The contest took place February 1 through February 28, in conjunction with the launch of the company's new PurLuv line of treats.
“What an honor to read so many stories about the love between pets and their owners,” said Caryn Stichler, vice president of marketing at Sergeant’s. “We’re very grateful to all of those who sent in their creative, heartwarming letters and poems. They were not only entertaining, but reminded us at Sergeant’s how fortunate we are to work each day to help improve the lives of pets and strengthen that animal-human bond.”
The grand prize winner was Theresa Kosa, of West Haven, Connecticut, USA, who submitted a letter expressing appreciation for her dog Ralphie's support when her husband was deployed overseas in the US military. She will receive a three-day, two-night trip for two to New York City, USA, and a pet care product assortment gift pack. The first runner-up, Isabella Miller-Eberlin, and her dog, Josephine, will receive a year of pampering with bi-monthly grooming, up to six visits, at a grooming salon and a pet care product assortment gift pack. Other winners, who will receive a pet care product assortment gift pack, included: Valerie Anania and her dog Pearl; Rachel Munyon and her dog Bella; India Lipton and her dog Charlton Dane; Becca Friedman and her dog Cooper; Vicki Howell and her dog Jackpot; and Juliann McHann and her dog Spud.