Dog Days of Summer 2013 Casting Calls Announced

The heat from the Arizona sun is enough to make anyone howl. Now, it’s your pup’s time to shine and steal the spotlight in Arizona Foothills Magazine’s annual Dog Days of Summer Contest.

The “Dog of the Year 2013” will receive a $200 Vestar Gift Card, a professional dog photo shoot, a pup profile in Arizona Foothills Magazine and hold the title of Arizona Foothills Magazine’s “Dog of the Year 2013.”

Come show off your best friend this summer as we search for the next “Top Dog” at one of our casting calls, where he/she will receive a professional headshot, an automatic bonus of 1,000 votes, along with other goodies for both you and your pup. The first 250 contestants will also receive a FREE goodie bag!

Casting Call Schedule:

cocoaCocoa Puff, winner of the Dog Days of Summer 2011 contest

Friday, July 19th 5 – 7 p.m.: Westgate Entertainment District

Saturday, July 20th 10 a.m. – noon: Desert Ridge Marketplace, District Stage

Sunday, July 21st 10 a.m. – noon: Tempe Marketplace, District Stage

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to one of our casting calls – Feel free to submit your pup’s photo, name and age to

The contest will be divided into the following categories:

Large Dogs
There is more to love with a large dog! If Fido is too big to hold, enter him in this category to win’s “Large Dog of the Year.”

Small Dogs
If your pooch can fit in your handbag or is small enough to carry, enter him in this category to win’s “Small Dog of the Year.”

Best Dressed Dog
Does your pup have style? Show off his best outfit and enter him in this category to win’s “Best Dressed Dog.”

This year, the contest will allow for one vote per computer, per day. With the addition of the new category, we will choose a winner for each category and then an overall winner – “Dog of the Year” – for a total of four winners. The “Dog of the Year” winner will receive all of the aforementioned prizes, while the “Large Dog,” “Small Dog” and “Best Dressed Dog” winners will receive gift cards to restaurants. Official voting will begin August 1st.

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