Editor's note, 3:46 p.m., Friday June 15, 2012: We had an error in counting the Berlin votes, and the pug Luke did not win the Berlin Top Dog contest. Luke received 44 votes, and the Siberian husky named Diesel received 45 votes, and those numbers were transposed in our tallying. Luke's photo has been replaced in the gallery with Diesel's and we apologize for the error.
Welcome to Round 2 of Patch's Top Dog Contest!
Between today and June 22, users will cast their vote in the comments section of this article for their favorite of the posted dogs. The winner of this round will receive a $100 gift card to in Berlin.
On June 23, the 4 regional winners will be unveiled, and they will face off to become Connecticut Patch’s Top Dog from June 23-30. The winner will be announced July 1. The winner of that competition will receive a painted portrait of their pet from noted Connecticut artist (and former Patch local editor) Carrie Jacobson.
To vote: Look for the number in the top right corner of the photo and refer to that in the comments.
The winners of the local contests are:
Berlin: Diesel, submitted by Nicole Mazzatto
Meriden: Snugs, submitted by Kristi Smith
Southington: Lucy Lu, submitted by Kim Lank
Middletown: Milly, submitted by Jaimie Stone
Rocky Hill: Rocky, submitted by Erik Gutsfeld
East Hampton-Portland: Wolf, submitted by Lisa Repoli
East Haddam-Haddam: Potter, submitted by Carla Strecker
Killingworth, Durham, Middlefield: Benca, submitted by Sharon Graichen