Is Your Dog The Top Dog?

Upload a photo of your favorite four-legged family member and your pet could vie to become Connecticut Patch’s Top Dog!

Everyone knows their dog is the best dog. Now, Patch is giving you the chance to prove it. This month, in conjunction with dog-license renewals in the state, Patch is launching its Top Dog contest.

First, we want you to go and get your dog officially licensed at the town clerk’s office in town hall (as required by law), and then we want you to enter our contest.

Here’s how it works:

Beginning June 1, upload your favorite photo of your dog to this article (it’s super easy – just make sure you are a registered user first). In the caption, tell us your dog’s name and what makes him or her so special. One photo per owner.

Between June 1 and June 14, our users will vote in the comments on which dog is New London’s Top Dog. So make sure you hit that social media campaign trail early!

On June 15, we will announce the winner of the New London Patch Top Dog contest. You can then go to the town clerk’s office and collect the number 1 dog tag for your pet to proudly wear all year (you will receive an email confirmation from Patch – bring that with you to the office).

The winners of the local contests will then move on to a regional competition. The voting for that level runs from June 15-22, and again, will take place in the
comments section of that article (which will be posted on June 15). On June 23, the 4 regional winners will be unveiled, and they will face off to become
Connecticut Patch’s Top Dog from June 23-30. The winner will be announced July 1. Look for great prizes at both the regional and state levels.

To vote: Look for the number in the top right corner of the photo and refer to that in the comments.

For more information on dog licensing and pet adoption, contact the or .


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Nicole Bourret June 14, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Kato June 14, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Ruby is a survivor and pretty darn cute. RUBY!
Brian Giesing June 14, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Although they will not win, I am giving a shout out to number 4 and 29-these service dogs contribute to there communities, Bane (second dog number 4) was a miracle dog. He was a rescued service sheperd with diagnosed spinal degenerative disease, after intense meds and treatment Today he is healthy with a long life prognosis. Congrats to all these dogs, to their owners they are all TOP DOGS
Heidi Cleveland June 14, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Atticus Finch all the way!
Matty Leighton June 14, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Atticus Finch gets my vote! Just 'cus ;)


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