2nd Annual Austin’s Favorite Dog Photo Contest

by austinpetsalive • Posted in: Awareness/ PR, Fundraising

As a photographer, Korey Howell does a lot of fund-raising for various organizations using her camera. Now, she has trained her lens on Austin Pets Alive! once again and is hosting the 2nd Annual Austin’s Favorite Dog Contest to help us raise money to increase the number of pets we can pull from the euthanasia list at our city shelter.

How it works:

  • Photos will be posted to APA website for voting (only 30 dogs will be chosen).
  • Every dollar donated will count as a vote.
  • Get all of your friends and family to vote for your pet!
  • The dog that raises the most amount of money will be crowned Austin’s Favorite Dog, win a prize package valuing over $1000 and be featured in AW Magazine in August.

Voting will begin July 1 and end July 15th on the APA! Web site:

The pet that raises the most money will be crowned Austin’s Favorite Dog and win a $1000 prize package including a photo session with Korey, a canvas print from Canvas Press and gift packages from Petco and other vendors. The winner will also be featured in an ad in the Aug edition of AW magazine.

Even if your dog doesn’t win, every dog that raises over $500 will receive a FREE photo session with Korey.

Step 1.
First, use the link below to pay the $50 entry fee.


Deadline for entry is June 30 so you don’t have much time!
Remember, only 30 dogs will be selected.

Step 2.
Email Korey Howell the cutest picture of your dog you can find: email hidden; JavaScript is required
SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: In the subject line write the “dog’s name” nominated by “your name.”

Step 3.
Spread the word. The success of this campaign depends on you spreading the word to your friends, family, co-workers, and social network. Call, text, email – post it on Facebook and Twitter. Beg your friends to donate at least $10. Give them sad puppy dog eyes to make them feel guilty about all the homeless dogs. Remind them that voting for one can save many!

7 Responses to "2nd Annual Austin’s Favorite Dog Photo Contest"

  1. Zeilingersays: June 25, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    This is good blog message, I will keep this in mind. If you add more video and pictures because it helps understanding :)

  2. Priscilla Fletchersays: June 30, 2010 at 8:38 am

    How do we vote and see the dogs nominated? Are they not posted yet?

  3. austinpetsalivesays: June 30, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Hi Priscilla,
    They are not posted yet. We should have them all posted tonight.

  4. Karen Pooresays: July 1, 2010 at 6:12 am

    6:09 a.m.
    I emailed all my friends to come here to vote and I do not see images. I was hoping they would vote before going to work this morning and I hope they are not discouraged and do not come back. (-:

  5. austinpetsalivesays: July 1, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Me too! Thank you so much for participating, Karen, and we’re so sorry for the inconvenience. We let people register through the end of the night last night and are scrambling to get all of the last minute additions added. Since we’re all volunteers and are at our “real” jobs, it might be later this afternoon before the voting page is up.

  6. Karen Pooresays: July 1, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Thanks for the response!

    Sounds like since I am living the life of leisure I should volunteer some time… (-;

  7. austinpetsalivesays: July 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Ok, Karen, the page for voting is now up: http://www.austinpetsalive.org/photo-contest/. Thank you so much for participating!

    We’d LOVE to have you as a volunteer! We’re always looking for photographers to help us get our pets adopted faster and there’s tons of other ways you can get involved. http://www.austinpetsalive.org/volunteer/