The White Whiskers Senior Dog Sanctuary Project is partnering with the WNY WALKS! Initiative and other WNY fitness agencies to promote walking with your dog by launching Wags to Wellness! Wags to Wellness is an online photo contest rolling out January 1st. Due to the holiday, Wags to Wellness will be holding a Media Event January 2nd at 10am at the Terrace on Hoyt Lake to announce event details and highlight our amazing prizes!


To join this photo contest, you submit a photo of you, your family, your friends or your group walking dogs (including names and contact information). Participants must be residents of Erie or Niagara Counties, and only one submission will be allowed per entrant. Send entries to wags2wellness@gmail.com. There is a $10 entry fee which can be paid through PayPal to whitewehiskersds@gmail.com or by check to White Whiskers PO Box 366 Buffalo, NY 14225. Our Honorary Chairpersons are WGRZ TV’s Scott Levin and his lovely wife Lisa!


You will have from January 1, 2021 until February 13, 2021 at midnight to enter. Photos will be posted on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2021. You will be able to vote by “liking” the photo you prefer. You can vote for multiple photos, but only one time per photo. The pictures will appear in albums on the White Whiskers Senior Dog Sanctuary Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/WhiteWhiskersSeniorDogSanctuary


Voting will end on Sunday, February 28 at 8 pm. The prizes (first, second, and third) will be awarded on March 17, 2021. They include a 14 Kt white gold vintage 1950’s Diamond Heart Necklace on a 17 inch 14 kt. white gold chain donated by Sarah’s Vintage and Estate Jewelry (retail value $635.) We also have an Aria 10 qt. air fryer, his and hers bikes, a fitness package for you and your dog and MORE!

Walking is a great physical activity that we can do safely during uncertain times, and walking with your dog makes it better! Participation doesn’t require a membership – just your best four-legged friend! Be as creative as you like with your photo!

Proceeds from this contest will support all the involved 501c3 organizations, and will help the White Whiskers project to create a much needed homeless senior dog sanctuary in the WNY region! Senior dogs often get surrendered to shelters when owners go into nursing homes or pass on and because most people want young dogs, they often live out their lives in kennels. We aim to change that and do much more! We understand the therapeutic value of dogs and will be inviting people to our sanctuary who will benefit from being around them; we are partnering with all local agencies such as Autism Services, People Inc., the V.A. and mental health groups. Our sanctuary will be wheelchair-accessible and welcoming to all! No kennels, no employees – every penny will go toward making these homeless senior dogs comfortable, safe, secure and well loved!

Polla Milligan

Founder & President White Whiskers Senior Dog Sanctuary Project

Whitewhiskerswny.org // https://www.facebook.com/WhiteWhiskersSeniorDogSanctuary

(716) 713-1093


Photos must be emailed to wags2wellness@gmail.com with accompanying information on photo subjects as well as contact information.

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