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!

 

 

 

 

Play It Cool Launch

We've wrapped up our first offical contest of 2015! Thank you to all that helped make it such a success. However, it's no time to rest! Time to jump into our next challenge.

Starting Monday, August 17th, we will kick off the Play It Cool Challenge!


As we hit the dog days of summer, it's more important than ever to play it cool! Help keep your favorite shelter cool and help them with a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000! The runner-up will be eligible for a $2,000 prize as well. Celebrate the best weeks of summer by supporting the best shelters around! 

Voting begins today, 8/17/15 and goes through 8/26/15. Make sure to help push your favorite shelter to the top!

 

 

Regional Winners: Fun In The Sun 2015 Contest

 
International Prizes Shelter Name City State Country  
Canada, $1,000 Grant Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary     Surrey BC Canada  
International, $1,000 Grant Dogs in Brazil Teresopolis Rio de Janeiro  Brazil  
U.S. Territories, $1,000 Grant     Animal Care Center of St. John St John VI United States   

 

U.S. State Prizes Shelter Name City State Country  
$1,000 Grant Friends of Pets Anchorage AK United States  
50 Pet Beds Loving Companions Animal Rescue, Inc. North Pole AK United States  
25 Pet Beds Alaska Humane Society (Adopt-a-Cat) Anchorage AK United States  
$1,000 Grant Humane Society of Elmore County Wetumpka AL United States  
50 Pet Beds Prattville Autauga Humane Society Prattville AL United States  
25 Pet Beds Two by Two Rescue Helena AL United States  
$1,000 Grant Humane Society of Independence County Batesville AR United States  
50 Pet Beds Sherwood Humane Animal Services Sherwood AR United States  
25 Pet Beds Feline Rescue and Rehome Little Rock AR United States  
$1,000 Grant Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary Scottsdale AZ United States  
50 Pet Beds The Animal League of Green Valley Green Valley AZ United States  
25 Pet Beds Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption Tucson AZ United States  
$1,000 Grant Westside German Shepherd Rescue of LA Los Angeles CA United States  
50 Pet Beds Kitten Rescue Los Angeles CA United States  
25 Pet Beds Leave No Paws Behind, Inc Sun Valley CA United States  
$1,000 Grant Roice-Hurst Humane Society Clifton CO United States  
50 Pet Beds MaxFund Animal Adoption Center Denver CO United States  
25 Pet Beds Cat Care Society Lakewood CO United States  
$1,000 Grant Meriden Humane Society Meriden CT United States  
50 Pet Beds Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter New Haven CT United States  
25 Pet Beds The Animal Haven Inc. North Haven CT United States  
$1,000 Grant Alley Cat Allies Bethesda DC United States  
50 Pet Beds Washington Animal Rescue League Washinton DC United States  
25 Pet Beds Washington Humane Society - Georgia Avenue Washington DC United States  
$1,000 Grant Forgotten Cats Inc. Greeneville DE United States  
50 Pet Beds Pit Bull Pride of Delaware Newark DE United States  
25 Pet Beds DE SPCA - Sussex Chapter Georgetown DE United States  
$1,000 Grant Beautys Haven Farm and Equine Rescue Inc. Morriston FL United States  
50 Pet Beds Shepherd Help and Rescue Effort, Inc Coral Springs FL United States  
25 Pet Beds Panhandle Animal Welfare Society Fort Walton Beach    FL United States  
$1,000 Grant Macon Purrs N Paws Macon GA United States  
50 Pet Beds Georgia Jack Russell Rescue Conyers GA United States  
25 Pet Beds Good Mews Animal Foundation Marietta GA United States  
$1,000 Grant 9th Life Hawaii Makawao HI United States  
50 Pet Beds AdvoCATS Hawaii Kailua Kona HI United States  
25 Pet Beds The East Maui Animal Refuge Haiku HI United States  
$1,000 Grant Harrison County Humane Society Logan IA United States  
50 Pet Beds Heartland Humane Society of Ottumwa Ottumwa IA United States  
25 Pet Beds Denison City Pound Denison IA United States  
$1,000 Grant Boise Bully Breed Rescue Boise ID United States  
50 Pet Beds Pocatello Animal Shelter Pocatello ID United States  
25 Pet Beds Lewis Clark Animal Shelter Lewiston ID United States  
$1,000 Grant Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary German Valley IL United States  
50 Pet Beds Animal House Shelter Huntley IL United States  
25 Pet Beds Save-A-Pet Grayslake IL United States  
$1,000 Grant Our Lil Bit of Heaven Animal Rescue & Sanctuary Poland IN United States  
50 Pet Beds Pet Refuge Inc. South Bend IN United States  
25 Pet Beds Humane Society for Hamilton County Noblesville IN United States  
$1,000 Grant Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption Mission KS United States  
50 Pet Beds Alex's House Rosalia KS United States  
25 Pet Beds Great Plains SPCA Merriam KS United States  
$1,000 Grant Logan County Humane Society Russellville KY United States  
50 Pet Beds No Kill Louisville Louisville KY United States  
25 Pet Beds Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs Louisville KY United States  
$1,000 Grant Animal Aid for Vermilion Area Abbeville LA United States  
50 Pet Beds Hobo Hotel, Inc. Lake Charles LA United States  
25 Pet Beds Raven Woods Animal Sanctuary Roseland LA United States  
$1,000 Grant Dakin Humane Society Springfield MA United States  
50 Pet Beds Northeast Animal Shelter Salem MA United States  
25 Pet Beds Second Chance Animal Shelter East Brookfield MA United States  
$1,000 Grant The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc. Fallston MD United States  
50 Pet Beds Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) Baltimore MD United States  
25 Pet Beds Days End Farm Horse Rescue Woodbine MD United States  
$1,000 Grant HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine Inc.) Cumberland ME United States  
50 Pet Beds The Pixel Fund Gorham ME United States  
25 Pet Beds Ark Animal Sanctuary Houlton ME United States  
$1,000 Grant Humane Society of Huron Valley Ann Arbor MI United States  
50 Pet Beds Missaukee Humane Society Lake City MI United States  
