Bismarck’s Top Dog Photo Contest

Bismarcks’s Top Dog Photo Contest is a contest that brings awareness and fundraising to a local animal non-profit. This contest also give dog parents a chance to create archival quality portraits of their fur babies while supporting a great cause. Some amazing local businesses came together with ADP to donate prizes and help support the choosen non-profit.

To participate, submit your favorite recent photo of your dog to by July 18th. Dog parents will be offered a complimentary portrait session for their dog and can then submit the best photo into the contest. 

A popular vote will be held on Facebook, where everyone can share their dogs photo and allow their friends to vote. The top 3 from the popular vote will receive prizes from our local sponsors. The top 12 from the popular vote will receive a photo session for their dog, an archival print, and will be our models for the 2022 calendar with full proceeds being donated to Central Dakota Humane Society.

Calendars benefiting Central Dakota Humane Society are available for pre-order. These full size wall calendars are $18 and full proceeds go to Central Dakota Humane Society.

Calendars can be pre-ordered via the PayPal link, Venmo $18 to @Angela-Gittel, or email to send a check.

Please include a note with your contact info.

Our chosen Non-Profit

Central Dakota Humane Society has been doing great things for pets and people in the Bismarck-Mandan and the central North Dakota area for more than 60 years.

In addition to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming homeless pets, we provide a place for volunteers to help in the community.

We educate about proper pet care, animal cruelty laws, our organization’s mission, and the importance of volunteerism through school visits, shelter tours, and service group presentations.

We fund our good work through donations, grant writing, memberships, fundraisers, and events. We encourage all pet owners and pet lovers to honor their own pets
by giving back and donating to CDHS, as we continue doing great things for pets and people.

The Local Businesses Who Make it all Possible

KT Animal Supply

KT animal supply started out in 1993 at our previous location south of the Amvets here in Bismarck, ND. We’ve since grown and had to move to our current location at 1606 East Main Avenue also in Bismarck. We carry all the top brands of pet food, as well as just about anything you can think of for your pet.

You will find a fun, clean, friendly atmosphere for all of your animal supply needs!


Bed n Biscuit Ranch

We are a dog and cat boarding, grooming, and training facility located on 40 acres in NE Bismarck.  We opened in November, 2018 and are a woman, veteran led and owned business.  Our mission statement is: To care for those that have forever homes so that we can support those still searching for theirs.  We do this by volunteering with local animal rescues with time, money, and help with fundraising.  We take great pride in the cleanliness of our facility and the attention that we provide all of the animals in our care.


Pet Place Grooming

Grooming your pet can be a chore, but it doesn’t have to be with Pet Place Grooming Inc. We maintain a relaxed, friendly pet grooming environment at our facility. Our groomers have worked with anxious and energetic pups, cats, and bunnies alike. No matter what grooming service your pet is getting, you can count on us to make your four-legged friend look and feel better than ever.

Call 701-222-2895 now to schedule pet grooming services in Bismarck, North Dakota, also servicing clients from the Mandan, North Dakota area. 

Sit-Stay-Play Pet Care LLC

Local pet sitting made easy, I come to you for visits!

Sit-Stay-Play Pet Care is here for all of your fur baby’s needs. If you need potty breaks, playtime, walks, plants watered or mail brought in, call me!


Carden Custom Framing

For 30 years, Carden Custom Framing has remained the #1 establishment when it comes to preserving what matters to you.


Your Business Here

We are looking for a few more businesses that would like to participate and be a sponsor to this years Top Dog contest that benefits CDHS. If your interested please email Angie at