Voting Ends 9/30/2023 at 9:00:00 PM Central Time

Lakeshore Humane Society's NEW Top Dog 2023

Answer the age old question: Who's a good dog?
Who is Northeast Wisconsin's Top Dog?! Show your support for your favorite canine companion and your favorite shelter/rescue by voting and encouraging others to vote as well. The shelter with the most votes will receive an additional $5000! One more time…. How cool is that?!

It's easy to participate!
This fun-filled contest benefits pets and children in Northeast Wisconsin.

Dog owners will pay $10 to enter their pup into their favorite shelter's photo contest. Thanks to very generous support from sponsors, all contest entrants and voters will receive a coupon for 50% off from Momentum Carnivore Nutrition

After registration, contestants will encourage their friends and family to vote for their canine companion (votes are just $1 each).

It's anyone's game! After two weeks of voting, the contest will come to an end, and the top vote-earning dog will be crowned the NEW Top Dog for 2023. The top 10 dogs from each of the six contests will win some really cool prizes and the top 5 shelters with the most total votes among all their dogs will an additional cash prize to support their efforts.

Why enter?
Aside from bragging rights, there are a number of reasons to enter this contest!

  • YOUR DOG ON A BEER: The winning dog from each of the six local contests will become the face of their very own beer! They'll even get to participate in the naming and brewing process! In each of the six contests, the 2nd-10th place dogs will also have their photos featured on the beer can or bottle.
  • PRIZES: The top 10 dogs from each of the contests will win a variety of prize packages (see each prize page for more details).
  • SHELTER BONUS: At the end of the contest the shelter with the most votes across all dogs representing their shelter will win a $5,000 cash prize! The second highest will receive $4000. The third will receive $3000. The 4th will receive $2000 and the 5th will receive $1000. This is in addition to the funds they receive from the contest entries and voting.
  • PETS AND KIDS: Proceeds from this contest will benefit the participating shelters and Kiwanis.

Important Dates
  • September 8: Contest registration and voting begins!
  • September 30: Registration ends, voting ends and the winners are crowned!
  • Be sure to follow your favorite shelter & brewery's Facebook pages for additional events supporting NEW Top Dog.

Support Kids & Pets
photo courtesy of Debra Lake PhotographyThere's so much at play here! The NEW Top Dog contest is about fun, prizes, a sought-after title, and making a difference. To date, this campaign has raised over $400,000 to help pets and children. 

Because of you, NEW Top Dog 2023 will change the lives of even more pets and children. Thank you for your participation!

About Lakeshore Humane Society
Our Mission: Aid, Advocate, Adopt to enrich the lives of companion animals.

The Lakeshore Humane Society, Inc. (LHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit open admission animal shelter serving the Manitowoc County area for over 45 years. The LHS mission is to ensure humane and compassionate treatment of all animals entrusted to its care, reunite lost animals with their owners, place adoptable animals in responsible and permanent homes, and extend humane education to the public. Although we receive a small amount of support from municipality stray contracts, we mainly rely on private donations and grants to continue our programs and work in the community.

LHS cares for over 1,500 companion animals annually, placing over 900 animals each year in responsible, permanent homes.
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Raised $5,565
Goal $30,000

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Presented By

Fleet Farm
Fox Communities Credit Union

Brewery Partner

Sabbatical Brewing Company

Prize Sponsors

Doggie Paddle
Debra Lake Photography
Momentum Carnivore Nutrition

Marketing Partners

44 North Advertising & Design
Watermark 47
InkWorks Printing LLC
Schnell Graphics

Benefiting Pets and Kids

Lakeshore Humane Society
Oshkosh Mid-Morning Kiwanis
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