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America’s 1st Annual PAWlitzer Prize™ for Best Dogged LITTERature

Carmel Dog Tales wants to read about the most memorable adventure, comedy, or tear-jerker tale you have experienced with your pooch!

A panel of select Carmel Judges will award the PAWlitzer Prize™ in two non-fiction categories: Drama and Humor.

In addition to awarding the PAWlitzer Prize, the Awards Ceremony will include:

  • An afternoon of music, entertainment and yummy treats for all blue bloods, mixed breeds and mutts – canine and human!
  • Featured entertainment will be a PAWetry Slam™ where contest finalists get to perform their pooch passionate doggerel for canine and people approval.  PAWetry Slam contestants will submit YouTube videos to be invited to perform at the Awards Ceremony.

100% of the net proceeds from the PAWlitzer Prize and PAWetry Slam entries and Awards Ceremony will benefit the SPCA for Monterey County, and The Birchbark Foundation.

More information including Submission Guidelines, Deadlines, & Fees please visit Carmel Dog Tales.


We rely on the help of our wonderful volunteers to achieve our mission. These orientations will give us an opportunity to talk about the work we do at BirchBark Foundation, to meet one another, and to discuss the various roles and support work available for volunteers. To learn more about a few current opportunities, check out our Volunteer Page. Help us keep pets and their families together in 2017. 

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