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Annual #DogswithCarts Instagram Photo Contest

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It’s time for another round of #DogsWithCarts! Together with our pal, Stylish Canine, Fidose of Reality proudly revisits the #DogswithCarts phenomenon photo contest.

Entering is easy, fun, and you can enter as many times as you want! This contest is being hosted on Instagram for the month of August starting right now.

We want to see your dog (dogs) in or with a cart of any sort.

What kind of cart? Shopping cart, stroller, bike basket, even a mobility assistance device. As long as it looks like some form of a cart and your dog is either in it or next to it, it counts for #DogsWithCarts!!! Your dog can choose to be in it, next to it, pushing it, utilizing it, or even alongside it! As long as the photo belongs to you and both a dog and a cart are involved, it counts.

NEVER PUT a dog in harms way nor make the dog uncomfortable. This is meant to be a fun contest.

[Tweet “@FidoseofReality and @StylishCanine present the latest craze to hit the ‘Net: #DogsWithCarts”]

We’re celebrating by giving two prizes to two winners and all you have to do is show us your #DogsWithCarts.

Here are some examples from the last round:

Dogs with carts photo contest

Dogs with carts photo contest

Dogs with carts photo contest

NEVER put a dog in danger or place a fearful dog into a situation where he or she may become upset. Any photos depicting this sort of behavior will immediately be disqualified.

Tip: Place a blanket or soft cover in a cart before putting your dog in it. This helps prevent paws and nails from getting stuck in the cart. Many stores allow well-behaved dogs in, so ask ahead and have fun.

How Many Photos Can You Enter: As many as you like.

Where Do I Post Photos? Photos must be posted to your Instagram account with the hashtag #DogsWithCarts and tag @FidoseofReality and @StylishCanine in all entries. You must follow both @FidoseofReality and @StylishCanine in order for pictures to be eligible. Any photos submitted that do not follow these rules will not be eligible to win. You must put this on your entry:  This is my entry into the #DogsWithCarts photo contest, hosted by @FidoseofReality and @StylishCanine. ** Tag a friend who might want to enter. **

Can People Be in the Cart with the Dogs? No. Dogs only.

Is Anyone Eligible? Anyone can enter but prizes will only be shipped to U.S. only. Must be 18 years of age or older. Fidose of Reality and Stylish Canine staff and their families are not eligible to win.

When does it start and end? The contest starts now. This contest starts 08/03/15 and ends 08/31/15 at 11:59 pm EDT. Anyone can post photos but winners will be selected from entries in USA. Stylish Canine will pick one winner and Fidose of Reality will pick one winner.

How Are We Judged? Two winners will be chosen by the judges based on adherence to theme and overall clarity of photo. Entries must adhere to the rules or will be disqualified.

Rules: In addition to the rules at this link, you agree to ownership of the photo(s) submitted. You agree to allow @FidoseofReality to use the image(s) for future usage on social media.

Where Can I See the Entries: On Instagram with hashtag #DogswithCarts

Can my friends and family play? Sure! The more the merrier.

What are the Prizes:

One winner chosen by @FidoseOfReality will receive a My Heart Beats dog prize pack and one winner will be chosen by @StylishCanine to receive a 4 foot limited-slip dog leash (any one of 24 patterns shown here:

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Contest terms and conditions:

What if I win? Winners will be notified and announced on the Fidose of Reality blog and Stylish Canine website no later than September 6, 2015. Winners must provide full name and shipping address within 5 days of being selected or another winner will be selected.

Visit our Instagram pages:

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A dog lover of the highest order is how Gayle King introduced Carol Bryant, when she appeared with her Cocker Spaniel on Oprah Radio’s Gayle King show to dish dogs. Carol created and owns the trademark, My Heart Beats Dog® and lives that mantra. A 30-year veteran of the dog world, she is President of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) and the 2020 DWAA winner for Best Dog Blog.


  1. Helene Cohen Bludman says

    That is so cute! I will definitely follow this contest. I don’t think my dog would let me put him in a cart, though. 🙂

  2. Jessica Harlow says

    My husband is an avid John Deere fan so I’d have to pick the first photo as my favorite! I think those little pups in the trailer are the cutest!

  3. Star Traci says

    Oh how cute! I was just in PetSmart with my dachshund. Next time, I will definitely take her picture. As the dog of a blogger, she knows her way around a camera. Maybe she’ll be a winner!

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