Fall Frenzy 2015 Is Almost Here!

We are finally underway with the latest shelter challenge! Moving into a new challenge is always exciting, and we hope everyone is ready to get their favorite shelter to the top of the ranks.

Fall Frenzy is about to hit the ground running! This month is FULL of chances for your shelter to take home a prize! Starting October 5th, the Fall Frenzy challenge voting will open. We are also running two photo contests this month! Make sure to get the best photos you can out there. The first contest runs from the 5th to the 11th, and our second will come shortly after, focusing on Halloween and all of the great costumes your furry friends get up to!

Make sure to hit up the polls on the 5th, and every day after!

Good Luck Everyone!

Play It Cool State Winners!

State Winners Nominee Name City State Country  
1st place Loving Companions Animal Rescue, Inc. North Pole AK United States  
2nd place Alaska Humane Society (Adopt-a-Cat) Anchorage AK United States  
3rd place Anchorage Animal Care and Control Anchorage AK United States  
1st place City of Mobile Animal Shelter Mobile AL United States  
2nd place Prattville Autauga Humane Society Prattville AL United States  
3rd place The Ark Inc. Huntsville AL United States  
1st place Sebastian County Humane Society Fort Smith AR United States  
2nd place Feline Rescue and Rehome Little Rock AR United States  
3rd place Wynne Friends of Animals Wynne AR United States  
1st place The Animal League of Green Valley Green Valley AZ United States  
2nd place Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption Tucson AZ United States  
3rd place Humane Society of Southern Arizona Tucson AZ United States  
1st place The Cat House on the Kings Parlier CA United States  
2nd place Leave No Paws Behind, Inc Sun Valley CA United States  
3rd place Kitten Rescue Los Angeles CA United States  
1st place National Mill Dog Rescue Colorado Springs CO United States  
2nd place MaxFund Animal Adoption Center Denver CO United States  
3rd place Every Creature Counts Fort Lupton CO United States  
1st place Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter New Haven CT United States  
2nd place The Animal Haven Inc. North Haven CT United States  
3rd place Labs4rescue Southbury CT United States  
1st place Washington Animal Rescue League Washinton DC United States  
2nd place Washington Humane Society - Georgia Avenue Washington DC United States  
3rd place City Dogs Rescue Washington DC United States  
1st place DE SPCA - Sussex Chapter Georgetown DE United States  
2nd place One Dog More! Dover DE United States  
3rd place Delaware Humane Association Wilmington DE United States  
1st place Pet Rescue by Judy Sanford FL United States  
2nd place A Second Chance Puppies and Kittens Rescue West Palm Beach FL United States  
3rd place Shepherd Help and Rescue Effort, Inc Coral Springs FL United States  
1st place Georgia Jack Russell Rescue Conyers GA United States  
2nd place Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, Inc. Alpharetta GA United States  
3rd place Good Mews Animal Foundation Marietta GA United States  
1st place AdvoCATS Hawaii Kailua Kona HI United States  
2nd place The East Maui Animal Refuge Haiku HI United States  
3rd place Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary Kurtistown HI United States  
1st place C & W Rustic Hollow Shelter Inc. Nashua IA United States  
2nd place Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. Des Moines IA United States  
1st place Power of the Paw Post Falls ID United States  
2nd place Canyon County Animal Shelter Caldwell ID United States  
3rd place Pocatello Animal Shelter Pocatello ID United States  
1st place Animal House Shelter Huntley IL United States  
2nd place Save-A-Pet Grayslake IL United States  
3rd place Magnificent Mutts Rescue Hillside IL United States  
1st place The Litter Box Kitty Rescue, Inc. Taylorsville IN United States  
2nd place Pet Refuge Inc. South Bend IN United States  
3rd place Humane Society for Hamilton County Noblesville IN United States  
1st place Alex's House Rosalia KS United States  
2nd place Helping Hands Humane Society Topeka KS United States  
3rd place Great Plains SPCA Merriam KS United States  
1st place Lawrence County Humane Society Louisa KY United States  
2nd place Stray Animal Adoption Program Newport KY United States  
3rd place Lexington Humane Society Lexington KY United States  
1st place Hobo Hotel, Inc. Lake Charles LA United States  
2nd place Raven Woods Animal Sanctuary Roseland LA United States  
3rd place ARNO (Animal Rescue New Orleans) Jefferson LA United States  
1st place Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center Springfield MA United States  
2nd place Northeast Animal Shelter Salem MA United States  
3rd place Second Chance Animal Shelter East Brookfield MA United States  
1st place Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) Baltimore MD United States  
2nd place Days End Farm Horse Rescue Woodbine MD United States  
3rd place Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County Gaithersburg MD United States  
1st place Houlton Humane Society Houlton ME United States  
2nd place Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills Norway ME United States  
3rd place The Pixel Fund Gorham ME United States  
1st place Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter Negaunee MI United States  
2nd place Missaukee Humane Society Lake City MI United States  
3rd place CRASH's LANDING Grand Rapids MI United States  
1st place Caring for Cats Inc. North Saint Paul MN United States  
2nd place Mower County Humane Society Austin MN United States  
