We're celebrating our animal friends who are differently abled, and differently beautiful. Those who stand out from the crowd - because that just makes them OUTSTANDING! Whether it's a cat with hydrocephalus, a blind donkey, a rabbit walking with wheels, or a dog with a cleft lip - we want to put the Special into 'Special Needs' and celebrate animals who are wonderful just the way they are! It’s all about acceptance, having fun, celebrating our uniqueness - and SAVING LIVES!

Your entries and donate-to votes will help Road Dogs & Rescue rescue more 'special' dogs, and keep powering towards our goal of a sanctuary and healing centre.

Just Because I’m Awesome

Just Because I’m Awesome

This is all about talents, eccentricities and awe! Does your pet dance, sing, snore loudly, eat so messily they need to wear a bib, or just exude general awesomeness while doing nothing in particular? If so, the world needs to share in your good fortune!

This contest is open to animals that are differently abled, or differently beautiful.
 The focus is those affected by congenital issues, accidents or age so that we can celebrate animals who are usually more marginalized.
Click SUBMIT ENTRY to upload your video!


Contest Ended


Ralphie was brought in for euthanasia at the age of 1 because of his cork screwed tail (now amputated) and because he was “aggressive”- which we came to find out is a big lie. He is very vocal when he ... read more

0 Votes

Piggins ready to give love! He loves and inspires

102 Votes

Raphe was born with a genetic spinal problem that causes him to be urinary and fecal incontinent. The breeder asked my vet to euthanize him, but he did surrender Raphe, so my vet called me and the rest is history. ... read more

24 Votes

Deuce the Diapey Dog is a mobile Spina Bifida bulldog from Opie’s Special Needs. He dazzles his fans daily with amazing fashion sense.

8 Votes

Hercules is a 4 year old Frenchie paralyzed from IVDD. He doesn’t know he is different from other dogs and is always a big goof ball…

2 Votes

Hi! I’m Bukol! Born forever winking at the world as well as partially deaf with an underdeveloped brain on the left side. This affects my motor function so Everyday I’m Circling! Only to the right though because it’s the one ... read more

6 Votes

Felix is a rescue out of Greece. He got into something toxic and lost most of his mouth, nos, and a part of his tongue. He likes to fuss at his siblings and is quite simply the king of the ... read more

4 Votes

BigRig was born with a double cleft lip and cleft palate. He is triple threat awesome!

13 Votes


  • Select the category for your video.
  • Click "Submit Video" and create an account, or log in, to upload your video.
  • Please ensure your video is 60 seconds or less.
  • Video entries must be the original, copyright-owned work of the entrant.
  • All rights to videos will be subject to our terms and conditions.
  • Ensure your email is correct so that you can claim your prize.
  • Entry period is October 1st, 2019 - November 15th, 2019.


  • Winners will be chosen by popular donate-to-vote. $1 per vote. There will be five category winners and one Grand Winner - for the video that receives the highest number of votes overall.
  • Have fun. Be creative! Inspire people to vote!
  • Email your link to your friends and family and ask them to vote for your pup.
  • Share your voting link on your social media and ask followers to vote. If you are on Instagram - just copy and paste the video link into your bio.
  • Let people know that their votes help save lives. Just $1 to help save lives!
  • You have 6 weeks to vote so let's get this party started!
  • Voting ends with the contest on November 15 at 9PM PST.

*Volunteers, staff & foster parents of Road Dogs and Rescue are welcome to participate in the contest, but are not elligible to win any prizes.