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Golden Moments 2021 Photo Contest

November: Most Thankful Face

Lucas Fredrick and Family

Lucas Fredrick and Family

As we enter into a new year we look forward with optimism, despite an understanding that we will be faced with many of the same challenges and obstacles as in 2020. In light of that, we want to ask our readers to help us create “Golden Moments” throughout 2021 to lighten our hearts and remind us why we do what we do!

Congratulations to Lucas Fredrick for being selected as the most thankful face photo. As a result of winning this month's contest, his owner will receive a 25% off coupon to the NRGRR online store. Next month we're looking for best holiday moment photos, so get your entries in by December 8th. See below for monthly categories and how to enter.

Thanks to those who submitted photos this month. Check out the slideshow below for all of the entries. Sorry, we can't process videos.

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Golden Moments Entry Information

Thank you for your interest in entering our Golden Moments photo contest. This contest is to simply share photos of NRGRR alumni and current fosters on our website, the Rescue Ranger newsletter, and on our social media pages. One photo will be selected monthly to win a 25% off coupon for the NRGRR online store. The winner will be selected based on alignment with the monthly theme as listed below as well as composition and clarity. 

Please ensure the photos are focused and clear and sent in the original size. Close ups are best as they will be displayed in thumbnails. Your photos can be horizontal or vertical and can include people with the NRGRR alum or foster dog. (We cannot accept any professional photos and by submitting your photo you acknowledge NRGRR’s right to use your photo.)

Email your photos to Please submit your photo by the 8th of the month. 

We hope you will participate and make us all smile with your “Golden Moments” photos. Let us know if you have any questions and we're looking forward to seeing your masterpieces!

Golden Moments

“Golden Moments of 2021” Themes

 February:  Most heartfelt/ romantic dog
 March:  Most mischievous dog
 April:  Spring fever
 May:  Most playful dog
 June:  Best swimming/water photo
 July:  Most patriotic dog
 August:  Best “dog day” photo
 September:  Football fever
 October:  Best Halloween costume
 November:  Most thankful face
 December:  Best holiday moment

Previous Month's Entries

February: Most Heartfelt/Romantic Dog

Winner: Max (Bono20)

Max aka Bono Alfie Shadow Ronin Cooper Denali Hunter and Penny China Kai Li Maggie Prudence Phoebe and Dusty Prudence Prudence Miles aka Turkey Baron Prudence Prudence Tian Tucker

March: Most Mischievous Dog

Winners: Willie Nelson and Maggie

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April: Spring Fever

Winner: Opal 

Opal Juka and Cody Prudence Ollie Peaches Bailey Elijah and Keeghan Kona Tom Petty Ripley Kona Kona Kona Romeo and Hope Sunny Conor Conor Conor Phoebe Sammy_ Charlie Turkey Baron Harley Turkey Robin and Paisley

May: Most Playful Dogs

Winners: Romeo and Hope 

RomeoAndHope_3 RomeoAndHope_2 Ellie Charlie Conor_1 Conor_2 Jax Sadie, Bella and Mazie Sadie, Zelda and Zander Sadie and Ryleigh Sadie and Ryleigh Bella (1) RomeoAndHope1 SadieAndRyleigh_1 Bailey_1 Bailey_2 Bailey_3 PrinceCharming GabiElijahAndKeeghan_1 GabiElijahAndKeeghan_2 GabiElijahAndKeeghan_4 GabiElijahAndKeeghan_3 GabiElijahAndKeeghan_5 GabiElijahAndKeeghan_6 GabiElijahAndKeeghan_8 GabiElijahAndKeeghan_7 Sunny GabiElijahAndKeeghan_9 Denali_3 Denali Denali Juliet Juliet_1 Liberty GunnerAndRapunzel_2 GunnerAndRapunzel_1 Gunner Max Prudence_2 Prudence_3 Prudence Prudence_1 CharlieGirl Candy

June: Best Swimming/Water Photo

Winner: Ellie

Bella ZephieAndZoe Elijah_Keeghan Elijah Pender_LuLu Keeghan Ollie Leo_Dutch Ellie_1 Ellie_2 Max4 Max_3 Leo_Dutch Dutch_1 Leo_1 Leo_2 Dutch_2 Dutch_3 TurkeyBaron Angel_sister Angel

July: Most Patriotic Dog Photo

Winner: Sadie

Sadie Sadie Brady Gunner Gunner Ollie Leo Sadie Sadie Sadie

August: Best Dog Day Photo

Winner: Zeke

Zeke Georgia Thaddeus and Gypsy Prudence and 4 of the China Nash Charlie Conor Conor Conor Madigan and Skye Elvis Gunner Gunner Maggie and Luka Ollie Maggie Zizzy and Hudson Beau Beau Lyndon, Duchess, Sam, and friends Maizie Stella

September: Football Fever

Winner: Gunner

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October: Best Howl-o-ween Costume

Winner: Katie the Aviator

Katie Katie Addie Frog Costume Addie Frog Costume Stella Grace Hudson and Zizzy Hudson and Zizzy Ella Sheba Dexter Dexter Charlie Charlie Gunner Gunner Gunner Pender Sammy Sammy

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