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Congrats to Our 2019 Contest Winners!

Pet Photo Calendar cover 2019The City of Carrollton thanks all animal lovers who submitted photos of their pets for entry into the 2019 wall calendar. The contest is now closed, but proceeds of both the contest and the printed calendar will benefit animals at the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center.

Calendars can be purchased for $10 (including tax) at City facilities including both Libraries, both Recreation Centers, the Senior Center, and the Adoption Center. Cash or check only at City Hall, Marketing Services.  

The contest raised $1,305 this year and as always, all proceeds go directly to the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center for resources such as food, medicine, cleaning supplies, and treatment of sick or injured animals.

“This contest has become one of the most important things we work on; special services and surgeries are paid for in part by the funding raised during this event,” Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter said. “I want to thank our community for their participation as this support goes a long way in helping the animals in our care.”

The contest ran from April to August and saw 150 photo submissions from local pet lovers. Jamie Selah and her smiley-faced beagle puppy Zelda won the Grand Prize calendar cover.

“We are so excited, it was wonderful news,” Saleh said after accepting the contest prize pack at this year’s Pooch Pool Party. “We took this photo on the very first day we met Zelda; she was two months old. She is five months now and still so sweet.”

Pet Photo Calendar winner_Selah familyThe 12 winners whose pets grace the pages of each month receive a free calendar and a few treats for their winnings.

The City launched the sale of the calendars at the Pooch Pool Party on Saturday, September 8 at Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex that, despite the rain, saw 122 dogs come out for an afternoon of splashy, soggy fun. Sixty-seven animals were registered with the City and the Carrollton West Pet Hospital administered several rabies vaccinations at the event.

Carrollton Animal Services reminds residents of responsible pet ownership and, as always, remember to pick up after your pets! 

Thanks to Camp Bow Wow, the Jeff VanMatre Insurance Agency, Penny Whistle Photography, and Hebron Parkway Veterinary Hospital for sponsoring the 2019 Carrollton Pet Photo Calendar.

A Pet Photo Calendar History

 2016 cover
 2017 Pet Calendar COVER image
 Pet photo cover 2018 Prince

The City of Carrollton extends its gratitude to everyone who submitted photos of their pets for entry into the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Carrollton Pet Photo Contest.

Citizen response to the photo contests have been overwhelmingly positive as more than $7,200 has been raised from photo submissions, sponsorships, and calendar sales. All proceeds go directly to the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center for resources such as food, medicine, cleaning supplies, and treatment of sick or injured animals. Click here to see some of our success stories!

The contests runs from March to August and sees hundreds of photo submissions from local pet lovers.

In 2016, Bart and Ardith Terrell and their two Pomeranians Cookie and Nala won the Grand Prize calendar cover. See some shots from their prize photo session with Kim Ortiz Photography. In 2017, Amber Lopez and her Husky Akira won the Grand Prize cover. In 2018, our cover dog was smiley-faced Prince, a Jack Russell terrier, pit bull Terrier, and beagle mix belonging to Leah Shaw. And our reigning 2019 cover winner is 5-month-old beagle puppy Zelda, owned by the Saleh family.

As an additional way of showing our gratitude, we include several honorable mentions in the back pages of the calendar! We thank everyone for their enthusiasm and support of Carrollton Animal Services through this contest.

Questions? Problems?
Contact the City of Carrollton Marketing Services at 972-466-3596 or at photos@cityofcarrollton.com.