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DogsWithCarts August Winners Announced: September Launches


The #DogsWithCarts contest of Stylish Canine and Fidose of Reality has rolled on with great expectations. Our dog loving fans have exceeded those expectations. We received almost 230 entries in our first month, and we have YOU to thank.

Every month, #DogsWithCarts will roll along, with different prizes and a different theme, but always sticking to our #DogsWithCarts focus.

Without further ado, here are the winners of the prizes from the August #DogsWithCarts photo contest from Instagram. And yes, you must have an Instagram account to play and to participate. It’s super easy and fun. Here are directions I wrote to that effect:

The first prize winner and this person gets a $100 Amazon gift card is: @krsstx 

Jen’s pick is from @orangecrushinator and this photo. This person gets prizes from Stylish Canine.

MY pick is from @jank2112 and this photo. This person gets prizes from Fidose of Reality. 

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If you want to see all the entries and you do not have an Instagram account, you can view through using and searching hashtag #DogsWithCarts

You will see entries like these fab ones:



Now for the September, 2014 #DogsWithCarts contest, anyone can enter and the same rules apply: Dogs can be in the cart, on the cart, near the cart, and a cart can be any number of things: from a rack to a wagon. A stroller is a cart and so is a bicycle cart or basket. Dogs should never be in danger.

We are putting a spin on the September contest: Since this is back to school month, special favoritism will be given to dogs with a back to school theme in their #DogswithCarts photo. Enter as many photos as you like but all photos must adhere to the theme.

Prizes are two for the month of September:

(1) prize pack from Stylish Canine

(1) prize pack from Fidose of Reality

Complete rules here:

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.

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 09/01/14 and ends 009/30/14 at 11:59 pm est. Anyone can post photos but winners will be drawn from entries in USA. However, #DogsWithCarts will go on and on with something new offered each month. Stay tuned, the cart journey has just begun!

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 and @StylishCanine to use the image(s) for future usage of the contest promotion across social media.

Where Can I See the Entries:  On Instagram page:

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

Visit our Instagram pages: 

Stylish Canine Instagram page

Fidose of Reality Instagram page

You have to follow us to be considered to win. Good luck and keep dogs safe!

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. Kendra says

    Aww congratulations to the winners! What a great group of photos! I’m so glad I didn’t have to choose! Very tough job! 😀

  2. Ann Staub says

    Awesome choices! Loved looking through all of the fabulous photos too. So much fun. Will have to come up with an idea for back to school…

  3. Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says

    Nice! Such a fun contest!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  4. Yvonne says

    All pictures very cute and creative. Thumbs up to the winners. I’ll have to put my thinking cap back on. A very fun contest.

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