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Thurs. July 25 - Tues. August 6

because a week just wasn't enough.

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And the Winners are
Thanks to everyone who participated in our 1st annual BARK WEEK Barky & Sharky Photo Contest, the entries were precious! We’ve learned from our first contest, and next year not only will we ask shark experts to weigh in, we’ll add a People’s Choice category with the most likes and comments! We truly appreciated everyone trying to promote and share the FIN! It turns out most of the judges used physical and SHARK-sonality traits in their picks for the honorable mention awards, and luckily we have so many JAWS-some prizes from our Big FIN Sponsors, Camp Bow Wow, Polkadog Bakery,, and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, EVERY entry will win a prize pack.
Thanks again for your support of our non-profits helping Kids & K-9’s!
Gregarious and social sharks: Rosalie and Hugh
Fearless predator: Cooper
Fearsome teeth: Preston
Super swimmer: Lazarus
Sneaky and cunning: Eloise
Huge appetite: Kandy
Solitary hunter: Bailey
Big caudal fin: Scarlet and Chewy
Powerful tail: Kaiser
Super sensory: Coco
Twin-sharks: Buddy and Nelly
Cute, teeny-tiny pygmy shark: Saydie
Lifeguards on duty: Rupert and Darcy (The Beach is Closed for the summer!)

Great prizes for everyone, please e-mail us to arrange pick-up. Most prizes can be picked up next week at the Camp Bow Wow Covington or Mid-city location, we’re expecting Aquarium passes any day. Congrats to all the winners!

Winning photos will be added to this gallery soon!

Is your pooch a Baby Bark or more of a Land Shark?
Sponsored by Polkadog Bakery ,, and Camp Bow Wow Covington & Mid-city
Upload photos to our social media and
we'll add them to the gallery!
Do you have a puppy or small dog that thinks they're the BIG FISH in the pond?  Or is your pup more of a BIG BARKER or LAND SHARK? Either way, our Photo Contest  should be right up their alley!

All you have to do is POST A PHOTO of your pooch LOOKING SHARKY on one of our social media accounts or e-mail us, and kick back and enjoy the water!

We'll be picking lots of winners. Contest starts July 14th and runs through August 6th. Lots of JAW-some Prizes, scroll below to bottom for rules and more info.   And stay tuned! more prize photos coming soon.

For times when you want to take a DIP, not a PLUNGE! made the first heavy-duty swimming pool designed specifically with dogs in mind! Made with UV inhibited high molecular weight polyethylene, the same material to make truck bed liners, the Bone Pool is virtually chew-proof and built to last! The light color makes them cooler, and they come complete with brass cap and drain for easy draining! Holds 85 gallons to the top!Dimensions:11"x44"x66"

Made in the USA, the bone-shaped dog pools have made their way into daycares, pet resorts, and backyards all over the world.   

*This prize can only be delivered within a 100 mile radius of the New Orleans area- Cov/Slidell, Baton Rouge, Miss Gulf coast, Hattiesburg or Tylertown areas. We are NOT able to ship this prize. Shipping costs start at $200. Grand Prize Photo Contest winners outside of the delivery area may arrange for pick-up at their cost or transfer their prize to an individual in the delivery area.
PHOTO CONTEST (2) Runner-ups
Sponsored by

Who wouldn't mind being shipwrecked on this CHEWY LIFE RAFT?  Loaded with lots of aquatic-themed toys sized for BIGGER pooches + a Polkadog Bakery Gone Fishin' three-pack of cod and haddock skins!

Sponsored by CAMP BOW WOW Covington & Mid-city

Bring your Octopus bed to CAMP BOW WOW for a great night's slumber! Loaded with lots of aquatic-themed toys sized for SMALLER pooches + a Polkadog Bakery Gone Fishin' three-pack of cod and haddock skins!

PHOTO CONTEST (8) Honorable Mentions

Sponsored by Polkadog Bakery

Eight LUCKY WINNERS will receive this  FIN-tastic super-sized tote bag from Polkadog Bakery with "fresh off the wharf" treats and swag to please! Although based in Boston, their treats are loved by dogs around the world and it's because they use only the finest, freshest ingredients from local farmers and fishermen and women!

They're not the biggest goldfish in the bowl, and they don't want to be. They want to focus instead on quality and freshness, creating and delivering the finest products for you and your pet. Each and every single treat that comes out of their Boston kitchen is made from scratch in small batches and packed by hand.

In addition, winners will receive a ticket to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas!


  1. The CONTEST starts July 14th, 2019 Noon CST and ends on August 6, 2019, noon CST
  2. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to win
  3. What’s needed to enter: Send us a photo of your dog/s looking SHARKY
  4. You may enter as many photos as you like
  5. Each entry MUST include a valid e-mail address for prize notification
  6. Must be 18 years of age to enter, and a resident of the continental United States where not prohibited by law
  7. How to ENTER the CONTEST: upload your dog/s SHARKY photo on any of our social media channels OR E-MAIL US.  *This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
  8. Entries are approved at Mardi Paws’ discretion; photos that do not meet the entry rules will be disqualified (photo content must be appropriate and suitable for publication. See Official Rules for complete requirements.)
  9. Judging begins Aug. 7, winners announced on or around Aug.10, 2019
  10. We encourage social media followers to like as many pictures as they wish
  11. Only one photo per photographer may receive a prize
  12. Photos must be yours. Do not use other people’s photos or plagiarize.
  13. Photos must be high-resolution
  14. By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use photo along with his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
  15. Photo Contest Prizes Winners will be notified by email, announced on social media and will receive the following prizes:
  • (1) Grand Prize: One Dog, One Bone Dog Pool (Max. $400 value)
  • (2) Runner-ups: (1) Baby Bark (small dog or puppy) Octopus bed loaded with aquatic-themed toys sized for SMALLER pooches + a
    Polkadog Bakery Gone Fishin' three-pack of cod and haddock skins! (1)
    LAND SHARK (large dog) dog bed loaded with aquatic-themed toys sized for BIGGER pooches + a Polkadog Bakery Gone Fishin' three-pack of cod and haddock skins!
  • (8) Honorable mentions: Super-sized tote bag from Polkadog Bakery with treats and swag

By participating in this promotion you agree to the Official Rules.