Challenge by Purina
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Hero Pets to the Rescue

Share a story and photo or video about how your cat or dog helped someone in need. You could win a year's supply of pet food and enable a $5K donation to a pet service org.

The Specifics

GOOD and Purina ONE® have teamed up to highlight dogs and cats that are everyday heroes. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes but they all have one thing in common: an instinct to help others selflessly. Share an inspiring photo or video along with a true story about how your cat or dog has helped someone in need.

Whether it’s a vigilant dog that alerted others to an unseen danger, or maybe a cat that helped change the course of someone's life for the better, we want to hear your true stories. We want to celebrate cats and dogs as companions, but also highlight how they bring value to you and your community.

Submit a short story along with a photo or video describing how your cat or dog has been a hero to someone in need. The winning entrant will:

Connect with this challenge on Twitter at @GOODmkr and @PurinaONEdog.

Submission tips:

  • Photos should be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format, at least 570 × 345 pixels and no larger than 10MB.
  • Videos must be hosted on YouTube; please keep them under 90 seconds.
  • If you have any questions, please review these FAQs or send us an email at

Rules & Regulations

  • Submissions are open from October 28 to November 11, noon Pacific Time. Our judging panel will select 15 finalists and then open up voting to the GOOD community.
  • Voting for finalists will be open from December 2 to December 9, noon Pacific Time.
  • One vote per person.
  • Winner will be announced on or before December 16.
  • Read the official rules.

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Wish I could vote for all 15! Great stories by all.

by katy.change
about 2 years ago | Reply

No rep for Rabbits? I vote for Blazer!

by Keyboard.Failure
about 2 years ago | Reply

Is there anyway to know how the voting is progressing?

by kathy.g.howard
about 2 years ago | Reply

I received the submit confirmation email but when will I know if it has been accepted? Thanks

by catmreed57
over 2 years ago | Reply

Hi! You'll receive another email notifying you if your submission has been accepted to move into the voting round. Please email us at if you have further questions.

by good-maker-team
over 2 years ago | Reply

Ho do I know you received my submit ?

by Don Smith
over 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Don, you will receive a submission confirmation email. I just took a look, and I'm not seeing a submission from you. If you're having trouble submitting please email and we can help you further.

by good-maker-team
over 2 years ago | Reply

Our dog Argus visits children at Memorial Children's Hospital every Friday, but some of his best comforting moments come when we navigate the lobby at the hospital. Would this be eligible? I hesitate to share photos of videos of individual children.

by linda.myers.1401
over 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Linda, it sounds like Argus would be eligible, but please double check the legal rules (there's a link above). Sharing a photo or video of just Argus is fine. Again please refer to the legal rules, section 5 states applications must not: contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other identifying elements of any person, living or dead, without permission. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

by good-maker-team
over 2 years ago | Reply

I no longer have a photo of him, but during the 94 Northridge quake, my cat Edgar Poe shook me awake just moments before the armoir fell right where my head would have been. His waking me gave me enough time to get out of bed and onto the floor as the shaking started.

by serita.stevens
over 2 years ago | Reply

$5,000 donation to a pet service organization
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Submission Began
Monday, October 28

Submission Ended
Monday, November 11
at 12:00 PM PST

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Voting Began
Monday, December 02

Voting Ended
Monday, December 09
at 12:00 PM PST

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Wally the Touch Dog
Wally the Touch Dog

Winner Announced
Monday, December 16

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