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Posted on Sat, Jan 5, 2013 : 12:47 p.m.

Does your dog have what it takes to be a celebrity spokesdog for the humane society?

By Lisa Carolin

If you own a charismatic dog that you adopted from the Humane Society of Huron Valley, consider him or her a potential candidate for "celebrity spokesdog."


Sally, a previous Pet of the Week for the humane society.

To qualify, your dog must be friendly toward people and animals, well-mannered and available to attend the 34th annual Walk & Wag on May 18, as well as other media events.

Walk & Wag is the Humane Society of Huron Valley's largest annual fundraiser and features dog games and contests and a 5 kilometer run. It will take place this year at Rolling Hills Park in Ypsilanti.

The spokesdog will be the goodwill ambassador for the event, and will have his or her likeness on posters, brochures, newsletters and on the organization's website.

To get your dog into the competition for celebrity spokesdog, submit a photo and short essay on his or her merits. The deadline is Jan. 31. Email it to For more information, call 734-661-3536.



Mon, Jan 7, 2013 : 9:05 p.m.

My dog does, and my family entered him in this a few years ago, but because he was not found at the Humane Society, (their words!) he could not be considered. Maybe this year will be different


Sun, Jan 6, 2013 : 3:22 p.m.

Ours should be the Postal Carrier mascot. He has to great all Postal Carriers who deliver our mail. Ours was not adopted from a shelter but he sure could be their mascot.


Sun, Jan 6, 2013 : 12:31 p.m.

Couldn't a dog AT the shelter be a good spokesperson?


Sun, Jan 6, 2013 : 5:54 a.m.

This is Ann Arbor... My dog -- is away at UC-Berkley working on his doctoral thesis in advanced physics, so he's not available at this time to be "spokesdog." ;-) However my cat and turtle just returned from the Cairo Museum where they finished their collaborative post grad project. So maybe they can free up some time - if that is, a spokescat and spokesturtle might do as fill-ins.

Dog Guy

Sat, Jan 5, 2013 : 7:48 p.m.

I know several dogs so friendly toward people and animals that none pass by them without a hearty and extended greeting.

Rick Stevens

Sat, Jan 5, 2013 : 7:46 p.m.

Our cat Curly does.