Welcome to the 2022 Sit, Stay, Smile Photo Contest benefitting Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation. Your photos and votes can raise funds for life-changing programs to save animals and enhance the human-animal bond. ARF programs include animal rescue and adoptions, veterinary care for low-income families, disaster relief, shelter-to-service dog training program for veterans, and so much more!
It's easy to participate! Submit your favorite photo of your dog or cat, then get your family and friends to vote for their picture by donating to ARF.
Win a spot in the calendar! The five photos in each category (dog and cat) with the most donation-votes will be featured in a month spread of the 2023 Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation calendar.
The number one vote-earning dog and cat photos will be transformed into custom animal paintings by Pet Art 4U to be hung at ARF for one year, after which they will be presented to the winners.
Two photos (one dog and one cat) will be selected based on quality alone by a panel of judges consisting of ARF staff and event sponsors to be included in the 2023 calendar.
Thanks to a generous sponsor, we'll also be offering each winning dog and cat a toy and treat bundle.
Every photo entrant will automatically receive one copy of ARF's aww-worthy 2023 calendar later this year, featuring our 12 winners. If you participated in the contest by voting, don't miss out on seeing these adorable animal photos throughout 2023 and preorder your calendar now!