Friday, September 2, 2011


As you all know, I just returned from my starring Dog-Speaker role at BlogPaws 2011 conference in Washington DC......and among ALL the great things I saw and learned there......I dog-scovered that we have a STAR in the making right here in New Mexico!  Patsey from Alamogordo...and her best buddy Sassy.....have been named FINALISTS in the national "Dream Dog Park Contest" sponsored by Beneful Pet Food Company.  

Now here's the scoop....we ALL need to VOTE for Patsey and Alamogordo!  WE CAN DO THIS NEW MEXICO!  We CAN help our neighbors in Alamogordo get their DREAM DOG PARK!

Here's how to do it..................    

The Beneful® Dream Dog Park Contest recently asked dog owners the question: If you had $500,000 to create a dream dog park for you and your best buddy, what would you do? Hundreds of dog owners from across the country entered the contest, including Patsey, who has been named one of 15 finalists in the contest that will award a $500,000 makeover of a dog park in the Grand Prize Winner’s area. Patsey is now looking for the Alamogordo dog-loving community to visit and show their support by casting a vote for her entry.

After earning a finalist position and advancing to Round Two in the contest, Patsey was asked to bring her dream ideas to life by creating, narrating and submitting a video that showed her daily adventure together with her dog in the dog park and explain how to make it even better if she had the opportunity to inspire a dream dog park. From now until September 8, 2011, the videos will be posted on for viewing and voting, and those casting a vote will also receive a $3 coupon for Beneful® brand Dog Food Healthy Fiesta (limit one per person while supplies last). In addition to the voting, which represents 10 percent of the total score, the 15 finalists will be judged by the Beneful Dream Team, led by dog lover, design expert and television host Jason Cameron and pet expert and bestselling author Arden Moore. Their judging will count for 90 percent of the final score.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 cash and a one year supply of Beneful® brand dog food. And, his or her idea will serve as inspiration for a $500,000 makeover of a dog park in his/her area. Fourteen runners up will each receive a one year supply of Beneful® brand dog food. Cameron will manage the transformation of the park, with Moore providing expertise from a dog’s point of view.

A celebration event will take place in the Grand Prize Winner’s hometown in September to reveal plans for the next Beneful Dream Dog Park. The unveiling of the newly renovated park will take place in spring 2012. For more information or to view, vote and/or pass-along contest submissions, go to

OKEY DOKEY DOGGIES.......LET'S GO GET EM!  I've voted......and I will again...but...New Mexico... we need YOUR vote too!

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