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Muttville wins "Best Rescue Group" 3 years in a row and first time "Best Fundraiser" in Bay Woof's 2012 Beast of the Bay Awards

Muttville wins "Best Rescue Group" 3 years in a row and first time "Best Fundraiser" in Bay Woof's 2012 Beast of the Bay Awards

Big thank you to all who voted for the older dogs in this year’s 2012 Beast of the Bay Awards by Bay Woof Newspaper. We are honored and overjoyed by the winning results.

Muttville was chosen “Best Rescue Group” for the THIRD year! Can you believe it?!?!?! And we are so very proud to have come out on top for the first time in the “Best Fundraising Event” category for Muttville’s annual Moolah For Mutts! Woofs and woohoo to that!!

STAY TUNED! We have more exciting news about this year’s Moolah For Mutts, as Muttville’s biggest night of the year is going to be bigger than ever on July 21st.

We also want to congratulate ALL the winners this year, as well as the nominees! Thank you Bay Woof Newspaper and the Bay Area’s wonderful group of animal loving folks.

Here are all the winners:

1. Best thing to happen to SF / Bay Area dogs in 2011: 
Reopening of the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society adoption facility   41%
New Bay Area dog parks opening   25%
Dog community united to protest GGNRA extreme dog management plan   22%
We still have Fort Funston   12%


2. Best Dog Park
Fort Funston – Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA)   44%
Albany Bulb – East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD)   9%
Point Isabel Regional Shoreline – EBRPD   36%
Stern Grove – SF Recreation & Parks (SFRP)  11%


3. Best Hiking Trail
Redwood Regional Park Trail – EBRPD   41%
Ft Funston – GGNRA   33%
Point Isabel – EBRPD   20%
Dunn Trail – EBRPD   6%


4. Best View with a Dog
Stinson Beach – GGNRA   37%
Chrissy Field – GGNRA   36%
Dolores Park – SFRP   16%
Alamo Square – SFRP   11%


5. Best Canine Sports Event
Agility   40%
Dog Day at the Oakland A’s   31%
Flying Disc   15%
Nosework   14%


6. Best Adult Dog Play Group/Event
Pet Pride Day – San Francisco   48%
Waggin’ Hours at Wag Hotels   23%
Senior Socials at The Rex Center – Pacifica   21%
Poodle Day – Carmel   8%


7. Best Puppy Social
SIRIUS® Puppy Classes – SF Bay Area   39%
BravoPup Puppy Playtime – Oakland   25%
The Rex Center Puppy Socials – Pacifica   19%
Metro Dog Puppy Socials – Richmond   18%


8. Best Dog Happy (Yappy) Hour
Saturday Doggie Happy Hour at Doc’s Clock –
San Francisco   30%
Waggin’ Hour at Wag Hotels – San Francisco   29%
Yappy Hour at Paws & Claws – Oakland   28%
Socials at AnnaBee’s – Pacifica   13%


9. Best Fresh Water Bowl
Paws on Piedmont – Oakland   34%
Holistic Hound – Berkeley   26%
K9 Scrub Club – San Francisco   18%
Duboce Park Cafe – San Francisco   21%


10. Best Free Treats
Pawtrero Bathhouse and Feed Co. – San Francisco   36%
Holistic Hound – Berkeley   28%
Paws on Piedmont – Oakland   20%
Dogbone Alley – Alameda   17%


11. Best Dog-Friendly Restaurant
Half Moon Bay Brewery – Half Moon Bay   34%
Sit & Stay Cafe, Pt. Isabel – Richmond   29%
Dolores and Duboce Park Cafes – San Francisco   19%
Park Chow – San Francisco   17%


12. Best Dog-Friendly Bar
Doc’s Clock – San Francisco   45%
Half Moon Bay Brewery – Half MoonBay   21%
El Rio – San Francisco   15%
Lucky 13 – San Francisco   19%


13. Best Dog-Friendly Coffeehouse
Sit & Stay Café, Pt. Isabel – Albany   39%
Peets – SF Bay Area   30%
Duboce Park Café – San Francisco   19%
Fourbarrel – San Francisco   12%


14. Best Dog-Friendly Winery
Mutt Lynch – Healdsburg   37%
Mountain Winery – Saratoga   24%
Rosenblum Cellars – Alameda   21%
Treasure Island Wines – Treasure Island   18%


