It’s contest season, people! It’s time to fluff the fur and own the stage. From the Luckiest Dog of NASCAR to a doggie movie contest, there’s a pup pageant out there for your little diva. Score serious fame, free training sessions, even a professional photo shoot. Answer the call for entries with your pup’s best stuff.

Here’s how: 

Luckiest Dog of NASCAR Contest (National)
Move over Pennzoil and Tide, there’s a new car to watch – Kyle Busch’s #18 Pedigree Toyota, the one with a lucky dog’s photo on it. And it could be your dog, NASCAR’s biggest fan! Make it happen. Just enter the Pedigree pet food The Luckiest Dog of NASCAR Contest. All it takes is one great race-themed photo of your dog uploaded to the contest website. That’s it. Your pup’s pic enters you to win the grand prize: a photo of your dog on the #18 Pedigree race car and a trip to the Checker Auto Parts 500 race in Phoenix this November to see it for yourself.

You can even get your friends in on the fun. When they vote on the best picture (your dog’s, of course), they’re automatically eligible to win one of 200 Pedigree $25 gift cards. Doggies, start your engines! Next stop: NASCAR. Get all the details on this hilarious photo contest. Enter by 10/1/09.
www.nascar.com/pedigree

Now Casting: “It’s Me Or The Dog” on Animal Planet (Los Angeles area only)
Los Angeles pup people, it’s up to you. Do you really want to scrap pool party plans because of poor pup behavior? Collar your party crasher this season with help from Animal Planet. The people behind its new show, “It’s Me Or The Dog” want to meet Los Angeles pups with pools. If you’re ready for the ultimate doggie boot camp and available for a May 23 to 27th shoot, don’t wait. Email Animal Planet a summary of your dog’s behavior issues along with his picture and shots of everyone in your home. Make sure to include the gangs’ names, ages and the breed type for pup. Then sign off with the city you live in and your phone number. Casting interviews are underway. Enter your pup today by email to rapploff@shedmediaus.com

Mighty Dog Nation: The Movie Video Contest (National)
Every dog has his thing. Maybe yours is The Front Porch Defender, The Couch Paw-tato or The Inquisitive Headmaster. Purina’s Mighty Dog wants to know. Share your dog’s story in a two-minute video and it may make him a star. Imagine it: your dog starring in the 3 to 5 minute dogumentary Mighty Dog Nation: The Movie, plus a role in a national TV spot for the film and a hometown premiere party too. Get your friends to vote on your dog’s video and he just might make the cut. Check out all the contest categories and entry details here. Enter by 6/20/09.
www.mightydog.com/mightynation

The New Face of Wag Hotels (Northern California)
Your cover dog (or cat) is ready for her debut. Enter to win and you may see her smile on Wag Hotels’ website and Facebook page for six whole months. This overnight boarding, daycare, grooming and spa service spot is looking for pups north of San Jose and south of Chico, California, nearby its San Francisco and Sacramento locations. Not only will the winning dog pose for a professional photo shoot, but will also score a ten-night stay at Wag Hotels and a generous supply of coupons, discounts and other goodies. KOFY Channel 20 may even come calling for commercial appearances. The prizes keep coming for the top five pups. There’s even a goodie bag in it for any dog who enters. Nobody leaves empty-pawed. Enter your dog today. Enter by 6/9/09.
www.waghotels.com

Thank you to our Woof Report Friend Bella for the photo.