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Photo Contest: Is Your Dog The Top Dog?

Upload a photo of your favorite four-legged family member and your pet could vie to become The Top Dog in Georgia!

Readers - the entry period for this contest has closed. Please come back later this week to vote on the finalists! - The Editor

Everyone knows their dog is the best.

Now, Patch is giving you the chance to prove it with our Top Dog contest.

Entering is simple:

Starting Aug. 6, upload your favorite photo of your dog by clicking the "Upload Photos and Video" button at the top of 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, please.

Dog owners will have until 5 p.m. Aug. 20 to submit a photo of a canine companion.

Five furry finalists will be selected by Patch Regional Editors and then you, dear readers, will get to vote on who is the Top Dog in Georgia.

The prize? A $100 gift card and some cool Patch swag for fido's owner.

We've attached the legal rules to this article in a PDF. And please make note that the winner must agree to be featured in an article on Patch.

It only seems fitting to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with a contest devoted to Man's Best Friend. So take a moment to share a photo of your dog and join in the fun!

Jane Fisher August 06, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I felt like mentioning my dog is a rescue is an important part of her story, no alterior motives.
Jane Fisher August 06, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Much agreed.
Gayla August 06, 2012 at 04:56 PM
I lovelovelove Keeta <3
wle atlanta II August 06, 2012 at 05:22 PM
BEAGLE! wle
Vicki Hammond August 06, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Why is is always about dogs? there are tons of us with cats...and sometimes some with tons of cats...yikes! But seriously, I don't have a dog. I do have cats and they are just as cute, just as loving and loyal, just as much a best friend, and just as much worthy of a prize. Heck, why not open it up to any type of pet...we love all our furry friends...even those that aren't so furry. Top dog...top cat...top bunny...top snake...top rat, mouse, guinea pig,hamster, chinchilla, ferret, fish. Think outside the yard, box...pin...crate...cage...aquarium.
Pat Thomas August 06, 2012 at 06:55 PM
"Awww, Phoebe, can't we have just ONE flower?" =D
carol Atkinson August 06, 2012 at 08:38 PM
I just hope the judges can overlook the fact that this "editor" neglected to edit before she hit send with our dog's photo. Sheeesh. Red faced here!
bob August 06, 2012 at 09:11 PM
All of our dogs are rescues, every dog we've had has been a rescue. We're on 12, 13, and 14 right now. I guess I can't enter them because some people are afraid of the backstory. Dogs, cats, there are plenty that need forever homes.
Anna Varela (Editor) August 06, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Bob, We want you and all of our readers to know that all dogs are welcome in this contest!
bob August 06, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Thank you Anna.
Rebecca M. August 07, 2012 at 12:59 AM
How fun, thanks, Patch! :) Really enjoying everyone's pet dog pictures! Some really funny ones too, especially that one named Tonka that lost a tooth, cracked me up! lol
jimmie August 07, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Noted Anna. I'm with "dazzle"! Perfect looking dog!
Margaret August 07, 2012 at 07:19 AM
I love the idea of this fun contest as a way to show off our canine family members! Although I'm not a cat person, I also agree (and hope) that at some point Patch will do the same for our feline families. And maybe at some point something for our "Pocket Pets" too? Thanks!
Cat Maris August 07, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Dahlia is the cutiest!
Anna Varela (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Wow! We have more than 300 entries in this contest already! I'm having a great time clicking though these photos of your sweet, funny, cuddly, loyal companions.
Greg Hazlehurs August 08, 2012 at 10:36 PM
See Sauce #334
Kiri Walton (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 11:57 PM
I am loving Odie, #168 is just too cute with his little lifejacket on!
katharine August 09, 2012 at 07:13 PM
i think its about the cutest dog not the best picture that will make the most money
Angela Bellandi Shults August 13, 2012 at 12:18 AM
My dog Coco Chanel #415 is our sweet baby girl. She is always wagging her tail, happy as can be. She has brought a lot of joy to our life.
Carol Davis August 13, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Everyone loves their animals whether they are rescued at a shelter or purchased because they are so wanted! If I were a dog either way would be fine with me as long as I was loved!
D Norton August 13, 2012 at 02:24 PM
i uploaded 2 pics earlier last week and they arent up? Are my furry babies not good enough?
Kelsi Keever August 13, 2012 at 05:37 PM
I tried to delete my original picture (#386) to upload a different one but was unable too. So I have two on here & I am not trying to "cheat", but wanted to delete my original one (the single shot #386), but was unable too. Haha!
David Binder August 13, 2012 at 06:17 PM
David I appreciate your opinion. I'm also a published photograper. Sometimes local photo contests are just about having fun. I fully understand the importance of quality, but these are just fun snapshots.
David Binder August 13, 2012 at 06:19 PM
D I hardly think that's the case. Maybe something about the way your photos were uploaded ? I'll be glad to help you if need be.
Erin Williams August 14, 2012 at 03:11 PM
See Rainer #495 :) German Shepherd Puppy
Anna Varela (Editor) August 14, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Aww! We love puppies!
David Binder August 14, 2012 at 05:02 PM
I'm just glad I don't have to judge this. They ALL look so cute I'd never be able to decide !
Deborah August 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Tisha - I am a volunteer with Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, and formerly the director for the cat adoption program. The Johns Creek Patch proactively reached out to us prior to the first edition to ask if we would like to submit featured rescued pets each week. As time went by, other community Patch editions in North Metro Atlanta have picked up these stories. Angels volunteers have submitted descriptions and photos of over a hundred animals since the publication's inception, and as a result many have found great homes through these promotions. The editors of these online publications have also been very generous about running articles on special topics, such as helping to educate readers about the much dreaded "kitten seasons" and the need for people to spay and neuter their animals. I think it's great that the Patch is giving readers the opportunity to submit photos of their dogs and to help them celebrate the role that these pets play in their lives. We also appreciate all they have done to help us find forever families for our homeless animals. Deborah Smith
Cyndicadyd August 17, 2012 at 02:16 PM
I busted out laughing with that one, too! Hilarious!
Sheryl Shaker August 19, 2012 at 02:24 AM
Amazing dogs! Fabulous photos! Thanks for sharing these with us!

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