Rescue dogs

New ABC Contest Celebrates America’s Rescue Dogs

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (ABC 4) — Michael Levitt and Jennifer Schulz have teamed up to create a new competition-based series that could steal America’s heart. “The American Rescue Dog Show” is a two-hour special featuring rescued companions from across the country who will compete in seven categories: “Best in Underbite, Best in Snoring, Best in Belly Rubs, and more,” ABC reveals .

The adorable contest starts at 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 on ABC 4 West Michigan, but make no mistake! ABC says the competition is fierce as the fluffy friends “strut” to win a $10,000 donation to a local animal welfare organization on behalf of the dogs who win each category. $100,000 will be donated to an organization in the name of the pup that wins the “Best in Rescue” award.

Joining the competition are hosts Rob Riggle and Joe Tessitore, secondary correspondent Monica McNutt and a host of celebrity guest judges.

“The American Rescue Dog Show” celebrates rescue dogs and the joy, happiness and fond memories they bring to our lives.

Tune into ABC 4 West Michigan!

Photo courtesy of ABC/Ser Baffo. Picture shows YVETTE NICOLE BROWN, LESLIE JORDAN AND PAULA ABDUL

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