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Photo Contest: Is Your Dog the Top Dog?

Upload a photo of your favorite four-legged family member and your pet could vie to become Connecticut Patch’s Top Dog!

Everyone knows their dog is the best dog.

Now, Patch is giving you the chance to prove it.

This month, in conjunction with dog-license renewals in the state, Patch is launching its Top Dog contest.

First, we want you to go and get your dog officially licensed at the town clerk’s office in town hall (as required by law), and then we want you to enter our contest.

Here’s how it works:

Beginning June 1, upload your favorite photo of your dog to this article (it’s super easy – just make sure you are a registered user first). In the caption, tell us your dog’s name and what makes him or her so special. One photo per owner.
Between June 1 and June 14, our users will vote in the comments on which dog is Manchester's Top Dog. So make sure you hit that social media campaign trail early!

On June 15, we will announce the winner of the Manchester Patch Top Dog contest.

The winners of the local contests will then move on to a regional competition. The voting for that level runs from June 15-22, and again, will take place in the comments section of that article (which will be posted on June 15).

On June 23, the four regional winners will be unveiled, and they will face off to become Connecticut Patch’s Top Dog from June 23-30. The winner will be announced July 1.

Look for great prizes at both the regional and state levels.

To vote: Look for the number in the top right corner of the photo and refer to that in the comments.

You can find information on licensing your dog .

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joyce June 10, 2012 at 08:53 PM
I vote for Gizmo #11. He's been in movies, right? He's a trip and he has some talent!
Eva June 11, 2012 at 12:46 AM
# 31 Tucker boy is the cutiest dog in Manchester!
A.J. June 11, 2012 at 01:23 AM
The Giz is my choice!!! #11 all the way. 3lbs of total love. Roses are Red - Violets are Blue - Gizmo my vote is for you!!!!
Kathy M. June 11, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Gizmo #11.....give me a G, I, Z, M, O....what's it spell???? GIZMO. He is my vote!!!
Donna F. June 11, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Gizmo #11 is the most adorable pup I have ever seen! When I need therapy he is my man!!! My vote is for Gizmo for sure!!!
Nichole June 11, 2012 at 02:08 AM
OMG - Gizmo the Wonderdoglet is A-Dorable! My vote definitely goes to him.
Betty June 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Gizmo 11,is my vote,he visits us at fancy feet,he's the love of the shop,everyone fights over who gets to hold him 1st.
Kerry June 11, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Gizmo #11 is my vote.
Jon Anger June 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM
I vote for Gizmo#11--he is so little and so cute!
Greg June 11, 2012 at 03:56 PM
I love that little Gizmo! #11 Gizmo gets my vote.
Ashling o neill June 11, 2012 at 04:38 PM
I vote for Gizmo the wonder Doglet...:)
Harry June 12, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Gizmo the Wonderdoglet, Number 11!
CHARLES SHEEN June 12, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Bruno.
Cheryl June 12, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Go Gizmo! I vote for #11 Gizmo.
xme June 12, 2012 at 05:41 PM
I vote for Gizmo #11. Here is my poem I wrote about him: Gizmo Dog of Wonder! There is this dog, he is so cute, He looks like he’s wearing a little suit! The suit he wears is black and white, Just like a tuxedo-he’s quite a sight! Gizmo is very playful and small, But he doesn’t like to play fetch with a ball. Instead he wants you to give it a flick, And then he’ll prance up to it and give it a lick. Gizmo makes us all so happy, I hope that doesn’t sound too sappy. But when I am sad and need some cheer, I’m so glad that Gizmo is here!
xme June 12, 2012 at 06:56 PM
I vote for Gizmo number eleven!!! Little Gizzy is the cutest dog EVA!!!! Go Gizmo!!!!
Ryan June 12, 2012 at 06:58 PM
I vote for Gizmo (Number eleven!) Little Gizzy is the cutest dog EVA!!! Go Gizmo!!!
dennis June 12, 2012 at 07:56 PM
I vote for Gizmo #11.
sally b June 12, 2012 at 10:55 PM
I vote for Gizmo #11 GO DOG GO!
Tina June 13, 2012 at 02:46 PM
I vote for Gizmo #11.
Mike June 14, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Gizmo #11
Kyle June 14, 2012 at 01:27 AM
I vote Gizmo #11, cause we're frenz.....
Danielle simoneau June 14, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Gizmo all the way!!!!!!! :-)
Virginia L. Spaulding June 14, 2012 at 11:32 AM
I vote for @11, Gizmo........ Posted by Ginnie spaulding!!!!
julia June 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM
I vote for Gizmo #11!
Michelle June 14, 2012 at 11:56 AM
I vote for Gizmo #11
Geri Shrowder June 14, 2012 at 02:44 PM
I have seen Gizmo, entry #11, brighten the day of people in a nursing home. Their faces brighten up when they see him arrive. He sits quietly on their lap and is always ready to snuggle up to them and share his love. What a mighty small love filled creature he is. For this, he gets my vote.
Maggie June 14, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Gizmo... number 11 is indeed the best of all!
Caitlyn D. June 14, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I cast my vote for Gizmo #11. I met him at my apartment complex this morning and his is one of the sweetest, friendliest, and most adorable dogs I have ever met!!
dawn hanson June 14, 2012 at 06:30 PM
i ,vote for GIZMO # such a cutie , and does so much good work xx

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