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Pet Photo Calendar Contest

2015 Calendar Contest Begins July 1, 2014

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is pleased to announce the start of the 2015 Alexandria Animals Pet Photo Calendar Contest. Pet owners and foster parents have the chance to make their favorite animal companion a superstar by getting friends and family to vote for prime placement in the upcoming 2015 wall calendar. Any pet is eligible to enter the contest—dogs, cats, birds, fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, snakes—whatever pet you love!! The pet with the most votes becomes our 2015 cover model. Every pet entered will have a place in the calendar regardless of votes, but the number of votes will determine placement in the calendar.

Entering the contest is easy and fun. Each entrant will have their own donor page to collect votes for their pet. Getting people to vote for your pet provides a bit of healthy competition and helps AWLA meet our fundraising goal of $40,000!

Enter by submitting your pet’s photo online or by downloading the entry form and mailing it to us at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304. We will begin accepting entries on July 1, 2014. There is a $25 entry fee per photo submitted, but there is no limit to how many animals one person or family may enter. The photos should not include people—animals only!!

All photo entries will be used in the 2015 Animal Companions Calendar.  The pets with the most votes from friends and family members will receive placement as pets-of-the-month. One lucky animal companion will be featured as our cover model. Encourage friends and family to vote for your pet’s photo to ensure prime placement in the calendar. Votes are $1 each, with a minimum purchase of 5 votes.

Everyone who submits a photo will receive a free 2015 Alexandria Animals Pet Photo Calendar.  The calendars will also be sold starting in October for $15 each or 2 for $25. 

All donations and monies raised from the 2015 Alexandria Animals Pet Photo Calendar Contest will go toward the programs and operations or the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria including: animal adoption and foster programs, humane education programs, behavior and training help, and other services designed to reduce animal homelessness in the City of Alexandria.

Our 2014 Cover Winner

Kona_Calendar Contest 2014

Kona enjoying Bark in the Park
at Nationals Park.

Taking home the grand prize last year was Kona. Kona was adopted by her family two years ago from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. Her calm demeanor and laid-back personality have earned her the nickname "Zen-Dog" from friends and neighbors. Kona enjoys napping, chewing her lion squeaker toy, and, of course, catching a ball game with her loving adopters.



Special Thanks to our 2014 Sponsors

Fort Hunt Animal Hospital

Hayfield Animal Hospital

Pro Feed Pet Nutrition Centers

How can my pet be included in next year's calendar?

The photos featured in our calendar are submitted by members of the public, as part of our annual Pet Photo Calendar Contest.  Registration for the contest opens in July.  Sign up for our e-newsletter to keep up with the latest League news and upcoming events.