At the beginning of February StreetLife launched a competition to try and find the Best Smiling Dogs in the East Algarve. So much doom and gloom was around that they thought a few smiles were needed to lift our spirits.
The competition was originally just going to be for local dogs, but other areas in Portugal asked to join in and then a few StreetLife supporters from the UK. Smiles were becoming infectious!
StreetLife received brilliant Goofy / Silly looks, they had dogs with smiles from ear to ear, dogs with lopsided smiles, others showing their teeth and some just smirking. Some looks in the competition weren’t just smiles or goofy – they were just incredibly funny. See all the dogs entered HERE.
65 entries were received in total, making the voting so difficult for the three Judges, which is why they decided Joint Winners was the only solution in some categories.
The winners are :
Best Goofy Look Winner: Romeu from Olhão
Best Goofy Look Runner Up: Goodie from the UK
Best Smile Joint Winners: Mate from Sao Bras & Rudie from Moncarapacho (APAR Shelter)
Best Look Joint Winners: Lucy & Pien from Moncarapacho (APAR Shelter)
Thank you Smile Awards were emailed to all of the lovely dogs who took part in the competition – every dog is a winner in their own right, every dog entered made us smile and deserved an award. d here.
Eventually, when the current restrictions allow, each of the above winners will receive a Framed Award and a “mini gift hamper” plus a free sterilisation which they can use themselves, on another of their dogs, or give to one of their friends or family members to sterilise one of their pet dogs, courtesy of StreetLife.
Thank you to all of the contestants and for everyone involved in helping StreetLife to spread so many smiles. You helped raise €325.00 which will be used to sterilise local dogs helping to reduce the number of unwanted puppies and strays in the East Algarve.
To find out more about StreetLife go to www.streetlife.pt where you will see Success Stories of all of the 483 dogs sterilised to date, plus more details about the “It’s Time to Smile” Competition.