Rescued Greyhound Wins Petrodex Superstar Smiles Photo Contest
Rescued greyhound Comet shows off the beaming smile that won the Petrodex Superstar Smiles Photo Contest.
Comet — a rescued greyhound with a triumphant life story — has a lot to be happy about these days, and loves to show off his warm smile. And now he has the award to prove how special that smile is!
At the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Fla., this weekend, radio personality and pet enthusiast Steve Dale crowned Comet the winner of the Superstar Smiles Photo Contest, sponsored by Petrodex, a dental brand from Sergeant's Pet Care Products.
Five-year-old Comet was a racing dog until he broke his leg in a high-stakes race. Despite numerous surgeries and therapies, the greyhound could not recover enough, and his career was over.
Fortunately, Barbara Masi stepped in, rescuing Comet and giving him a forever home with her family of pets, including seven assorted rescue dogs at the time that Comet joined the household.
Masi, president of the Greyhound Pets of America - Southeast Coast of Florida Chapter, immediately recognized Comet's unique potential and launched his second career as an "Ambassadog."
Today, Comet visits school-age children, teaching them about kindness to animals, in connection with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department. Masi and Comet even have their own Sheriff's Department uniforms for public appearances.
"Comet is such a good sport," Masi said. "Everyone just loves him."
Masi is also proud of Comet's honor as the winner of the Superstar Smiles Photo Contest, saying, "I am thrilled he won! It couldn't have happened to a more deserving dog."
Comet was selected from almost 2,000 photo entries nationwide by Steve Dale, who served as the contest's celebrity judge.
As the winner of the contest, Comet will be featured in a full-page advertisement for Petrodex pet dental products in a national magazine and will be the "star" of a professional photo shoot.
To find out more about the Petrodex line of pet dental products, visit www.sentrypetcare.com.
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