Thank you to Ruby for being a WONDERFUL
2018 Cover Dog!

We had 6 entries into the 2019 Cover Dog Contest and the winner has been chosen! 

Meet Our 2019 Cover Dog


Taffy, an adorable 9-year old miniature Dachshund, got her start in life in New York City. Her mother was surrendered to a shelter by her owner, a backyard breeder, when she became pregnant. To keep her comfortable, the shelter placed her with a foster family to care for her and her puppies when they were born. 

Even though Taffy had not entered this world yet, it was her lucky day! The foster mom had a good friend named Dorothy who loved Dachshunds and was heartbroken at the loss of her own 15 year old doxie. Knowing what a good dog mom she was, Dorothy was given pick of the litter, and it was Taffy who stole her heart!

Taffy received so much love and training, she qualified to be a certified Pet Therapy dog at one year of age. She put smiles on so many faces when she visited the pediatric ward at a hospital in New Jersey.

Dorothy and Taffy started spending a lot of time in Florida, and now call it home. They were both saddened that they couldn't continue at the hospital, but live a very happy life in our fair state.

Dorothy said Taffy is the "sweetest dog ever" (an unbiased opinion, of course).  We have to agree.

Congratulations not only to Taffy, but to our other contestants as well. Each one is equally beautiful and deserving.

Join us in fundraising so we can continue helping dogs like Taffy find their forever home through our adoption, foster and Adoption Ambassador programs. Be a part of the 2019 Walk for the Animals and raise $2,500 or more for the chance to have your dog as our 2020 Cover Dog.


Contest Guidelines

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