Conwagulations to the 2012 Adopt Stroll Contest Winners!

Read on for the winners and their stories of rescue and adoption, and be sure to check out the galleries of all the participants.


Conwagulations to everyone who participated in the seventh Annual Adopt/Rescue Stroll and Contest! Dogster is proud to share the inspiring stories of rescue and adoption from the 2012 winners.

1. Grand Prize Winner: Todd

Todd the Pomeranian started his life in a hoarder’s house with 40 other dogs. Read his winning rescue story.

2. Second Prize Winner: Idgie

Idgie, a Chow Chow/German Shepherd mix, takes home second prize for sharing how a chicken-and-rice burrito tamed an abandoned dog found in a parking lot!

3. Third Prize Winner: Captain

Captain the Dalmatian was crated in a dark, cold basement for up to 20 hours a day before his rescue at 6 months old.

Special Needs Winner: Van Winkle

Van Winkle’s fur was so horribly matted when he arrived at animal services that he was unable to move. The American Cocker Spaniel wins the Special Needs category for overcoming all odds and finding his forever home.

Sassy’s Seniors Winner: Houndy

Houndy the Labrador Retriever waited nine long years at a rescue organization before he was adopted.

Rainbow Angel Winner: Conner

Conner got picked up by the police, and it turned out to be the best brush with the law ever!

Honorable mentions

In alphabetical order: Beanster, CD, RN, CGC; Natasha, Pogo, Risa, and Zoey.

You can view all the dogs that participated this year in the Main Photo Gallery Adopt Stroll, the Angel Adopt Stroll, the Sassy Senior Adopt Stroll, and the Special Needs Adopt Stroll.

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