Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) December 20, 2012
As part of a larger initiative to educate dog owners on proper nutrition, effective training, and other ways to raise a happy and healthy dog, the Dogington Post reviewed products, toys, food, treats and trainers for their first annual Dogington Post Awards of 2012.
Three companies or products will be nominated in each of several categories including Best Canned Food, Best Dry Food, Best Organic Food, Best Raw Food, Best Treat, Best National Pet Store, Best Toy, Best Dog Trainer, Best Rescue, and more.
This week, the nominees for the Best Dog Rescue category were announced via the website and Dogington Post’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
“We’re using strict criteria when nominating companies and products for these awards,” said Brandy Arnold, Content Editor for Dogington Post. “The Best Dog Rescue nominees have proven a dedication to dog welfare, educating the public on responsible pet ownership, and nationwide initiatives to end the homelessness of animals.”
“Additionally,” Brandy said, “our nominees have shown widespread reach, developed national education programs and have saved the lives of thousands of dogs around the globe. They each have a unique and important mission. We wish we could give the award to all of them!”
One of Dogington Post’s Best Dog Rescue nominees is the largest no-kill shelter in the United States. Recognized for taking in many of the dogs that were saved from Michael Vick’s infamous pit bull fighting ring, this rescue’s mission is to end the euthanization of adoptable homeless pets in shelters.
Established in 2007, the second Best Dog Rescue nominee is dedicated to educating Americans on the cruelty of puppy mills, encouraging them to adopt only animals from shelters and rescue groups or reputable breeders, and rescuing former mill dogs.
The site’s third Best Dog Rescue nominee works directly with laboratories that use beagles for research purposes. When they are no longer needed, this group removes and transports the beagles into loving forever homes.
Dogington Post also nominated a rescue out of Port Washington, New York, that has been rescuing pets since 1944. As the largest no-kill organization in the world, this group has placed close to one million pets into carefully screened homes. They were one of the first groups to rescue animals displaced by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Sandy, and are dedicated to elevating the acceptance of mixed breed dogs.
Dogington Post reaches over 2.5 million dog lovers each week. The site’s readers will be asked to vote for their choice of the four nominees to win the Dogington Post Award in the Best Dog Rescue category.
All award winners will be announced after each of the categories have been voted on. Winners will be chosen by a combination of fan votes and committee and announced in January 2013.
Winners will receive the Dogington Post Top Dog Seal of Approval, massive social media recognition and a press release by Dogington Post announcing their award.
The winner of this Best Dog Rescue award will also be the recipient of the Dogington Post’s future rescue donations for 2013.
“We have many initiatives in store for raising money for dog rescue in the coming year,” said Arnold “and what better way to choose what organization to donate to than to have our readers vote for their favorite?”
For more information about Dogington Post and their Dogington Post Awards, visit http://dogingtonpost.com.
About Dogington Post:
DogingtonPost.com was created for the love of dogs. It promises a forum of informative articles, newsworthy dog stories, health and breed information, and heartwarming videos. The site addresses current issues affecting dogs and their human parents – from serious health concerns to lifestyle issues on feeding, grooming and the overall well-being and mental health of dogs. It is the Internet newspaper, all about dogs.