Mutt Named as the Dog of the Millennium
"Dixie" Lawrence, a two-year-old Chow mix and resident of Carthage, Texas was rescued from the local pound in Carthage on March 10, 1998. Dixie was only 10 weeks old and two days after her rescue she became very ill with Parvo. Dixie's new family refused to give up on her and after two weeks of worries, hospitals and vet bills, Dixie was on her way to being a healthy and happy puppy.
Dixie was entered into a web contest based in Vancouver, BC, Canada back in
June 1999. The contest, Santana's Millennium Dog 2000 contest, is one of the
largest dog contests on the web. Dixie was the winning dog for the month of
July. The contest was a year long contest that took the 11 monthly winners from
1999 to compete in the December finals to see which dog would be named as the
dog of the Millennium. The winner was announced on New Year's Eve and to the
excitement of Texans, and her supporters everywhere, the winner was Dixie with
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