Summary: announces start of "World’s Ugliest Dog" Picture Contest. The new website’s contest offers free entry, a nice prize and fun. Entrants are invited from around the world.

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Press Release: "World’s Ugliest Dog" Picture Contest Offers Prize & Fun

Ventura County, California — October 14, 2005 — is pleased to announce the first in a regular series of fun and friendly dog and puppy photo contests.

Contestants must be registered users to enter the “World’s Ugliest Dog” Picture competition. While knows there are no truly ugly dogs, some have a certain, um, well, kisser, that appeals most to their human mom’s and dad’s.

Entering the contest, registering on the site, viewing and voting on the picture entrants are all completely free! and its readers are waiting to see your beloved canine companions, so bring those hairy, bald, smushed, droopy, wet, sloppy, entirely lovable pooch faces our way. The winner, selected by votes entered by registered users on, gets a $25.00 gift certificate for pet supplies.

And bragging rights to the title of “parents” of the “World’s Ugliest Dog.” Although they may want to keep that one to themselves.

The contest is open to entrants from all countries and voting runs from October 6, 2005, through November 15, 2005. Complete contest rules are posted on (

Hurry and enter the contest, you may even win a little something for the furry person in your life.

For additional information please contact us (see below).

About was inspired by “Ansel,” who lived with’s publisher from the time he was a puppy of eight weeks old until he was euthanized due to tragically failing health on September 16, 2005. He was fifteen years, one month and one day old. Living and traveling with Ansel was an immensely enriching experience thanks to his intelligence, loyalty, love, devotion and companionship. His picture adorns the site’s logo. is a fun and friendly website created to provide resources and information about the care of the elderly dog, dog training, selecting and raising puppies, forums for discussions on every canine subject, our dog picture galleries where users can enter contests or simply view or share their pictures with others, and especially information on how and where to travel with dogs. – Exploring the world of dogs and puppies, offers everything but the dog breath!

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