25 Pet Beds Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter Negaunee MI United States  
$1,000 Grant Feline Rescue Inc. Saint Paul MN United States  
50 Pet Beds Caring for Cats Inc. North Saint Paul  MN United States  
25 Pet Beds Animal Ark Hastings MN United States  
$1,000 Grant HELP Humane Society Belton MO United States  
50 Pet Beds WarmFuzzy's Drexel MO United States  
25 Pet Beds C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue-Springfield Springfield MO United States  
$1,000 Grant Tunica Humane Society Tunica MS United States  
50 Pet Beds Community Animal Rescue & Adoption, Inc. (CARA) Jackson MS United States  
25 Pet Beds ARF of MS Jackson MS United States  
$1,000 Grant RezQ Dogs Dodson MT United States  
50 Pet Beds Tiny Tails K-9 Rescue Manhattan MT United States  
25 Pet Beds Rez Dog Rescue of Montana Billings MT United States  
$1,000 Grant Collie Rescue of the Carolinas Winston-Salem NC United States  
50 Pet Beds Full Moon Farm Inc. Black Mountain NC United States  
25 Pet Beds Sampson County Friends For Animals, Inc. Clinton NC United States  
$1,000 Grant CATS Cradle Shelter, Inc Fargo ND United States  
50 Pet Beds Humane Society of Richland/Wilkin Counties Wahpeton ND United States  
25 Pet Beds Humane Society Fargo-Moorhead Fargo ND United States  
$1,000 Grant Start Over Rover Inc. Hastings NE United States  
50 Pet Beds Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska Norfolk NE United States  
25 Pet Beds Hearts United for Animals Auburn NE United States  
$1,000 Grant Rolling Dog Farm Lancaster NH United States  
50 Pet Beds New Hampshire SPCA Stratham NH United States  
25 Pet Beds Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter Manchester NH United States  
$1,000 Grant The Last Resort Animal Rescue West Milford NJ United States  
50 Pet Beds Arabian Rescue Mission, Inc. Colesville NJ United States  
25 Pet Beds Popcorn Park / AHS-Forked River Forked River NJ United States  
$1,000 Grant Whisketeers' Kitty Kingdom Clovis NM United States  
50 Pet Beds Watermelon Mountain Ranch Rio Rancho NM United States  
25 Pet Beds Animal Humane New Mexico Albuquerque NM United States  
$1,000 Grant Heaven Can Wait Animal Society Las Vegas NV United States  
50 Pet Beds Nevada Humane Society Reno NV United States  
25 Pet Beds Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Nevada SPCA)    Las Vegas NV United States  
$1,000 Grant Hi-Tor Animal Care Center Pomona NY United States  
50 Pet Beds Little Shelter Animal Rescue Huntington NY United States  
25 Pet Beds Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester Fairport NY United States  
$1,000 Grant Friendship Animal Protective League Elyria OH United States  
50 Pet Beds Cat Welfare Association Columbus OH United States  
25 Pet Beds The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs Cleveland OH United States  
$1,000 Grant Oklahoma Airedale Terrier Rescue Oklahoma City OK United States  
50 Pet Beds City of Moore Animal Shelter Moore OK United States  
25 Pet Beds Hands Helping Paws, Inc. Norman OK United States  
$1,000 Grant Rogue Valley Humane Society Grants Pass OR United States  
50 Pet Beds Greenhill Humane Society Eugene OR United States  
25 Pet Beds Cat Adoption Team Sherwood OR United States  
$1,000 Grant Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Reinholds PA United States  
50 Pet Beds Humane Society of Harrisburg Area - East Shore Harrisburg PA United States  
25 Pet Beds Animal Friends Pittsburgh PA United States  
$1,000 Grant Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary Woonsocket RI United States  
50 Pet Beds Pet Refuge North Kingstown RI United States  
25 Pet Beds Providence Animal Rescue LEague Providence RI United States  
$1,000 Grant Noah's Arks Rescue Okatie SC United States  
50 Pet Beds Carolina Poodle Rescue Pacolet SC United States  
25 Pet Beds Humane Society of McCormick County McCormick SC United States  
$1,000 Grant Sioux Empire Pit Bull Rescue,inc Sioux Falls SD United States  
50 Pet Beds Beadle County Humane Society Huron SD United States  
25 Pet Beds Oglala Pet Project Kyle SD United States  
$1,000 Grant Belly Rubs Basset Rescue Knoxville TN United States  
50 Pet Beds Basenji Rescue and Transport GERMANTOWN TN United States  
25 Pet Beds Tennessee Death Row Dogs, Inc Spring Hill TN United States  
$1,000 Grant Bark n Rest Retirement Center Azle TX United States  
50 Pet Beds Second Chance Farm Granbury TX United States  
25 Pet Beds DFW Pug Rescue Grapevine TX United States  
$1,000 Grant Best Friends Animal Society Kanab UT United States  
50 Pet Beds Utah Friends of Basset Hounds Salt Lake City UT United States  
25 Pet Beds Companion Golden Retriever Rescue West Jordan UT United States  
$1,000 Grant Southside SPCA Meherrin VA United States  
50 Pet Beds Paws For Seniors Bealeton VA United States  
25 Pet Beds Fancy Cats Rescue Team Herndon VA United States  
$1,000 Grant Rutland County Humane Society Pittsford VT United States  
50 Pet Beds TARPS (The Animal Rescue and Protection Society) Chester VT United States  
25 Pet Beds North County Animal League Morrisville VT United States  
$1,000 Grant Purrfect Pals Arlington WA United States  
50 Pet Beds Old Dog Haven Arlington WA United States  
25 Pet Beds Greyhound Pets, Inc. Woodinville WA United States  
$1,000 Grant Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue Kenosha WI United States  
50 Pet Beds Airedale Terrier Rescue and Adoption Shawano WI United States  
25 Pet Beds South Wood County Humane Society Wisconsin Rapids    WI United States  
$1,000 Grant Little Victories Animal Rescue Group, Inc Ona WV United States  
50 Pet Beds P.U.R.R. West Virginia Grafton WV United States  
25 Pet Beds PIGS A Sanctuary Shepherdstown WV United States  
$1,000 Grant Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue Sheridan WY United States  
50 Pet Beds The Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary Hartville WY United States  
25 Pet Beds Red Desert Humane Society Rock Springs WY United States

