Bark Buckle UP®, creator of the annual TOP DOG awards, is excited to announce this year's TOP DOG photo contest winners, sponsored by the New York International Auto Show. More then ONE Million votes were tallied in the first 72 hours.
The public was invited upload a picture of their pet with their car for a chance to win great prizes from QPG Sherpa, the leader in pet safety and travel products and accessories. Judges from the New York Auto Show, Bark Buckle UP's founder Christina Selter "Pet Safety Lady", Rescue Ink, car experts from AutoTrader.com, and the entertaining host Brian Balthazar selected the three finalists and the TOP DOG.
The winners were announced at the New York International Auto Show on April 26th @ 6pm from in Rescue Ink booth. With no purchase necessary to win, winners received essential pet travel and safety gear from QPG Sherpa including: Sherpa's Pet Trading®, Fox & Hounds™, Cloak & Dawggie®, GoDog™, Luna Brite™, Dog Mountain™, Pez® for Pets and Woof Wear Organics®.
Bark Buckle UP® founder Christina Selter “Pet Safety Lady” will showcased the pet gear from QPG Sherpa, TravelStix and Travel Calm spray during the dog demo media day LIVE from the AutoTrader booth. "These products are functional and designed to make car travel safer, more comfortable and convenient for pets and their owners", said Christina Selter.
Dahn Dahn Dahn Daaaa and the winners are:
Peanut Wins Small TOP DOGPeanut is a tiny Chihuahua from Islip NY and loves her Nissan Sentra and rides safe in his doggie booster seat buckled up every time. "We thank-you! and paws up to my fellow winners! it's true that I have been putting peanut,my chihuahua, in a seat belt and harness for all of his 4 years of life. He now sits safely in a booster seat and is able to see out the window! To me this is so important that I keep another seat hooked up for my grand doggie too. Nothing is cuter then looking in the mirror and seeing their little heads and knowing I am keeping them from harm. thank-you again!" said Peanuts owner Nancy Buckler.
Jenny Wins Medium TOP DOG and Grand PrizeJenny is a Rescue from North Shore Special she is a great Terrier mix lives with her forever family in Garden City NY and rides safe in her Doggie Carrier in her Ford Mustang! "Jenny is just thrilled to have been chosen! Congratulations to all of the other contestants. She loves her blue box and plays with it even while not in the car" said Jenny's owner JoAnn Wolf.
Mowgli Wins Large TOP DOG Mowgli is a 100 pound Golden-Ddoodle - mother Golden Retriever - dad - Standard Poodle from Woodmere NY. He loves his BMW 535 Sports Wagon with the seat extender he is more comfy. "Woohoo Thanks Guys" and Mowgli is a registered therapy dog - we volunteer twice weekly in schools as a READ dog and in assisted living facilities", said Madeline Polen Mowgli's owner.
About Top Dog Awards:
Creator of TOP DOG Awards, Bark Buckle UP® is recognized as the go-to expert and leading research team on pet travel safety. While promoting the pet safety, Bark Buckle UP founder Christina Selter has safely buckled more than 10,000 animals into vehicles, been featured 1,200 national and local newscasts, international press conferences and automobile trade show, delivered over 4,000 pet oxygen masks through her Bark 10-4 program and secured almost 3,000 animals in life vests. Using cutting-edge technology Christina taught more than 60,000 families in her pet safety classes around the country.