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AMHERST, NH (September 1, 2017) – Thirteen dogs in wheelchairs are the winners of the 3rd annual Walkin’ Pets calendar contest! Walkin’ Pets, an online pet product company, runs the popular worldwide contest to help spread awareness of how specially-abled pets can live active lives. Winners were selected by popular vote on Facebook during the month of August out of a pool of 238 contestants photographed using their Walkin’ Wheels wheelchairs.
Contestants entered from 31 countries and 40 U.S. states. The winning dogs reside in Belgium, Canada, Hong Kong, Thailand, Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Vermont, and West Virginia. But the top cover dog winner, plus three other winners, are all from Opie’s “Special Needs” English Bulldog Rescue in Missouri! Clearly, these dogs have a big fan base!
A video of the winners and photos of all 238 calendar contestants can be found by cliking here. The truth is, all of the contestants are winners who exhibit tremendous spirit and a joy for life despite its challenges. The Walkin’ Wheels give these pets with mobility challenges a second chance to enjoy an active life.
Proceeds from sales of the 2018 Walkin’ Pets Calendar will go to the Walkin’ Pets Foundation (hpets.org); pre-orders are being taken now (888) 253-0777 or online: https://www.walkinpets.com/calendar-contest.
And just for fun, Walkin’ Pets released an original music video featuring pets in wheelchairs (including several calendar winners):https://youtu.be/2rB8tVjj_aQ
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