2023 Rescue Brew Contest – Surly and Pet Haven Team Up to Save Lives!

2023 Rescue Brew Contest – Surly and Pet Haven Team Up to Save Lives!

2023 Rescue Brew Spokesdog & Spokescat Contest

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Does your pet have what it takes to be a star?

Announcing the Pet Haven Rescue Brew Spokesmodel Contest Sponsored by SURLY BREWING!

We’re on the prowl for a very special cat and dog to be the face of Minnesota’s rescue community. Could it be yours? Pet Haven of Minnesota has teamed up with Surly Brewing to celebrate dogs and cats and the people who love them with the Pet Haven and Surly Brewing Rescue Brew Spokesdog and Spokescat contest!

All are welcome to join! Your dog or cat does NOT need to be a rescued pet or a Pet Haven pet.

The dog and cat who capture the most votes will have their names and images featured on Surly’s limited edition Rescue Brew Pilsner, released August 26th. Our Spokesmodel winners will have a chance to take a bow and mingle with their adoring fans at a Rescue Brew release party at Surly Brewing on Saturday, August 26th, National Dog Day!

If your pet is an introvert we are happy to welcome their representative!

The free outdoor celebration will feature Surly Rescue Brew Pilsner ($1 a pour will go to Pet Haven) live music on the Surly patio and great food from Surly Kitchen for purr-chase. A portion of the proceeds of Rescue Brew and food sales will support Pet Haven’s rescued pets!

Be sure to mark your calendars and join us for this summer celebration of our contest winners and Minnesota’s amazing animal rescue community.

The contest kicks off on July 27, 2023, and ends on August 17, 2023. Participation is easy — upload your favorite photo and tell us why your dog or cat is the purr-fect Spokesdog or Spokescat to represent Pet Haven and Minnesota’s rescued pets!

Your $15 entry fee also buys you 15 votes for your pet. To view our competitors and cast your votes, click on ‘view entries.’ Each vote is $1. ENTER HERE


The one dog and one cat with the highest number of votes, when our contest ends, will be our Rescue Brew spokesmodel duo, appearing together on Rescue Brew Crowlers. They’ll also receive a $25 Surly gift card, a $75 Chuck and Don’s gift card, and a commemorative Rescue Brew Crowler.

The winning cat will also receive a subscription to Meow Box– a monthly box full of assorted cat toys and treats. Meowza!

The winning dog will get pampered at Dogs Day Out and 3 days of complimentary daycare at Downtown Dogs! WOW!


The dog or cat to capture the second highest number based on total votes will receive a 6-month MeowBox or Barkbox subscription and a commemorative Rescue Brew Crowler.

The dog or cat in third place based on the total number of votes will receive a $50 gift card from Chuck and Don’s and a commemorative Rescue Brew Crowler.

All winners will receive a Pet Haven Rescue Brew T-shirt.