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As part of a larger initiative to educate dog owners on proper nutrition, effective training, and other ways to raise a happy and healthy dog, the Dogington Post is reviewing toys, foods, treats, rescue organizations, and dog-loving celebrities in our first annual Dogington Post Awards Program!
Each week, we’ll present the nominees in a particular category. And, YOU, our readers, will have an opportunity to weigh-in on your favorites, to help us choose a winner!
Nominees from each category for the Dogington Post Award have been selected based on strict criteria including dedication to animal welfare, educating the public on responsible pet ownership, and nationwide initiatives to end the homelessness of animals.
This week, we’re presenting the nominees for Best Dog-Loving Celebrity in 2012!
Dogington Post’s Best Dog Loving Celebrity nominees are:
1. Miranda Lambert
The Country Music Association’s (CMA) Female Performer of the Year, Miranda Lambert, is using her amazing voice for more than just belting out number one hits. She’s using her voice to speak for dogs!
The country star and her hubby, fellow country crooner Blake Shelton, share their Oklahoma home with 6 rescue dogs lucky enough to wander onto their property and into their lives. But, Lambert’s dedication to dog rescue certainly doesn’t end there! Through the non-profit organization, MuttNation Foundation, that she started in 2009, Miranda Lambert is directly involved in building animal shelters, increasing pet adoption and rescue, encouraging responsible pet ownership, rehabilitating sick or unsocialized animals, funding spay and neuter programs, reducing euthanasia of adoptable dogs, and training dogs for therapy and dogs-in-prison programs.
Miranda says of her love for dogs, “They don’t care that I’m Miranda Lambert, they just care that I’m Mom.” She understands the value of the unconditional love that dogs provide and says it helps keep her grounded, despite fame and fortune.
2. Ellen DeGeneres
Each week on her television show and website, the hilarious talk show host and animal advocate, Ellen DeGeneres, showcases adoptable pets, interviews other dog-loving celebrities, and shares funny videos of goofy pets – all in the name of bringing awareness to dog and cat rescue, shedding light on dog homelessness, and encouraging fans to open their homes and hearts to dogs.
Helping homeless pets find their forever homes is a cause close to Ellen DeGeneres’ heart. “Pet adoption is something I’m extremely passionate about. I believe that by working together, we can find good homes for the millions of homeless and abandoned pets out there,” she has said.
Co-owner of Halo Pet Foods and the Halo Pet Foundation, DeGeneres strives to provide pets with happier, healthier, longer lives by providing the best quality dog and cat foods available. Now partnered with FreeKibble.com, Ellen and Halo provide healthy foods to shelter dogs around the nation, ultimately making them healthier, happier, and more adoptable!
3. Miley Cyrus
In 2012 alone, the 20-year old singer/actress adopted 5 homeless dogs. With a fan-base in the millions, Miley Cyrus has brought astounding attention to animal rescue and adoption of shelter dogs.
Through her impressive fan following, Cyrus has donated tens of thousands of dollars to animal rescue. For her 20th birthday, the singer asked over 10-million friends and fans to donate to her favorite rescue organization, Saving SPOT! Dog Rescue in lieu of birthday gifts.
Through sheer volume of devoted fans and a voice that reaches millions, Miley Cyrus and her own love of dogs has impacted the lives of countless others. Simply by giving homeless dogs a voice and encouraging rescue, Miley has made a difference.
To vote for your favorite Dog-Loving Celebrity, leave a comment below with your choice!
Miranda Lambert gets my vote.
I vote for Ellen Degeneres! Halo all the way!!
Halo is the only canned dog food my border collie mix will eat.
I vote for Ellen and two more votes for her from Sasha and George, my two kids I adopted from the shelter. All my babies, both old and young, I always adopt. Thank you Ellen for encouraging people to adopt pets. They make the best companions and they seem to know you have saved them.
