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 Beautiful

Just Because I’m Beautiful

Beauty can be the cutest cleft lip smile, eyes that look in different directions – or even no eyes at all. Beautiful is about spirit, uniqueness and wonder.

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


Rosie was rescued by my sister from being put down at less than 2 weeks old because of her cleft palate. As a puppy she was very congested and when we thought everything was going great, she ended up getting ... read more

0 Votes

Chupey is a rescued dog born in South Georgia under a shed. He has an extra piece of chromosome that gives him a very unique look! Believe it or not, his DNA shows him to be mostly Pittbull and Rottweiler ... read more

12 Votes

We adopted Zoey in December 2018. Her former family had surrendered her because her cost of care was too high. We don’t know too much about her past, but it can be assumed based on her general health and appearance ... read more

2 Votes

Walter was a Maltese puppy born 12/8/18 with a cleft palate. I brought him home from my place of work in which he was born at, and tube fed him around the clock for weeks.

Walter had many congenital defects. ... read more

0 Votes

Juniper was used as a breeding dog. She came down with necrotic mastitis and required a radical mastectomy. She nearly lost her life, but she is the toughest dog in the world! She is left with just two nipples and ... read more

78 Votes

Vera is a sassy, tiny French Bulldog with a cleft lip and cleft palate! She is the craziest girl.

0 Votes

Cruelty survivor who is showing everyone that her past is way behind her.

22 Votes

Meet Eliza! She is a foster puppy from Tennessee. When she first came to my house on June 24, 2019, she had severely dislocated ankles. After a couple of weeks of splinting every day, her legs became straighter! Then came ... read more

37 Votes

A gang of special needs pups (from spina bifida to cauda equina syndrome, from deafness to Addison’s disease and more) working their Halloween costumes for some treats!

0 Votes

Groot is a rescue bulldog from California. He was found with gasoline and oil all over him. His hair will never grow back after being chemically burnt. Doesn’t stop him from strutting his stuff and being the center of attention ... read more

0 Votes

I rescued Tonks five years ago as a one eyed dog. She had been neglected and had her eye removed at the humane society. I saw her photo with the one eye still in her surgical cone and I knew ... read more

1 Votes

Blind puppy mill survivor Frenchie, Piggy playing with her kitty

1 Votes
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  • 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.