CALLING ALL PETS!!! ** Admission is closed! (Scroll down to view all the entries)**
Welcome to the 2019 APF Pet Calendar Contest – YOUR pet can win a coveted spot on this fun and informational calendar! The final 12-month wall calendar will feature your wonderful animals, porphyria facts, tips, and important dates. Voting for the top slots will be held online and will benefit our critical Protect the Future program. Enter your pets – then a link will be created to encourage voting! Pets are an important part of our lives and provide much-needed unconditional love in tough times. We look forward to showing off your special friends as your photos roll in!!
Here’s how it works:
To Enter (free!):
- Email a picture of your pet(s) to the APF by October 21st.
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “APF Pet Calendar”. Make sure to include:
- Pet type and name
- owner name, email, and mailing address**
- Send a caption, too! (optional)
- ALL photo entries will be included somewhere in the calendar, though the “top dogs” will be featured on the cover and in each month!
- Starting October 23rd - Your pet’s photo will be posted on the APF website for all to see. You’ll be able to share the link with family and friends to encourage a vote! Anyone can participate with a $1+ donation per vote.
- You may enter one photo that contains as many of your pets you wish to include. Remember that this photo will be voted on so choose your best!
- Anyone can enter
- No professional or copyrighted photos
- Any type of pet can be submitted; past and present
- No humans please
- Photos cannot be photoshopped or professionally edited
- Submissions due by October 21st
- Voting: October 23rd - November 8th
- Calendars ready for sale and shipping on November 25th!
Thank you to Nicole Castellano for leading this effort for the APF! Please contact Autumnlee at the APF office with any questions at: email@example.com or call (301) 347-7166
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE and HAVE FUN!
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Mila and Laszlo
It Takes Two to Tango!
Living with porphyria is difficult, but I'm so grateful Mila and Laszlo always know when I need extra love! Their happy energy and unconditional love have pulled me through the rough days more times than I can count!
Please vote for Mila & Laszlo by donating to the American Porphyria Foundation! Winners of the contest will be featured in the 2019 APF Pet Calendar and ALL donations will go toward Physician Education Programs to help diagnosis patients more quickly. Due to it's rarity people can go decades without being diagnosed and without treatment Porphyria can be fatal. There is no cure...YET!
~ Nicole Castellano
Chihuahua/ Beagle mix
“My sweet boy Luca. He is forever in my heart, and will be forever missed.”
My entry in the contest is my sweet boy Luca who passed away just two weeks ago at the age of 12. He was the most gentle soul I have ever known. He was a pit bull who continually showed everyone he met what a beautiful loving trusting and forgiving breed pitties are.
~ Tracy Nudo
HIS FAVORITE SHADY SPOT
Loved by Laurie Barnes
Some days you’re world is just upside down.
Pet type: Recuse kitty
~ Rebekah Gidley
Griffin & Elle
Griffin (left black/white kitty) Ellie (right tiger stripe kitty)
~ Kyle Schmidt
"Yes ladies, I am available."
~ Catie Lund
Raven is a 1 year 9month jack Russell terrier mix female. She is also my service animal. When she doesn’t have her working harness on she is a puppy that loves to play.
~ Tamatha Verch
Yorkshire Terrier Shih Tzu mix.
"Hunting, Fishing & loving every day!"
This is Baylah our Vizsla she is currently 13 weeks old.
~ Joy & Bryan Griggs
Summer & Molly
Summer and Molly (rescue dogs, no type), current age 6
~ Kristen Wheeden
Koda, German Shepherd/Malamute
~ Theresa Jurls
Sallie Sue -Lilley Lou
"Fur-Sissy's for Life"
(from Left to right)
Sallie Sue - Great Dane Mix
Lilley Lou - Shepard Mix
~ Jenny & J Slough
This is Riley, an American Bulldog. She loves to sleep on the porch and keep watch for “bad people”, squirrels, cats and opossums :)
~ Lindsey Simmons
~ Lacie Beadle
"Ms. Templeton" enjoying a beautiful summer day! Temple is a "poochi", which is a new and rising breed of mini Poodle/Chihuahua and obviously...adorbs!!!! :)
~ Alie Campbell
Mattie - Madison
Here is my Mattie- Madison. She is 10yr old a Pit springer Spaniel. She is a registered service dog for me. She is the most loyal loving and affectionate dog I know. She is a cancer survivor 3x
~ Amy Chapman
"Moose the hedgehog. He is nocturnal like me!"
