We're celebrating beloved four-legged family members!
October is Adopt-a-Dog-Month, and what better way to celebrate than by sharing photos and stories of your beloved four-legged family members?!
Millions of dogs end up homeless every year. This staggering reality is just heartbreaking. While many of us wish we could add another pet to the family, sometimes it just isn't realistic. That's why this October, we promoted adoptions by asking you to share your stories!
All of the stories were so heartwarming, and we thank everyone who participated. It was such a close race and while not an easy decision, we're excited to announce the winners of our Photo Contest!
The ten finalists
We selected two winners from the top ten finalists with the most votes - the judges' made their decision by equally weighing the photos and stories. It definitely wasn't an easy choice, but the two winners are...
Henry and Watson!
The remaining eight finalists are:
Tucker, Gus, Kiba, Jedi
Sassy, Wally, Baby & Thurston, Frisbee, and Snow!
They each will receive an ECO P.L.A.Y. Bone as well! Congratulations!
Judges' Choice Grand Prize Winner
Our judges were tasked with selecting a grand prize winner out of all entrants with at least one vote. It was difficult narrowing down the submissions but ultimately, we selected this pup because we believe her story truly embodies the spirit of our contest. Her adoption story is both uplifting and heartwarming. Drum roll please! The Judges' Choice Grand Prize Winner our Adopt-a-Dog Month Photo Contest is...
Here is her winning submission:
"This is Bunny, a 10 year old American Pit Bull Terrier. I adopted her from the animal shelter in Auburn, Alabama, during my sophmore year of college. I was not sure what breed she was, nor did it matter, she was the sweetest dog there and we just clicked right away! She has been the best dog I have ever had since the day she came home with me. She is so friendly to every person, dog, cat, child, or any other animal, she meets. Despite her rough beginning in life (I found out she was chained up the first 2 years of her life and used for breeding) she has touched so many people with her loving and always happy attitude. For the past 8 years Bunny has been my best friend, she has been there for me through the good and the bad times, and always manages to cheer up everyone else around her. If anyone is ever nervous or scared of her at first because of the breeds' stereotype, she quickly changes their perspective about pit bulls because she is so sweet. She is even the inspiration for my business, a local pet boutique and bakery (and the perfect taste tester for our treats!). After discovering she had food allergies, I learned about how important a good diet is for our pets, and that has lead me to help so many other people and their pets through my business. She is the reason I am where I am today, and will always be my baby, my inspiration, and most importantly. my role model."
Congratulations Bunny! She will be receiving a P.L.A.Y. Prize pack which consists of; a P.L.A.Y. pet bed, Chill Pad, Big Bone Pillow/Blanket and an ECO P.L.A.Y. Bone. We'll also be featuring her on our blog, so stay tuned for more from Bunny!
Again, thanks to each of the entrants for participating. We loved all of your photos and stories, and hope that they encourage more people to adopt. Please stay tuned for more contests!
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
The contest: Beginning on October 3, 2012 P.L.A.Y. will promote, by means of internet and print, the opportunity to submit entries to win a grand prize as detailed below.
Eligibility: The contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents, age 18 or older at the time of entry. (If the winner selected resides in Canada, Alaska or Hawaii, a shipping surcharge may apply.) No purchase necessary. P.L.A.Y. employees and their immediate family members are not eligible. Immediate family includes only spouses, parents and children.
How to enter: Submit a photo of your adopted pup on our Facebook page with a short paragraph telling us how he or she has impacted your life. Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST on October 14th.
By submitting a photo to P.L.A.Y., you are claiming ownership and that you have permission to share the photo. Additionally, you are granting P.L.A.Y. the permission to use the photo on our website and on our social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and other similar sites. We will not accept or tolerate copyright infringement of professional photographers work. If you believe your photos are being used without your permission, please email Info@PetPlay.com.
How to win: Beginning at 8:00 a.m. (PST) on October 15th, individuals will be able to vote for their favorite photo and story. Only one vote allowed per individual. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. (PST) on October 28th. Make sure to ask all of your friends and family members to vote!
Judges will select two winners from the top 10 finalists with the most votes. Judges will also select one grand prize winner out of all entrants with at least one vote.
Inappropriate content:Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. We retain sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.
*ANY ENTRANT OFFERING MONEY, SERVICES, DONATIONS, TANGIBLE GOODS, ETC. FOR VOTES WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. If P.L.A.Y. sees this—or it is reported to us in a way that we can verify—your entry will immediately be disqualified. The only cash or prize that is associated with this contest are the ones listed here by P.L.AY. There will be a zero-tolerance policy on this matter.
Additionally, any negative or obscene comments will be deleted. Remember, this contest is supposed to be a fun way to celebrate our beloved pets.
The Judges' Choice Grand Prize Winner will receive a prize pack (valued up to $392.90) which includes:
- P.L.A.Y. Lounge Bed
- Chill Pad
- Big Bone Pillow/Blanket
- ECO P.L.A.Y. Bone
- Winning photo and story featured on the P.L.A.Y. blog
The two winners selected from the top ten finalists will receive a prize pack (valued at up to $199.90) which includes:
- Round or Rectangular P.L.A.Y Pet Bed
- ECO P.L.A.Y. Bone plush toy
The remaining eight finalists will receive an ECO P.L.A.Y. Bone Plush Toy (valued at up to $10.90)
Other Rules: Winner needs to respond within 2 weeks of first contact, or another winner will be chosen. Contest subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Contest submission constitutes consent to use contestant's name, photo submission and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes, without further compensation, except where prohibited. By entering and/or by accepting a prize, you agree to be bound by these rules and to release P.L.A.Y. from any and all liability arising out of your participation in this sweepstakes with respect to the awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize.
This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States with venue in San Francisco County in the State of California.
By entering, you agree to be bound by these rules and you give your express permission to be contacted by P.L.A.Y. by email or mail.
For the name of winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope after November 1, 2012 to: Contest Director, Winners List: P.L.A.Y. Launch Sweepstakes 246 Second Street, Unit A, San Francisco, CA 94105. Residents of VT may omit postage.
You agree that you shall not upload, post or transmit any materials which contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.
P.L.A.Y. reserve the right to disqualify any entrant found tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the sweepstakes or the web site without further notice and to invalidate and/or remove suspicious vote blocks from identical IP addresses.
P.L.A.Y. reserve the right to adjust the rules as instances arise throughout the contest. If an entry is found to be in violation of a new rule not listed here, they will be contacted and given a warning FIRST before being evaluated for disqualification. All contact will be made through the e-mail address used when submitting an entry.
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