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2012 Poster Dog Contest! 

Published: 9/2/2011 

UPDATE:  This year's contest is now closed and winners have been announced.  Please look for our next contest in September 2012!

Does Your Pooch Have What It Takes to be a Poster Dog?

Enter your dog to the be next Anchorage Animal Care and Control Poster Dog


Poster Dog 2011:  Chena

Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (AACCC) is announcing its annual Poster Dog Contest.  The winning dog(s) will be the next AACCC poster dog(s) for the dog licensing campaign in 2012.  This contest is open to any licensed dogs, and their people, currently living in the Municipality of Anchorage. 

Anyone interested in participating must email a photo of their dog to and include their name and telephone number, the dog’s name, age, breed, and a short story about why their dog should be chosen as Poster Dog.  Entries with missing information will not be considered.

Any pictures submitted must be non-copyrighted, non-published work.  Only pictures of dogs may be submitted.  There is no limit to the number of dogs in each picture. 

All pictures must be received by Saturday, October 1st, 2011, to be considered.  For full contest rules and more information, please contact Brooke at 343-8138 or

For a downloadable contest flyer, please click here!

A municipal license is required for all dogs over the age of four months in the Municipality of Anchorage. Unfortunately, only an estimated 25% of dogs are licensed in the municipality.

In 2010, only 36% of stray animals brought to AACCC were claimed by their owners.  Many of the thousands of stray or lost pets that come to AACCC clearly come from homes where they are cared for, trained, and loved.  Sadly, most arrive because they have no identification and no way to return them to their owner.  Identification and licensing go hand in hand with the protection of our pets. A municipal license ensures that pets are returned to their owners if they are lost and will receive medical care if it’s found injured. It also allows AACCC to keep the animal safely with us for a longer period of time before putting that pet up for adoption.