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

We asked Patch users in Berlin, Meriden, Southington, Middletown, Rocky Hill, East Hampton, Portland, East Haddam, Haddam, Killingworth, Durham and Middlefield to share their dog photos, and then vote for their favorite. Meet 8 great dogs!

Editor's note, 3:46 p.m., Friday June 15, 2012: We had an error in counting the Berlin votes, and the pug Luke did not win the Berlin Top Dog contest. Luke received 44 votes, and the Siberian husky named Diesel received 45 votes, and those numbers were transposed in our tallying. Luke's photo has been replaced in the gallery with Diesel's and we apologize for the error.

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 to in Berlin.

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.

The winners of the local contests are:

Berlin: Diesel, submitted by Nicole Mazzatto

Meriden: Snugs, submitted by Kristi Smith

Southington: Lucy Lu, submitted by Kim Lank

Middletown: Milly, submitted by Jaimie Stone

Rocky Hill: Rocky, submitted by Erik Gutsfeld

East Hampton-Portland: Wolf, submitted by Lisa Repoli

East Haddam-Haddam: Potter, submitted by Carla Strecker

Killingworth, Durham, Middlefield: Benca, submitted by Sharon Graichen

You can read the complete contest rules here.

Diane Livieri June 22, 2012 at 02:04 PM
I still say Lucy Lu #4 Although - all dogs are winners and all dog owners are also winners too because of the unconditional love given and received.
NMazzatto June 22, 2012 at 03:49 PM
I vote Diesel as my Top Dog but I agree that all these dog are wonderful and loved by so many! Big thanks to everyone who voted for Diesel! He's one special dog :)
Jimmy June 22, 2012 at 04:17 PM
One last time for my Lucy Lu #4
JJ June 22, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Lucy Lu #4 all the way!!!
Julie O June 22, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Go Diesel!!


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