CINCINNATI — Good dog!
“Annie Rose is a hardworking therapy dog who visits local nursing homes in her home state of Ohio,” company officials tell 3News. “She loves bringing smiles to the communities she serves – so much so that not even a global pandemic can stop her.”
During COVID restrictions, Annie Rose spent time dressing up in costumes while making special appearances outside nursing home windows when visitors weren’t allowed inside.
For her victory in the Cadbury contest, Annie Rose has also been rewarded with a $5,000 cash prize. In addition, the votes she received helped raise $20,000 for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Other animals in the top 10 this year included:
- A miniature horse from Florida
- Hedgehog from Maryland
- Bearded dragon from Washington
- Cat from Texas
- Llama from New York
This isn't the first time an Ohio dog has won the Cadbury Bunny contest. Back in 2020, a two-legged dog named Lieutenant Dan was crowned the champion.
Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated article on March 23, 2022.