Gus is a 2-year-old Airedale terrier that splits his time between New Jersey and Maine. Gus is the younger brother of Hunting Henry, a popular Airedale on Facebook and Instagram. He loves Maine, especially Lincolnville Beach, where he gets to chase the seagulls and watch the lobster fishermen and the Margaret Chase Smith ferry. Gus is also very fond of the Camden Dog Park, and would be thrilled if his prize money could be donated to P.A.W.S. Thank you so much for this great, fun honor!
Age: Approximately 3 Years
Tiger Lily was found wandering the streets of mid-Maine by a good Samaritan. She was taken to a nearby animal shelter. Too sick to adopt out, PapAdopters Papillon rescue was contacted and she was taken to an emergency vet. She nearly died. After having a complicated life- saving surgery for a large liver shunt, she began to thrive. Her PapAdopters volunteer adopted her. She was so sweet natured and affectionate to everyone, we had her tested and certified by Alliance of Therapy Dogs to do nursing home and hospital visits. Tiger Lily is a natural, and happy to pay it forward. She brings joy wherever she goes!
Age: 8 months
From: Honeoye Falls, NY
Reny is an 8-month-old Goldendoodle from Honeoye Falls, New York (a suburb of Rochester). His family has a cottage in New Harbor, and the contest photo was taken during a beach walk on Johns Bay. Reny’s first summer was all about new Maine experiences, and his favorites were climbing rocks near Pemaquid Beach, going crabbing at Back Cove, and kayaking in Pemaquid Harbor. He is named after Renys, the iconic Maine department store, and truly fits their slogan of “A Maine Adventure”!
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