Hosts Holiday Photo Contest for Dogs

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Dog owners who submit holiday pictures of their dog at can win prizes from Kong Pet Toys and PetSmart

wikiFido (, the dog lover's guide to dogs and dog rescue, invites dog owners to submit pictures of their dog decked out in holiday finery for its Holiday Photo Contest for Dogs. First place for the most festive holiday outfit or scene featuring a dog will be awarded a gift basket from Kong Pet Toys and a $50 gift certificate to PetSmart. Second, third, fourth and fifth place winners will also receive a gift basket from Kong, which has a retail value of $100. In addition, the winning dogs' pictures will be featured prominently on the home page.

Because wikiFido is a user-generated site, visitors can post their dog pictures directly to the site. All dog pictures submitted before midnight (PST) Dec. 27, 2006, will be eligible for the contest. A select group of wikiFido users will judge the field of entrants and award prizes on Jan. 2, 2007. The winners will be notified by email, so all contestants must first register for a free account before posting their photos. (Existing wikiFido members must be signed in to participate.)

The Holiday Photo Contest for Dogs is one of many reasons for dog owners to visit the wikiFido site. Thanks to the user-friendly Wetpaint platform (, anyone who visits the wikiFido community can add their own experiences and perspectives about dog training, dog care, dog breeds, and more. In addition to hosting hundreds of ever-growing pages of great information about dogs and dog rescue, the site also invites readers to create a page to tell their dog's story with words, photos, and videos.

The website also includes growing city guides for the United States and Canada in which readers can list their favorite dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, businesses, shelters, grooming and healthcare services, outdoor activities, and more.

About wikiFido

wikiFido ( is a free community-generated website (a.k.a. "wiki") created by dog lovers for dog lovers. The site is a clearinghouse of information built by the people who know dogs best--their owners, rescuers, breeders, and anyone who loves dogs.

About KONG

KONG ( established "the standard" for dog toy performance and durability. The legendary KONG toy has been enjoyed by millions of dogs. It is praised by owners and trainers alike for unsurpassed quality, versatility and durability. The world's top trainers and behaviorists have recommended the original KONG toy for over thirty years.


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