Washington Animal Rescue League in the first “Best in Shelter” Virtual Dog Show, to take place online, June 14-17. The public is encouraged to visit www.bestinshelter.org and vote once each day for Buster, Bella, Hooch or Max. The first place dog will win $50,000 for his or her respective shelter. Second prize is $25,000, while third prize is $15,000. All dogs featured in the competition are available for adoption
Here’s a sneak peak at Washington Animal Rescue League’s four contestants, including videos:
It’s Buster! Don’t tell Buster he’s disabled. This 13-month-old Dachshund mix may no longer have the use of his hind legs, but that doesn’t stop him from “running with the big dogs.” At the age of 6 months, Buster was rescued by a Good Samaritan after being hit by a car. Although the accident left him partially paralyzed, this darling little dog gets around wonderfully thanks to a special set of custom wheels. Buster is an exuberant, happy boy who obviously loves life! He enjoys meeting new people, playing fetch, and socializing with other dogs. Now he just needs a special home to call his own. Take a look at his video below!
Here’s Bella! Bella is a sweet, little, five lb. Chihuahua. At seven-years-old, Bella is one of those dogs who would be equally happy lounging and snoozing, or chasing around toys. She also has a great, special talent: she loves to dance! Bella is excited to waltz into a loving home, and become a cherished family member. Check this talented little girl out on this video…So You Think You Can Dance, here she comes! Take a look at her video below!
Meet Hooch! Hooch is a very handsome boy who loves to play with his toys, have his ears rubbed and make his people happy! Although he’s big and strong, he loves nothing more than to cuddle with a new best friend. Hooch enjoys meeting as many people as possible, and he would love to be able to show off his good looks to a new forever family. Take a look at his video below!
Meet Max! Max is a one-year-old Cairn Terrier mix that loves his toys, especially the squeaky variety! With movie star good looks, intelligence and a penchant for cuddling, Max can’t wait to find his forever home. There’s no truth to the rumor that he’s headed to Hollywood for the next “Wizard of Oz” remake, so make sure you come out to meet Max! Take a look at his video below!
Best in Shelter is sponsored by best-selling mystery author and animal rights activist Martha Grimes, who was inspired to create the event after seeing animal rights commercials during one of the annual televised “Best in Show” dog shows. Grimes established “Best in Shelter” to bring public awareness to the plight of homeless dogs and help educate the public about the wonderful dogs in need of caring families who are available in area shelters.
About the Washington Animal Rescue League
The oldest animal shelter in the District of Columbia, the League has a mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals who have nowhere else to go. Its facility is painstakingly designed from the animals’ point of view to make it one of the most humane animal shelters in the world. The full-service Medical Center serves the companion animals of low-income pet guardians, as well as shelter animals. The League is located at 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC. . Visit www.warl.org and lend us your support at www.warl.org/Donate!