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15 furry finalists for the Hero Pets to the Rescue Photo Challenge

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As you well know, from October 29th through November 11th, pet lovers extraordinaire were invited to submit a photo and short story as to why they believed their pet to be qualified for Purina ONE and GOOD's "Hero Pets to the Rescue" Photo Challenge ( Well, the initial result is in. Fifteen furry finalists have been chosen from the GOOD community to be introduced to the public.

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From those 15 furry finalists, you are asked to logon and vote up until the close of the contest December 9th at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time. You will want to go on and read the full stories all about the extraordinary animals that have been selected as finalists, but here is an initial peek into just how special these animals truly are. Listed below are the short descriptions that will make you want to read more and then vote!

1. From backyard breeder to therapy dog

2. Saving Sydney

3. Saved my life in the “Nick of Time”

4. A tail of mended hearts

5. Wally the touch dog

6. Love is blind

7. K-9 first responder

8. Rosie—My once in a lifetime dog

9. The healing presence of a dog

10. Zoey “My Hero”

11. Army therapy dog helps soldiers with psychological and physical wounds

12. The Stover and Shruthi team, hero service dog helping his tiny girl beat all odds!

13. Rusty to the rescue

14. Rudy’s a pet therapy reading hero

15. Natural hero pet

Each of these furry friends has had an impact on one particular or a group of people’s lives. Because of that true love and dedication, Purina ONE and GOOD once again partnered up to celebrate "hero pets" with the launch of their new "Hero Pets to the Rescue" Photo Challenge (

Once the public casts their vote and a winner is decided, the canine chosen as the “hero pet” will then receive a $5k donation made in their name to one of the following pet service non-profit orgs: Pet Partners®, Support Dogs, Inc., New Horizons Service Dogs, Inc., Working Dogs for Conservation; plus a one year's supply of Purina brand food and a featured post on to make the hero pet truly Internet famous.

Each of these 15 special dogs deserves the reward, but only one will come away with the big package. As for the rest of the 14, congratulations is due and a reminder to keep doing whatever it is that you do to make you a hero in your person or persons’ lives. It is an honor to be introduced to such wonderful heroes – especially since they are of the furry variety. We are all proud of your efforts and your success!



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