Cody and Sierra.  Instead of trying to pose them in a cute or funny picture I looked through my massive library of dog pictures.  I thought I would just use this picture we took of the wonderful handmade dog outfit’s made by Ada Nieves.  These outfits were given to my dogs as a gift from Anderson Cooper when we were on his show “Anderson” last year.

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Cody and Sierra wearing New Year’s Costumes

What I like best about the picture is it says something about the dog’s experiences.  It also shows the stark contrast between Cody and Sierra.  Cody looks a little embarrassed to be wearing a dog tuxedo but Sierra was quite taken with the dress she had and was happy to be posing for the camera. She knows she is a photogenic dog!

Hopefully this photo will be our ticket for winning the Grand prize and be in the TV commercial, win the money, and the trip to Florida.  Cody and Sierra deserve more TV time in my opinion.  The first place winner recieves a lifetime supply of flea and tick medication and the second place winner will get to choose a petgear product.

If you are interested in entering the contest visit the 1-800-PetMeds Contest site to upload a picture of your pet.  You can also use Twitter and Instragram to enter the contest simply by using the hashtag, #PetMedsTVstar, when uploading a picture.

The contest runs through November 14th 2012 to November 28th, 2012.  The public voting period is between November 29th to December 14th, 2012

Just make sure to submit a good picture as it will be hard to beat Cody and Sierra in this pet contest! 🙂

 

BARCStoberfest and 5K Run – October 20th

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The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) is holding it’s annual BARCStoberFest and 5K Run this Saturday (October 20th) at Patterson Park.  The event will help benefit and fund BARCS which helps over 12,000 homeless animals each year.  BARCStoberFest will feature:

* Good food, live music, and special guests
* Adoptable cats and dogs from BARCS and other rescue groups
* Pet costume contests, fun games, and demonstrations
* Animal health and wellness experts
* Local artists and food vendors

In addition there will be a silent auction and raffle, pet micro-chipping, and other area animal rescue groups will be in attendance too.

BARCStober Fest, in partnership with Charm City Run, will be featuring the first “Ready…Set…Sniff 5-K Run OR Walk” with your special pets around Baltimore’s famous Patterson Park.  The Run/Walk will ends at the start of BARCStoberfest so people can enjoy a human and family fun filled day together. It’s $25 to preregister and $30 to register on race day.  If you are interested in registering for the 5K Run/Walk, please click here.  You can also setup an account and group to help raise money for the BARCStoberfest 5K Walk/Run by visiting this page.

What: 6th Annual BARCStoberfest

When: Saturday, October 20th, 2012 from 11 am – 4pm

Where: Baltimore’s Patterson Park

For more info on BARCStoberfest please visit the website: http://baltimoreanimalshelter.org/#BARCStober