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Shelter Challenge: Put A Spring In Your Step Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Put a Spring in Your Step Shelter Challenge! We've seen a lot of amazing puppy and kitty pics, read some incredible stories, and are looking forward to more. Information about the next Shelter Challenge will be coming to your inbox soon – keep your eyes peeled!

If your favorite shelter wants to take part in our next challenge for a chance to win, send them on over to The Shelter Challenge to get started!

Grand Prizes

Prize Name Amount Nominee Name City State Country
Grand $5,000 The Cat House on the Kings Parlier CA United States
Grand Runner-Up $2,000 National Mill Dog Rescue Colorado Springs CO United States
Grand Runner-Up $2,000 Purrfect Pals Arlington WA United States

Story Winners

Prize Name Amount Nominee Name City State Country
Story Grand $1,000 Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, Inc. Alpharetta GA United States
Story Grand $1,000 Paws For Seniors Bealeton VA United States
Story Runner-Up 50 pet beds Humane Society of McCormick County McCormick SC United States
Story Runner-Up 50 pet beds Kitty City Cat Rescue Macon GA United States
Story Runner-Up 50 pet beds His Hands Extended Sanctuary St. Paris OH United States
Story Runner-Up 50 pet beds Boston Terrier Rescue Canada Nottawa ON Canada

Weekly Winners

Prize Name Amount Nominee Name City State Country
Weekly $1,000 The Cat House on the Kings Parlier CA United States
Weekly $1,000 National Mill Dog Rescue Colorado Springs CO United States
Weekly $1,000 Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. St Pauls NC United States
Weekly $1,000 TOPCats on the Ridge Inc. Paradise CA United States
Weekly $1,000 Purrfect Pals Arlington WA United States

International Prizes

Prize Name Amount Nominee Name City State Country
International $1,000 Dogs in Brazil Teresopolis Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Canada $1,000 Langley Animal Protection Society Aldergrove BC Canada
U.S. Territories $1,000 Save A Sato san juan PR United States

