Have a Dog? They Could Win $500 and Instant Fame

2018 Dog Days of Summer winner @emmi_the_shorkie

ATTENTION PUP PARENTS: we’re looking for small dogs, big dogs, medium dogs, puppy dogs, old dogs, fluffy dogs, not fluffy dogs, cute dogs, not so cute (but still cute) dogs…ALL THE DOGS! AZ Foothills Dog Days of Summer Cutest Dog Contest is back for its ninth year and one precious pooch will win the title of AZ Foothills “Top Dog”, $500 cash, a feature in Arizona Foothills Magazine and muttch more. Think your dog has what it takes to win? Here’s how the contest works…

Casting Calls

Enter your pup in person on Friday, August 9 from 6p – 8p at The Herb Box in Old Town Scottsdale located at 7051 E. 5th Avenue, Scottsdale, Az 85251. Yappy Hour on the restaurants misted, dog friendly patio with exclusive discounts on food and beverage for event attendees only including $5 apps, $6 signature cocktails, $5 wine and $3 beers. Plus, we’ll have tons of giveaways and goodies for canines and humans alike.

Doggos who attend a casting call will get a pawfessional headshot to be used for online voting plus 100 bonus votes to start the contest with – talk about paw up on the competition.


Online Entry

If you can’t make it to a casting call event you can still submit your best buddy for the contest by either clicking here or emailing the following info to dogdays@azfoothills.com by August 9, 2019:

  • Dog’s name, age, breed, weight and hometown
  • Owner’s full name, e-mail address, and phone number
  • An adorable photo


Canine cuties will be entered into one of three contest categories.

Large Dog: the more fluff the better, right? If your big baby is over 25 pounds they will go into this category.

Small Dog: petite pups weighing in at 25 pounds or less will be in this category.

Best Dressed Dog: is your fur baby a fashionista? Get them dolled up in their most Instagrammable outfit to be entered in this category.

Web Voting

After all entries have been received, each pups info and photo will be posted azfoothills.com where online voting will take place from Wednesday, August 14 through Friday, September 20. Friends, family, and fans of Fido can vote once per day, per e-mail address. Each dog will have his or her very own voting page and unique link that can easily be shared via e-mail, social media, etc.

Finale Pawty & Prizes

At the end of online voting the five pups with the most votes in each category will move on to the Finale Pawty where a panel of doggie-loving judges will choose a winner in each category. An overall winner will also be chosen and take home the “Top Dog” prize package which includes a pup profile in Arizona Foothills Magazine’s 2020 Best of Our Valley issue, $500 cash and tons of other puppy prizes. The winners of Large, Small, and Best Dressed will also take home some sweet swag.

More Furry Fun

Check out some of our past events and previous winners below:

Meet Emmi: the 2018 Dog Days of Summer Winner

Meet Coco: the 2017 Dog Days of Summer Winner

Meet Jesse: the 2016 Dog Days of Summer Winner

Meet Zoe: the 2015 Dog Days of Summer Winner

The Dog Days of Summer 2018 Finale Pawty

The Dogs Days of Summer 2017 Finale Pawty 

The Dog Days of Summer 2016 Finale Pawty

Coco’s Cover Model Shoot for Arizona Foothills Magazine

Dog Days of Summer 2017 Casting Call & Yappy Hour

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