Help Us Choose the 2015 Calendar Cover Pet!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 1:00pm
Help Us Choose the 2015 Calendar Cover Pet!

It’s no secret that ASPCA employees are crazy about animals, so why should our own pets be any exception? Every year, we create a beautiful wall calendar for our friends and supporters using our very own furry friends as models, and as you can imagine, the competition is pretty fierce!

Our 2015 calendar is almost complete, but there’s still one very important decision to make: Whose adorable adopted companion should grace this year’s cover?

We’ve narrowed it down to four contenders, and we need YOU to help us choose a winner. Check out the photos that are in the running, read a little about these sweet, adopted animals, and then cast your vote for our 2015 Cover Dog or Cat. The pet whose photo gets the most votes will have his or her face in homes all across America!

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Ya i think u r right

Barbara Gibson

Linda is so right! My daughter and son-in-law adopted a pit bull they named Tigger. She was always treated with love and kindness, and she was a big lovable baby. At first, I was doubtful about the dog, but over time I came to love the big baby.Then one day, my great-granddaughter, who was only 2-years-old at the time, went to give Tigger a hug and kiss before going to bed. All of a sudden Tigger grabbed my great-granddaughter by the face with her teeth. Little Amelia screamed and my son-in-law pulled the dog off of the child! Tigger had to be put down then. It was heart breaking! There was absolutely no reason for Tigger to bite Little Amelia like that! Our hearts ached for Tigger and Amelia.


Was the child pulling on the dog?


1) Where did they adopt the dog from? 2) What was his history? The trigger for the incident wasn't just the dog's breed. The trigger was something that happened to him earlier in his life.

Case in point: My 4-year-old rescued cat continues to be terrified of plastic bags. All I have to do is pull one out of the cabinet and he runs and hides. I do not know why. We rescued him from a storm drain when he was no more than 12 weeks old.


I am sorry for what happened. It may or may not have been the dog's fault. I recently helped place a very, very sweet and well behaved Doberman in a new home. He was sleeping on his bed in a room next to where the family was eating (yes, sleeping in the next room). The little girl got up and went in and flopped down on him - he came up swinging. I sure would if I was asleep and something dropped on me!

The lessons from this tragedy are teach your children proper respect and appropriate actions to dogs and never, never, ever leave a small child alone with a dog, no matter how well behaved the dog is or how well you know him.


I totally agree that a Pitbull should be on the cover.
SO many people don't like Pitbulls because of how "mean" they are, but all Pitbulls I have ever met are SO sweet :) I just feel so bad for them because they are so miss treated. Maybe next year we could have a little hope for a Pitbull on the cover :)


My parents ALWAYS adopted dogs and cats. They love animals. One of the adopted dog is a mix with pitbull. The love for all the animals/pets at my parents house is the same. But the pitbull is the only one that tries to attack visitors (my dad has to keep him away from visitors) and one day, when my dad was calling him over to show/introduce him to a friend, he litteraly came over my dad and attacked my dad's hand. He literally ate more than half of my dad's hand. I told my parents to put him down, but my dad loves him and didn't accept to put him down. I hope my dad doesn't loose his life in this dog's mouth.

stephanie l porter

Me too on the pitbull


The interesting thing is that I have a purebred Husky who acts the very same way...there's not a drop of pit in this dog, and we spoil him absolutely rotten. He doesn't bite us, his family, but he will, if given a chance, bite other people if they come close to us. He's always been a cherished member of our family, and he is just so sweet and loving.....with US. But he's not a pit bull.


I had a beagle that did that. I had her from a pup, and she had never been mistreated, only loved by all she met. Who knows why some protect at a more aggressive level than others.