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Entries Open For Pets Add Life Kids Poetry Contest

by Katherine

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Do you know a creative kid who enjoys writing? Pets Add Life, a non-profit organization supported by the American Pet Products Association, has announced their 6th annual poetry contest for children. This is a contest for all children in grades 3rd – 8th across the nation. Entries are being accepted through January 31, 2014, for unique poems about the joys and benefits of owning pets of all types. Whether it’s love for a cat, dog, gerbil, bunny, iguana, turtle or fish, or any other type of pet, this contest encourages kids to get creative and share their love for their pet in a personal poem.



One student from each grade level nationwide will win a $250 gift certificate for pet products, and a “by-line” in a nationally circulated publication or online outlet. That’s six (6) winners total! Additionally, each winning student will also receive a $1,000 scholarship for their classroom to spend on pet-related education, or to support a classroom pet.

For the full details and rules on the contest click here, and to enter the contest click here. And for some inspiration here is the winning poem from last year’s Fourth Grade Winner, Fuka of Watervliet, NY:


Fuka of Watervliet, NY
Fuka of Watervliet, NY

From the moment we got you
I totally fell in love
With a smile that melts my heart
You are cuter than a polar bear cub

You have puppy-dog eyes
You have soft little ears
And giant memories
I’ll remember for years

Memories filled with tears
Happiness and more
Those memories I remember
Have never tore

From bad times to good times
You are always on my side
You never give up
You always have your pride

I love dogs
But you are my first ever
I only have one wish
To keep you forever

Check out more about Pets Add Life by visiting their Facebook page, and mark your calendars for November 19, 2013. It’s National Get a Pal for Your Pet Day!

This post is sponsored by the Pal.
About the Author: Chloe DiVita is the COE, Chief of Everything, of BlogPaws, a Pet360 Media division. She is a blogging expert featured on the February 8th episode of Who Let The Dogs Out and writes for the BlogPaws Be The Change For Pets blog. When she’s not engaging on line, she is serving her two dogs, Twiggy the Greyhound and Onyx the Pit Bull Shih Tzu mix – figure that one out!