Does Tucson’s “top dog” have Pima County’s top dog?by Pima County News on Mar. 13, 2013, under Health, Pima Animal Care Center, Pima County, Public safety, Southern Arizona, Tucson
Both have entered Pima County’s Poster Dog contest, designed to find the dog that will be the best “spokesdog” for a new dog licensing campaign in the coming year.
Tyrone, the photogenic Pekingese, has a bit of wanderlust in his soul. If he’s ever successful in using his mad skills to break out of the constraints of his midtown back yard, at least he’ll have his license to help the staff at Pima Animal Care Center return him to his home.
Tillie, a rather rotund little Dachshund, is getting to an age where she really needs her routine veterinarian care. Thanks to licensing, her busy owners get a reminder to make sure she stays up to date on her shots.
Licensing isn’t just the law for dogs once they reach three months of age. The annual fee, which is just $15 for a dog that has been spayed or neutered, helps Pima Animal Care Center fund services such as sheltering abandoned pets and protecting neighborhoods.
If you think your dogs are strong enough candidates to give Tillie and Tyrone a run, email a photo of your LICENSED dog to email@example.com by midnight on March 18. Please include a few words about why your pet should be considered.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department will winnow the field to five finalists and the community will then vote to determine the winning entry from the finalists.