VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Woodford Humane Society is looking for the cutest dog of 2021.
Registration is now open for the nonprofit’s 2021 Canine Cutelympics, photo contest and fundraiser. The winner of the Cutest Dog contest of 2021 will receive a $ 100 Amazon gift card. The winners of all four categories will receive a $ 25 gift card to the Bluegrass Barkery. Categories include Best Dressed, Class Clown, Double Trouble, and Most Halloween.
“We hope to have a large group of dogs competing,” said Katie Hoffman, general manager. “It’s a fun and uplifting way to brighten up what has been a pretty tough year. “
Typically, the Woodford Humane Society is preparing for the Dog Olympics, its longest-running annual event. The fundraiser had never been canceled in its 39-year history until 2020. It normally brings in $ 30,000 in funding for the organization.
Marketing Director Beth Oleson said, “Canine Olympics has a lot of really dedicated fans, and we knew having to cancel for a second year would be a big disappointment. We wanted to offer something fun in its place, and the Cutelympics were born! Everyone loves the chance to show off how cute their dog is, and this is a great platform to do just that. Helping out all of Woodford Humane’s animals while you do this is the icing on the cake.
Registration for the photo competition will be open until October 3, with the voting period set for October 4 to 17. Voting multiple times and getting friends and family to vote is encouraged.
The Woodford Humane Society also offers Limited Cutelympics t-shirts. Pre-orders for the shirts are open until October 17.
For contest details, registration and more information, visit woodfordhumane.link/cutelympics.