We're Back! It's The Fifth Annual Rescue Pet Calendar Contest!
Do you have a pet that you love to pieces, but can be just a bit naughty at times? We all do! This year's contest, "I'm Rescued and Notorious", celebrates the behavior of our companion animals that can make you laugh, sometimes irritate you, or have you rolling your eyes and shaking your head.
Despite being "notorious" at times, our pets are family. They bring us joy and laughter. They make us healthier -- science has proven that. Our pets make us a kinder, softer, more compassionate, more tolerant version of ourselves. They have a remarkable ability to bring out the best in us, even when we're saying to ourselves, "I can't believe you just did that!"
So with tongue in cheek, we invite you to enter your notorious companion animal into this year's photo contest.
Entering the contest is easy. Submit a photo of your rescue pet, along with a $10 entry fee. Then, in 250-300 words, tell us the story of your cherished pet -- how she or he became part of your family, what your pet means to you, and exactly how she or he can be notorious. (If you need assistance with your story, our staff can help you out. Just call or email us.)
Also- very important! - Be sure to include why everyone should vote for your pet.
The contest continues to be open for all companion animals adopted through a rescue organization or shelter or found as a stray. (Yes, that means, although we are expecting mostly dogs and cats, rescue bunnies, pigs, ferrets, etc., are welcome to enter, too!)
What if your pet is not a rescue? You can reserve a calendar day for his or her photo to appear on, with a caption of your choice. The cost is $10. (See Reserve a Day to Honor Your Pet, below).
Photos of the 12 companion animals who receive the most votes, along with their stories, will be featured on a full page above one of the months on the calendar.
Please note: It is now our policy, no matter how many entries we receive (and we hope to have a lot of them!), that ALL ENTRIES ACCEPTED INTO THE CONTEST WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE CALENDAR!Attention Rescue Organizations and Shelters
: The rescue organization or shelter receiving the most cumulative number of votes for their entries will receive a $500 grant from The Crossings Animal Society!
In addition to being a heartwarming tribute to your pet, you will be supporting the work of The Crossings Animal Society. The net proceeds from this contest and the calendar sales that follow will enable us to continue our work, serving dogs and cats (and their families) in need in our community.
So, sign up your pet now, and let the voting begin! Each vote costs only $1 donation. Encourage your family, friends and colleagues to go online right away
and vote for your pet!
The contest begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 (Eastern Time), and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2023. All contest entries must be received by 11:59:59 on Thursday, October 12, 2023.
So don't delay -- send in the photo of your cherished pet and start casting your votes!
Reserve a Day to Honor Your Pet
Want a guaranteed spot in the calendar? Reserve a day to honor your pet. (This opportunity is open for all pets, whether or not they are a rescue) Your pet's photo will appear on the day of your choice.
This could be your pet's birthday, adoption day, or some other day—as long as it does not conflict with one of the holidays we observe. Join the fun and make your pet the celebrity that he or she is! Each day requires a $10 fee.Reserve Your Day Here →
Want to Pre-order Your Calendar(s)?Please Consider Pre-Ordering a Calendar.
This will ensure that you are one of the first to receive your calendar. All pre-ordered calendars are also discounted $5 and cost $15 a calendar, plus shipping. Calendar Pre-order →