Top Adventure Dog Selected by BRO Readers

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We received over 365 photos (and nearly 15,400 votes) for our third annual contest! Our winner this year is a bit of tear jerker.

After a courageous battle with cancer, Luna has crossed over the rainbow bridge—but not before capturing the hearts of BRO readers everywhere.


“Luna was my housemate, bodyguard, companion, running partner, playmate, confidant, and so, so much more,” said owner Cheyenne Swing. “I was one-hundred percent devastated with Luna’s cancer diagnosis in February.”

But Cheyenne didn’t let the grief of the diagnosis overwhelm her. Instead she organized a bucket list of Blue Ridge destinations for Luna, allowing her to live out her final days in the most adventurous way possible.


“The cancer may have been stronger, but Luna still won the fight,” she said. “She completed her bucket list and was constantly showered in love.”

Luna’s humans have decided to honor our second place winner with the Dublin Dog prize package.

Rest in peace, Luna.


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