15. Best Dog-Friendly Bakery
Annabee’s – Pacifica   45%
Sit & Stay Cafe, Point Isabel – Richmond   32%
Paw Patch Pastries – SF (web only)   14%
Barkn Belly Bakery – Morgan Hill (web only)   10%


16. Best Pet Superstore
Pet Food Express   46%
PetSmart   24%
PetCo   17%
Pet Club   13%


17. Best Pet Boutique
Holistic Hound – Berkeley   40%
Pawtrero Bathhouse and Feed Co. – San Francisco   26%
Dogbone Alley – Alameda   18%
Sunset Pet Supply – San Francisco   16%


18. Best Doggie Birthday Present
Massage from Happy Hounds   35%
Paw Patch Pastry   26%
A Paco Collar   24%
SIRIUS® Nose Work Classes   15%


19. Best Locally-Made Dog Stuff
Jeffrey’s Natural Pet Foods – San Francisco   37%
Paco Collars – Berkeley   32%
FYDO dog beds – Berkeley   19%
MaSnax Treats – Sonoma   12%


20. Best Veterinary Clinic
Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital – Berkeley   33%
San Francisco Vet Specialists – San Francisco   25%
Mission Pet Hospital – San Francisco   23%
Linda Mar Veterinary Clinic – Pacifica   18%


21. Best Veterinarian
Dr. Ilana Strubel, DVM; Linda Mar Veterinary Hospital – Pacifica   35%
Dr. Jenny Taylor, Creature Comfort Holistic Veterinary Center – Oakland   23%
Dr. Adam Piaseczny, Healthy Pets Veterinary Hospital – San Francisco   23%
Dr. Molly Rice; Coastal Holistic Complementary Veterinary Services – Pacifica   18%


22. Best Canine Chiropractor
Lisa Koenig, DC; Holistic Veterinary Care – Oakland   30%
Margret Holiday, DC; Creature Comforts – Oakland   29%
Gary Richter, MS, DVM; Holistic Veterinary
Care – Oakland   21%
Wendy Wallace, DC; Four Seasons Animal
Hospital – Lafayette   20%


23. Best Canine Massage Therapist
Deborah Ellen, Spirited Paws Canine Massage – Berkeley   28%
Heather Sanders, Wags n Wellness – SF Bay Area   27%
Shelah Barr, Happy Hound Massage – San Francisco   26%
Cathy Chen-Rennie, The Rex Center – Pacifica   18%


24. Best Alternative Medicine Provider
Jenny Taylor, DVM; Creature Comfort Holistic Veterinary Center – Oakland   29%
Gary Richter, MS, DVM; Holistic Veterinary Care – Oakland   27%
Molly Rice, DVM, Coastal Holistic Complementary Veterinary Services – Pacifica   26%
Rachael Feigenbaum, DVM; Lotus Veterinary House Calls   19%


25. Best Canine Rehab Facility
The Canine Rehabilitation Center (Muller Veterinary Hospital) –
Walnut Creek   36%
The Rex Center – Pacifica   26%
The Sams Clinic – Mill Valley   20%
Scout’s House – Menlo Park   18%


26. Best Dog Groomer
Bow Wow Meow – San Francisco   37%
All About the DOGue – Emeryville   28%
Bernie’s Grooming – San Francisco   19%
Kate’s Cat & Dog Salon – San Francisco   17%


27. Best Dog Wash (self-serve)
Pet Food Express, various locations – SF Bay Area   43%
Paws & Claws – Oakland   21%
K-9 Scrub Club – San Francisco   18%
Pawtrero – San Francisco   17%


28. Best Dog Walker
Molly Kenefik, Doggy Lama – Oakland   36%
Courtney Gunter-Durbin, The Whole Pet – San Francisco   29%
Glenn McTaggart, The Love of Dogs –  CITY   21%
Walt Bell, Black Nose Trading Co. – San Francisco   14%


29. Best Dog Sitter
Courtney Gunter-Durbin, The Whole Pet – San Francisco   37%
Erin Graves, All About the DOGue – East Bay   26%
Maureen Goldlist, All Fur Love Pet Care – East Bay   21%
Bill Brobst, Go Lucky Paws – South Bay 16%


