Vote for the Top Dog! Sponsored by Morris Animal Inn

Submissions are in, now select Long Valley's top dog.

Everyone knows their dog is the top dog.

Now, Long Valley Patch is giving you the chance to prove it.

Over the next month, in partnership with Morris Animal Inn, Patch is launching its Top Dog contest.

Enter our contest to give your pooch the chance to compete and then browse the contest to see other pups from your Patch!

The winners from 10 participating area Patches will then go on to the final round, where the winner will be awarded a $250 gift card for a weekend stay at the Morris Animal Inn for your dog!

Here’s how it works:

Beginning Nov. 26, upload your favorite photo of your dog to this article (it’s super easy—just make sure you are a registered user first. In the caption, tell us your dog’s name and what makes him or her so special. One photo per owner please.

The submission deadline is Sunday, Dec. 9 at 11:59 p.m.

Between Monday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 11:59 p.m., our users will vote in the comments on what dog is Long Valley's Top Dog.

From there, Long Valley's Top Dog will vie with the other nine local winners for the grand prize. The grand prize winner will be announced Friday, Dec. 21 at noon.

So make sure you hit that social media campaign trail early!

To vote: Look for the number in the top right corner of the photo and refer to that in the comments.

Morris Animal Inn has been a part of the Morristown community for over 50 years, offering lodging, daycare and more for your dogs and cats.


Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.

To enter, upload your favorite photo of your dog to the contest article beginning Nov. 26.

All entries must be received by Sunday, Dec. 9 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

You may enter one photo per owner.

One winner will be selected by comment votes tallied by Local Editor.

A gift card for a weekend stay at the Morris Animal Inn will be given to the winner of the regional contest, made up of the winners of 10 site contests.

Click Here for complete Official Rules.

Courtney Fleming December 12, 2012 at 01:33 AM
#8 Bella
Vera Kessels December 12, 2012 at 01:49 AM
There is only 1 winner thats# 27
gloria sullivan December 12, 2012 at 01:57 AM
#2 We love you Charlie B!!!!!
Gretchen Andersen December 12, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I vote for the superman Dog, #27
maureen December 12, 2012 at 02:07 AM
bATMAN I Batdog #27 is the definitely the cutest!
Bart Andersen December 12, 2012 at 02:19 AM
I vote for batdawg Wendel #27. What I want to know is: Where is robin Preston, boy wonderdawg to batdawg Wendel. OH Boy!
Jen December 12, 2012 at 03:38 AM
I vote for #30, Cinnamon.
Fiona December 12, 2012 at 04:22 AM
Any dog that can carry that outfit off gets my vote!! Number 27 you are a fashionista!
K Perkins December 12, 2012 at 05:42 AM
#27 is the most adorable!!! Vote cast!
Terry Smith December 12, 2012 at 06:49 AM
Terry Smith Definitely # 27, He can always put a smile on my face even on a bleak winter day, not only that he is always willing to keep you warm too. Always the top dog anywhere.
Joseph Keyes December 12, 2012 at 07:34 AM
#9 is my favorite. Our love for our pets needs to translate to love for each other--just sayin'
Patty December 12, 2012 at 12:51 PM
#21-so adorable
Patty December 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM
#21 for sure
Lisa Marie December 12, 2012 at 12:54 PM
#27...I;m going to smile all day after seeing that photo!
MARIA December 12, 2012 at 01:22 PM
VOTE # 12
Judith Cardella December 12, 2012 at 05:17 PM
27 Wendel
Dave December 12, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Dave December 12, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Vote for 27!!!!
daniel addison December 12, 2012 at 06:35 PM
vote for #8
Rbl SmartAzz December 12, 2012 at 08:33 PM
denise December 12, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Almost any dog looks cute in a costume.... That photo should be disregarded,besides the contest isn't for "cutest".....can't deny the dogs cute, but should be about being amazing too because they all look adorable dressed up( by the way I voted for 2, not even my own adorable dog)
jane Suwalsky December 12, 2012 at 09:36 PM
#27 is the one. From rescued to rescuer. Jane
Nicole Cardella December 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM
It's obvious that you've never met Wendel. He is an AMAZING dog! His owner found him and his brother when they were just babies near the trash after someone discarded them both and left them to die. After such a harsh beginning, it's incredible to see how far he has come. He is the most lovable dog you'd ever want to meet. He's affectionate & sweet and absolutely amazing with children. My girls can pick him up and carry him around all day and he's so good with them. Believe me, there's much more to this dog than just looking cute in a Halloween costume. He warms my heart every time I see him and always makes me smile. He is definitely deserving of winning this contest.
CHARLES WARNER December 12, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Vote for #8
Amanda Losek December 12, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Vote for number 8
LVTerp December 13, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Anita Friars December 13, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Cynde Grieve December 13, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Go Wendel! Absocutely! Cynde
Lauren December 14, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Jenn December 17, 2012 at 02:50 AM
#27 - The world needs more superheros!


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