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Second place to receive $300 & third place $100

Note: This is a sponsored post.

Voting is taking place now in’s “Best Friend’s Friend” Contest.

You can vote once per day here, and the winning shelter or rescue group will receive a $500 donation.

Voting will continue through the end of February, and the winner will be announced March 1 on Dog Nation and on this post.

Head here to vote once per day

The Best Friend’s Friend Contest was created by dog lover Rodney Blow, who is the man behind Dog Nation. He said he created the contest so his readers could choose the “best” shelter most deserving of the donation.

Some of you nominated your favorite organizations for this contest. If the group you nominated ends up winning, the donation will be made in your name! I think that’s pretty cool and generous.

Sweet Pea the boxer mix for adoption

*Sweet Pea (above), is up for adoption with Boxer Butts & Other Mutts in Arden, N.C.

The prizes for the top three shelters include:

best-friends-friend-goldFirst place: $500 donation from Dog Nation, plus a permanent link from on the right sidebar as well as on the winners’ page.

Second place: $300 donation and a permanent link on’s winners’ page.

Third place: A $100 donation and a permanent link on the winners’ page.

*All winners will also be able to display a gold, silver or bronze medal on their web sites, like the one shown.

Which groups were nominated?

Angie the cocker spaniel mix for adoption

*Angie (above) is up for adoption with Camp Cocker Rescue in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Some of the shelters and rescues that were nominated include:


  • The Doney Memorial Pet Clinic in Seattle
  • Save-A-Mutt in Marysville, Wash.
  • 4 Legged Friends of Lubbock (Texas)
  • Ruff House Rescue in Rockville Centre, N.Y.
  • Boxer Butts & Other Mutts
  • SAFARI Rescue in Livonia, Mich.
  • Companion Animal Alliance in Baton Rouge, La.
  • Animal Aid for Vermilion Area in Abbeville, La.
  • Morgan County (Ind.) Animal Shelter
  • National Mill Dog Rescue in Colorado Springs
  • Camp Cocker Rescue
  • Labs & More Rescue in San Diego (nominated by me!)


Go here to vote

More about Dog Nation

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Dog Nation contains information about different dog breeds, dog health, dog nutrition, dog training and more.

Through the Best Friend’s Friend Contest, Dog Nation decided to let readers select the top three shelters in the United States.

“We want to help some well deserving dog rescue or dog shelter out a little, and perhaps save a few more dogs’ lives in the process,” Blow said on his web site.

So, which group will you vote for?

Once you’ve voted, let me know who you picked!

*Note: I received compensation in exchange for writing about Dog Nation’s contest. The top picture is a dog named Precious, up for adoption with Labs & More in San Diego.

Barbara Rivers

Monday 2nd of March 2015

I am so excited to hear that Boxer Butts & Other Mutts came in 2nd! Thank you so very much, Rodney & Lindsay! Heidi from BBOM will be so happy :-)

Rodney Blow

Monday 2nd of March 2015

The results are in!

1st place went AAVA (Animal Aid for Vermilion Area) nominated by Kim. A $500 donation was sent via PayPal in Kim's name 2nd place was Boxer Butts & Other Mutts nominated by Barbara Rivers. A $300 donation was sent via PayPal in Barbara's name Finally, 3rd goes to California Labradors, Retrievers & More Rescue nominated by our dear Lindsay! Donation was made via GoFundMe on this one.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you all for participating. We will be doing this again this year. Thank you very much Lindsay for helping me get this contest off to a great start!

Lindsay Stordahl

Monday 2nd of March 2015

Oh wow! Thank you so much for letting us know!