The time has finally come to announce the winners of my recent AdventureDog Photo Contest!
I want to say thank you to everyone who participated! It was great to see just how adventurous so many of my fans are – from paddle boarding to hikes up tall mountains, hunting squirrels and fishing to perfect-form high dives, jumping across ice bergs to amazing agility performances, and so much more!
And with almost 1000 entries, I’m sure you can understand it was no easy task choosing the winners! So without further ado, let’s start with the draw prizes and work up to the first place prize!
BarkBox is a monthly subscription of high quality toys, treats, and other doggy goodies delivered right to your door! They have subscription plans for small dogs to big dogs alike. I always look forward to receiving mine!
The three winners for this category each win a 3-month subscription, and were determined by draw out of all entrants!
1) Tulla, submitted by Mary Erin Brigid of Honeoye Falls, New York.
Here’s Tulla helping look after the family farm. Among her many duties, her favorite is driving the tractor and barking out orders! Read her full caption below.
2) Louis, submitted by Annabel Smith of Adelaide, Australia.
Here’s the cute little Louis having some sort of private discussion with his alpaca friends!
However, BarkBox does not ship outside of the US and Canada, so instead Annabel and Louis will receive a special prize package from me, including one of my first-off-the-press 2015 calendars.
3) Bella, submitted by Laura McLaughlin of Daytona Beach, Florida.
Here’s an adventurous gal with a bit of dachshund in her genes who’s exploring the untamed jungle of Florida!
4) Ella, submitted by Madelen Strand of Norway.
Ella is quite the little fisher-gal, and here she is looking very proud with her catch of the day! Since Ella is outside of North America, she will also be getting one of my special prize packs in place of BarkBox.
And so, with one last BarkBox subscription to fill, there was still another draw to do!
5) Jack, submitted by Sarah Martins of Ottawa, Ontario.
This little guy happens to be from my hometown. His love for soccer is not hindered by even the harshest or coldest conditions! Some booties and a jacket and he’s good to go!
That’s all for the BarkBox prizes! But if you didn’t win, don’t worry! You can get $5 off your Barkbox subscription just by using code CELEBRITYRUSOE.
3rd Place Prize – iFetch
This prize was determined purely by votes.
And the winner is Blue, submitted by Linda Collier of Thamesford, Ontario.
Blue seems to be practicing his surf skills in a mock environment until the day he hits some real waves!
2nd Place Prize – Coat & Harness by Noodle & Friends
If you don’t know already, Noodle and Friends is a leading online retailer (and my trusted supplier) of dachshund coats, harnesses, and accessories! From rain coats to winter coats, if you’ve ever had trouble finding a coat that fits your dachshund just right, then you need to check out Noodle and Friends!
This prize includes any coat as seen on their site, as well as a harness. The winner has been determined by judges, and was based on the photo itself as well as the description.
So the winner is Roxy, submitted by Kim Crandle of Salt Lake City, Utah.
This cute little adventurer likes to explore rivers, and will pull out her favorite river rocks from the water and make a pile on the shore! How cute is that?
Check out more from Noodle and Friends here, including their fashionable Fall lineup!
1st Place Prize – GoPro
We all know GoPro, the most versatile action camera in the world, which I use for virtually all my videos, including my recent Bahamas vacation video.
This prize includes a new GoPro Hero 3+ camera (silver edition), and was determined by judges based on the photo itself as well as the description.
And the winner is Roy McCoy, submitted by Kerry Gilbraith of Tucson, Arizona.
Below is the adventurous little Roy McCoy on first watch of their campsite while on a kayak-camping trip on Lake Powell, Arizona. He guarded the camp from big-horn sheep and made sure to keep the campsite a lizard-free zone at all times. Through his adventure, he even learned to drink from the lake in a moving kayak!
To me and my fellow judges, this picture resembled so much of what “adventure” means to me – from the beautiful landscape, the tent and kayak, and taming the untamed wilderness! Heck, just the name “Roy McCoy” sounds like a famous explorer!
Learn more about GoPro cameras, including their new dog harness mount here.
But Wait – There’s a Bonus Winner!
What would a Crusoe contest be without a surprise bonus winner? I chose the below winner for their impeccable form and their awesome style of “showing how it’s done” to all the big dogs!
Winner is Enzo, submitted by Jessica Lichty of Howard, Pennsylvania.
What a guy!
So that’s all folks! A huge thanks again to everyone who participated. There were so many entries I loved, but of course I can’t pick everyone. However, over the next couple weeks I’ll be posting some more of my favorites on my Facebook page.
In the meantime,
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