Photo Contest: Is Your Dog The Top Dog?

Upload a photo of your favorite four-legged family member and your pet could vie to become Connecticut Patch’s Top Dog!

Everyone knows their dog is the best dog.

Now, Patch is giving you the chance to prove it.

This month, in conjunction with dog-license renewals in the state, Patch is launching its Top Dog contest.

First, if you're a Windor Locks resident we want you to go and get your dog officially licensed at the town clerk’s office in town hall (as required by law), and then we want you to enter our contest. If you live in East Windsor, don't worry about that yet... the local prize for being voted as the town Top Dog is the town's No. 1 dog tag!

Here’s how it works:

Beginning June 1, upload your favorite photo of your dog to this article (it’s super easy – just make sure you are a registered user first). In the caption, tell us your dog’s name and what makes him or her so special. One photo per owner.

Between June 1 and 5 p.m. on June 14, our users will vote in the comments on which dog is the Top Dog in Windsor Locks and East Windsor. So make sure you hit that social media campaign trail early!

On June 15, we will announce the winner of Windsor Locks-East Windsor Patch Top Dog contest.

The winner from East Windsor can then go to the town clerk’s office and collect the number 1 dog tag for your pet to proudly wear all year (you will receive an email confirmation from Patch – bring that with you to the office). For those in Windsor Locks, you earn bragging rights for having the best dog in town.

The overall winner of the local contest (i.e. the dog that gets the most votes in the comment section) will then move on to a regional competition. The voting for that level runs from June 15-22, and again, will take place in the comments section of that article (which will be posted on June 15).

On June 23, the 4 regional winners will be unveiled, and they will face off to become Connecticut Patch’s Top Dog from June 23-30. The winner will be announced July 1.

Look for great prizes at both the regional and state levels.

To vote: Look for the number in the top right corner of the photo and refer to that in the comments.

You can find information on licensing your dog here on the East Windsor municipal website and on the Windsor Locks homepage


Dorothy Devin June 14, 2012 at 01:24 AM
# 1 Cabrita in the pool.
mzx2@hotmail.com June 14, 2012 at 02:50 AM
i vote for keeto!
Colleen Ann Reidy June 14, 2012 at 10:43 AM
#3, Sophie, gotta love a face like that!!!!!!
Jonathan Waterman June 14, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Windsor Locks
Dawn Carvalho June 14, 2012 at 12:41 PM
I vote for that cute little dog...CABRITA!
Kim June 14, 2012 at 02:12 PM
I vote for Keeto! Top dog # 4 :)
Megan Bard (Editor) June 14, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Thank you! Megan
Kevin Brace June 14, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I vote for Tiffany and Clara from Windsor Locks!
Debbie True Dixon June 14, 2012 at 03:44 PM
I vote for #7 two little cutie pies -
Patricia Thibodeau June 14, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Pat Thibodeau Sophie is my choice #6 - She is very cute
Lynn Mazza June 14, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Tiffany & Clara get my vote!
Kim June 14, 2012 at 04:54 PM
My vote is for Tiffany and Clara
Bill June 14, 2012 at 05:09 PM
#7 T&C
Mary June 14, 2012 at 05:13 PM
# 7 Tiffany & Clara are the hottest 'babes'!!
Darcy Lombardi June 14, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Deuce photo #8..too cute
Jim June 14, 2012 at 05:33 PM
#1 gotta love a brave dog
Jim's Wife June 14, 2012 at 05:34 PM
#1 for the Top Dog
Sue Caldon June 14, 2012 at 06:50 PM
# 8 - Deuce
George Pratt June 14, 2012 at 06:57 PM
#1 is #1
Joyce June 14, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Number 1 Cabrita is the best!!!
William A. June 14, 2012 at 07:54 PM
#1 is the cutest dog
Duncan G. June 14, 2012 at 08:09 PM
#1 Cabrita is a lovely little chap.
Miranda June 14, 2012 at 08:30 PM
I vote for my brother's puppy. She is the BEST dog on here ! ! GO Cabrita ! ! #1 is #1
Alex June 14, 2012 at 08:31 PM
El gos més bonic és el Cabrita # 1
Tom Waterman June 14, 2012 at 08:44 PM
I vote for my Son's puppy Cabrita #1. She really is a very special pup and really is the cutest of them all.
Ally C. June 14, 2012 at 08:52 PM
#1 Cabrita
Ice June 14, 2012 at 08:57 PM
1 The Podengo
Don Baker June 14, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Megan Bard (Editor) June 14, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Thanks so much for participating. I'm closing the voting now on this first phase of the Connecticut Patch Top Dog contest. Look on Windsor Locks-East Windsor Patch Friday morning to learn which dog won and for more information on the second phase of the contest. Best, Megan


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