~ Meghan Rohn
"George beating the heat in the TX summer."
~ Brian and Grace Shield
"I like long walks on the beach, snuggling by the fireplace and a nice steak."
This is Eben, a Wheaton Terrier.
~ Mary Schloetter
~ Nancie Ruder
This picture is of Toffee at the vet. Toffee is a sweet girl who loves to stare at light reflection for hours, catch balls with her front paws and play Frisbee.
~ Jennifer Mulle
Dog's name is Santinna and she's a English bulldog. 8months old.
~ Ana Carolina Hidalgo Contreras
"Watching over me"
This is Pepe - he is a 1 1/2 year old orange tabby cat.
~ Amy Burke
This is Donna, A Lhasa Apso from the Netherlands !
~ Evaline Herpers
"LOOK, no cavities!"
Cloudy is a Domestic shorthair
~ Vickie Lewis
Rastas and Casper
"Ready for our day out!"
Domestic shorthair cats RASTAS AND CASPER
~ Ginger Wood
This is Mr. Maxwell he is a cocker spaniel. We should have named him shadow because he follows me EVERYWHERE!!! He thinks he is a person not a dog.
~ Carrie Schabacker
Ginger is an 8 yr old Vizsla
~ Alden Gray
Daisee and Bella
This is Daisee and her pup Bella! They are golden retrievers!
~ Lee Ann Cook
Venus and Scamp
Venus / Rescue Calico Cat /Queen of the House and Gardens with her best friend Scamp / Dachshund / Back Surgery Survivor
~ Shannon Boyens
This is my pet Moluccan Cockatoo, Sinatra. He’s been trying to convince me that he’s qualified to give me my AIP treatments at home, but I think he downloaded his credentials off the internet, “School of Rangoon”, so he’s a shady character to say the least! When I tell him no for anything, he lets out a loud cry that could easily pass as Lucille Ball!
~ Jimmy Malone
Pixie, Gaston, and Tikka
My Pug Pixie, my French Bulldog Gaston and my Bengal cat Tikka is hiding in the background!
~ Shilo Oxbury
Zoe Is a Lab Italian Greyhound mix
~ Georgette and Pat Labate
"Everything's better in a Tutu"
Penny is a ShihTsu
~ Ann Ridlon
“Neenee is our rescue bunny. She provides lots of comfort to Nora!”
Neenee is a Mini Rex Rabbit
~ Nora Slate
Say hi to Maggie.
Maggie is a Viszla
~ Alex Maglione
“Miss Figgy Newton”
Our pets name is Fig. We named her Fig because we were eating Fig Newton's when we picked her up.
Pet Type: Boxer/Aussie/Lab
~ Jennifer Streeter
Annie Buck, rescued from a high kill shelter 9 years ago. Best dog ever <3 <3 <3
~ Andrea Buck
This is Shadow- he’s a 7 year old golden doodle.
~ Jennifer Beck
Maggie Moo is a rescue pup believed to be a Labrador mix.
~ Susie Quagliato
Weenzie is an "eenzie weenzie" Maltese who thinks he is a Great Dane.
~ Desiree Lyon
Ace and Copper
"I have to tell you a secret!!"
Pets: Name ;Ace ( Maltipoo ) Little dog, Big Dog, Name; Copper,( rescue dog, Breed unknown)
~ Lucas Manning
...Saved from the streets of Hollywood California only to save me from depression...
Willow, possibly magical spirit dog.
~ Jaclyn Keston
Fudge is a female calico who is 4.she was very lame and skin and bone.