Ivote for Ellen and her Halo wet dod food
I vote for Ellen DeGeneres because her Halo Dog Food in great. Very wholesome and healthy. My dogs love it and gobble up the healthy treats too.
I believe that Ellen rocks and her Halo foods and what she donates to the shelters is amazing…. She does what she says she will do~ and always comes through!!! ~sandy & the pitbull pack
I vote for Ellen. She is a very kind hearted person for animals & humans. Halo is a great company. Do not have to worry about toxic products like ones from China.
Ellen gets my vote… I play Freekibble daily knowing she is donating food when I do!
Ellen for sure!!
I vote for Ellen.
ellen gets my Vote. Because of her I began feeding Halo to my ‘lifesaver’ Sugar. She is healthy and happy.
Nothing against the others, but Ellen has demonstrated such dedication to the health and welfare of pets through her pet food company (Halo, where she is a co-owner), her support of FreeKibble, promoting animal-loving pets on her talk show, and in numerous other ways.
Ellen hands down
Ellen gets my vote, hands down!!
Ellen for the WIN!
Halo is an amazing product!!
Ellen DeGeneres she is amazing and we love her and all she stands for. I have used Halo products for my animals and they love them!
Ellen for sure!!! Our vet is very happy with our pups’ health!
Ellen has my vote. My dog loves Halo!!!!!!
Ellen has my vote. My dogs love Halo, but love the company’s policy of donating dog food to shelters.
Love ‘em all for all they’ve done … Oh geez, can’t pick one!! ELLEN
I feed my dog Halo and she loves it!!
Ellen gets my vote.
My dogs eat Halo because of Ellen so my vote goes to her!
Ellen….you rule! You get my vote because I started my dog on Halo just because of you!!!
My vote is for Miranda and Halo’s Spot Stew
My vote is for Miranda and Halo Spot Stew.
i love HALO and they will always get my vote..
Ellen is amazing as she has been a trusted and true animal lover for a long time. I vote for Ellen because of her long term desires to help all animals. She has a voice to speak for their care and doesnt just talk about it, she walks the walk. The lady is a hero to me and my pets who love and trust the Halo brand of foods. Thank you for this opportunity to vote!
Natalie Van Leekwijcksays:
My vote is for Ellen and her halo pet products!! She is the best!!
I definitely vote for Ellen and Halo.
My vote is Ellen
my vote is for Miranda Lambert..
My vote is for Ellen, my Chihuahua was on several different brands of dry & wet dog food that his hair was falling out, scratching with no fleas, so I switched to Halo and OMG what a difference this Halo product has done for him. He has grown back all his hair that was lost, full of energy, and it is the perfect size to feed him. I will never stop using this product and if I do get another dog that too will be on Halo.. Love, Love, Love this product and the result prove just that.. Thank you for making such a wonderful dog food without all those chemicals, soy?? which should never be given to a dog or cat.. God Bless
Ellen, all the way!
My vote is for Halo’s Spot Stew
My vote would have to be Miley Cyrus.
My vote is for Miley. All three of these lades are great and have huge hearts. But I would love to see Dick Van Patten among the nominees. 100% of the proceeds from one of his products supports the building of the National Service Dog Monument. It’s to be dedicated at Lackland Air Force Base in October, 2013. Dick’s Rose Bowl Parade Float was a moving and stunning tribute to the military, military service dogs and their handlers and families. The sacrifices and bravery of military service dogs that put their lives on the line protecting the freedom of our country seldom receive national recognition. Thanks for this opportunity to give kudos to Dick!
And Miranda, Ellen and Miley – keep doing wonderful things for animals too!
MIRANDA LAMBERT GETS MY VOTE.
3. Miley Cyrus
Merrick has been my choice for 9 years for my black lab. People want to know how I keep her so shinney and active. Would not feed anything else.
Ellen for sure!! She has done marvelous things for the *furry* population!
I think it’s wonderful that celebrities use their power to do such good for the animals! But I really have to go with Ellen. She has a huge heart for both animals and people and is a person I truly admire!!
