According to Elizabeth Brady Eash, the community is off to a strong start. Nominations began May 1, and the first round of voting will run through 5 p.m. June 13 to narrow the field to 15 finalists.
The contest sponsor, PetSafe, will award a $100,000 grand prize and two $25,000 prizes Aug. 3 to the top vote-getters.
To support Mountain House, folks can create a log-in and password and vote once each day through www.petsafe.net and once via Facebook.
Eash said supporters can use the following URL shortcuts to reach the Mountain House pages for the contest directly:
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