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, sponsor the calendars and help support the chosen non-profit, Miles of Love Dog Rescue.

To participate, submit your favorite recent photo of your dog to by June 2nd. Please read contest rules here before sending photo. 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 from June 3rd-June 16th, where everyone can share their photo and allow their friends to vote. The top dogs from the popular vote will receive prizes from our local sponsors. The top 12 dogs from the popular vote will receive a photo session for their pet, an archival print, and will be our models for the 2025 calendar with full proceeds being donated to Miles of Love Dog Rescue.

Calendars can be purchased after September 1st at the following locations.
• Cardens Custom Framing
• KT Animal Supply

Our chosen Non-Profit

Miles of Love Dog Rescue’s mission is to fight the overpopulation of dog shelters around the United States. We plan to save them one by one, until there are none. We can’t do it without you!

The Local Businesses Who Make it all Possible

Our calendar sponsors

These are the amazing businesses who came together to purchase the calendars.

Active Life Chiropractic

Dr. Sara Weigel Ness and Dr. Doug Ness are a husband/wife chiropractic couple who opened Active Life Chiropractic in 2008 in Bismarck, ND. In 2018 they renovated an old tire shop and created their new, beautiful downtown Bismarck location, which incorporates chiropractic care, massage therapy, and functional training all under one roof. In 2022 Active Life Chiropractic had a huge growth year and added three chiropractors to our team, Dr. Brenna Young, Dr. Michaela Erwin, and Dr. Steve Lipp. This awesome team brings over 70 years of chiropractic experience to the community! Active Life Chiropractic enjoys working with people of all ages, but they have a particular interest in caring for children and families. It is their goal to ensure that each person they come in contact with receives the very best chiropractic care available. 



Hallie’s Hair Salon

Hallie’s Great Family friendly Salon. Specializes in Coloring, Extentions, and Cutting. I have been in the businesses for over 12 years and love making people look and feel great! Bonus to sitting in my chair we have Miss Janice. She makes your experience at the salon the best.


(701) 426-0871


North Dakota E-Waste

At North Dakota E-Waste, we go out of our way to make sure your electronics and computer recycling process is made as easy as possible. Our pickup service is designed to simplify all of your electronic recycling needs. We work with businesses, school districts, government agencies, municipalities, banks, and healthcare providers across North Dakota. 

(701) 580-2536


Flyway Media

Flyway Media specializes in online lead generation through web design, social media, and online business profiles.  We’re also passionate about our dogs!  We’re happy to be able to support such a fun event for a good cause.

(701) 866-1909


Therapy Retreat

Bismarck-Mandan’s newest Therapy center opening June 1st in Mandan.

Let the professionals at Therapy Retreat empower you to unlock your full potential and guide you on your journey to become the best version of yourself. You will find an array of services including:

•Physical Therapy (rehab, dry-needling, shockwave therapy)
•Massage Therapy (traditional massage service, laser treatments)
•Body Contouring with Emsculpt Neo (noninvasive procedure to burn fat cells and build muscle)
•Pelvic floor strengthening with Emsella (noninvasive procedure for incontinence and sexual performance)
•Red Light Therapy Bed (improve skin conditions such as wrinkles, age spots, psoriasis, eczema, etc., improve wound healing, relieve pain, trigger blood flow, reduce inflammation)
•Infrared Sauna with Cold Plunge add-on option

Therapy Retreat aims to inspire positive change within yourself. Book an appointment today and start your path to a healthier, happier you. Your wellness awaits.



Our contest sponsors

These are the amazing businesses who donated prizes and gift certificates to our top winning dogs.

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!


NovaBean PetCare

New to Bismarck/Mandan but I started this business officially 6 years ago while living in Fargo. It started off small, mainly just my neighborhood but within a year it bloomed into something bigger than I ever imagined. I have always had a passion for animals ever since I can remember. NBPC offers detail-oriented pet care that is provided within your own home so your pets can remain as comfortable as possible while not disturbing their routines. I also have extensive experience from working in Veterinary Medicine with providing care for “medical needs pets” including administering various medications and managing Diabetic pets. Your pets get treated as if they were my own and you will get numerous updates to ease any anxiety you may have while being away from them.




Carden Custom Framing

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


Elevate Canine Academy

Elevate Canine Academy was opened in 2019 by Kyle Baltrusch whose mission was to help people who felt they were a prisoner to their own dog just like he was. His love for dog training catapulted with his own discovery of how training could transform your relationship with your furry family members. Elevate started as a one man show then quickly grew as the need for dog training continued. We have a Bismarck location and one in Fargo as well as a sister location in Kansas City. We specialize in working with reactive and aggressive dogs and dog sports. We work with dogs of all shapes, sizes, and behavioral issues. We make sit happen!



Here are some of the adorable dogs you will be voting on. Voting will take place on Facebook from June 3rd – June 16th.


• Names of you and your dog(s) must be included when you send your photo.
• One photo entry per household. You may enter your pets together as a pair or set, but they must be in one photo together and willing to pose together if they win.
• Dog must be friendly, shy is okay too as long as they aren’t agressive if we try to get close.
• Winners must contact ADP by June 24th to schedule their session, session must take place by July 30th
• Prizes from our sponsors will be given after the photo session, if you fail to schedule your session by June 24th we will give your spot along with the prizes to the next one in line.
• You cannot use Facebook pages or groups meant to get lots of likes. If we see you have shared to one of those “get likes” pages or groups your entry will be disqualified. You can share it to any local page or group, or with family and friends.
• Past winning dogs cannot be entered again, but a past winning person can enter a different dog.