These are the finalists in the 2018 Top Dog Photo Contest, sponsored by Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts. Our expert panel will now choose an overall winner from among these 15 finalists. The winner will be announced on this website on February 19 and in the March issue of New Jersey Monthly.
Charlie is a 4 ½-year-old male Collie living in Toms River. He is a registered Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dog. He visits a Bridgewater-Raritan High School Special Education Class for students with Autism and The Shore Center for Autism in Tinton Falls. He also visits Nursing Home and Re... Read more
Cinnamon loves to sing, and she especially loves to accompany my son on the harmonica. This cell phone shot is not the best quality photo in general and not nearly the best one I have of Cinnamon, but it is a favorite and as she is currently battling osteosarcoma, it would be precious to m... Read more
This 2 year old boy will steal your heart! Sweet, affectionate and constant companion. Loves people and dogs (even the ones that don't like him....). Will play all day or cuddle on the couch (netflix anyone?). A must to have around, can't live without.
Finn enjoying a day at the field playing fetch. Photo was taken in New Milford, NJ.
Meet Hunter! He is the friendliest Pit Bull you will ever meet. I call him the old man of the house. He is warm, loving, and great with kids. He loves everyone.
Jaxon is a typical German Shepherd. He is energetic, he is loyal, and he is the most devoted companion anyone could ask for. There is so much more to him than what a photo can depict or anything that I can ever write about him. Just like everyone else says about their dog, I too, can say h... Read more
This is Nessie! Nessie is a Kooikerhondje, a breed that almost became extinct during World War II and only about 500 currently live the US. Nessie’s ideal day would be to go on her favorite hiking trail in NJ, chasing birds in the backyard, and then treats and snoozin on the couch!
Nesta Marley, a loving and hardy 23-month-old Scottish Terrier fellow, is dressed to celebrate holidays! Nesta is known as “Unstoppable” because not only was he rescued at 8 weeks from abandonment, but also he was born disabled. One front leg ends in a stump; his other front paw is deform... Read more
Ozzie is a rescue adopted off the streets of North Carolina. His hobbies are going to the dog park, stealing socks and eating pizza crust on Friday nights
This was the first time Pike had to take a bath. He was so exited and it even looked like he smiled. Turns out he doesn’t like baths as much after all.
Rigby is an 8 year old Standard Poodle who has captured many hearts and as a certified therapy dog has made many nursing home residents and staff very happy. He absolutely loves every person he meets. He loves chasing tennis balls on the beach, going for long walks in the park and watchi... Read more
Sadie's First Bday! We had her outside with all her treats/presents. We even got our other dog a bday hat to celebrate her bday on 10/10/2017 :)
Skye is a 2.5 year old mastiff. We are her second home. Her first owners were not happy with her "zest for life," i.e. what we call the "constant zoomies", and they decided they didn't want her anymore. We stepped in and rescued her at six months and were shocked to see her condition... Read more
The most loving and happy puppy! Loves long walks and to play catch. Gives lots of kisses and can play all day long!
This is TJ , he is almost a 6 year old Cavachon. TJ is showcasing his Scuba Outfit that he wore on Halloween this year. Picture was taken on the Asbury Park Beach.