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Grand County has a new top dog: Meet Carlie Cruse

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Carlie Cruse, belonging to local resident Deb Jordan, captured the title of Grand Dog Aug. 19.
Courtesy / Alicia Rohlfing Copperleaf Photography

The people have spoken: Grand County has a new top dog.

The 2018 Grand Dog fundraiser benefitting Advocates for a Violence-Free Community and Grand County Pet Pals ended Aug. 19 at the Grand Dog Election. Candidates, campaign managers and avid supporters were there stuffing the ballot boxes up to the very last moment.

Carlie Cruse, belonging to local resident Deb Jordan, brought in a great deal of last minute donations and took over the lead and ultimately won the title of Grand Dog.

Advocates and Pet Pals expressed their gratitude to candidates and their campaign managers who worked so hard for the votes garnered along the campaign trail.

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Candidates and Campaign Managers included Carlie Cruse – Deb Jordan; Perry – Judi Servoss; Louie – Carrie Nedele; Buddy – Pat Caillouet; Whiskey – Don Wall; Sky and Nutley – Patty McCarthy; Koru & Tui – Heidi Weisskopf; Titan – Tammy Van Natta; Finnegan – Donna Weimer; Elsa – Karen Crabb; Izzy – April Hatton.

Thanks were also given to all of the local businesses and community members for participating in this event and “helping make Grand County a safer place for all living beings.”

For more information about the candidates and the final results, as well as Advocates and Pet Pals missions, visit or

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