People 2 People August 7, 2017

Does your pup have the chops to be Piedmont Park’s Dog of the Year?

When people see your dog, do they say “woof” — not in a playful way, but how people do when something is particularly awful or repulsive?

No?

Then you might want to consider entering this contest.  

The Piedmont Park Conservancy’s second Dog of the Year Contest is once again welcoming submissions. Last year, a 2-year-old Doberman named Ponce emerged victorious over more than 80 dogs. 

Ponce was Piedmont Park's inaugural Dog of the Year.

Photo submissions will be accepted here until July 27, and then the public will vote with likes from Aug. 1 to Aug. 8. The six finalists will compete during an in-person contest, at 11 a.m. on Aug. 11,  at the Midtown dog park. 

During that portion of the contest — at which owners must present proof of rabies vaccination — pets will sit for the owner, walk with them and show off for up to 30 seconds of free play.

The winning dog will win four prizes: the superlative title from August 11 until July 31, 2019; entry to this year’s Splish Splash Doggie Bash; entry to next spring’s Doggie Dash 5K; and a photo shoot that will supply the park’s nonprofit with promotional images. 


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