30. Best Doggie Daycare
Muttley Crew – San Francisco   30%
Wag Hotels – San Francisco   28%
MetroDog – Richmond   20%
Pride and Pedigree – Oakland   23%


31. Best Overnight Boarder
Wag Hotel – San Francisco  36%
Metro Dog – Richmond   24%
The Whole Pet – San Francisco   21%
High Tail Hotel – San Francisco   20%


32. Best Training Class
SIRIUS® Puppy and Dog Training – SF Bay Area   29%
Marin Humane Society – Marin   27%
Bravo!Pup – East Bay   23%
ARF U at Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation – Walnut Creek   21%


33. Best Private Trainer
Sandra Mannion – SF Bay Area   31%
Courtney Gunter Durbin – The Whole Pet   27%
Kelley Filson – DogEvolve   22%
Gail Chadbourne – Bark Busters   20%


34. Best Dog Photographer
Lori Cheung – thepetphotographer.com   38%
Mark Rogers – markrogersphotography.com   25%
Jesse Freidin – jessefreidin.com   19%
Chickpea Photography – chickpeaphotographystudio.com   18%


35. Best Pet Artist
Kathleen Hill – kathleenhill.com   31%
Stephanie Lam – studiopet.com   30%
Delaine Hackney – delainemosaic   20%
Andrew Carson – carsonthird.com   19%


36. Best Dog-Friendly Lodgings
Cypress Inn – Carmel   38%
Russian River Getaways – Sonoma County   24%
Inn at Schoolhouse Creek – Mendocino   19%
Sheep Dung Estates – Boonville   18%


37. Best Day Trip with Dog
Half Moon Bay   34%
Carmel   29%
Point Reyes   28%
Monterey   10%


38. Best Dog-Friendly Campground
Mount Madonna County Park – Santa Clara   37%
Samuel P Taylor State Park – Lagunitas   33%
Anthony Chabot Campground – Castro Valley   26%
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park – Big Sur   4%


39. Best Rescue Group
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue   43%
BADRAP Pitbull Rescue   24%
Furry Friends Rescue   17%
Rocket Dog Rescue   15%


40. Best Humane Organization
San Francisco Animal Care & Control   30%
Berkeley East Bay Humane Society   25%
East Bay SPCA   23%
Humane Society Silicon Valley   21%


41. Best Canine Cause
Give A Dog A Bone – Support for long-term shelter dogs   41%
Muttville – Senior Dog Rescue   25%
BADRAP – Pit Bull Rescue   23%
VetSOS – Veterinary care for the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans   12%


42. Best Fundraising Event
Moolah for Mutts – Muttville   33%
Pet Pride Day – SF ACC   29%
Growl, Meow & Wine – EBSPCA   24%
Petchitecture – PAWS   14%


43. Best Dog Blog
Dog Star Daily – dogstardaily.com/blogs   31%
Spoiled Bitch – spoiledbitch.com   27%
Grouchy Puppy – grouchypuppy.com   22%
The Daily Puglet – dailypuglet.com   21%


44. Best Dog Social Networking Site
Dogster – dogster.com   41%
DogTime – dogtime.com   29%
East Bay SPCA’s Facebook Page – facebook.com/EBSPCA   17%
Dog Star Daily – dogstardaily.com   13%


45. Best Online Dog Boutique
Nutt Butt Bakery – nuttbuttbakery.com   30%
K9 Scrub Club – k9scrubclub.com   27%
Mijo and Bambi – mijoandbambi.com   23%
P.L.A.Y. – petplay.com   20%


46. Best Online Vet Advice
Pet MD – petmd.com   43%
“Ask Dr Dog” column – baywoof.com   37%
Dogged Health – doggedhealth.com   13%
Dr. Karen Becker – healthypets.mercola.com   7%


47. Best Online Adoption site
Pet Finder – petfinder.com   47%
Muttville – muttville.org   29%
BADRAP – badrap.org   14%
Northern California Pet Adoptions – norcalpetadoptions.com   11%


48. Best Overall Website for Dog Lovers
Dogtime – dogtime.com   41%
Dogster – dogster.com   26%
Dog Star Daily – dogstardaily.com   18%
Bay Area Canine Network – dogs.bayequest.info   16%

mariem3 | 02.29.12

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