~ Clair Moran
Jett. She is a 9 year old Brussels Griffon
~ Gina Stancel
Rockford 19 year old Gray Male Tabby Cat
~ Pamela Nunley Hower
My dog’s name is Pella she is I'm pretty sure 8 years this December 11th 2018. She helps me with many things, mainly keeping my PTSD in remission and easing my bipolar symptoms that are mostly in remission but some days pop up. She helps me feel grounded, more confident and safe in my surroundings. It's very important to her to keep track of me most of the day other than when she's chasing squirrels and all her other activities... It really hit home how important she was to us, after her recent injury and helping her get back on at least three legs, as it looks one will never work right. But she can stand again. She has taught me the depths of loyalty and love and to never give up!!!
~ Heather Drew
My little girl's name is Bramble and the breed is a border terrier that was her first snow, she now is 2 years old.
“Yes, my tongue is always out”
Mason; Rescue (Yorkie, Maltese, and a few other breeds)
~ Sharon Dill
Titan and Ciro
Titan & Ciro
~ Tomas Fiallo Montero
Golden retriever named Aspen, he's just such a happy smiling dog!
~ Lauren Torabpour
Fitz and Ernie
Fitz, on the left, is our free-spirited, playful, and a bit spastic Australian Cattle Dog/Brittany Mix
Ernie, on the right, is our serious, scheduled, and independent Basenji/Schipperke mix.
~ Laura Corcoran
Jack and Alice
“And the Lion shall lie down with the lamb”
Name of pets: Jack (dog), Alice (lamb)
~ Joni Welda
Lexi is a Shih Tzu
~ Tom and Michelle Foley
Chloe AKA Coco
Toy Poodle- Chloe AKA Coco
~ Jared Ulmer
"SANTA'S HANDSOME HELPER"
The love of my life, my heart, my 15 year old Vizsla, Buddy.
~ Debra Ann
This is my sweet 3 year old calico, Calli.
~ Ann Warnke
"Roxybelle loves Autumn"
~ Frankie Huffman
Kava, 10 years old and Is a devoted friend and family member so sweet
~ Michelle Rogers
Dillion, Mishka, Bitsy, Oliver, and Tessa
Dillion is a lover. Sweetest boy. Joey is a lover. Loves to be held.
Mishka loves to play ball.
Bitsy is yr 3. Mommy. She is very protective. Even to me. With my diabetes. She wakes me up if my sugar is low and I’m sleeping.
Oliver is 5 years old.
Tessa is 4 years old.
They are truly a family. Never fight. They are all rescues.
~ Christie Brewer
Yatchty is our rescue Husky. He is approx. 2 years old. He believes he is having conversations with us and will go on and on with his noises. He is a great dog except he steals every package the UPS and FEDX drivers leave. He loves Brussels sprouts and will steal them out of my grocery bags while unloading groceries.
~ Judy Phelps
Keme loves to cuddle and she is a breast cancer survivor!
Keme is a 12 years old rescue
She is beautiful sweet, kind, and loves to purr
~ Michelle Brewer
This is Abra, like Abracadabra! She is a mixed breed (Jack Russel and Pincher??)
~ Kendra Vittorini
Copper and Trooper
Copper (left) Trooper (right)-Vizslas
~ Shelley Mattis
~ Ginger Zona-Honiker
“My name is Boss I like long walks on the beach and laying by the fire”
Boston Terrier/French Bulldog
~ Chrystal Stutesman
This is my best girl, Mira! She's half yellow lab, half golden retriever and is a giant ball of joy! In this picture, it's just before sunset in our backyard in Tucson and she's patiently waiting for me to throw her ball again. This is our daily ritual and naturally, it's the Golden Hour!
~ Dayle Davenport
Sadie and Katie
"Look mom...we see a deer!!!"
Sadie is the red Labrador and Katie is the chocolate Labrador
~ Tammy Smith-Rupert
Milo is a Maine coon
~ Jerry Viands
“Sometimes cloudy days are the best days – especially if you have EPP.”
Summer is a lab/beagle mix
~ Suzy Wagner
Gannon is a Boxer
~ Doug Stull