Is my dog eligible?
Any Golden Retriever can be entered in the contest. However, only Golden Retrievers rescued through Rescue A Golden of Arizona are eligible to win a spot as a cover or monthly dog in our calendar. Should a non-RAGofAZ Golden win or place in the top 10, that dog will win a $50 PetsMart Gift Card, as well as an embroidered RAGofAZ bandana and inclusion in the Golden Tales article about the contest.
Also, if your dog has been in the calendar (as one of the monthly or cover dogs) in the past two years it cannot be in the calendar again (as one of the monthly or cover dogs). You may enter the contest, but you must accept the alternate prize if in the winning group.
We have a long-standing tradition that only dogs rescued through Rescue A Golden of Arizona are represented in our calendar. The ten contest finalists will all be prominently featured in the calendar. The winner will have the cover photo, and the nine runners-up will be given a month each.
Photos of Goldens who have crossed to the Rainbow Bridge can be entered into the contest with the following caveats: To be included in the calendar, RAGofAZ Goldens must have good quality photographs available for our Calendar Coordinator to choose from; he/she has total discretion on whether to accept or reject a photo. Should no calendar quality photo be available, the winner in this case would receive the $50 PetsMart gift card. Non-RAGofAZ Goldens who have crossed to the Rainbow Bridge would win the $50 PetsMart gift card as well.