In just one week, voting will close on StubbyDog’s Superhero Squad selection process. Here’s some background for those of you who may not know what that is: On July 30, 2012, StubbyDog announced this new initiative which would bring together an “extraordinary crew of certified therapy dogs [who] are on a mission to win hearts and change minds.” They shared their message far and wide, inviting pit bull-type dogs from across the US to submit themselves for consideration to join this group of elite dogs. Nearly a month later, the shortlist of nominees were announced – and today, we’d like to share them all with you, and encourage you to vote for your favorites! Teams are listed in alphabetical order.
1) Big Mama Jubilee and her Sidekick, Amy, who’s not only a therapy dog with Pet Partners, but is also an awesome Frisbee dog and is working towards her first Rally Obedience Title! You can learn more about Big Mama Jubilee on her Facebook Page.
4) Captain Cowpants and Melissa. Possibly the best name of all the Superhero nominees, Cappy (as he’s known to his close friends) is a Therapy Dog with Pet Partners, and a complete goofball. Learn more on his Facebook Page.
7) Gigi and Stephanie are a Therapy Dog team extraordinaire from California!
8) Jeffrey and Michele. Jeffrey was rescued from Manhattan Animal Care & Control and named after then volunteer and Adopt NY co-founder, Jeff Latzer, and is now a therapy dog through Pet Partners, too.
9) Kandie and Kelly hail from Sandy, Utah and strive to “be the voice for & to give back to such a fantastic breed of dog!”
12) Peaches and Jennifer. This second Peaches is a therapy dog through Therapy Dogs International, and her “favorite thing is to snuggle with patients in bed” at a local nursing home. Read more about the Wonder Pit on Facebook.
13) Rocco and Valerie. In 3 years, Rocco “has obtained 2 therapy dog certificates, a CGC and he has been in 2 calendars and 1 magazine.”
16) Skyler and Celene have traveled across the entire country showing how wonderful pit bulls can be!
18) T-Bone and Karen. T-Bone is “just a big goofy boy who really just wants to make you smile. ”
So this Labor Day weekend, get voting on who you think should be the StubbyDog Superheros!