For the Love of Dogs and Beer

by Nov 16, 2022Animals, Nonprofits, North Brunswick

paws4people® of Wilmington is excited to announce its first annual Dog of the Year Contest.

Think you have the best dog ever? Beginning November 15, nominate your favorite dog by submitting a photo of your dog and a minimum $10 donation to paws4people® and, in your dog’s words, tell them why he or she would make the perfect Dog of the Year. Your $10 donation to paws4people gives your dog 10 votes. If you’d like to donate more, that’s fine too; each dollar you donate equals another vote and helps to support paws4people’s life changing mission.

The winner of this contest will receive the following: an artist drawing of the winning dog to be featured on the label of a limited run of Wrightsville Beach Brewery Pale Ale Beer Can, a $500 cash prize, a $100 gift certificate to Wrightsville Beach Brewery, a mini photography session valued at $400 by Samantha Ann Photography, a framed commemorative artwork of beer can film, PNG files of artist Emma Gay’s renderings of the winning dog in black and white and in color sent digitally via email, and special recognition at a Brewery event.

Dog of the Year Paws4People Wilmington NC

The second and third place winners will each receive a $50 gift certificate to Wrightsville Beach Brewery and special recognition at a Brewery event.

Contest participants and winners do not have to be local to Wilmington. You can be located anywhere in the United States to participate, and prizes will be shipped to you.

Voting for the nominated dogs begins December 1 and ends December 31. Each vote cast is a $1 donation to paws4people®. Spread the word and share your dog’s entry with everyone on your social media pages to boost your dog’s chances of winning and all in support of a great cause!

Dog of the Year Contest sponsors include Wrightsville Beach Brewery, Brunswick Beer and Cider, WECT and Samantha Ann Photography LLC.

Paws4People Contac tInfo Dog of the Year

paws4people® is a Wilmington-based nonprofit organization and a fully accredited member of Assistance Dogs International. The organization has trained and placed, free of charge, more than 1,200 service, facility and emotional support dogs since its founding in July 1999. To learn more, please visit:

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