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We asked Patch users in several local communities to share their dog photos and then vote for their favorite. Meet the Top 9 dogs.

So many of you shared your furry best friends, and now it’s time to vote on the region’s top dog!

The winners in our ten participating Patches will face off to become the area's Top Dog.

The winner will be announced Friday, Dec. 21 at noon. The winner of the competition will win a $250 gift card for a weekend stay at the Morris Animal Inn for your dog!

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

You can read the full rules here.

The winners of the local contests are:

Long Valley Patch: Wendel the Wonder Dog submitted by Justin Hardin

Morristown Patch: Max submitted by Jacquelyn Braun

Livingston Patch: Cady-Popcorn submitted by Teresa A

Millburn-Short Hills Patch: Tucker submitted by Cathy Brazill

Madison Patch: Munchkin submitted by Laurie Mindnich

Bernardsville-Bedminster Patch: Luca submitted by Doug Doremus

Parsippany Patch: Sniglet submitted by Pat Simon

Basking Ridge Patch: Tina submitted by Colleen Epple Pine

Chatham Patch: Tomba submitted by Morgan Earle

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.

Suzanne December 20, 2012 at 04:48 PM
# 3 MAX!!! He deserves a to be pampered.
Dennis D December 20, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I vote for #5 Wendal
Gail Hummel December 20, 2012 at 05:13 PM
#9 Luca! Best friend you'll ever have!!!
Christine December 20, 2012 at 05:14 PM
#5 So Cute!
Jennifer December 20, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Sniglet# 2
Jenna Kay December 20, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Sniglet #2 !!!!!!!
Michael Dibling December 20, 2012 at 08:40 PM
I vote for Munchkin #4 Win or Lose he is a winner in my eyes. Besides he is a Jets fan, he has been through enough lately.
Mary Judson December 20, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Max # 3 You have to love that face!
Christian Aziz December 20, 2012 at 09:24 PM
#2- Sniglet!
Rachel December 21, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Max #3!
Holly December 21, 2012 at 12:58 AM
#2 Signet! Cute Wheaten Terrier!
samantha December 21, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Max #3
samantha December 21, 2012 at 01:10 AM
dagmar December 21, 2012 at 02:23 AM
#3 / Max . Give a shelter dog a chance
Sheila Ross December 21, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Max #3
Nick Cardella December 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM
I vote for #5! Wendal
Joe Cardella December 21, 2012 at 11:13 AM
#5 Wendal. Go BATMAN
Frankie C December 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM
I vote for Wendal!! #5
Michael December 21, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Wendal all the way!!! #5
Nicole December 21, 2012 at 11:19 AM
I Love Wendal!!! #5 gets me vote
Phia December 21, 2012 at 11:22 AM
I vote for Wendal! #5
Sammy December 21, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Love Batman. I vote for #5
Mags December 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Wendal is great! my vote goes to #5
Lou December 21, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Wendal Rocks!!! I vote for #5. That dog can JUMP!!!!
Karen December 21, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Wendel 5
Marie S. December 21, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Are fake votes disqualified ?
Melissa December 21, 2012 at 01:28 PM
MY VOTE IS FOR MAX #3!!! He is homeless and not only needs a day to be pampered, but also needs a FOREVER HOME!!! MAX!!!! :)
Joe D. December 21, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Glad I'm not the only one who noticed that..
Laurie Mindnich December 21, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Thanks Sarah...heard that from more than one person. Have 2 votes for munchie on his picture. Not the best format for voting..
George Ubertaccio December 21, 2012 at 05:00 PM
#4 Munchkin


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