Chuck & Don's 2017 Happiest Pet is...



Lucy is owned by Amanda Brady who shops at our Cottage Grove, Minn. store location. Lucy, a dachshund mix, was adopted as a puppy when Amanda and her husband Aaron spotted her at an event. Though they weren’t looking for a dog, after spending time with sweet Lucy they couldn’t help themselves. Lucy has been diagnosed with IVDD (intervertebral disc disease) twice in her four years and has undergone two major back surgeries. Each time, Lucy persevered through the surgeries and rehab, gaining her ability to once again walk.

The winning picture captures a very happy Lucy on her first boat ride. She also loves walks, balls, shredding toys, laying in the sun, and of course, being with her humans.

“Winning the happiest pet honestly brings tears to my eyes because she’s been through so much in the past four years, and despite it all, she IS the happiest pet,” says Amanda.

Congrats Lucy on being named Chuck & Don’s 2017 Happiest Pet!


Additional category winners are below and will be highlighted on our social media in the next few weeks.

Dog Category Winner – Dezzy (Elk River, Minn. store location)

Cat Category Winner – Winnie the Pooh Pooh (Aurora, Colo. store location)

Multi-Pet Category Winner – Peanut and Bo (Blaine, Minn. store location)

Small Animal Category Winner – Dragon (Elk River, Minn. store location)

We received more than 1,700 entries for this year’s Grin to Win contest and though it was a tough choice, we had a lot of fun viewing so much cuteness. Remember, your pet’s photo may still pop up in our marketing materials!

Thank you for entering and we’ll see you again next year!

To view all of this year’s Grin to Win entries, visit: