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Halloween Dog Photo Entries – Part IV

Posted on September 27th, 2012

The Halloween Dog Photo Contest is still a-happenin’ at and you have until October 10th to officially enter!Please see the official rules laid out here to enter and for submission and contest guidelines.

Right now, in no particular order the doggies taking the top three winning places (based on votes in comments and administrator votes) are Bailey, Sunday, Cody, and taking these votes into account – we have a tie with Aladdin and Phoenix still!

Also, I wanted to announce that if you see the Halloween contest posts on the ThoughtsFurPaws Facebook page, you may vote for your favorite dog on their too ONE TIME.

Please visit ThoughtsFurPaws on Facebook and comment only on the Halloween Dog Photo Contest posts.

You can see the previous Halloween Entry Doggie Photo Posts here, here, and here and the official rules are here.

So, here are the next entries in the Halloween dog photo contest, being sponsored by PetSmart and! Don’t forget, there is Bret Michaels costumes and swag up for grabs here :)

Buster as Mr T


Hook Leg Jim the Pirate




Romeo the Banana


Timmy the Angel


Timmy the Angel II


Timmy the Angel III


Rina the Old Woofer Who Lived in a Shoe

Halloween Contest: Dog Photo Entries Part III

Posted on September 21st, 2012

The Halloween Dog Photo Contest is in full swing at and you still have until October 10th to enter! Please see the official rules for submission and contest guidelines laid out here to enter.

Right now, in no particular order the doggies taking the top three winning places (based on votes in comments and administrator votes) are Bailey, Simba, Cody, and taking these votes into account – we have a tie with Aladdin and Phoenix in the mix… now!

You can see the previous Halloween Entry Doggie Photo Posts here, and here and the official rules are here.

So, here are the next entries in the Halloween dog photo contest, being sponsored by PetSmart.

Phoenix and Aladdin the Headless Ghost Dogs!


Phoenix and Aladdin as Mary Puppins & Burt!


Roadkill Zombie Dog Cricket


Roadkill Zombie Dog Cricket II


Sunny the Witch


Sunny the Witch II


Flying Puddy II


Flying Puddy II


Sunday as Carl from UP II


Sunday as Carl from UP!


Don’t forget to enter your pooch in the Spooktakular Halloween Contest with ThoughtsFurPaws and PetSmart this year!

Check out all PetSmart’s costumes for dogs here!

ThoughtsFurPaws Announces Halloween Dog Costume Contest: Win PetSmart’s New Costumes

Posted on September 7th, 2012


PetSmart and ThoughtsFurPaws are teaming up this year to offer some lucky readers some really cool Bret Michaels Halloween dog costumes and other dog stuff like leashes and bowls!

I’m announcing a Halloween dog photo contest today, sponsored by PetSmart, with second and third place prizes being provided by ThoughtsFurPaws, and here is the deal:

–          You can enter up to 3 photos of your dog; I would prefer to see dogs in costumes but whatever photos you want to enter are fine.

-          Please email photos to

–          Please put in the subject line: “Halloween Photo Contest.”

–          Deadline for entry is October 10 at 7 pm EST.

–          Winners will be announced on the blog and on Twitter the afternoon of October 11.

–          Prizes will be sent out accordingly thereafter in time for the 2012 Halloween holiday.

–          Votes will be counted from the comments but the ultimate decision for winners will be made by administrators. Voter comments will be taken into consideration.

-This is being added on September 21st because I think there has been some confusion… although a person can enter THREE photos, each voter gets only ONE vote, not three. Each voter may vote one time in the Comments Section of the post in which the pup appears. You only need an email and a name to vote.

Some of the costumes being announced as new by PetSmart include the Martha Stewart Halloween Spider, the Bret Michaels Halloween Tour Bus and more! Of course we are focusing on the Bret Michaels line and have all kinds of cool stuff!Check out the costumes to the right!

Don’t forget to enter your pooch in the Spooktakular Halloween Contest with ThoughtsFurPaws and PetSmart this year!

Check out all PetSmart’s costumes for dogs here!

Valentine’s Day Dog Pictures: Contest Update

Posted on February 9th, 2012

Hi all! I know you’re dying to know:

6. Ubi and Kiah

Here are the current leaders before we move on with the Valentine’s Day Dog Contest entrants!

  1. Bailey/ChanceMAJOR TIE – we’re talking neck to neck EVERY SINGLE DAY to the point that I had to triple-count and start emailing back voters and commenters — I think these guys are sharing prizes with rescues locally
  2. Calvin/ScoutTIE – Don’t forget that Calvin said he is SHARING his “winnings” with other rescue dogs, too, if he places :)

A close third is Scout.. there will be an Honorable Mention for 2nd place if the tie for 1st and 2nd  isn’t broken before voting ends (see RULES); otherwise we are still having two winners. Don’t forget, there are pet brands generously sponsoring this contest like Spring Naturals, Stella and Chewy’s, etc. Plus I’m throwing toys in and stuff from PetSmart, & a few surprises.

Here are the most recent entries to the Valentine’s Day Dog Photo Contest on!

If you do not see an accompanying story, it’s because you did not send one! You are NOT required to, but if you would like to tell voters/readers why to vote for your Valentine-pooch, please do share some info about the picture and/or the pup!

Please remember the rules: the rules for the Valentine’s Day Dog Photo Contest MUST BE followed or you will bedisqualified (I’m accusing no one of anything; however,  people HAVE tried to take advantage in the past b/c is known for its CRAZY-GOOD prizes:))

7. Rusty Riley and Roxy

  1. CONTEST RUNS NOW thru Feb. 13th, 6 pm EST. Please send a dog picture accompanied by a brief story about the dog, explaining why he/she should win, why you chose this particular photo, etc. It should obviously be one of your funnier/cuter dog photos ♥
  2. No more than two votes per person (per email address if you email your vote and per name/email if you “comment in” your vote). *** If you leave a fake email address on your comment and/or otherwise attempt to comment-stuff the voting process, your votes will be completely discounted entirely.
  3. No more than three persons PER IP ADDRESS – and we HAVE BEEN and will CONTINUE TO test emails for replies.
  4. NEW RULE: Due to extenuating circumstances over the past 7 days, if you do not just hit reply and say “okay” or “yes”, etc., to our email reply, your email vote may not be counted. People, again, may be trying to “email stuff” the voting.


6. YOU MUST ENTER A DOG! (Kitty contest coming this Spring!)


7. Send your readers HERE to vote in their comments; you, of course, are free to post your dog’s featured pic on Facebook, but any votes on Facebook are not counted. Again, votes must be left in comments section on the actual post or emailed to

See original Announcement post from a couple days ago here.

♥ Get your entries in fast — contest is ending early next week ♥

1. Sooby [Sic] Doo and Mom: Comment: Not sure if you meant Scooby Doo…!


2. Kate and Viper the Autism Assistance Dog: Kate is 11 and has Autism.  Viper is Kate’s Autism Assistance Dog Guide; he is 2 yrs old.  They have been a team now for 1 year.  Before Kate received Viper… Kate would repeatedly hurt herself when the world around her was too hard to understand.  She would sneak out to play in the middle of the night while others were sleeping.  She would bolt from us towards water and into the roads and was hit by a car. She would jump out of our vehicle at stop signs into the traffic.  She would hide under tables or in SMALL areas under things when noises were too loud.  When people would talk to her she would withdraw, cover her eyes, cover her ears and scream.  She was on the maximum amount of Anti-Psychotic drugs and sleeping pills.  After she received Viper within 3 months all this behavior came to an end. When hurt or upset she seeks Vipers attention calmly.  When noises scare her she seeks Vipers attention.  She is calmed by his presence and is now on the min. amount of drugs and no more sleeping pills.  One night she got out of our house despite having audible alarms on the doors and Viper alerted us to her leaving the house and she was found immediately.  Via a special harness attached to Viper while we are out Viper stopped her multiple times from running in the road as he is trained

2. Viper the Autism Assistance Dog

to lie down when Kate bolts.  Viper has definitely saved Kate’s life and given us our little girl back.  He has helped her come out of her locked in world.


3. Ziggy: This is Ziggy and the picture is titled “I need a hug.” Ziggy is a Lhasa-Poodle mix and we adopted him from PAWS Animal Shelter in Atlanta last August. He was dropped off at PAWS with such long matted hair that he had to be shaved.  We love his short coat and his wonderful personality! This picture was taken after a rain & Ziggy likes to play in the dirt! Needless to say he has had a few baths since he has come to live with us.

3. Ziggy


4. Unnamed Shih-Tzus: My five little Shih Tzu (dogs) are unbelievable in what they will do for me! People can’t believe that the’ll pose like this for photos. I’m not a photographer & I don’t know anything about photo shop [sic]. I just pose, point, and shoot. I love this picture because it shows how willing and patient my “Tzu Kids” are to happily have their photo taken, & how well they have learned to get along with each other. They love to do this, and get real excited when I say we are going to take their picture. They are so much fun, and make life so much better. They are always happy, willing, fun little dogs.


4. Unnamed Shi Tzus

5. Simba: This picture is of Simba with his best ‘stuffed’ friend. He’s in love with this lion and travels everywhere with it! Simba even looks like him!


6. Ubi the Xoloizcuintle and Kiah the Chinese-Crested:My name is Eidel Ricano and I think my picture is perfect for Valentines because it shows [that] LOVE exists everywhere at any time and is shared in the simplest ways which, in the case, is by my dogs during their sleeping time. The black one is Ubi, a Xoloizcuintle, and the white one is Kiah, a Chinese Crested. [The picture] also shows how love has no moment, no race, no gender nor color….it’s for everyone ALL the time. They both are wearing a red robe since they usually get cold because they are hairless, even in Miami, and by accident are creating the shape of the heart with their bodies. Thanks and a have a great day!

5. Simba and Best Friend


7. Rusty, Riley and Roxi: You can hear from these guys at Chasing Squirrels With Rusty, which is hilarious and beloved by many in the doggie blog world!

♥ Good luck to all and everyone get your votes in :)

Valentine’s Day Dog Picture Contest: Dog Photo Entries-Part II

Posted on February 7th, 2012

Here is the second part of the posting for the Valentine’s Day Dog Photo Contest

♥ ♥ Please see the first entries here (along withe the RULES THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED)! ♥ ♥

1. Abby and Service Dog Olivia

♥ ♥ You can read the Contest Announcement post here ;-) ♥ ♥


* And you can read the corresponding story for each picture in this post; pictures have numbers in the caption – check the number in the  content to read that cute or funny or heart-warming Valentine’s dog picture story! *


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2. Donna and Service Dog Sawyer

1. Abby and Service Dog Olivia:Here is a photo of me & my service dog, Olivia. I love the way she naturally posed next to me with our faces touching. When I look at this photo I see love and enjoyment in both our faces. This photo was taken Mother’s Day 2011 in Florida. It was one of the best days we have had in a long time….my sister lives in RI & I live in FL along w/ our parents. Our mother didn’t know of any Mother’s Day plans that year… I told her I needed something at her house & would be stopping by. When the door opened my mom said  “Hi Abby!” It took about 2 minutes for her to realize that it was my sister, Heather, standing in the living room. Surprise!! She was crying & squeezing my sister. We took this photo aboard a Water Taxi.

3. Dudley the Coton du Tulear

Olivia provides medical assistance for me & has given much independence & freedom to me. You know I don’t like getting old, but as we do, it’s nice to know we can do wonderful things for the Mom that put so much love and dedication into raising us..

Comment – BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE to a Mother… mine is my hero, too!


2. Donna and Service Dog Sawyer:My name is Donna I’m 42 years old and — I have Muscular Dystrophy, and am confined to a wheelchair.  My best friend is my handsome Blonde-Golden Retriever service dog Sawyer. I don’t know  how I ever made it without Sawyer. He can alert if I have a seizures, he turns my lights on and off, he opens and closes doors for me, he picks up things if I drop them, he can even dial 911. My husband says Sawyer watches me at night while I’m sleeping; he wakes us up if I’m breathing shallow. He changed my life forever; I

4. Sadie Getting Her Nails Painted

can go places and do things & never be afraid that there will be no one to help me if I need assistance. Even small things like pushing my arm back up on my arm rest with his nose, It’s like he just knows what I need him to do. You don’t get to pick your service dog, the dog has to pick you… Sawyer picked me and we bonded instantly.

Comment: OK, let me stop crying now!


3. Dudley the Coton de Tulear:Dudley the Coton de Tulear has been in our family for one year. He is pure love! His smile lights up the room. My husband has just gotten home, and he was so glad to see him!

5. Kash and Jesse


4. Gabriela Painting Sadie’s Nails: Sadie our 3-year-old Rottweiler gets her nails painted for Valentines – a beautiful hot pink – by my 10-year-old daughter Gabriela! We thought this picture was Valentines worthy since she doesn’t really like her feet touched!!


5. Kash and Jesse:This pic was taken by my sister, Michelle – it was just before Christmas and the red you see behind the dogs is a red tree skirt. Kash (female) is on the left and Jesse (male) is on the right. We adopted Kash from a local shelter here in Dallas; she was found with a puppy and since puppies are more likely to get adopted out we choose her. She

6. Lola

was only $25! She already had her ears clipped. Jesse and Kash get along very well and love each other as boyfriend and girlfriend.

Facebook question to Jennifer (owner): I don’t understand why you said you took her since puppies are more likely to get adopted…? Wouldn’t that make you want to take a dog that’s a bit older…? I mean no offense, I just don’t understand the explanation I guess…


6. Lola:This is Lola, she’s been the light of my life every since I lost my Border Collie to cancer back in 2010. We have the same birthday (Feb 7th) and I received her on my birthday. She will be 3 this year, and she’s such a blessing who has mended a broken heart.

7. Scout


7. Scout: W-xoxo-f!… My beautiful Westie, ‘Scout,’ who has the biggest heart and loves everyone! Scout will share his prize with our local APL.. wxoxof! Thank you and blessings!


8. Tygeta

8. Tygeta in Her Condo!: This is my perfect little girl Taygeta [sic] in her condo. Tayeta [sic] was named after a star because she has brought such a bright shining light in to [sic] my life. I am sick & she has brought such joy to me it is amazing but all my dogs have! Tata is her (nickname) is  a angel in every way and is  always a winner even if she doesn’t win the contest! She will always be a winner in my eyes; she is treated like a princess and always will be along with the rest of my furry kids! Only a animal will love you for who you truly are.