Thursday, April 24, 2014

Got a rescue dog? Could be a cover dog!

Raffaldini Vineyards in the Yadkin Valley seeks a new cover dog -- well, label dog -- to appear on its Pino Vino VI, the newest vintage of Raffaldini wine benefitting area animal shelters and organizations. Email your photo and story by April 30 to for consideration, and include your name, contact info, the dog's name and story in 50 or fewer words; the winner will be announced May 9 and the wine will be released June 7.

The 2014 winner will take over from Trotter, a German Shepherd mix from Troutman, who graced the label of the fifth release of the wine, last year.

"Our goal is to raise awareness for the caring and compassion that all animals deserve,” vineyard owner Jay Raffaldini said in a press release (that's Jay, above, with the IV winner, Jake, and his owner). More on the vineyard is here.


Anonymous said...

Good for them for using a rescue dog! Anything that raises public awareness of the plight of abandoned, abused, or neglected dogs is a step in the right direction.

And don't forget their feline counterparts! All rescue animals deserve your help.