Create A Clever Caption Contest #1

December 20, 2011 Update:  The judges have made their decision! Congratulations to Gwen – you’ve written the winning caption! (Please see our revised picture below.) Our first runner up was “I Believe…” Adopt a shelter dog this Christmas and give them a reason to believe. written by Anna Bettina Johnson. Our second runner up was Didn’t Hermie ask for a dog to love? written by the Wallace Clan.

A huge thank you to our four judges! We couldn’t have finished our contest without their patience and expertise. They represent areas that positively impact the pet overpopulation problem – veterinary, volunteer/rescue, education and communication. Specifically, they are:

Kristen Gallicchio, Veterinarian
Park Veterinary Group
Samantha Benson, Founder
Sit, Stay & Learn Nonprofit Dog Rescue & Education
Catherine Marinello, Family & Student Engagement Lead
Citizen Schools New Jersey
Liz Dembeski, Owner
D&M Printers

And, thank you to all  for your thoughtful captions – we thoroughly enjoyed reading them (see Comments below) and so very much appreciate your continued support. We hope you all had fun.  -Dee

While you’re working on clever gift ideas for all the folks and pets on your list . . . keep those creative juices flowing just a little while longer. Bet you can come up with at least one extraordinary caption for our featured photo below!
The 1st  Place winner will receive a $50 American Express gift card! Yup, that’s right – FIFTY dollars to spend any way you wish . . . and, you’ll receive it in time to do some last minute holiday shopping!
Here’s the rules:
1. Come up with the most compelling – intriguing – engaging – humorous – appropriate caption for our contest’s photo. It should focus on or relate to the problem of pet overpopulation in some way. (Some appropriate topics are: spay/neuter, puppy mills, backyard breeding, animal abuse, rescue, overcrowded shelters, fostering, adoption – you get the idea . . .)
2. Type YOUR NAME and THE CAPTION in the “Leave A Reply” comment box below. Be sure to click the “Post Comment” button to send your contest entry to us!
3. All entries (aka “Comments”) must be sent by midnight EST December 18th, 2011.
4. Lola and three impartial judges will pick the best caption. The winner will be contacted via email and receive their $50 gift card prize before December 24th! Their most excellent caption will be publicized on’s blog, facebook page and Twitter feed.



22 comments for “Create A Clever Caption Contest #1

  1. Gwen
    December 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Reindeer are over-rated. Adopt a shelter pet.

  2. Gwen
    December 17, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    You are never too old to be neutered…

  3. jill
    December 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    OOOHHH Come On Santa, How’s The Rabbit?

  4. Glenn Kolba
    December 10, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    ” I’ve got a Twinkle in my eye and I can touch the side of my nose, but if you think I’m gonna shimmy down the chimney. . . Forget it. “

  5. Kaitlyn Vafiadis
    December 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Please save me from the shelter this year Santa. Send me to a little child who needs a friend.

  6. December 7, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    “I Believe…”
    Adopt a shelter dog this Christmas and give them a reason to believe.

  7. wpw
    December 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Lola sez: Do I look good in green?

  8. Joan Morrison
    December 4, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Please, Santapaws, make all my shelter mates as happy as me. Please give them a loving home and loving people who will make sure they have no more puppies, good food, and a life free from pain and suffering and worry.

  9. December 3, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I’m dreaming of a sterile Christmas, for all the kennel mates I know. May their bellies be full of delight, and may all their Christmas be bright.

  10. December 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I reeeeeally looooove you santa. Won’t you consider running on the Republican ticket? Together we could really make some great changes. FREE SPAY AND NEUTERING FOR ALL! HO HO HO. What do ya think Santa? Huh? Huh?

  11. December 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Please Help my four-legged family find REAL homes this year. A shelter is no place for them!

  12. December 2, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Oh dear Santapaws, I have but one request. That you leave a little note by each childs gift, reminding them, when they are grown and have a pet of their own, that they do the right thing. (End the sadness). Spay/Neuter

  13. wendy
    December 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Dear Santa Pauws,
    All I want for Christmas is to have my tubes tied.
    Lola’s Sister

  14. Nicole Castillo
    December 2, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Oh Santy Clause can you please oh please find me a loving and warm home this holiday season? I promise I will be good a good girl…..some bacon wouldn’t hurt either….Okay thank you, bye.

  15. Sue Yerega
    December 2, 2011 at 12:21 am

    “You took care of finding homes for all those reindeer, how about one for me Santa?”

  16. Wayne doran
    December 2, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Wait. Where did you say we were going to live? Oh well. Better than some animal shelters I guess.

  17. Wallace Clan
    December 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Santa….please take me home with you.

    Didn’t Hermie ask for a dog to love?

    Santa, please rescue us from the shelter of misfit dogs!

  18. wpw
    December 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Santa: This year you promised – no puppies from the puppy mills… only shelter dogs!

    December 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Not sure what my people want me to do, but there is a cookie

  20. Andrew Wentz
    December 1, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Santa, can you get my friend from the shelter before it’s too late?

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