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2019 Cover Model Contest Winner!

This has been a bittersweet year for the Lowcountry Dog Magazine crew. During Pet Fest, we had over 200 people enter their dogs in the Lowcountry Dog Cover Model Contest.  The dogs were all winners and it was a pleasure meeting all of their families. It was up to me and a few other staffers to narrow the field down to 25 finalists and I’ll tell you what, rarely have I had such a tough time making a decision!  It was fun to look through all the photos and to see so many animals who are truly loved. Over 6500 people voted in our Cover Contest and the winner was a beautiful and sweet white boxer named Gibbie.  We announced Gibbie as the LCDM Cover Dog at the May the Dogs Be With You Festival at Deepwater Vineyards and Gibbie and her family were SO excited.  She got her very own photo shoot with professional photographer Olivia Chewning from Stono Tides Photography. Gibbie was living her best life!!  Sadly, a few weeks later we got the devastating news that Gibbie had passed away due to complications from a splenectomy.  This news was even more shocking, considering Gibbie's prognosis was very good.     Written by Julie Murray, Head-writer Photography by Stono Tides Photography

Photos by J Michael Walker

Profile for Lowcountry Dog Magazine

Lowcountry Dog Magazine- August/September 2019