Pet of the Year

You've waited all year long for the 2009 Pet of the Year is finally here! By popular decision, we're proud to announce Hope as Pet of the Year. Her story was so influential that many fellow pet owners felt the same heartfelt love. We look forward to another prosperous year of Pets of the Week. Submit your pet today to potw@entirelypets.com and maybe your pet will be the 2010 Pet of the Year!

Hope

Breed: Shih Tzu
Location: Virgina

Hope was found along the interstate and brought to a shelter. The shelter contacted us and asked for our help or she would be euthanized. This is a happy, darling baby, full of life and joy. However, she has no use of her 2 back legs. In order for her to get around, she hops and drags herself. The vet diagnosed the handicap as quadricep contracture' in both legs. There are surgical procedures available to correct this situation. First, however, she must have physical therapy and it will be our first line of defense. It seems like a deformity as she can't bend or move her legs and they stick out to the side. The courage, strength and loving disposition of this precious baby even after all she has been through is something we can all learn from.


Please Check out the honorable mentions for the 2009 Pet of the Year Contest below!
 
Breed: Alaskan Husky
Location: East Hmpstead, NH
Submitted by: Nan S.

Hannah-Bo her days making others happy. Hannah-Hannah Bo-Nana is a rescue shelter dog that we rescued in 1997. We believe in supporting shelters as best as we can. She is a joyful, loving, pet therapy dog that visit nursing homes to cheer up Alzheimers patients.
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Hanna Hanna Bobana
Breed: Oliver
Location: Hollywood, FL
Submitted by: Ellen R.

This is Oliver, a 5 year old Pastel Domestic Shorthair. After spending 5 years feeding a colony of feral cats, Oliver appeared. He was abused and his spirit and body were broken. He was so relieved to be rescued off the streets.
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Diesel

 
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Location: Seattle, WA
Submitted by: Alison D.

Cross is a purebred English Springer Spaniel who was one of 41 dogs rescued from a free range puppy mill in Missouri that were brought to Washington State in March 2009 (there were 200 dogs rescued in all). The dogs were found to be living off of rocks, dirt, and a horse that had been dead for two weeks (YUCK!). They were dirty and infested with ticks and fleas. Before being transported to WA, Cross was neutered, wherein they discovered he had an inguinal hernia- his intestines were in his scrotum.
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Cross
Breed: Mixed
Location: Decatur, TX
Submitted by: Kristi J.

Calvin was rescued by a wonderful organization that saved him and his siblings from gang members who were killing newborn puppies for kicks. He was pretty sick at 5 weeks old but grew to be stronger almost instantly. He is a complete joy and has a unique and quirky personality. He loves chew toys and his favorite is a basketball we keep in the yard.
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Calvin
 
Breed: Greater Swiss Mountain Dog/Border Collie mix
Submitted by: Lanie R.

Two months ago, quite by accident, I met Milo, a shelter dog waiting to be adopted. It was love at first sight and I had the same immediate instinctive connection with him that I had felt when I first met Zoe, nearly eleven years ago.
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Milo
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Submitted by: Paul N.

We were adopted a few years ago by a near feral cat we named "Moody" for some obvious reasons. It took quite a while for her to accept people and specifically children, probably from years of being chased, harassed and fending for herself.
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Moody

 
Breed: English Bulldog
Location: Washington
Submitted by: Heather L.

This is Archie, a 14 month old English Bulldog who lives in Washington State. His mom, Heather, loves to spoil this little guy with a daily splash in a cool pool followed up with a chocolate flavored Nylabone chew toy. His favorite trick is blowing bubbles in the water and he doesn't like it when you try to get into the pool with him..."
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Cross
Breed: Blue point Siamese mix
Location: Louisville, KY
Submitted by: Janet P.

This is Misty, our glamour puss. Her favorite toy is a furry mouse. She loves to play and watch the birds outside the window. She doesn't like to be held for very long, she's really very shy, but she's photogenic!
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Diesel

 
Breed: Tibetan Spaniel
Submitted by: Laura N.

Lola is 3 years old which is my only baby. She's a Tibetan Spaniel that was breed by Buddhist monks who they served as companions, watched dogs and prized possessions. Known as the "prayer dog" date back to at least 1100 B.C. Lola may be an ancestor to the Pekingese but their origins are very vague which I'm so attached to Lola since I brought her home from the pet store when she was only 2 months old.
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Lola
Breed: Shih Tzu
Location: Virgina

Hope was found along the interstate and brought to a shelter. The shelter contacted us and asked for our help or she would be euthanized. This is a happy, darling baby, full of life and joy. However, she has no use of her 2 back legs. In order for her to get around, she hops and drags herself.
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Hope

 
Breed: Puggle
Submitted by: Joseph & Steven

Gizmo was born August 18, 2006. When he did something silly...we affectionately called him 'Jerky'. On the web site about a year after getting Gizmo...there was a new litter of puggles. They were born August 18, 2007. One was named Jerky. We looked at each other and knew right away it was meant to be. We immediately contacted them and told them that we...and Gizmo...wanted Jerky to come live here.
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Gizmo
Breed: Cairn Terrier Mix
Location: New Jersey
Submitted by: Nancy L.

Scotty is a rescue from Texas, where he had been hit by a truck on an interstate before being brought to a kill shelter. He had such a wonderful personality that they called the Cairn rescue, which came to get him and found him a new home. He was caravanned up to NJ, where he has lived for 8 years. He had obviously been abused, as loud noises and quick movements caused him to cringe and dive to the floor.
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Scotty



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