You can honor your dog and support canine cancer research at the same time by entering the Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down 2015 Calendar Contest, sponsored by the Puppy Up Foundation (formerly 2 Million Dogs).
“Lily was a remarkable dog and I’m thankful that she was able to ‘live on’ on the cover of the 2013 Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down calendar,” said Hope Parker, dog mom of the 2013 winner, in a press release.
“I hope that her story may have inspired someone else who was battling cancer with their dog or family member.”
The goal of the calendar – and the Puppy Up Foundation – is to raise awareness of canine cancer and to raise funds for research, in hopes of finding a cure.
Anyone with a dog who currently has or has had cancer (living or passed) can enter, including dogs who were entered in previous 2 Million Dogs calendar contests.
The 13 dogs with the highest number of votes will be featured and have their stories published each month in the calendar. Additionally, every single photo entry will be included in the 2015 Calendar Photo Gallery.
“Not only do the winners pick their special months, but every dog entered has his or her photo in the calendar,” says the Puppy Up Foundation website. “No one gets left behind.”
You can register for the contest and create a page for your dog on puppyup.org. There is a $10 registration fee (which counts as 10 votes for your dog). Story and photo submissions will be accepted until midnight EDT on August 29.
You can vote for your favorite dogs until midnight EDT on September 7. Each vote costs $1, with a minimum donation of $5.
Photo credit: Puppy Up Foundation