Melisa and Matt Ruppert of Kronenwetter, Wisconsin, USA are
US$100,000 richer, thanks to their pet dog Winston and a
contest hosted by
, according to an
The 2-year-old Great Dane was chosen Monday as a spokesdog for Del Monte Foods' Milk-Bone following a contest in celebration of the snack food's 100th anniversary.
The company said Winston was one of 100 finalists and was the favorite in an online voting contest called Make a Milk-Bone Moment.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.