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 Connecticut Patch’s Top Dog!


Everyone knows their dog is the best dog.

Now, Patch is giving you the chance to prove it.

This month, in conjunction with dog-license renewals in the state, Patch is launching its Top Dog contest.

First, we want you to go and get your dog officially licensed at the city clerk’s office in city hall (as required by law), and then we want you to enter our contest.

Here’s how it works:

Beginning June 1, upload your favorite photo of your dog to 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.

Between June 1 and June 14, our users will vote in the comments on which dog is Meriden's Top Dog. So make sure you hit that social media campaign trail early!

On June 15, we will announce the winner of Meriden Patch Top Dog contest.

The winners of the local contests will then move on to a regional competition. The voting for that level runs from June 15-22, and again, will take place in the comments section of that article (which will be posted on June 15).

On June 23, the 4 regional winners will be unveiled, and they will face off to become Connecticut Patch’s Top Dog from June 23-30. The winner will be announced July 1.

Look for great prizes at both the regional and state levels.

To vote: Look for the number in the top right corner of the photo and refer to that in the comments.

You can find information on licensing your dog here.


Courtney W June 05, 2012 at 03:50 PM
My favorite puppies are Leo and Lola, pick them, pick them!
Chelsea Ann Wirsing June 05, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Snugs fer sure-- I mean even has the paws crossed and the look on his cute lil face :)
Camden W June 05, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Zach Pedersen June 05, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Brutus and Ozzy are hands down the best looking dogs on here!
Kara Drenzek June 05, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Brutus is the cutest dog
Betsy Fernandez June 05, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Please don't squeeze the Snugs!
Betsy Fernandez June 05, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Snugs: he's What's for dinner.
Betsy Fernandez June 05, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Snugs: the paws that refreshes.
Betsy Fernandez June 05, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Easy, breezy, beautiful, Snugs.
Betsy Fernandez June 05, 2012 at 10:03 PM
When Snugs talks, people listen.
Betsy Fernandez June 05, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Snugs takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
David P Bergeron June 05, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Snugs #3 is #1
David P Bergeron June 05, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Snugs #3 wants to know- " How am I doing?"
Eileen McNamara June 05, 2012 at 10:54 PM
I need to make a couple of points here referring back to some of the contest rules, spelled out in the story above. Love all the comments and votes, but multiple votes from the same person still only count once and there can only be one submission per person (So while Leo and Lola are adorable, they were both submitted by the same person and we will only be able to consider one of them when it comes time to tally.)
Jess June 06, 2012 at 01:04 AM
David P Bergeron June 06, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Snugs #3 is the cutest of all the entrys
steve cassidy June 07, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Elvis #11!!
Manny K. June 07, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Elvis #11 is obviously the best!
sherry sullivan June 07, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Diesel is by far the best dog. He is a snuggle bug and the most loyal dog, especially to my 7 & 3 year old..
david klinski June 07, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Brutus is the MAN!!!!
Thin blue line June 09, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Skooter and Phyllis up in the house...give them some love people they are cuties !!!
Thin blue line June 09, 2012 at 05:00 PM
My vote is for SKOOTER and PHYLLIS !!!
Sully June 09, 2012 at 08:14 PM
I vote for Phyliss and Skooter
Jennifer Vargas June 12, 2012 at 03:54 PM
My vote is for Kasey!
paul June 13, 2012 at 01:25 AM
# 7 to cute
Ann Huzar June 13, 2012 at 01:31 AM
My Vote is for Beefy No.7 Loreen Nicolai
Kathie A June 13, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Awww To Sleepy Beef #7.. Too Cute
Cindy Forlenzo June 13, 2012 at 12:59 PM
I vote for Casey! so sweet!!!
Dianne Flaherty June 14, 2012 at 12:19 AM
# 7 Sleepy Beefy
nicole June 14, 2012 at 09:58 PM
"Snugs" is the one!!!


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