ONEN Dog of the Year

2015-2016 ONEN Dog of the Year, Bear

2015-2016: Bear


Bear resides on Wood Avenue, a heavy traffic area for walkers, runners, and riders. She waits patiently in our front yard for visitors each the day. Bear receives holiday cards and presents on our front porch from our neighbors and local traffic (she has more friends in the neighborhood than we do!). The mail carrier lies on the ground to tickle her and throws balls for her. She likely has one year left in her and this award would mean so much to her. 🙂


2015-2016 ONEN Dog of the Year

Bear was presented with dog treats at the Neighborhood Meeting on May 28, 2015 by our Lost/ Found Pets coordinator, Becky Fuller

ONEN made a cash donation to HSPPR on behalf of Bear.



Former ONEN Dogs of the Year

2010-2011: Charles Wentworth was active in community service throughout the Old North End and Pikes Peak region until his unfortunate passing in January of 2013.

2011-2012: Shilo was recognized for service that included Christmas Treecycle, suicide prevention, cancer research, and youth sports.

2012-2013: Jasper is certified Therapy Dog that visits cancer patients and helps train foster dogs with his owner Sharon Peters on Wood Ave.

2013-2014: Lilly was the poster child for So This is Heaven: How Rescuing Old or Unwanted Dogs Provided a Touch of Heaven on Earth, a book written by neighbor Monica Kinnaman. Lilly passed away in 2014 while serving as ONEN Dog of the Year.

2014-2015:  Lucy Knaup is a certified Therapy Dog. She visits nursing homes and college students during exams to help them de-stress at CC and UCCS. She does Bite prevention seminars at schools and HealthFairs in Colorado Springs and Canon City. Each summer she does Camp Whiskers and Wags at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region where she teaches children how to clicker train dogs

Does your dog have what it takes to be  ONEN’s  Dog of the Year?

Your dog could be featured in all outgoing ‘ONEN Pet Alerts’ and receive a special prize from our new sponsor BamPaws Stay & Play.

– A free weekend stay at their facility (excluding holidays unless they have room)
– A free pet portrait from their photographer (photo to be taken at their studio located at the BamPaws faculty)

If your dog:

  • Resides within ONEN
  • Loves to play and interacts well with kids & other animals
  • Is a good neighbor (no excessive barking /howling, leaving unwanted ‘gifts’)
  • Has done some form of community service within the last year

ONEN will accept nominations for the next Dog of the Year until September 29, 2017

To Nominate your dog:

  • Submit a 75 word essay on why your dog should be ONEN Dog of the Year to:
  • Include a photo with your essay

Winner will be announced at ONENFest on October 14th, 2017.


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