Books & Barks Contest

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Pets Best announces Books & Barks contest to showcase therapy dogs in classrooms.

Pets Best has developed a contest to promote the benefits associated with utilizing therapy dogs to assist students in classroom and library programs across the nation. Pets Best is proud to host the third annual Books & Barks contest!

How to participate in the Books & Barks contest:

1. Simply share an inspirational story about your experience with therapy dogs in classroom or library reading programs.

2. Eight finalists will be announced and voting opens to the public on the Pets Best Facebook page.

How to enter the contest:

Our online form makes it easy for you to enter our contest. Your story doesn’t have to be long, but we want to hear about your experience with therapy dogs in schools or libraries. Whether you are a student who has personally benefited from therapy dogs, a teacher who witnessed overall class improvement, or a reading therapy dog owner, please share your stories with us! To enter the contest, go to the Pets Best website.

How are winners selected?

Once per year, a panel of Pets Best representatives will select 8 finalists. The public then votes on the Pets Best Facebook page to choose the winner.

Prizes and Awards

The therapy dog with the most votes will win! The school or library mentioned in the winner’s nomination story will receive $1,000 from Pets Best and the therapy dog owner will receive $500 to donate to their animal non-profit of choice.


All contest voting and participation occurs on the Pets Best Facebook page. Once the voting period begins, you may vote using the Pets Best Facebook vote tab or by clicking on the contest link (announced on our Facebook page at the start of each round).

Related Article:  Naperville, Illinois Therapy Dog Wins Nationwide Books & Barks Contest

Important contest dates: 

Last day to submit entries:  March 6, 2016
Finalists will be notified:  March 21, 2016
Public voting begins:  April 7, 2016
Public voting ends:  April 14, 2016
Winner will be announced:  April 15, 2016

Stay in the Know

Follow Pets Best on Facebook & Twitter to get the latest updates on this contest and others throughout the year.

See official contest rules HERE

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