Monday, February 23, 2009

Local pit bull a finalist in national 'spokesdog' contest


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By ANDREW WALLMEYER

Thanks to the support of Gazette readers, local therapy dog Ruby Bettendorf was one of the top three vote-getters in a national contest to find Milk-Bone's 100th anniversary "spokesdog."

The pit bull and her owner Pat Bettendorf, of Scandia, recently traveled to Los Angeles to find out if they won the contest, which will pay the top dog $100,000 and fly them around the country to appear at promotional events.