It’s election season: ‘Vote’ for Gretel

By on March 8, 2017

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue earned a spot in the fourth annual Tournament of Tails, an online contest hosted by Petplan pet insurance.

DVGRR is one of 32 national competitors vying for a share of over $10,000. Online voting advances competitors through the bracket-inspired tournament.

Representing DVGRR in the tournament is 10-year-old Labrador retriever Gretel. The MVP (Most Valuable Pet’s) first matchup is March 14, and Gretel will be competing against a nominee from Canine Cellmates of Georgia. With enough online votes, Gretel can advance to the next round and ultimately to the championship matchup on Monday, April 3.

DVGRR will receive $100 for participating in the tournament. Subsequent round victory awards are: $200 (Spirited 16), $300 (Eager 8), $500 (Final Fur), and $5,000 to the champion.

“We’re very happy to be selected to participate, and DVGRR enjoys a beneficial partnership with Petplan,” said Inza Adams, DVGRR development and donor engagement manager. “Of course, we hope to get enough votes to continue to advance and ultimately win. Gretel is a really great dog.”

“Tournament of Tails is a fun way to raise awareness for shelter pets while playing off of the country’s fascination with the college basketball tournament,” says Natasha Ashton, co-founder and co-CEO of Petplan. “We’re proud to support the compassionate and important work that organizations like DVGRR do on behalf of pets everywhere.”

Voting for DVGRR’s Gretel will occur on March 14 at Site visitors can learn more about Gretel at the site as well. (Note: This year’s tournament bracket will be live on that site on March 12.)

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