Freeman’s Pet Contest Nomination Deadline is February 13 – Daily Freeman

The deadline for the Freeman’s Pet Contest is Sunday.

The categories for the 18th Daily Freeman Pet Contest are “Cuteest Pet”, “Pet Friends”, “Best Facial Expression”, “Best Outfit”, “Weirdest Pet”, “pet look-alike” and “best photo composition”. .”

The deadline for submission is February 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. The public vote will begin on February 14 at 12:01 a.m. The publication date for the winners will be February 20, 2022.

Applications must include:

• A single recent photo: color jpg file.

• Animal name with brief description.

• Breed (if known), age and type of animal (cat, bird, etc.)

• A brief description.

• Your email address.

• Owner’s name, city of residence and daytime contact information.

Photos must show the animals alone (unless the submission is for the “Owner-look-alike” category).

Entries are limited to one per household.

Applications will only be accepted online at bit.ly/DFpets22.

  • Six-year-old Elmer Dudley Fudkins, a 75% rescued boxer three years ago from North Carolina owned by Tillson’s Kim Prottas, took first place with 143 votes in the Freeman Pet 2021 Best-Looking Pet Category contest.

  • Catman, 17, owned by Jenn and Jorge Nelson of Lake Hill, received 83 votes and took second place in the Freeman Pet 2021 Best-Looking Pet Category competition. “I adopted this 17-year-old senior who had been in a shelter for 4 years after being wandering,” Nelson wrote in the nomination. “He is FIV+, and has thyroid and kidney disease and needs lots of attention, but he now loves his retirement by a cozy stove with 4 other rescue dogs and cats. He even has a small fan base @retiredsuperhero .”

  • Nash, a 4-month-old puggle puppy “with a mind of his own” owned by Kera and Matt Dittus of Kingston, received 80 votes and took third place in the Freeman Pet 2021 Best-Looking Pet Category competition. “Regardless of his cute and innocent appearance, he does mischief on a daily basis! That being said, we wouldn’t trade his cat noises or stubbornness for the world. He brings so much joy and love into our lives and never makes us laugh!” The Dittus family wrote in the nomination.

  • On Monday, a 3-year-old sphynx cat owned by Paige Pomerantz of High Falls, won an honorable mention with 32 votes in the Best Expression category of the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest. “Monday is a female tortie sphynx that I rescued in 2019, Pomerantz wrote in the nomination, “When not sleeping, she demands attention with her characteristic meow that can be heard throughout the house.”

  • Almost 4-year-old Millie, “a sweet dog from Puerto Rico” owned by Lisa Freedman of Saugerties, took third place with 39 votes in the Best Expression category of the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest. to get braver outside the home. When she’s home, though, she loves playing with socks, tearing up tissues, and smiling for the camera!” Freedman wrote in the nomination.

  • Ram and Buster received an honorable mention with 31 votes in the Pet Pals category of the Freeman Pet Contest 2021. “Ram is a swirly-faced house cat, who I adopted from the Ulster SPCA 9 years ago”, wrote Jean Flood of Woodstock. “Buster is a gray house cat, who came into our lives when his father tragically passed away 6 years ago. LB, their brother from another mother, is not pictured. These guys love short walks in the yard, organic catnip and frequent naps.”

  • Jackson, a 2-year-old English bulldog who loves to chew shoes and steal socks, according to owner Jodi Jackson of Kingston, earned an honorable mention with 36 votes in the Best Expression category of the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest.

  • Odin, a 2-year-old Norwegian Elkhound, “who loves snow in the winter, swimming in the Hudson in the summer, and hitting all the trails year-round,” is owned by Liz Cook of Kingson. With 43 votes, Odin took second place in the Best Expression category of the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest. “If 2020 was a dog face, it definitely is,” Cook wrote in the nomination.

  • Lola, a 2-year-old guinea pig “who loves veggies and photoshoots with her 11-year-old owner, Ava,” took third place with 29 votes in the Best Dressed category of the Freeman Pet Contest 2021. Lola belongs to Ava Humphrey of Saugerties.

  • Leroy, 2, an English Bulldog owned by Colleen Lynch of High Falls, won first place in the Best Dressed category of the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest with 77 votes. “Leroy doesn’t know he’s a dog,” Lynch wrote in the nomination. “From skateboarding to hitchhiking rides in mail trucks or hanging out with his mini donkey friend, he’s always up for adventure. In his downtime, his snores can be heard throughout the house. .”