3rd place Secondhand Hounds Edina MN United States  
1st place WarmFuzzy's Drexel MO United States  
2nd place Stray Rescue of St. Louis St. Louis MO United States  
3rd place C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue-Springfield Springfield MO United States  
1st place ARF of MS Jackson MS United States  
2nd place Community Animal Rescue & Adoption, Inc. (CARA) Jackson MS United States  
3rd place Tired Dog Rescue Gulfport MS United States  
1st place Rimrock Humane Society Roundup MT United States  
2nd place Flathead County Animal Shelter Kalispell MT United States  
3rd place Tiny Tails K-9 Rescue Manhattan MT United States  
1st place Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. St Pauls NC United States  
2nd place Full Moon Farm Inc. Black Mountain NC United States  
3rd place The Fort Rescue (Fortitudine Vincimus Rescue Center) Asheboro NC United States  
1st place 4 Luv Of Dog Rescue Fargo ND United States  
2nd place Prairie Paws Rescue Jamestown ND United States  
3rd place Humane Society of Richland/Wilkin Counties Wahpeton ND United States  
1st place Hearts United for Animals Auburn NE United States  
2nd place Nebraska Humane Society Omaha NE United States  
3rd place Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska Norfolk NE United States  
1st place New Hampshire SPCA Stratham NH United States  
2nd place Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter Manchester NH United States  
3rd place Cocheco Valley Humane Society Dover NH United States  
1st place Popcorn Park / AHS-Forked River Forked River NJ United States  
2nd place Arabian Rescue Mission, Inc. Colesville NJ United States  
3rd place Tabby's Place Ringoes NJ United States  
1st place NMDOG Inc. Rio Rancho NM United States  
2nd place Watermelon Mountain Ranch Rio Rancho NM United States  
3rd place Animal Humane New Mexico Albuquerque NM United States  
1st place Nevada Humane Society Reno NV United States  
2nd place Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Nevada SPCA) Las Vegas NV United States  
3rd place Adopt A Rescue Pet Las Vegas NV United States  
1st place Golden Paw Society, Inc. Huntington NY United States  
2nd place Little Shelter Animal Rescue Huntington NY United States  
3rd place Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester Fairport NY United States  
1st place League for Animal Welfare Batavia OH United States  
2nd place Morrow County Dog Shelter Mount Gilead OH United States  
3rd place Cat Welfare Association Columbus OH United States  
1st place Miami Animal Alliance Miami OK United States  
2nd place City of Moore Animal Shelter Moore OK United States  
3rd place Hands Helping Paws, Inc. Norman OK United States  
1st place Greenhill Humane Society Eugene OR United States  
2nd place Oregon Humane Society Portland OR United States  
3rd place Multnomah County Animal Services Troutdale OR United States  
1st place Airedale Rescue & Adoption of the Delaware Valley Spring Grove PA United States  
2nd place American Belgian Malinois Rescue York PA United States  
3rd place Huntingdon County Humane Society Huntingdon PA United States  
1st place Pet Refuge North Kingstown RI United States  
2nd place Providence Animal Rescue LEague Providence RI United States  
3rd place Rhode Island SPCA Riverside RI United States  
1st place Humane Society of McCormick County McCormick SC United States  
2nd place Saint Frances Animal Center Georgetown SC United States  
3rd place Carolina Poodle Rescue Pacolet SC United States  
1st place Beadle County Humane Society Huron SD United States  
2nd place Humane Society of the Black Hills Rapid City SD United States  
3rd place Sioux Falls Area Humane Society Sioux Falls SD United States  
1st place A Time 4 Paws Crossville TN United States  
2nd place Basenji Rescue and Transport GERMANTOWN TN United States  
3rd place Carroll County Humane Society McKenzie TN United States  
1st place Pasadena Animal Rescue and Assistance Pasadena TX United States  
2nd place DFW Pug Rescue Bowie TX United States  
3rd place Poodle Rescue of Houston Houston TX United States  
1st place Utah Friends of Basset Hounds Salt Lake City UT United States  
2nd place Companion Golden Retriever Rescue West Jordan UT United States  
3rd place Humane Society of Utah Murray UT United States  
1st place Rikkis Refuge Orange VA United States  
2nd place Oldies But Goodies (Northern VA) Cocker Rescue Newington VA United States  
3rd place Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue Burkeville VA United States  
1st place All Breed Rescue, Inc Williston VT United States  
2nd place TARPS (The Animal Rescue and Protection Society) Chester VT United States  
3rd place Springfield Humane Society Inc. Springfield VT United States  
1st place Northwest Boxer Rescue Woodinville WA United States  
2nd place Old Dog Haven Arlington WA United States  
3rd place Greyhound Pets, Inc. Woodinville WA United States  
1st place South Wood County Humane Society Wisconsin Rapids WI United States  
2nd place Dane County Humane Society Madison WI United States  
3rd place Mit Liebe German Shepherd Dog Rescue Suamico WI United States  
1st place P.U.R.R. West Virginia Grafton WV United States  
2nd place Briggs Animal Adoption Center Charles Town WV United States  
3rd place Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association Charleston WV United States  
1st place Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue Cody WY United States  
2nd place The Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary Hartville WY United States  
3rd place Black Dog Animal Rescue Cheyenne WY United States  

