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Festive Pet Photo Contest

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s the hap-happiest season of all! And our latest contest wants you to capture these moments with, of course, your pets as the stars of the season.

Snap a photo of your festive dog or cat, and you’ll be ready to enter our photo contest!

And, of course, CANIDAE is delivering the holiday cheer to three lucky winners! What better than FREE CANIDAE pet food to help celebrate the season?

It’s simple—just visit the CANIDAE contest page on Facebook, upload your photo, and submit your entry!

Then, you’ll need to spread the holiday spirit amongst your friends, since one of the prizes goes to the photo with the most online votes. The other two winners will be chosen by a panel of pet-loving judges from the CANIDAE team, so even if you don’t receive the most online votes, you still have a chance to win!

CANIDAE Prizes to Be Awarded

6 FREE months of CANIDAE dry food to the photo with the most online votes.

6 FREE months of CANIDAE dry food to the most festive dog chosen by our pet-loving panel.

6 FREE months of CANIDAE dry food to the most festive cat chosen by our pet-loving panel.

The contest ends at midnight on January 3, so keep your camera at the ready for the next week and—of course—enjoy time spent with family and friends (both human and non-human).

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A Spooktacular Howl-O-Ween Photo Contest!

By Julia Williams

Do you like to dress up your pet for Halloween? Well then … it’s time to think outside the cauldron to come up with a creative disguise for your furry best friend.

Whether you want your pet’s Halloween costume to be splendidly scary, eerily awesome, frightfully funny or dog-gone cute is entirely up to you.

Once your pet is dressed in their bewitching best, have your camera ready to snap some great pics so you can enter them in CANIDAE’s newest photo contest on Facebook.

All Treat, No Tricks!

While I’m sure that all sounds monstrously fun in and of itself, there are prizes to be had for the most boooo-tiful pet pics. Three lucky pets will win six bags of premium quality CANIDAE kibble!

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Happy-Go-Lucky Pets Photo Contest – Win Free Pet Food!

Is your dog or cat happy? Well, of course they are…they have a great life with you!

It’s pretty easy to tell when our pets are happy, because their bliss is written all over their face. But have you been able to capture their contentment in a photograph?

If the answer is yes, then you’re all set to enter the latest CANIDAE Photo Contest on Facebook for a chance to score some free CANIDAE pet food. If you haven’t gotten a good shot of your gleeful pet yet, not to worry – you have until October 13th to enter, so get snapping!


We’re happy that CANIDAE pet food is now available at Petco stores nationwide — and we think your pets will be happy too! We’re celebrating with a Happy-Go-Lucky Pet Photo Contest where 3 lucky winners will receive 6 months of FREE dry pet food from CANIDAE.

Visit the CANIDAE Photo Contest on Facebook by October 13, 2013 to upload a picture of your happy pet. Then get your friends to vote for your submission, because the photo with the most votes will win free pet food! Two more winners (Happiest Cat and Happiest Dog) will be chosen by a panel of pet loving judges from the CANIDAE team.


6 FREE bags: Most Online Votes
6 FREE bags: Happiest Cat Chosen by Panel
6 FREE bags: Happiest Dog Chosen by Panel

“Pets Hiding” Photo Contest – Win Free CANIDAE!

By Julia Williams

Dogs and cats love to hide, don’t they? They hide under our rugs, blankets and bedspreads. They hide behind the curtains and underneath the bed with just their tail sticking out. They like to hide outdoors, too… in the grass, in a pile of leaves or next to a tree.

Some pets “hide in plain sight” by lying on a same-color rug or tile. You might find your pet hiding behind the couch, with just their nose peeking around. Cats are especially fond of hiding in the Christmas tree, and some hide inside a birdhouse hoping to catch a snack. Small dogs can hide in a pile of toys (like ET did).

The point is, hiding pets are funny, and they present us with lots of great photo ops. Most pet owners I know take a ton of photos, so I thought this hiding theme would make for a fun contest. (Truth be told, I “stole” the idea from my favorite cartoon kitty, Simon’s Cat. But you know what they say – there’s no such thing as a totally original idea!).

“Pets Hiding” Photo Contest

Do you have a cute photo of your pet hiding? We want to see it, and sharing it could win you free CANIDAE Pure dog food or cat food! Yep, your photo could net you a big bag of premium quality pet food for your animal pal.

Categories and Prizes

Best Dog “Hiding” Spot: 1 (one) 15-pound bag of CANIDAE grain free dog food (Pure Elements, Pure Sea, Pure Sky or Pure Land)

Cutest Cat “Hiding” Spot: 1 (one) 15-pound bag of CANIDAE grain free cat food (Pure Elements or Pure Sea)

Funniest Hiding Spot: 1 (one) 15-pound bag of CANIDAE Pure grain free dog food or cat food (winner’s choice).

Most Creative Hiding Spot: 1 (one) 15-pound bag of CANIDAE Pure grain free dog food or cat food (winner’s choice).

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Say Cheese! Your Dog’s Smile Could Win FREE CANIDAE!

Does your dog’s beautiful smile melt your heart? Does your pooch grin wide enough to eat a banana sideways? And do they like to eat paw-licking-good dog food? Well then, fetch your camera and get ready to capture those dazzling doggie smiles!

Why? So you can enter your fabulous photo(s) in our new contest for a chance to win some FREE dog food! Is that BOL (bark-out-loud) awesome, or what?

The Grand Prize Winner will receive 6 months of premium quality CANIDAE pet food and a chance to be featured on the CANIDAE website or Facebook page!  Ten runners-up receive a 5lb bag of their dog’s favorite CANIDAE Life Stages formula.

Could Your Dog Be the Next CANIDAE Star?

Wanted: Dogs with winning smiles, happy expressions or gloriously goofy grins. Must be willing to work for pet food. Amateurs encouraged to apply.

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Those Silly Kitties Sure Love Their Boxes!

1st Place Winner

By Julia Williams

Our recent FELIDAE photo contest was a big hit with cat lovers, and lots of fun for us here at the CANIDAE RPO blog, too.

We received nearly 75 entries of awesome cats in boxes! It was so difficult to pick the winners, because they were all just so darn cute.

The almighty box is a great invention for lots of practical reasons, but I particularly appreciate it for its “cat magnet” properties. I have never understood the appeal of the box myself, but then I’m not a cat.

2nd Place Winner

Seriously, if cats could talk in a language I could understand, the first thing I’d ask them is, “What’s up with the box?”

I really loved seeing all those kitties enjoying their boxes in so many different ways – playing, sleeping, hiding (or trying to hide!) and just hanging out in their favorite place.

The photos of cats trying to fit into itty bitty boxes made me laugh, and the photos of feline friends curled up in a “box built for two” tugged at my heart.

My cats don’t really like to share their boxes, and they sometimes fight over them like Tigger and Kovu, the cats in our 1st Place photo taken by Tamara B from Oregon.

3rd Place Winner

I’d like to thank everyone for entering their wonderful photos. If you’d like to see the ten winning photos, click here. You can also see the entire gallery of Cats in Boxes photos here.

Congratulations to the winners! From the first tasty bite down to the last little crumb, I’m certain that all the kitties will enjoy their FELIDAE cat food and TidNips treats.

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