Pet Smile Contest Winners Announced


All the photos have been posted, all the votes have been tallied, and the American public has made its choice.

Today, pets across the country had good reason to smile as the sponsors of the TropiClean Best Smile Contest announced that Finn, a gregarious German Shepherd, is the official winner of the coveted Grand Prize: A $1,500 donation in his pet parent's name to her favorite animal shelter, a $500 VISA gift card, a Sony HDR-CX110 High Definition Handicam digital camcorder or similar model, plus a gift basket filled with TropiClean oral care and grooming products. In his winning photo, Finn sported a pair of sunglasses on his forehead with the caption "My smile is so bright I have to wear shades!" 

The animal rescue selected by Finn and his mom, Christine Kozanda, who chose to award the honorary $1,500 donation to Lake County Animal Control (located in Crown Point, IN). "I know the hard work and dedication many of the people who volunteer there give of themselves," comments Christine. "Right now there is a beautiful dog there in need of surgery so this donation couldn't come at a better time for them."

The TropiClean team also wanted to congratulate five runner-up winners—Shinji, Charlton Dane, Wally, Titus and Anna. "We want to thank everyone who entered for participating in this six-month contest," stated Derrik Kassebaum, TropiClean's Director of Sales. "Based on the overwhelming response we received, it just might become an annual event!"

This contest has been brought to pet parents from coast to coast by the makers of TropiClean fresh breath made easy!—a revolutionary, all-natural line of oral health care products that make it easier than ever to keep pet's teeth healthy and their breath fresh without brushing. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of periodontal disease by age three. This condition, if left unchecked, can even threaten a pet's life. Yet many pet parents ignore the first warning sign of periodontal disease—bad breath.

You can check out all the pets’ smiling faces at the contest's web page,