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Which animal shelter or rescue group is your favorite?

You could win a $500 donation for that group

Note: This is a sponsored post. Read more to learn how you can win $500 for your favorite animal shelter.

I recently nominated my favorite rescue group for Dog Nation’s “Best Friend’s Friend” contest.

Nominations are being accepted now through the end of 2014, and voting begins in January.

The group with the most votes at the end of February will win a $500 donation. And there are second- and third-place prizes as well. Easy enough, right? is a dog information web site maintained by dog lover Rodney Blow, and I have partnered with him to promote his contest and some of your favorite rescues and shelters.

If you nominate a shelter or rescue, let me know and I will feature your group and what makes it unique here on 

“I really believe in what most shelters and rescues are doing and also realize that the more money they can bring in, the more dogs and other pets they can help,” Rodney said.

So, he’s asking you to please nominate your favorite groups. You can do so here.

More about the ‘Best Friend’s Friend’ contest


I nominated a group called California Labradors, Retrievers & More, and the process was really simple. It took about 2 minutes.

The nomination form asks for the name of the shelter or rescue, the group’s web site, your email address and your first and last name. You’ll receive an email to confirm your nomination.

The shelter or rescue must have a web site and must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The prizes

Voting will take place in January and February on

The prizes include:

First place: $500 donation

Second place: $300 donation

Third place: $100 donation

The donations will be made in the name of the person who nominated the group, according to Dog Nation.

So, which group will you nominate?

Once you’ve nominated your favorite rescue or shelter, leave a comment to let me know or shoot me an email at [email protected] I’d like to feature the group and the work it’s doing here on

I nominated Labs & More of San Diego because of the work it does to save Labs and other dogs from high-kill shelters in Southern California. It also has a reasonable adoption process (not too picky), which is important for getting dogs into good homes.

The dog pictured at the top of this post is a Lab mix named Tyler, up for adoption with Labs & More.

Which group will you nominate?


Sunday 30th of November 2014

So sorry for the glitch in the nomination form. I have fixed it now, so should be working again. Unfortunately, I had to take this important time to go to Idaho on company business, where I did not have access to my email or the internet (my laptop decided to puke just before I left).

Thanks Lindsay for bringing it to my attention.

Lindsay Stordahl

Sunday 30th of November 2014


April Hurley

Monday 24th of November 2014

Thank you for your help! I nominated Angel's Hope.

April Hurley

Monday 24th of November 2014

Good afternoon,

I just completed the form to nominate a rescue; however, I do not think that it went through.

Lindsay Stordahl

Monday 24th of November 2014

You're right. I will look into that. Thank you for nominating a rescue. Which rescue did you try to nominate?


Wednesday 12th of November 2014

As you already know, I am a fan of Cocker Spaniels. I have nominated Camp Cocker Rescue out of Sherman Oaks, California.

Although I live over 1,700 miles away from this rescue, they have touched and impressed me with everything they do for Cocker Spaniels in need of rescue in the Southern California area. They do an excellent job at connecting with and keeping supporters updated via facebook and email newsletters. I very much respect the fact they don't turn dogs in need of medical treatment away and will do everything they can to appropriately diagnosis and treat dogs with medical issues.

I am looking forward to a That Mutt blog post about this rescue. :-)

Lindsay Stordahl

Wednesday 12th of November 2014

I'm glad you nominated them. Looking forward to learning more about the group.


Tuesday 11th of November 2014

Thanks for letting us know about this. I nominated Companion Animal Alliance ( here in Baton Rouge, LA. There was a house fire in Baton Rouge last week and 25 animals were impounded. CAA took the animals in and cleaned them up. They are really doing some great work there and need all the help they can get.

Lindsay Stordahl

Wednesday 12th of November 2014

So glad you nominated them!