  • Roadie, 2, a female Staffordshire bull terrier, owned by Virginia Reiff of Hurley, took second place with 32 votes in the Best Dressed category of the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest. Rodie is “small but strong! Obsessed ball, likes to cuddle and loves the HEAT, hence his coat,” Reiff wrote in the nomination.

  • Paisley, a 2-year-old Chihuahua, and Tillson’s Cortny Briggs were also in second place with 33 votes in the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest pet owner lookalike category.

  • Rosie and owner Marie Carlon of Red Hook received 54 votes and took first place in the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest’s lookalike pet owner category. Rosie is a Standard Poodle “who loves the snow and playing with it. her look-alike mother,” Carlon wrote in the nomination.

  • Two-year-old Debra, owned by Savanah Burbach of Ulster Park, got 33 votes and won the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest Weirdest Pet category. Debra loves “walking around the yard, eating all the bugs, digging the lawn and not getting caught in the rain,” Burbach wrote in the nomination.

  • Queenie, aka Queen of hearts, a 2-year-old cat with two hearts on her back, took second place with 22 votes in the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest Weirdest Pet category. Queenie is owned by Brenda Waterman of Saugerties.

  • April, a 14-year-old short-haired tortoiseshell owned by Jackie Arsenuk of Woodstock, took second place with 46 votes in the Best Photo Composition category of the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest. , April is also called ‘Sneezy Wheezy Beautiful Cover Girl.’ She loves cheese, hiking, chasing acorns, snowballs and mice, and being bratty. She smells fantastic,” Arsenuk wrote in her nomination.

  • Kegger, 5, a St. Bernard owned by Doreen Riggins of Connelly, took first place with 52 votes in the Best Photo Composition category of the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest. Kegger was ‘rescued from a breeder because he was in pain elbow dysplasia. Enjoy traveling to Florida with us,” Riggins wrote in his nomination.

  • Blaze, 9, a Collie, owned by Devorah Covi of Glenford. “Blaze is a Certified Therapy Dog and for the past 7 years has been Ulster County’s Official Cerebral Palsy Therapy Dog,” the nomination reads. Blaze received 57 votes in the Best-Looking Pet category of the 2021 Freeman Pet contest.

  • Pretzel, a 4 month old Pembroke Welsh Corgi owned by Rachael Scorca of Kingston. “Pretzel loves to chew on anything when he’s not rolling around in the snow or patrolling the yard. He enjoys playing with his toys, taking midday naps, and meeting people. Even though he gets into mischief, he’s tough to stay mad at this handsome boy. He’s sweet, he’s a great hug, and he’ll do anything to please himself!” Scorca wrote in the nomination. Pretzel received 70 votes in the Best-Looking Pet category of the 2021 Freeman Pet contest.

  • Hurley, a 4-month-old German Shorthaired Pointer owned by Cory Beesmer and Megan Wiacek of West Hurley, won first place with 52 votes in the Best Expression category of the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest. energetic, goofy and loves all the treats she can get,” Wiacek wrote in the nomination.

  • Coda, Luna and Mya took third place in the Pet Pals category of the Freeman Pet Contest 2021. They received 35 votes. Coda is 5 years old. Luna and Mya are both 3 years old. They’re all huskies and “we rescued them all too. They became best friends,” Saugerties’ Ashley Sperl wrote.

  • Snowie and Lady, the 4-year-old Pyrador sisters “rescued while wandering the streets of Texas. Transported to Pets Alive in Middletown and adopted 1 year ago”, are owned by Jerry and Mary VanSteenburg of Kerhonkson. They received 36 votes and took second place in the Pet Pals category of the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest.

  • Hank, 7, a Rottweiler, stands “with his best friend” Gus, 2, a Holland Lop Bunny, nominated by Jessie Sasso of Saugerties, won first place in the Pet Pals category of the Freeman Pet Contest 2021. They received 47 votes.

  • Tex, Dakota and Lexi received an honorable mention with 28 votes in the Pet Pals category of the Freeman Pet Contest 2021. All boxers, Tex is 8, Dakota is 6 and Lexi is 9, according to Hurley’s Troy Hajba, who has sent the nomination.

  • Archie, Oscar and Snickers received honorable mention in the Pet Pals category of the 2021 Freeman Pet Contest with 28 votes. Patricia Vincent of Tillson wrote: “Archie, 1, and Oscar, 2, are both miniature dachshunds. Snickers the Cat. Best Furr Friends, all ready for the holidays!

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