YapStar Pet Contest
Win a Pet Portrait and a Pet Friendly Holiday
YapStar Pet Contest Winners [Sept 20, 2009 - january 31, 2010]
It was a great contest and kudos to our winners who worked hard spreading the word and interacting on the site to earn social activity points.
1st Place - Red Magic - 17012 Votes
Red Magic, a Brunswick, GA local hero wins the YapStar Contest with 17012 Votes received from social acitivity and from public voting by pet lovers in almost every state in the USA and from England, Germany, Australia, Canada, Norway, Portugal, and Mexico. With Magic's sweet face and beautiful red coat it's no wonder why he had fans cheering him on to be crowned "The YapStar".
Red Magic's owner, Diana Dunigan, wheelchair bound as a result of an injury in the line of duty while working in Homeland Security, has this to say about Magic and how he won the contest.
"I am just amazed that in less than a year, Magic went from a starved and homeless rescue dog to the "YAPSTAR"!
Everyone from my family and friends to my doctors, surgeons, and nurses, to local and state law enforcement, to government agents helped Magic get the votes he needed to win. He was listed on Facebook, and Twitter. Even delivery people, USPS, and UPS drivers would cast a vote for him once they met him and saw how friendly and lovable he was! I sent out "Magic's Daily Vote Reminder" every day to a huge email list. Then, just about everyone on the list forwarded it to everyone on their list and so on.
Magic is such an integral part of my life. He gives me a purpose each day to heal from my surgeries and learn to walk again. I am overwhelmed by the prizes Yapstar has provided that allow me to play and exercise him from my wheel chair and will allow me to go to NYC and see family I've not seen for over 14 years.
Thank you YapStar for such a great site and contest." It was truly a viral marketing effort that took on a life of its own.
Congratulations Red Magic and we can't wait to see the pet portrait of Red Magic by Suzanne Berry. Have fun in New York City! Click to see what Red Magic won.
2nd Place - Cody - 15176 Votes
Cody, a beautiful 5 year old lab, who was adopted from a rescue center when he was 1 1/2 years old. He weighed only 59 pounds when rescured but now weighs 94 pounds. Cody loves leftovers, especially steak and bacon, his favorite toy: Bub the cow and loves his little nook in the living room Cody who is playful, devoted, friendly, loving and intelligent won 2nd place and will have his beautiful face painted by Heather LaHaise. That's going to be one beautiful painting. Click to see what Cody won.
3rd Place - LilOne - 9330 Votes
Lilone, an 11 year old Siamese from Knoxville, TN has the most beautiful blue eyes. His sister's name was Kikka who was in the contest but passed in October. She will be very missed by LilOne, LilOne, a fat, sassy cat loves anything with salmon in it, and loves his mom's bed and his squeaky mouse. LilOne, who is devoted, intelligent, a bit stubborn, and independent won 3rd place. Click to see what LilOne won.
4th Place - Molly - 7629 Votes
Molly, a beautiful sweet Himalayan Persian kitten from Woonsocket, RI stole the hearts of YapStar Fans. Playful, friendly, loving, Molly has expensive tastes in food, loves her mom, and her favorite toy is a crumpled up piece of paper. She really doesn't like it when her sister, Sophie hits her in the face for no reason. Molly won 4th place.
Click to see what Molly won.
5th Place - Taz - 5541 Votes
Taz. a 5 year old Shih Tzu from San Antonio, TX was initially a fat shy boy that changed quickly into a love bug. Taz loves his stuffed squeaky moose, going on long walks and loves it when his mom brushes him. Taz doesn't like fruit or going out in the rain at all. Taz who is playful, devoted, friendly, loving, and curious won 5th place. Click to see what Taz won.
YapStar Pet Contest Monthly Winners
October 2009 Monthly Winner - ItseyBitsey - 984 Votes
ItseyBitsey, a sweet Mixymese kitty was born inside a stack of old tires at a funky little auto body repair place in Cozumel, MX where her owners rescued her. Today she loves being petted, talked to and kneading stomachs. Click to see what ItseyBitsey won.
November 2009 Monthly Winner - Red Magic - 2352 Votes
Red Magic, an Irish Setter loves his teddy bear and loves being with his mom the most. He was rescued by his owner where he instantly fell in love. Red Magic is 2 years old and is playful, devoted, friendly, loving, curious, intelligent, gentle, stubborn, cautious, and active. Click to see what Red Magic won.
December 2009 Monthly Winner - Pristine - 4983 Votes
Pristine, [nickname: Ananka] was abandoned on a farm and rescued by her owner. She loves her owner's hair, her comfy bed and loves it when she gets a rub down. She's playful, friendly, loving, curious, intelligent, gentle and there is no food she doesn't like. Click to see what Pristine won.
Note from YapStar: Red Magic got the most votes in December with 5667 votes. The contest rules only allow 1 win in the monthly contests, so December went to the 2nd place winner, Pristine. But what is very cool is Red Magic's owner did not know this and wrote us asking that Pristine get the prizes.
Aren't Pet Lovers Great?
January 2010 Monthly Winner - Cody
Cody, a beautiful 5 year old lab, who was adopted from a rescue center when he was 1 1/2 years old. He weighed only 59 pounds when rescured but now weighs 94 pounds. Cody loves leftovers, especially steak and bacon, his favorite toy: Bub the cow and loves his little nook in the living room Cody is playful, devoted, friendly, loving and intelligent. Click to see what Cody won.