And The 2015 Fun In The Sun Shelter Challenge Winners Are...

Congratulations to all our Fun In The Sun Shelter Challenge Winners.  The next Shelter Challenge will be a short two-week contest with lots of prizes - we hope you will join us on Monday, August 17th!

 

Prize Name Shelter Name City State Country  
Grand Prize: A $6,000 Grant    Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. St Pauls NC United States  
$2,000 Grant Runner Up Langley Animal Protection Society    Aldergrove    BC Canada  
$2,000 Grant Runner Up The Cat House on the Kings Parlier CA United States  

 

Weekly Winners Shelter Name City State Country  
Week 1, $500 Grant & 50 Pet Beds Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. St Pauls NC United States  
Week 2, $500 Grant & 50 Pet Beds Langley Animal Protection Society Aldergrove BC Canada  
Week 3, $500 Grant & 50 Pet Beds The Cat House on the Kings Parlier CA United States  
Week 4, $500 Grant & 50 Pet Beds Rikkis Refuge Orange VA United States  
Week 5, $500 Grant & 50 Pet Beds National Mill Dog Rescue Colorado Springs    CO United States  
Week 6, $500 Grant & 50 Pet Beds Houlton Humane Society Houlton ME United States  
Week 7, $500 Grant & 50 Pet Beds Power of the Paw Post Falls ID United States  
Week 8, $500 Grant & 50 Pet Beds Oldies But Goodies (Northern VA) Cocker Rescue    Newington VA United States  
Week 9, $500 Grant & 50 Pet Beds Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue Burkeville VA United States  
Week 10, $500 Grant & 50 Pet Beds    American Belgian Malinois Rescue York PA United States  

 

Photo Contests Shelter Name City State Country  
Contest 1, $1,000 Grant    Greater Chicago Ferret Association Lyons IL United States  
Contest 1, $1,000 Grant Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue Kenosha WI United States  
Contest 1, 50 Pet Beds Macon Purrs N Paws Macon GA United States  
Contest 1, 50 Pet Beds Humane Society of Independence County Batesville AR United States  
Contest 2, $1,000 Grant Langley Animal Protection Society Aldergrove    BC Canada  
Contest 2, $1,000 Grant American Belgian Malinois Rescue York PA United States  
Contest 2, 50 Pet Beds Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption Mission KS United States  
Contest 2, 50 Pet Beds Boxer Rescue of Idaho Boise ID United States  
Contest 3, $1,000 Grant Langley Animal Protection Society Aldergrove BC Canada  
Contest 3, $1,000 Grant American Belgian Malinois Rescue York PA United States  
Contest 3, 50 Pet Beds Power of the Paw Post Falls ID United States  
Contest 3, 50 Pet Beds Boston Terrier Rescue Canada Nottawa ON Canada