Rescue Tails Photo Contest


Read the story of the 2015 Rescue Tails contest winner, Penelope.

ALDF knows how important adopters, shelters, rescues, and sanctuaries are to saving the lives of companion animals. Those of us who live with “rescued” animals love to tell the tale of giving a forever home to our furry family members. Most of all, we love to share our pets’ photos! Have you adopted an adorable pup, a cute cat, or a bouncy bunny you want the world to see? Share your rescue “tail” by entering ALDF’s Rescue Tails Photo Contest.

These photos will be voted on by the public, and the winner will be featured on ALDF’s 2015 holiday card! Wouldn’t you like to see your companion animal grace the covers of our holiday card—online and in print—and shared through our social media as the cutest rescued companion of all time?

We look forward to another great contest in Fall of 2016!

Contest Rules

Email photos to All entries must include:

  • A photo of your rescued animal. (Digital photos must be a minimum of 200 DPI and 2000 pixels x 2000 pixels)
  • Your rescued animal’s story in 100 words or less.
  • Your name, email address, and phone number so we can contact you if your photo is selected as a finalist.

You must be 18 years or older to be eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. Employees and independent contractors of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and their immediate family members may not enter.

Failure to provide this information will disqualify your entry. To qualify, you must have taken the rescued animal photo that you submit. You are responsible for ensuring that you have the legal right to submit the photo(s) that you submit. By entering this Contest, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Animal Legal Defense Fund and its directors, officers and employees, from all third party claims for copyright infringement, or any other injury, loss, claim, action or demand arising from your submission of the photo(s) in connection with this Contest.

Your Rights
If your photo is selected to appear on ALDF’s holiday card, you grant Animal Legal Defense Fund a nonexclusive right in perpetuity to publish the image on our holiday card, website and for other future purposes; proper credit to you will be provided for any such use. It is understood that ALDF will make no monetary payment for such use. You also grant ALDF the right to use your name, caption and other identifying information, unless you notify ALDF in writing that you do not wish to have such information published with the photo(s).


Congratulations to the 2015 Rescue Tails photo contest winner!

Bailey is the winner of the 2014 Rescue Tails Photo Contest!

We're looking for the best pictures of rescued animals to feature on our 2013 holiday card, so if you win, your rescued friend could become a star at thousands of firesides this December!

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