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Pets Aboard: Wolfie the Beast Guards Wolfie the Boat


Wolfie the schipperke stands watch on a Nordhavn 40, also named Wolfie, anchored at Cuddyhunk, Massachusetts. "Schipperkes are great boat dogs, warning of intruders and killers of vermin," say Francie and Mike Bennett, Wolfie's shipmates.

Wolfie was sent to Pets Aboard as part the Float ‘n’ Fetch contest. She wasn’t among the 30 finalists, but that’s okay because she’s eligible for the next year’s contest.

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As of now we have cut off voting in the canine photo contest, and we will be announcing the winners shortly. First-, second- and third-place will be receiving handheld VHF radios from ICOM, all of which float and can be fetched.

So keep sending pictures of your dogs or cats to, and we’ll put him or her on display like Star. Ideally you will include the names of the human companions, the make, model and name of boat, homeport, and a paragraph that provides context for the image or describes what makes your pet special. If you’ve got the image in high-resolution, that would allow us to publish it in the magazine, or a calendar.

And once we get organized again, we’ll have another contest.