Top Dog

valeriesphotos3Congratulations to Sadie, the “doodle angel” for being selected as Westport’s Top Dog for 2015 at this year’s Ribbon Ceremony!  Her framed photo will soon join the Dog Hall of Fame in Westport Town Hall.  Roxie, the chocolate lab-pit mix came in second, Tyr the handsome senior shepherd mix received the yellow third place ribbon and, in a tie, Lola the lab mix and Poni the Shetland Sheepdog rounded out the field in fourth place.  WASA would like to thank all those Westport families that nominated their top dogs, our judging panel and Earth Animal of Westport for donating the wonderful swag baskets for the top five finalists.  It was a joyful day for those in attendance and a chance to thank those wonderful, furry, endearing and important-in-these-stressful-times family members we call dogs.









Ribbon Ceremony for the 6th Annual Westport Top Dog Photo & Essay Contest.  The judges have scored the essays, photos and “Top Dog” quality of all the entrants and the top 5 (tie this year for 4th place) have been revealed.  Please join us on Friday, February 13, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Auditorium of Westport (CT) Town Hall (Imperial Avenue) to hear who will be named Westport’s Top Dog for 2015.   Come here the compelling essays that propelled Tyr, Lola, Sadie, Roxie and Poni into the finalist category!  There will be swag baskets (provided by Earth Animal of Westport) and ribbons for the top finalists. The top finalists will share their winning essays, and Westport’s First Selectman Jim Marpe will follow the readings by announcing Westport’s Top Dog for 2015.  His or her framed photo will join the Dog Hall of Fame on the first floor of Westport Town Hall.   The event is open to the public and their event-friendly leashed dogs.  While it is an event to announce Westport’s Top Dog, it is also an event to celebrate the joy that dogs bring into our lives.  There will be giveaways for all dogs in attendance.  Come join the fun!  For additional information, please send an email to or call (203)557-0361.







WESTPORT’S TOP DOG FOR 2015.  The new year is right around the corner and it’s time for the Westport Top Dog Photo & Essay Contest for 2015!  Do you have the world’s best foot warmer?  Does your favorite 4-legged family member bring joy to you each and every day?  Does he or she make you laugh?  Does your canine companion have a tale to tell?  Or did your furry family member overcome a huge obstacle before arriving to your home?  Westport residents are invited to tell this year’s judges why they believe their dog should be Westport’s Top Dog for 2015 by submitting a short essay and photo (jpeg) to WASA’s email (  Contact information – phone numbers and email addresses – need to be included with each entry.  Also, each entry needs to be accompanied by a $10 donation (visit and click on Donate as this is also a fundraiser for those dogs still in need of their forever homes.  The deadline for submission is January 31, 2015.  The judging table, led again by Westport’s First Selectman, will convene the first week of February.  The top 4 finalists will be notified that their dog is still in the running  following judging and the winning dog, Westport’s Top Dog for 2015, will be announced at the Ribbon Ceremony scheduled for the afternoon of February 13 in Wcaliwinstopdogestport’s Town Hall Auditorium (weather permitting!).  Authors of the top essays will be asked to read them at the Ribbon Ceremony so that the assembled group of friends, family and dog fans can share in the stories of these fine canine Westport residents and why they are so loved.  All dogs will receive ribbons and doggie swag with the Top Dog receiving a big blue ribbon and the honor of having his or her framed photo added to the Dog Hall of Fame in Westport’s Town Hall.  For additional information about the WASA-sponsored Westport Top Dog Photo & Essay Contest for 2015, please send an email to or call (203)557-0361.  This is the sixth year for the contest.  Please note that if you have entered your dog in the past and have not “won”, please feel free to enter again!