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2019 Pet Calendar Contest

2019 Pet Calendar Contest

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 autumnlee@porphyriafoundation.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)

To Vote:

  • 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.

Contest page: https://www.firstgiving.com/event/88729/2019-Pet-Calendar-Contest

Example Voting page: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/nicole-castellano-Vizslas/2019-Pet-Calendar-Contest

Rules:

  • 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

Important Dates:

  • 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: autumnlee@porphyriafoundation.org or call (301) 347-7166

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE and HAVE FUN!

 


 

Contest Entries

Scroll down to see all the entries

 

Mila and Laszlo

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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

Vote for Milah and Laszlo

 


 

Panda

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Chihuahua/ Beagle mix

~Candace Bersosa

Vote for Panda

 


 


Luca

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“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

Vote for Luca

 


 

Duke

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HIS FAVORITE SHADY SPOT

Jack Russell 

Loved by Laurie Barnes

Vote for Duke

 


Rowan

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Some days you’re world is just upside down.

 

Pet type: Recuse kitty

~ Rebekah Gidley

Vote for Rowan

 


 

Griffin & Elle

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“Snuggle buddies”

Griffin (left black/white kitty) Ellie (right tiger stripe kitty) 

~ Kyle Schmidt

Vote for Griffin & Ellie

 


 

Skittles

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"Yes ladies, I am available."

~ Catie Lund

Vote for Skittles

 


 

Raven

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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

Vote for Raven

 


 

Max

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Yorkshire Terrier Shih Tzu mix. 

~Sean Albright 

Vote for Max

 


 

Bayla

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"Hunting, Fishing & loving every day!"

This is Baylah our Vizsla she is currently 13 weeks old. 

~ Joy & Bryan Griggs

Vote for Bayla


 

Summer & Molly

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"Sister Puppies"

 

Summer and Molly (rescue dogs, no type), current age 6

~ Kristen Wheeden

Vote for Summer and Molly

 


 

Koda

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Koda, German Shepherd/Malamute

~ Theresa Jurls

Vote for Koda

 


 

Sallie Sue -Lilley Lou 

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"Fur-Sissy's for Life"

 

(from Left to right)

Sallie Sue - Great Dane Mix

Lilley Lou - Shepard Mix

~ Jenny & J Slough

Vote for Sallie Sue and Lilley Lou

 


 

Riley

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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

Vote for Riley

 


 

Cheerio

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Golden Retriever

~ Lacie Beadle

Vote for Cheerio

 


 

Ms. Templeton

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"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

Vot for Ms. Templeton

 


 

Mattie - Madison

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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

Vote for Mattie - Madison

 


 

Moose

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"Moose the hedgehog. He is nocturnal like me!"

~ Meghan Rohn

Vote for Moose

 

 


 

George

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"George beating the heat in the TX summer."

~ Brian and Grace Shield

Vote for George

 


 

Eben

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"I like long walks on the beach, snuggling by the fireplace and a nice steak."

This is Eben, a Wheaton Terrier.

~ Mary Schloetter

Vote for Eben

 


 

Skyler

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~ Nancie Ruder

Vote for Skyler

 


 

Toffee

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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

Vote for Toffee

 


 

Santinna

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Dog's name is Santinna and she's a English bulldog. 8months old.

~ Ana Carolina Hidalgo Contreras

Vote for Santinna

 


 

Pepe

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"Watching over me"

 

This is Pepe - he is a 1 1/2 year old orange tabby cat.

~ Amy Burke

Vote for Pepe

 


 

Donna

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This is Donna, A Lhasa Apso from the Netherlands !

~ Evaline Herpers

Vote for Donna

 


 

Cloudy

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"LOOK, no cavities!"

 

Cloudy is a Domestic shorthair

~ Vickie Lewis

Vote for Cloudy

 


 

Rastas and Casper

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"Ready for our day out!"

Domestic shorthair cats RASTAS AND CASPER

~ Ginger Wood

Vote for Rastas and Casper

 


 

Mr. Maxwell

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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

Vote for Mr. Maxwell

 


 

Ginger

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Ginger is an 8 yr old Vizsla

~ Alden Gray

Vote for Ginger

 


 

Daisee and Bella

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This is Daisee and her pup Bella! They are golden retrievers!

~ Lee Ann Cook

Vote for Daisee and Bella

 


 

Venus and Scamp

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Venus / Rescue Calico Cat /Queen of the House and Gardens with her best friend Scamp / Dachshund / Back Surgery Survivor

~ Shannon Boyens

Vote for Venus and Scamp

 


 

Sinatra

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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

Vote for Sinatra

 


 

Pixie, Gaston, and Tikka

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My Pug Pixie, my French Bulldog Gaston and my Bengal cat Tikka is hiding in the background!

~ Shilo Oxbury

Vote for Pixie, Gaston, and Tikka

 


 


Zoe

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Zoe Is a Lab Italian Greyhound mix

~ Georgette and Pat Labate

Vote for Zoe

 


 


Penny

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"Everything's better in a Tutu"

Penny is a ShihTsu

~ Ann Ridlon


Vote for Penny

 


 

Neenee

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“Neenee is our rescue bunny. She provides lots of comfort to Nora!”