I vote for Ellen. She has done so much for people and animals.
Ellen is the BEST. She gets the word out on her show about animals everyday. She deserves my vote 100%. Thank you Ellen. Wish there were 1000 Ellens in this world. It would be a much happier place to be for both 2 legged and 4 legged creatures. You rock girl 🙂
Ellen!! I love FreeKibble.com and the support she has given for years. Love the other ladies and their successful efforts though. Thanks on behalf of the fur babies.
Ellen has our families vote.
Ellen’s the one!
Definitely Ellen DeGeneres!!
I definitaely want to vote for Ellen DeGeneres…she does so much for so many people and animals,,she’s loving,caring,open,honest and deserves this!
My vote goes to Ellen! She rescues animals and has a farm from them to live! She is such kind and gentle person. Loves her animals so much!
All wonderful animal lovers, but I will go with Miranda. I love my guys and they would vote for her too!!
MirEllenMil gets my vote! Ok, Ellen if I must choose. She’s wonderful. Blessings on everyone who cares and works so hard. Miranda and Miley, you’re wonderful too. Thank you for dedicating your talents and efforts to pets.
Hard to pick, all great but I love Ellen.
Ellen Degeneres gets my vote.
Her consistent support of animals through the years and her leadership with Halo and freekibble\freekibblekat are awesome!
Halo ellen degeneres
George O' Neilsays:
I feed my dogs Halo Pet food and it’s been nothing but the best for them. I have 3 labs and all are happy and healthy. For owning such a wonderful company, my vote goes to ELLEN.
My vote goes to Ellen!!
Ellen. She owns Halo which has never been recalled. They donate to help and rescue and place animals. She does so much for humans as well. The animals she places help the people and she follows up on all she does. Great Lady!! Happiness and Joy just pours out of her!
All 3 ladies are fantastic, but my vote goes to Ellen 🙂
My vote is for Ellen.
My vote is for ELLEN DEGENERES! Love all she has done for animals. <3
My vote is for Miley Cyrus
Cara Roberts Ramseysays:
They are all wonderful, but my vote goes to Ellen Degeneres.
Ellen DeGeneres all the way!
Wonderful ladies, all, but I have to go with Miranda.
My vote is for Ellen,love her and her work!!
rodrigo souza dos reissays:
Miley Cyrus *-* she deserves win !
I’ll vote for Miley. Miley deserves win 😉
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I vote for Miley!She love so much her dogs
Miley Cyrus <33
Vote Miley Cyrus ♥
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Miley Cyrus \o/
My Choice Is Miley Cyrus
Miley gets my vote <3
Miley gets my vote.
She is the biggest animal lover ever.!
I do love them all, but I gotta say Miranda!!!
Ellen is my choice.
Ellen gets my vote!
Ellen Degeneres of course!
Ellen gets my vote and all my rescue pet’s votes…dogs-Jazz, Hiku, Maggie, Pippin.
Cats- Boots and Uni.
Has to be Ellen D!
Love ’em all for all they’ve done … Oh geez, can’t pick one!! ELLEN
Ellen of course!
I love the fact that. Miranda takes in so many dogs. #1
I vote for Ellen.
All 3 are great but Miranda gets my vote.
EllenDeGeneres gets my vote.
I’ll vote for Ellen. She reaches so many and I love the connection with FreeKibble.com.
(I have to say, I hope Miranda doesn’t drive that truck with unsecured pets in the back; I know dogs love it, but many are killed and maimed that way each year. Set a good example for pet owners!)
Ellen Degeneres is my choice
they’re all great animal lovers. how do you chose 1.. if i had to chose one, i would go with ellen. not because i don’t think the others love the animals as much, but because just in length of time, ellen has been steadily helping out for years. i know the others are younger and hopefully will keep the same passion for the causes that they have now. but ellen has shown consistancy. it’s not a passing thing. so… ellen.. thanks.