Play It Cool Winners!

Grand Prize Nominee Name City State Country  
Grand $5,000 Grant Langley Animal Protection Society Aldergrove BC Canada  
Runner-up $2,000 Grant  Tierra de Animales AC Cancun MX Mexico  



International Prizes Shelter Name City State Country  
1st place $1,000 Grant Adote um Gatinho Sao Paulo SP-Brazil Brazil  



US Territories  Nominee Name City State Country  
1st place $1,000 Grant Save A Sato san juan PR United States  



Canadian Winner Nominee Name City State    
1st place $1,000 Grant Boston Terrier Rescue Canada Arnprior ON    



Story Contest Nominee Name City State Country  
Grand Prize $1500 Grant Southside SPCA Meherrin VA United States  
Grand Prize $1500 Grant The Pixel Fund Gorham ME United States  
Runner-up 50 Pet Beds Adote um Gatinho Sao Paulo Sao Paulo Brazil  
Runner-up 50 Pet Beds 9th Life Hawaii Makawao HI United States  
Runner-up 50 Pet Beds Paws For Seniors Bealeton VA United States  

It's Almost Time!

It's almost impossible to believe, but our first official challenge for 2015 has ended! Despite a few technical hiccups, responses have been passionate and excited. Right now, all of the votes are being tallied, and we should have results for you on Friday, 9/4/2015! Keep an eye out right here for results. 

Once again, a huge thank you to all of the shelters that put so much love and support into their work, and to the individuals who work hard to make sure the shelter they love gets recognized. We can't wait to post the winners!

Play It Cool Voting Begins!

We are finally underway with the latest shelter challenge! Moving into a new challenge is always exciting, and we hope everyone is ready to get their favorite shelter to the top of the ranks.

We are aware there was an issue with the story challenge vote, which was set to start today, August 25th. As with everything in life, things are always changing, epecially online. While we think we've made huge strides with how the website works for all of you, occasionally we find bugs. Sadly, we had an error that caused us to push back voting on the Story contest. Luckily, no votes are lost, and all finalists are still represented! Voting will start up again tomorrow, and we are incredibly sorry for any confusion and inconvienence! 

You can vote in our regional and grand contests now until August 30th. Our story contest voting starts tomorrow and ends on the 30th as well. Make sure to get your votes in!

Good Luck Everyone!