VOTE: The Region's Top Dogs Are ...

We asked Patch users in Enfield, Tolland, Vernon, Mansfield, Storrs, Manchester, Ellington, Somers, Windsor Locks, and East Windsor to share their dog photos, and then vote for their favorite. Meet 7 great dogs!

Welcome to Round 2 of Patch's Top Dog Contest!

Between today and June 22, users will cast their vote in the comments section of this article for their favorite of the posted dogs. The winner of this round will receive a $100 gift card.

On June 23, the 4 regional winners will be unveiled, and they will face off to become Connecticut Patch’s Top Dog from June 23-30. The winner will be announced July 1. The winner of that competition will receive a painted portrait of their pet from noted Connecticut artist (and former Patch local editor) Carrie Jacobson.

To vote: Look for the number in the top right corner of the photo and refer to that in the comments.

You can read the full rules here.

The winners of the local contests are:

Mansfield-Storrs: Angel, submitted by

Tolland: Beauty, submitted by

Manchester: Gizmo, submitted by

Vernon: Milo, submitted by John S

Ellington-Somers: Lucky, submitted by

Enfield: Neiko, submitted by Tom

Windsor Locks-East Windsor: Cabrita, submitted by

Stephanie Michelle Morris June 21, 2012 at 12:31 AM
I vote for Gizmo #4!!! He is a therapy dog and his mommy takes him everywhere with him, he meets lots and lots of people who fall in love with this great little guy. He goes everywhere... to parks, stores, the nursing home, john deere store, etc and has a whole class of students and several friends rooting for him. His mommy loves him very much and promotes him to the public. That is why he's getting lots of votes. No one is fake here. We are all real people and we are showing our support for Gizmo! Please stop accusing people of things you don't know is true because you are wrong! Gizzy and his mommy are wonderful and honest! :)
Wworster June 21, 2012 at 12:59 AM
My vote is with Gizmo!! #4 all the way!!! He is a Very cool dog!
elaine davis June 21, 2012 at 01:58 AM
cabrita #3 is the best!!
Danielle L June 21, 2012 at 03:14 AM
My vote is for Cabrita #3
medusa June 21, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Gizmo rocks my vote is for number 4 go gizmo!!!!!!!!!!! im real not fake hollaaaaa!!!
David Moran (Editor) June 21, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, this is supposed to be a fun and friendly contest. Please remember that. Just because a dog is getting a lot of votes does not mean it is "rigged" or "fixed" or that anyone is "cheating." It means that that dog is very popular with people in the community and has that his/her owner has done a great job garnering support and attention for this contest and their entry.
eva June 21, 2012 at 03:59 AM
my vote is Gizmo#4
kristy thibodeau June 21, 2012 at 04:00 AM
#4 Gizmo
Chris Marquardt June 21, 2012 at 04:24 AM
I sponsored the contest that Gizmo won, and want to say how pleased I am that he is donating his $500 prize money to dog rescue(s)! This is just another example of why this little dog is so popular. He is pure LOVE and positive energy!! If all people could be more like Gizmo, there would be only love and generosity in this world.
Gary Hondel June 21, 2012 at 07:18 AM
Vote for #3!
Renata Melnitschenko June 21, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Gizmo - #4 has won my heart!
Connie June 21, 2012 at 01:34 PM
I vote for Gizmo #4.
Zylund June 21, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Gizmo #4 gets my vote.
Tony Trotta June 21, 2012 at 01:36 PM
I vote for Gizmo #4, Love this dog.
Connor June 21, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Gizmo #4 is so stinkin cute I cant resist voting for him.
Dustin June 21, 2012 at 02:16 PM
i vote for Gizmo #4 because he's the wickedest cutest ever.
Meghan June 21, 2012 at 02:18 PM
My vote is for Gizmo #4 he is just the cutest!
Susan Bradshaw June 21, 2012 at 04:01 PM
#4 GIZMO!! Wonder Doglet Extrordinaire!
Ron Sebastian June 21, 2012 at 04:48 PM
My vote is for #4 Gizmo!!! What a personality!! Love that tongue!! GO GIZMO!!
Megan Bard (Editor) June 21, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Hi Folks, The only comments that will be accepted in this thread are those that are simple, honest and nice and identify the dog that you are voting for. All other comments will be deleted. Best, Megan
Nicole June 21, 2012 at 05:21 PM
I vote for Gizmo #4.
jaime June 21, 2012 at 06:43 PM
I vote for gizmo
jaime June 21, 2012 at 06:47 PM
I vote for gizmo #4
Jenifer Adams June 21, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Please count Jaime's vote as one vote. She forgot to put #4 and accidentally posted twice. Thank you.
Lisa Jepson June 21, 2012 at 09:14 PM
I vote for Gizmo #4........
Myra Stovall June 22, 2012 at 03:36 AM
I vote for Gizmo #4.
Steve Stovall June 22, 2012 at 03:38 AM
We love Gizmo! My vote goes to Gizmo #4.
N ormand Charest June 22, 2012 at 06:58 AM
They are all cute and all deserve to win, but my vote goes to Gizmo. I met this little guy a Valley Falls Park when his "Mom" brought him over to check out my motorcycle.She explained that he loved motorcycles,and sure enough,his eyes wandered over every inch of the bike.He is the biggest bundle of cuteness on 4 legs!!
Michelle June 22, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I vote for gizmo
danielle Simoneau June 22, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Gizmo all the way!! Everyone at petsmart loves you dearly!!!!!


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