Dog Bless You, a non-profit community on Facebook that champions the selfless acts of pups everywhere, is hosting “Hounds Across America,” a series of photo contests with fun weekly themes. The first week of the contest celebrated the great outdoors, and our pals over at DBY have given us permission to share some of the best photo submissions. Enjoy! –Janine Kahn, Managing Editor/Dogster
Shari Morehead and her husband have five wooded acres in Nebraska. They share the land with their eight Labs, and the few pictured here are Mongo Pete, Little Pete, Auggie, Odie and Sugar Bear. Shari calls them her “Lab Team.” On this sunny summer day, the Labs found a large stick in the Nemeha River and competed to bring it over to Shari and her husband. Shari says, “When they all find one stick, they all want that stick.”
Dog Bless You fan Carol Gattis trains a brood of Lab puppies in her backyard pool. Carol says, At this age, theyre unable to jump out of the pool on their own. What a picture!
Emily Hurt headed to Surfside Beach in Texas with her friends for a long weekend so that their dogs could enjoy lots of beach time. The dogs loved it, especially Emilys high-flying Felicity. Apparently she’s known for her “big air” and is often referred to as MJ (Michael Jordan).
Phil Carlson’s four dogs in his backyard pool in Denver, CO.
This week, the theme of the Hounds Across America photo contest is: Snooze Fest. Send them snaps of your dog taking her summer siesta for a chance to win some Dog Bless You swag.