The 18th annual Dog Jog is April 25 in White Rock and as part of the annual festivities, the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter holds a logo contest for children in grades 3-6.
Bella Robertson and her dog Jake. Courtesy photo
The competition is always fierce! This year, after careful consideration, the judges chose the original artwork of Bella Robertson, a fifth grader at Aspen Elementary School. Bella Robertson chose her dog, Jake, as her subject. Her favorite part of Jake, a 9-year-old dog adopted as a puppy from a shelter, is that he is always loving.
Robertson’s design will be featured on the T-shirts provided to the entrants at this year’s Dog Jog and she will receive a T-shirt as her prize.
Second place in the contest went to Sayra Villalobos, third place to Tina Fanelle and fourth place to Sevanna Swanson. Honorable mentions were given to John Worley, Isabella Manzanares and Savanna Martin.
The Dog Jog is a fundraiser for the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter. Money raised by this event is used to purchase supplies, to pay for extraordinary medical expenses, and to support adoptions at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. The Friends of the Shelter also financially supports spay/neuter programs in underserved areas of Northern New Mexico. The annual Dog Jog is sponsored by the Mountain Canine Corps, the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, and the Atomic City Road Runners.
Registration forms for this 3.2 mile run/2 mile fun walk will be available soon at local businesses and veterinary clinics and at the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org.