Grand Dog candidate Winnie |

Grand Dog candidate Winnie

Vote For Winnie.
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Grand Dog is a collaborative fundraiser for Advocates for a Violence-Free Community and Grand County Pet Pals to raise awareness that violence affects everyone in the home- adults, children, and pets. Every week we will be highlighting a different “candidate”. To see all of the candidates and vote for your favorite, please visit

Winnie was adopted from the Southern Arizona Humane Society during an adoption event at PetSmart in Tucson. We are pretty sure that anyone could have adopted her, which is a scary proposition.

When Winnie came home she ruined dog beds, comforters, sofas and chairs during her first year. She even crashed through a glass window because she wanted to play with another dog. She most likely needed more outside playtime and trail running to stop the destruction.

Two years later, Winnie, her dog-sister, Daisy, and her human moved to Grand County. Winnie saw snow for the first time and loved rolling it in. She loved running free off-leash for the first time on the hills above Hot Sulphur Springs.

She is so happy to have discovered the lakes and river of Grand County. She never played in rivers or lakes in Tucson so when she came to Grand County she didn’t know what to do except stand in the Colorado River and feel the cold water on her paws. Now, after months of helping her gently into the lake she can swim. So fun to watch these dogs swim in a beautiful lake.

Winnie now lives close to the Fraser Granby Trail and loves her morning and evening walks on the most awesome multi-use trail in the county.

Now at three-years-old Winnie is the best dog and while she won’t stop digging and still destroys socks and bedding, she is the best dog ever.

Please adopt a dog.

Please support Grand Dogs.

All money goes to a great cause.

Let’s fight against violence to people and animals. A vote for Winnie is a vote for a violence-free community.

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