Raise Awareness in a BIG way

Have fun showing off the big heart of your furry best friend while raising awareness for local dog rescues by participating in the BigDog Best Friends photo contest.

Show us what you love most about your dog – their big smile, big personalities, big energy, and more – for an opportunity to win incredible prizes for a local, non-profit dog organization of your choice!*

Dog rescues throughout the country work tirelessly to provide protection, care, and shelter to stray and lost animals. Now, with the BigDog Best Friends photo contest, you have the chance to become part of an incredible journey to help give back to those who give so much.

Did you know…

  • Local rescues depend heavily on volunteers dedicated to saving the lives of dogs who have suffered from neglect, cruelty, or abandonment.
  • From donations, rescues are able to care for dogs, get them treated, and match them with the perfect forever family.
  • Across the country, local rescues work with other organizations to nurture and adopt dogs into permanent, loving homes.
  • Many rescues spay/neuter, microchip, and vaccinate dogs to ensure they are in good health.

Get your camera ready and join us to raise support for
non-profit dog organizations in your own backyard that give dogs a second chance and a forever home.

*See complete rules below


Snap a photo of a dog you love.

Complete the form and upload
the photo of your best bark buddy.

After you enter, share with the world using #BigDogBestFriends
One (1) winner will be chosen every month by Big Dog.


Pigeon, submitted by Erica Deeb is our JULY 2018 WINNER!

Erica Deeb from Savannah, GA will be awarded a $300 gift card to a local pet store and she will be able to give SD Gunner Fund $5,000 and a BigDog® Alpha Mower!

This admirable non-profit organization assists Veterans and disabled children with the financial expense of owning service animals & help obtaining them.


Gander, submitted by Lon Hodger is our JUNE 2018 WINNER!

Lon Hodger from Great Lakes, IL will be awarded a $300 gift card to a local pet store and he will be able to give Operation Fetch $5,000 and a BigDog® Alpha Mower! This great non-profit organization rescues dogs from shelters in different states.


Mashmallow, submitted by Jessica Dewitt is our MAY 2018 WINNER!

Jessica will be donating her prize of $5,000

and a BigDog Alpha Mower to Kansas City English Bulldog Rescue. “Ruff Life” Marshmallow is a foster. He is 9 months old. He has a tethered spine and will eventually be paralyzed in his hind legs. After his neuter and cherry eye surgery he developed pnuemonia and MRSP (a version of MRSA) in his lungs. He is fighting like a champ and has beaten all the odds against him!”


Mandi, submitted by Dolly Smith is our AUGUST WINNER!

Dolly will be donating her prize of $5,000

and a BigDog Alpha zero-turn mower to Canine Estates Inc. of Palm Harbor, Florida. Dolly is a volunteer at the organization and timing couldn’t be more perfect because they had just rescued 10 dogs from the Hurricane Irma devastation.


Each winner will receive a $300 gift card
at any local pet store of your choice

$5,000 and a new BigDog® Alpha mower to a local, non-profit
dog organization the winner selects* (total value of $8,000)

*must be certified 501c3 organization and approved by BigDog

Social Media Feeds

VT The purest form of love 🐶
We don't deserve dogs 😍🐶
BigDog Best Friends shared VT's video.
Stray puppy rescued by soldiers in Afghanistan gets new home in Austin This puppy got a second chance at being the happiest he can be 🐾❤️
After winning the hearts of soldiers in Afghanistan, one lucky pup has become part of a family in Austin. 
Dog Bar St. Pete True friendship comes in different sizes 🥰
Stahp...the big floof and the littlest floof!! 😍

🐶❤️🥃Sit. Stay. Drink.
BigDog Best Friends shared Dog Bar St. Pete's post.
Pittie Nation Dog adoption might be one of the best decisions ever 🥰
After you adopt a pit bull, you'll never be the same 💖💖💖
BigDog Best Friends shared Pittie Nation's post.
The Goldens Who's dreaming about a bath this relaxing right now? 🐾
I love bath time
BigDog Best Friends shared The Goldens's post.
Hero Dog Who Saved Owner From Rattlesnake Named Dog Of The Year You poor sweet thing 😍👏
Well deserved!
UNILAD Someone is definitely enjoying the car ride 🐾
Just a dog loving his first road trip 🐶🙌
BigDog Best Friends shared UNILAD's video.
VT Dogs are amazing and smart creatures 💖🐾
This dog is more of a fully functioning adult than me
BigDog Best Friends shared VT's video.
Foro Coatza This pup thought his owner was drowning and reacted like this..😱
Pensó que su dueña se ahogaba y vean lo que hizo 🐶
BigDog Best Friends shared Foro Coatza's video.
Vuoto a perdere Probably the cutest video you'll see all week 😍
È così che gli animali meritano di essere trattati ♥️
BigDog Best Friends shared Vuoto a perdere's video.

The contest has now ended!

Thank you to everyone who participated!

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