Enter & Vote in the Golden Paw Awards Contest!

Do you have a rescue dog worthy of recognition? 

Enter or vote for him or her in the First Annual Golden Paw Awards contest!


Most Talented: Tell us what your pup can do better than other dogs.
Dog Heroes: Is your pup a Service or Therapy Dog?
Biggest Transformation: Since their adoption, how has your dog's life improved.
Who Rescued Who: Tell us about how your Rescue Dog has transformed your life.
Most Pampered: Do you have a spoiled Spot?


1st Place Winner

  • Receives recognition as the top winner at The Golden Paw Awards Ceremony on June 8, 2017
  • A Golden Paw trophy for their individual category
  • A Press Release featuring their story and photo
  • A Helping Hounds Dog Rescue Spring '17 t-shirt

2nd and 3rd Place Winners

  • Recognition at The Golden Paw Awards Ceremony on June 8, 2017
  • A Helping Hounds Dog Rescue Spring '17 t-shirt


The contest is open to individuals / families who have adopted a rescue (shelter) dog and whose dog is still alive and a part of their family. The dogs entered into any of the five categories for The Golden Paw Awards contest are not required to be Helping Hounds alumni.

Dog photos and entry write-ups must be non-commercial, personal photos / entries please. The contest is for entertainment only and not to promote any company or organization. Photos may be removed without warning if they do not meet the standards of the contest.

View full contest rules here.