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NB Patch's Top Dog Competition Closes Today

You have until 7 p.m. to cast your vote for North Branford Patch's Top Dog.

Updated story: July 15, 2012

Today is your last chance to cast your vote for North Branford Patch's 'Top Dog.' Vote by commenting on the story and using the number above the upper right corner of the photo of the dog you'd like to vote for.

Votes will be counted until 7 p.m. today, July 15, 2012 and the winner will be announced tomorrow.

Updated story: July 4, 2012

Just three days into North Branford Patch's Top Dog contest and we've already got 11 doggies in the running (after you take out my adorable Max and count McGruff just one time–even though you're only supposed to upload one photo, I just couldn't take any of the costumed McGruff off!).

The comments are coming in fast and steady as folks let us know who should be Top Dog in town. As of 8:45 a.m., 's Riley and Owen are in the lead with nine votes followed by Stella, uploaded by . 's little English bulldog Sadie Grace rounds out the top three so far with five votes.

But it's still early on in this contest. New entries are being posted every day with ,  and  adding their little cuties to the running. Have you shared a photo of your dog yet? All you have to do is click 'Upload Photos and Videos' above or below the photo gallery.

And, of course, don't forget to cast your vote by commenting! You can also spread the word that your pet is up for Top Dog by clicking the buttons along the top of the photo gallery including Facebook recommend, Tweet and email. 

Original Story: July 2

Everyone knows their dog is the best dog.

Now, North Branford Patch is giving you the chance to prove it.

This month, North Branford Patch is hosting its Top Dog contest. Hopefully, you've had your , but if you haven't, you could still head to the in to take care of it (it's required by law) — and then we want you to enter our contest.

Here’s how it works:

Beginning today, July 2, upload your favorite photo of your dog to this article (it’s super easy — just make sure you are a ). In the caption, tell us your dog’s name and what makes him or her so special. One photo per owner.

Between July 2 and July 15, our users will vote in the comments on which dog is North Branford's Top Dog. So make sure you hit that social media campaign trail early, getting your friends on Facebook and Twitter to vote for your dog!

On July 16, we will announce the winner of North Branford Patch's Top Dog contest. And we'll also have a prize for the Top Dog, too!

To vote: Look for the number above the top right corner of the photo and refer to that in the comments.

You can read the .

Claudia DeAngelis July 10, 2012 at 04:40 PM
I vote for # 15
Regina July 10, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Sid, #15, RAWKS!!!!!!!!! Love U Sid
Jenn McCulloch July 10, 2012 at 06:00 PM
We've got some great new doggies in the gallery...check out Farrah the therapy dog, Cologio who looks beyond comfy and Steel, who is definitely a BIG cutie!
Stephanie Kern July 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Sid!! :D He's an adorable dog, and loves being around people!
John Riordan July 11, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Sid the kiiid!! #15 he's great!
Kirston Sprague July 11, 2012 at 05:41 AM
I vote for #15 Sid! Go Sid Go!!(;
Michael C. July 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM
My vote is for Sid #15!!
diane s July 11, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Sid #15!
Brenda Reed July 11, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Since I work with Andrew, I am voting for his dog #15...hope he wins!
Jenn McCulloch July 11, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Love the picture of Atticus, Eric! He's too cute!
Ranie Furman July 12, 2012 at 11:55 AM
BIG, BIG SHOUT-OUTS! To: Mojo, Wilford, Isabella, Mcgruff, Roxy, Rosie, Lucy, Penny, Farrah, Cologio, Steel, Atticus, & Justin's two dogs w/out names. You are all too adorable for words which is, probably, why no one has come up with any, yet. And, Jenn, your Max is a love!
Chris Hooper July 12, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Can I split the vote between Mojo, Wilford, Isabella, Mcgruff, Roxy, Rosie, Lucy, Penny, Farrah, Cologio, Steel, Atticus, & Justin's two dogs w/out names? ALL the dogs here deserve some props! They are all adorable!!!
Lynn Riordan July 12, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Penny Riordan :) That is my vote!
Victoria Raucci July 12, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Wilfred, #3
Sarah M. July 12, 2012 at 04:50 PM
#15 cutie pie
Ranie Furman July 12, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I don't know who you are, Chris Hooper, but you're adorable.
Tina Valaouras July 12, 2012 at 07:03 PM
They're all adorable but my vote goes to Penny R!
Julie M July 12, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Stella #4.
Jenn McCulloch July 13, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Thanks to Justine and Stephen for the new pics! They're great!
Mark Riordan July 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Penny
Chelsey Rose July 13, 2012 at 01:15 PM
#15 gets my vote
Karen July 13, 2012 at 01:25 PM
STELLAAAAAAA!!! #4
Adreanna Pero July 13, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Sid, #15
Debbie Caplan Colberg July 15, 2012 at 04:15 PM
#4 Stella
Tom Scelfo July 15, 2012 at 05:19 PM
#19 Atticus
Lucille Scelfo July 15, 2012 at 05:21 PM
#19 is my choice. Artistic photograph as well!
Laura Moore July 15, 2012 at 10:33 PM
#13 Lucy and #19 Aticus.
Ranie Furman July 16, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Stephen, just saw the pic of your precious Sonny. I am so happy he found his way into your loving arms. One day people who take in the babies will out number the cruel idiots who shouldn't be in existence in the first place.
Ranie Furman July 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Sid & Mark! You are certainly a beautiful baby!
Jenn McCulloch July 16, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Thank you everyone for sharing your photos and comments! Sid is North Branford Patch's Top Dog! http://northbranford.patch.com/articles/sid-is-north-branford-patch-s-top-dog

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