 

Neenee is a Mini Rex Rabbit

~ Nora Slate

Vote for Neenee

 


 

Maggie

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Say hi to Maggie.

Maggie is a Viszla

~ Alex Maglione

Vote for Maggie

 


 

Fig

 

“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

Vote for Fig

 


 


Annie Buck

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Annie Buck, rescued from a high kill shelter 9 years ago. Best dog ever <3 <3 <3

~ Andrea Buck

Vote for Annie

 



Shadow

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This is Shadow- he’s a 7 year old golden doodle.

~ Jennifer Beck

Vote for Shadow

 


 


Maggie Moo

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Maggie Moo is a rescue pup believed to be a Labrador mix.

~ Susie Quagliato

Vote for Maggie Moo

 


 

Weenzie

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Weenzie is an "eenzie weenzie" Maltese who thinks he is a Great Dane.

~ Desiree Lyon

Vote for Weezie

 


 

Ace and Copper

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"I have to tell you a secret!!"

 

Pets: Name ;Ace ( Maltipoo ) Little dog,  Big Dog, Name; Copper,( rescue dog, Breed unknown)

~ Lucas Manning

Vote for Ace and Copper

 


 


Willow

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...Saved from the streets of Hollywood California only to save me from depression...

Willow, possibly magical spirit dog.

~ Jaclyn Keston

Vote for Willow

 


 

Fudge

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Fudge is a female calico who is 4.she was very lame and skin and bone.

~ Clair Moran

Vote for Fudge

 


 

Jett

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Jett. She is a 9 year old Brussels Griffon

~ Gina Stancel

Vote for Jett

 


 

Rockford

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Rockford 19 year old Gray Male Tabby Cat

~ Pamela Nunley Hower

Vote for Rockford

 


 

Pella

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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

Vote for Pella

 


 

Bramble

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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.

~Richard Buswell

Vote for Bramble

 


 

 


Mason

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“Yes, my tongue is always out”

Mason; Rescue (Yorkie, Maltese, and a few other breeds)

~ Sharon Dill

Vote for Mason

 


 

Titan and Ciro

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Titan & Ciro

Labrador retrievers

~  Tomas Fiallo Montero

Vote for Titan and Ciro

 


 

Aspen

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Golden retriever named Aspen, he's just such a happy smiling dog!

~ Lauren Torabpour

Vote for Aspen

 


 


Fitz and Ernie

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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

Vote for Fitz and Ernie

 


 

Jack and Alice

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“And the Lion shall lie down with the lamb”

Name of pets: Jack (dog), Alice (lamb)

~ Joni Welda

Vote for Jack and Alice

 


 

Lexi

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Lexi is a Shih Tzu

~ Tom and Michelle Foley

Vote for Lexi

 


 

Chloe AKA Coco

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Toy Poodle- Chloe AKA Coco

~ Jared Ulmer

Vote for Chloe AKA Coco

 


 

Buddy

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"SANTA'S HANDSOME HELPER"

The love of my life, my heart, my 15 year old Vizsla, Buddy.

~ Debra Ann

Vote for Buddy

 


 

Calli

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This is my sweet 3 year old calico, Calli.

~ Ann Warnke

Vote for Calli

 


 

Roxybelle

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"Roxybelle loves Autumn"

German Shepherd

~  Frankie Huffman

Vote for Roxybelle

 


 

Kava

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Kava, 10 years old and Is a devoted friend and family member so sweet

~ Michelle Rogers

Vote for Kava

 


 

Dillion, Mishka, Bitsy, Oliver, and Tessa

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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

Vote for Dillion, Mishka, Bitsy, Oliver, and Tessa

 


 

Yatchty

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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

Vote for Yatchty

 


 


Keme

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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

Vote for Keme

 


 

Abra

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This is Abra, like Abracadabra! She is a mixed breed (Jack Russel and Pincher??)

~ Kendra Vittorini

Vote for Abra

 


 

Copper and Trooper

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Copper (left) Trooper (right)-Vizslas

~ Shelley Mattis

Vote for Copper and Trooper

 


 

Bear

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Bear

~ Ginger Zona-Honiker


Vote for Bear

 


 

Boss

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“My name is Boss I like long walks on the beach and laying by the fire”

 

Boston Terrier/French Bulldog 

~ Chrystal Stutesman

Vote for Boss

 

 


 

Mira

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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

Vote for Mira

 


 

Sadie and Katie

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"Look mom...we see a deer!!!"

Sadie is the red Labrador and Katie is the chocolate Labrador

~ Tammy Smith-Rupert

Vote for Sadie and Katie

 


 

Milo

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Milo is a Maine coon

~ Jerry Viands

Vote for Milo

 


 

Summer

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“Sometimes cloudy days are the best days – especially if you have EPP.”

Summer is a lab/beagle mix

~ Suzy Wagner

Vote for Summer

 


 

Gannon

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Gannon is a Boxer

~ Doug Stull

Vote for Gannon