State Prizes

Prize Name Amount Nominee Name City State Country
State 1st $1,000 Friends of Pets Anchorage AK United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Alaska Animal Rescue Friends AARF Anchorage AK United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Loving Companions Animal Rescue, Inc. North Pole AK United States
State 1st $1,000 Humane Society of Elmore County Wetumpka AL United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Prattville Autauga Humane Society Prattville AL United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Two by Two Rescue Helena AL United States
State 1st $1,000 Humane Society of Independence County Batesville AR United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Feline Rescue and Rehome Little Rock AR United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Wynne Friends of Animals Wynne AR United States
State 1st $1,000 National Airedale Rescue, Inc. Tucson AZ United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds The Animal League of Green Valley Green Valley AZ United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption Tucson AZ United States
State 1st $1,000 Kitten Rescue Los Angeles CA United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Seal Beach Animal Care Center Seal Beach CA United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Leave No Paws Behind, Inc Sun Valley CA United States
State 1st $1,000 Roice-Hurst Humane Society Grand Junction CO United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Cat Care Society Lakewood CO United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds MaxFund Animal Adoption Center Denver CO United States
State 1st $1,000 Wells Valley Cat Sanctuary New Milford CT United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Meriden Humane Society Meriden CT United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds The Animal Haven Inc. North Haven CT United States
State 1st $1,000 Washington Animal Rescue League Washinton DC United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Washington Humane Society – Georgia Avenue Washington DC United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds City Dogs Rescue Washington DC United States
State 1st $1,000 Forgotten Cats Inc. Greeneville DE United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds DE SPCA – Sussex Chapter Georgetown DE United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Faithful Friends, Inc. Wilmington DE United States
State 1st $1,000 Beautys Haven Farm and Equine Rescue Inc. Morriston FL United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds 100 Plus Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida Rescue Oakland Park FL United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Dobermann Rescue of Lake Placid Inc. Lake Placid FL United States
State 1st $1,000 Kitty City Cat Rescue Macon GA United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Remembering Ruthie Rescue Inc Lawrenceville GA United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, Inc. Alpharetta GA United States
State 1st $1,000 9th Life Hawaii Makawao HI United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Joey's Feline Friends Kaneohe HI United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds The East Maui Animal Refuge Haiku HI United States
State 1st $1,000 C & W Rustic Hollow Shelter Inc. Nashua IA United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. Des Moines IA United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Heartland Humane Society of Ottumwa Ottumwa IA United States
State 1st $1,000 Power of the Paw Post Falls ID United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Boise Bully Breed Rescue Boise ID United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Boxer Rescue of Idaho Boise ID United States
State 1st $1,000 Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary German Valley IL United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue Gurnee IL United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Animal House Shelter Huntley IL United States
State 1st $1,000 Our Lil Bit of Heaven Animal Rescue & Sanctuary Poland IN United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Helping Paws Pet Haven Inc. Huntington IN United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Pet Refuge Inc. South Bend IN United States
State 1st $1,000 Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption Mission KS United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Alex's House Rosalia KS United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Atchison Animal Control Atchison KS United States
State 1st $1,000 Bowling Green Warren Co. Humane Society Bowling Green KY United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Logan County Humane Society Russellville KY United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Stray Animal Adoption Program Newport KY United States
State 1st $1,000 Hobo Hotel, Inc. Lake Charles LA United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Raven Woods Animal Sanctuary Roseland LA United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds ARNO (Animal Rescue New Orleans) New Orleans LA United States
State 1st $1,000 Dakin Humane Society Springfield MA United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Sweetpea Friends of Rutland Animals Inc Paxton MA United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Northeast Animal Shelter Salem MA United States
State 1st $1,000 The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc. Fallston MD United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) Baltimore MD United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Days End Farm Horse Rescue Woodbine MD United States
State 1st $1,000 The Pixel Fund Gorham ME United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine Inc.) Cumberland ME United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Ark Animal Sanctuary Houlton ME United States
State 1st $1,000 The Devoted Barn Newport MI United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Humane Society of Huron Valley Ann Arbor MI United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Missaukee Humane Society Lake City MI United States
State 1st $1,000 Across America Boxer Rescue Shakopee MN United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Caring for Cats Inc. North Saint Paul MN United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Feline Rescue Inc. Saint Paul MN United States
State 1st $1,000 WarmFuzzy's, Inc. Drexel MO United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds HELP Humane Society Belton MO United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds The Feral Companion St. Louis MO United States
State 1st $1,000 Tunica Humane Society Tunica MS United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Community Animal Rescue & Adoption, Inc. (CARA) Jackson MS United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Leflore County Humane Society Greenwood MS United States
State 1st $1,000 Rez Dog Rescue of Montana Billings MT United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Rimrock Humane Society Roundup MT United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Tiny Tails K-9 Rescue Manhattan MT United States
State 1st $1,000 Wake County Animal Center Raleigh NC United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Full Moon Farm Inc. Black Mountain NC United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Collie Rescue of the Carolinas Winston-Salem NC United States
State 1st $1,000 Souris Valley Animal Shelter Minot ND United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds CATS Cradle Shelter, Inc Fargo ND United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds 4 Luv Of Dog Rescue Fargo ND United States
State 1st $1,000 Start Over Rover Inc. Hastings NE United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Heartland Cats Omaha NE United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Hearts United for Animals Auburn NE United States
State 1st $1,000 Rolling Dog Farm Lancaster NH United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter Manchester NH United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds New Hampshire SPCA Stratham NH United States
State 1st $1,000 The Last Resort Animal Rescue West Milford NJ United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds The Animal Orphanage of Voorhees Voorhees NJ United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Eleventh Hour Rescue rockaway NJ United States
State 1st $1,000 All Ears Basset Sanctuary, Inc. Albuquerque NM United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Whisketeers' Kitty Kingdom Clovis NM United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds NMDOG Inc. Rio Rancho NM United States
State 1st $1,000 Nevada Humane Society Reno NV United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Heaven Can Wait Animal Society Las Vegas NV United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Adopt A Rescue Pet Las Vegas NV United States
State 1st $1,000 Golden Paw Society, Inc. Huntington NY United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Hi-Tor Animal Care Center Pomona NY United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Pets4Luv Foundation Massapequa NY United States
State 1st $1,000 His Hands Extended Sanctuary St. Paris OH United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue North Royalton OH United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Greyhound Adoption of Ohio Chagrin Falls OH United States
State 1st $1,000 Hands Helping Paws, Inc. Norman OK United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Pets & People Humane Society Yukon OK United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Tulsa SPCA Tulsa OK United States
State 1st $1,000 Coos County Animal Shelter Coos Bay OR United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Rogue Valley Humane Society Grants Pass OR United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Felines First Rescue Hillsboro OR United States
State 1st $1,000 American Belgian Malinois Rescue York PA United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Reinholds PA United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Peaceable Kingdom Whitehall PA United States
State 1st $1,000 Pet Refuge North Kingstown RI United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary Woonsocket RI United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Providence Animal Rescue LEague Providence RI United States
State 1st $1,000 Noah's Arks Rescue Okatie SC United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Carolina Poodle Rescue Pacolet SC United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Humane Society of McCormick County McCormick SC United States
State 1st $1,000 Beadle County Humane Society Huron SD United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Humane Society of the Black Hills Rapid City SD United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Oglala Pet Project Kyle SD United States
State 1st $1,000 Basenji Rescue and Transport GERMANTOWN TN United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Young – Williams Animal Center Knoxville TN United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Fayette County Animal Rescue Rossville TN United States
State 1st $1,000 Bark n Rest Retirement Center Azle TX United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Pasadena Animal Rescue and Assistance Pasadena TX United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds DFW Pug Rescue Grapevine TX United States
State 1st $1,000 Best Friends Animal Society Kanab UT United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Utah Friends of Basset Hounds Salt Lake City UT United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Companion Golden Retriever Rescue West Jordan UT United States
State 1st $1,000 Oldies But Goodies (Northern VA) Cocker Rescue Newington VA United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue Burkeville VA United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Rikkis Refuge Orange VA United States
State 1st $1,000 All Breed Rescue, Inc South Burlington VT United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Rutland County Humane Society Pittsford VT United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds North County Animal League Morrisville VT United States
State 1st $1,000 Motley Zoo Redmond WA United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Old Dog Haven Arlington WA United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Greyhound Pets, Inc. Woodinville WA United States
State 1st $1,000 Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue Kenosha WI United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Mit Liebe German Shepherd Dog Rescue Suamico WI United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds South Wood County Humane Society Wisconsin Rapids WI United States
State 1st $1,000 Little Victories Animal Rescue Group, Inc Ona WV United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds Humane Society of Raleigh County Inc. Beckley WV United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds The Paws Squad Chapmanville WV United States
State 1st $1,000 Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue Sheridan WY United States
State 2nd 50 pet beds The Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary Hartville WY United States
State 3rd 25 pet beds Red Desert Humane Society Rock Springs WY United States
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