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VOTE: The Region's Top Dogs Are ...

We asked Patch users in Suffield, Windsor, the Granbys, Avon, Simsbury, Canton, Farmington and West Hartford to share their dog photos, and then vote for their favorite. Meet 8 great dogs!

Between today and June 22, users will cast their vote in the comments section of this article for their favorite of the posted dogs. The winner of this round will receive a $100 gift card from in West Hartford and an awesome gift basket from in West Hartford.

In addition, we have a prize for the dog that receives the second highest number of votes, $50 gift certificate for the pet and three pints of free ice cream for the owner from (locations in Canton and Avon).

On June 23, the 4 regional winners will be unveiled, and they will face off to become Connecticut Patch’s Top Dog from June 23-30. The winner will be announced July 1. The winner of that competition will receive a painted portrait of their pet from noted Connecticut artist (and former Patch local editor) Carrie Jacobson.

To vote: Look for the number in the top right corner of the photo and refer to that in the comments.

You can read the full rules here.

The winners of the local round were:

Suffield: Summit, submitted by Sandra Stafford

Windsor: Milo, submitted by Janet Shwayhat

Granbys: Homer, submitted by Katie Horowitz

Avon: Sugar, submitted by Lisa Amato

Simsbury: Harley, submitted by Janice Kern

Canton: Cooper, submitted by Jackie Sklenka

West Hartford: Sandy, submitted by Steve Majerus-Collins

Farmington: Bella, submitted by Terri Mongeon

Hazel Hanke June 21, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Tough competition...hard choices...cute puppies...but just by a nose hair...my vote goes to Sandy.
Carl Johnson June 21, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Vote is for Sandy 6
Nathan Birdsall June 21, 2012 at 02:53 PM
^LOL Harley yeah
Mike Byrnes June 21, 2012 at 02:58 PM
harley please
Mary Majerus-Collins June 21, 2012 at 03:02 PM
I would like to reassert that I vote for my dog Sandy, dog number six. (moderators, don't count this, I have already voted)
Julian Costa June 21, 2012 at 03:13 PM
I put in a vote for Harley.
Chad Byrnes June 21, 2012 at 03:19 PM
HARLEY!
Elizabeth t June 21, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Sandyy #6 whadda cutie
Bob Montgomery June 21, 2012 at 03:21 PM
I put in a vote for Sandy. 6
Stephanie White June 21, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Sandy #6
Alana Sanofski June 21, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I vote for Sandy! Slide 6! Go WeHa!
Will Cooper June 21, 2012 at 03:24 PM
I vote for the only Top Dog in West Hartford, Sandy Majerus-Collins He is very sweet and loving. Sandy number 6
Matt Darcie June 21, 2012 at 03:24 PM
HAAARLEEEYY
Susan Wright June 21, 2012 at 03:25 PM
SAAANDEEEYY (6)
John Harris June 21, 2012 at 03:26 PM
The one and only Sandy 6
Walker Lee June 21, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I vote for Sandy. WeHa is the best. Sandy, dog 6
John Thomas June 21, 2012 at 03:28 PM
I have to vote for my town. Sandy and WeHa number 6
Scott Green June 21, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Sandy 6
Pish Tyke June 21, 2012 at 03:51 PM
I vote for Sandy, the West Hartford one. 6
Barmy Codger June 21, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Sandy #6
Ella Freeman June 21, 2012 at 04:02 PM
West Hartford Sandy 6
Ella Hicks June 21, 2012 at 04:06 PM
I vote for Sandy, he's the best. Sandy, dog 6
Kim Reid June 21, 2012 at 04:07 PM
The SANDY #6
T. Casey June 21, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Sandy has my vote. Dog 6 is the best
Clark Clayton June 21, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Sandy is the cutest dog up there, I vote for him. #6
Tim Pugh June 21, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Sandy #6
Carson Rivers June 21, 2012 at 04:15 PM
West Hartford has my vote. Sandy all the way. 6
clare June 21, 2012 at 04:30 PM
WE all are voting for Sandy #6. Cutest pooch this side of the Mississippi (well, other than OUR dog, who declined to run this year--knocks out all the other competitors!) Joe, Clare, and Francis
The Winner June 21, 2012 at 04:51 PM
is Harley!
Megan Bard (Editor) June 21, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Hi Folks, Because of the comments posted by many participating in what should be considered a fun contest to determine the region's Top Dog, I have stopped accepting votes in this region. Best, Megan

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