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Tru Hero Holiday Promotion Finalists

“Tru Hero” Finalists
We received over 100 entries for the Tru Hero promotion and enjoyed reading each and every one of them! Some stories made us laugh, some made us cry, and we had a very difficult time deciding on the top 10 finalists.

We are proud to present our finalists! Please find your favorite story (or stories) and click the “Like” button in the upper left corner or leave a comment to cast your vote!

  • Buddy – a poem about a loved family dog
  • Southern Souvenirs – a story about a rescue of a litter of puppies and their mother who was hit by a car
  • Karen – a story about a rescue of a litter of puppies that were near death in the sweltering heat
  • Duke – a story about a rescued dog that found a good home
  • Julia – a story about a 15-year-old cat that found a good home
  • Rascal – a story about a cat that alerted the humans to smoke
  • Lucky the Cat – a story about a cat that was hit by a car
  • Gobi – a story about a dog that needed emergency veterinary care to survive
  • Dr. Strasser – a story about a veterinarian who was there every step of the way
  • TomCat – a story about a stray cat that found a good home

The grand prize winner will receive an iPod Nano, a copy of Jim Dratfield’s Dogphoria, and $500 to give to their favorite charity.

Second prize winners each receive a copy of Dogphoria.

See official rules here.

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

14 Responses to Tru Hero Holiday Promotion Finalists

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  2. jacquie says:

    What a heartwarming story. I think when we rescue a dog, it spends the rest of its life rescuing us, every single day. Great job, K. Really terrific.

  3. Wendy says:

    No matter what animal you think you’ve chosen, perhaps its best left up to the animal who thinks he/she knows best (they pick you, not the other way around).

  4. KAREN DELONEY says:

    As I look at the rescue dogs that I have adopted, I am amazed all of the love and trust they continue to give.

  5. kathy baker says:

    What a great rescue story! Lucky is truly blessed! May he have warmth and comfort and love the rest of his days!!!

  6. Dogman2 says:

    The poem about Buddy is so touching and the love that was given as I read the poem just shows what kind of dog Buddy was. Only a dog lover will ever know what that feeling is.

  7. Brenda says:

    Lucky has beat death and has a handicap that he is unaware of and giving love like only an animal that knows it was saved can. Good for ADL and Lisa

  8. Nancy says:

    I applaud ADL and everyone who helped rescue and rehabilitate Lucky. It is a wonderful and inspiring story in a world where so many terrible things happen every day.

    • June Walbert says:

      Lucky is indeed aptly named. My wish for the New Year is that we can help stop animal abuse. Rescued pets make the best of freinds — in part because they know they can finally trust someone and they give themselves to you. And we, in turn, give ourselves to them.

  9. ann gormley says:

    Le5ts all be kinder to all animals and please adopt and don’t buy a dog or cat. There are to many homeless animals already.

  10. Brenda says:

    Please dont support Puppy Mills

  11. Brenda says:

    Animals with a disability will give you as much or more love than a “perfect” pet. Please dont turn your back on them because they are “different”.

  12. Tracy says:

    What a fluffy cutie. Definitely a winner!

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