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Winner of ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Contest Revealed




14 canines were in the running.

Zsa Zsa, a rescued English Bulldog from Anoka, MN, charmed her way into judges’ hearts to win the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.

Her prizes included a large trophy, $1,500, and a donated prize match for Underdog Rescue, from which she was adopted. Zsa Zsa’s adopted parents, Megan and Jesse Brainard, were flown to New York for a live appearance on NBC’s Today Show.PETS ZsaZsa WUD Winner2018 1024

Zsa Zsa the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.

The red carpet runners up included second-place winner Scamp, owned by Yvonne Morones, who also claimed the Spirit Award and third-place winner Josie, owned by Linda Elmquist.


Fourteen dogs competed in this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, with each receiving a gift basket and a personalized pet tag by Pawscout, The Smarter Pet Tag, the contest’s presenting sponsor. The contest took place in Petaluma, CA.




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At first it was just an idea: Animal supplements needed the same quality control that human-grade supplements receive. But that was enough to start a movement and an organization —the National Animal Supplement Council — that would be dedicated to establishing a comprehensive path forward for the animal supplements industry. In this Media Spotlight interview, NASC’s president, Bill Bookout, talks to PETS+ interviewer Chloe DiVita about the industry today: Where it’s headed, what’s the latest focus and why it’s vital to gain the involvement of independent pet product retailers.

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