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, Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue.

To participate, submit your favorite recent photo of your dog to by May 22nd. 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, 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 2023 calendar with full proceeds being donated to Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue.

Calendars can be purchased after August 1st at the following locations.
• Punky’s Bath & Gift Shop
• Dutch Mill Florist
• Cardens Custom Framing
• KT Animal Supply

Our chosen Non-Profit

Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue founded in 2015 by a group of Bismarck Animal Impound volunteers. We are a completely volunteer run organization. None of our volunteers are paid.

The rescue was founded to alleviate overcrowding and unnecessary euthanization within the impound. We have branched out to take in owner surrenders and other animals found in dangerous situations.

We rely on the support of the community to help us provide services to animals. We strive to match the animal with the right home.

We also seek to educate the community regarding the importance of providing proper veterinary care to animals and having all their pets spayed or neutered.

The Local Businesses Who Make it all Possible

Our calendar sponsors

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

Dutch Mill Florist

“Unique,” “Different,” and “Super-Fresh” are some words to describe DUTCH MILL FLORIST. Our award winning master floral designers can create something special – just for you! Whether it’s exotic, contemporary, high-end or timeless, let us help you with our creative exciting ideas! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will assist you promptly and courteously. We’re only a phone call or mouse click away! WE are not a big corporate company — we treat you like family. Thank you for supporting our 25 years strong flower shop in the Bismarck Mandan community!!




Punky’s Bath & Gift Shop

Everyday at Punky’s is fun and new so stop often to shop or browse and you will surely walk away with a smile! We carry many items and change it up often to give you a new and fun experience each and every time you visit. Some of the items you will see at the store are bath bombs, shower steamers, room, linen and body sprays, clothing, books by local writers, potpourri, candles, essential oils, jewelry, textiles, many novelty and gift items for the man, woman, and child …and MUCH MUCH MORE!!



RK Electric

RK Electric, LLC is locally owned and has been taking care of electrical needs in the Bismarck/Mandan area as well as surrounding cities in North Dakota since 1975. We are available for any commercial, residential or industrial job that you have. Give us a call at 701-255-1864. Mention that you saw us advertising in the Furry Friends calendar for a discount on your next electrical bill.



Fran Joersz – Realtor

Fran Joersz…wife, mother, grandmother, friend.  She is a former teacher turned realtor for NextHome Legendary.  She and husband Jon have always had rescue dogs.   Currently Stormy and George from Furry Friends reside at their house.  Spare time… walking, yoga, jazzercise, reading , and traveling.  Truly a sunset aficionado.




Beth Eide – Realtor

Beth has been a volunteer and foster with Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue since 2017.  Her first foster, Fiona, was what they call a “fail” in the rescue world because she decided to keep her!  Over the years she has fostered pregnant dogs and then their puppies until momma dogs and their pups were ready for new homes. Her family adopted Miley most recently to add to the love! Beth is a full time realtor with Goldstone Realty in Bismarck.



Goldstone Realty

Divine Pet Grooming

I am a groomer of 8 years and I LOVE what I do! I will make sure your pet is looking he/she’s very best! My clients are my family. Feel free to message me with any questions!
I groom both CATS ! and DOGS !
and offer small pet nail trims!



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!


Copper Dog Cafe

Copper Dog Cafe is your go-to brunch spot! We make made-from-scratch, custom waffles with gourmet toppings and serve some of the best coffee drinks around. You truly cannot appreciate our unique waffles until a giant mound of whipped cream is staring you in the face. We take family-friendly to another level, bring all the kids, grandparents and even your dog, we truly have something for everyone!


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.


Tessa’s Groom Room

Tessa’s Groom Room is a quiet and calm dog grooming salon in a professional setting in my home. After 14 years of experience in other grooming salons and a vet clinic, I decided to open my own salon to meet my goal of showing customers and their pets how they can be comfortable with the grooming process with a patient and kind groomer. So I created a small and quiet space for the dogs to help them feel at ease while we build a trusting relationship.
It all has been a dream come true for my family and I. This venture has provided me with the flexibility to take care of my family while still allowing me to be the groomer I want to be. The outpouring of love and loyalty from past clients and new clients has meant the world to me including being voted Bismarck Tribune’s 2021 Best of the Best Pet Grooming Facility.
I’ve also been blessed to be successful right from the beginning so I am not taking on any new clients currently. I am always willing to put new clients on a list for future openings plus I am always here for any grooming questions.

Check out my Facebook page @tessasgroomroom
Or text me at 701-400-2222

The Deuce Crew

The Deuce Crew is here to provide a service many of us don’t like to do. Pick up k9 waste. We offer regular weekly and biweekly services along with spring cleanups (from winters mess) please reach out for any questions.

(701) 527-0429

Carden Custom Framing

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



• Names of you and your dog(s) must be included when you send your photo.
• One photo entry per household. You may enter your dogs together as a pair or set, but they must be in one photo together and willing to pose together if they win.
• Winners must contact ADP by June 14th to schedule their session, session must take place by July 17th
• Prizes from our sponsors will be given during the photo session, if you fail to schedule your session by June 14th 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.