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Charleston County Parks News

Posted on: December 6, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Could Your Canine be our Next Mascot?


Do you know a special pooch who loves the county dog parks and possesses true star quality? The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission is searching for its next Top Dog mascot! This lucky canine will be the official mascot of CCPRC dog parks and pet events for 2012. If you know a dog that has what it takes to be the leader of our pack, we encourage you to enter the Top Dog contest, beginning Jan. 1.

The official Top Dog ambassador will serve one year as the “spokesdog” for CCPRC, representing CCPRC in promotional opportunities at select county park events, photo opportunities and more. Entries will be accepted online Jan. 1 - 31, 2012. To be eligible for consideration, a dog must:

  • Be a regular visitor to the CCPRC dog parks
  • Possess good manners in public, be sociable, patient and have a friendly personality
  • Be photogenic
  • Be available to represent CCPRC as a promotional “spokesdog” for a year beginning May 2012
  • Show record of current and up-to-date vaccinations

    Fans of the CCPRC Facebook page ( will be able to vote on their favorite Top Dog from Feb. 1 – 15. Voting will close at 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 15. Finalists will be interviewed Feb. 16 – Mar. 15 at Dolittle’s pet store, and a winner and runner-up will be selected from those finalists.

    The winning Top Dog and Vice Top Dog will be announced at CCPRC’s Pet Fest at Palmetto Islands County Park on April 14, 2012. Handing over the crown will be loyal 2011 CCPRC Top Dog Dusty, the winner of last year’s CCPRC’s Top Dog contest, and 2011 Vice Top Dog Calhoun.

    The winning dog’s owner will receive a free Gold Pass for 2012. The Top Dog will receive an official mascot collar, leash and t-shirt. The selected pooch will also have his or her photo grace the cover of CCPRC’s Quarterly Parks and Program Guide, a feature article and photo in CCPRC’s Leisure Line e-newsletter and a feature photo and story on

    Want to enter your best friend in the search, or know a dog that would make a perfect candidate? Interested in helping us select our finalists? Be sure to vote on our Facebook page Feb. 1-15! The Top Dog Mascot Contest is brought to you by Dolittle’s pet stores and the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. Good luck, and may your best friend win!

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