The St. Mary's Animal Welfare League is a nonprofit, rescue organization that specializes in the rescue, care and placement of abused, neglected and homeless companion animals

Can you help?

Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made online via credit card through PayPal.  



  • icon Calendar Fundraiser

Calendar Fundraiser

Order a 2017 Calendar Here


We will contact you to make arrangements to pick up the calendar, or to get it delivered or mailed if you are unable to pick up.



See contest results here:


St. Mary's Animal Welfare League’s Charity Pet Photo Contest

Welcome to the St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League 2017 Photo Contest!

All photo entries are used to create a colorful, full-sized calendar celebrating treasured pets.  Show off your adorable pet while helping the shelter pets awaiting their forever homes at SMAWL.

Don’t forget to encourage your friends and family to vote for your pet’s photo. The top photos with the most votes will receive great prizes! 

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions!


Want a guaranteed spot in the calendar?  Reserve a day to honor your pet.
Your pet's photo will appear on the day of your choice.  Just choose your favorite photo and then choose the day and pay!  First come first served!  Once a date has been reserved, it will no longer be available.  Each day is $10.
Please consider pre-ordering a calendar.
This will help SMAWL purchase the right amount of calendars so we don't waste valuable funds on extra stock.
Every eligible photo entered into the SMAWL Calendar Contest will be featured in our 2017 calendar. 
1st Place Prizes

Your beloved pet will be part of a specially arranged photo shoot by Bountiful Hound where the pet will be featured on the calendar cover of SMAWL's 2017 calendar*.  The winner will receive a photo session which includes up to 10 professionally edited digital images. The 1st place winner will also receive 2 free calendars and one custom SMAWL tote bag.  The winning photograph will also be displayed on the SMAWL website and Facebook page for 30 days.

2nd through 13th Place Prizes

Your pet's photo submission will be featured as the main photo in one month of the calendar.  These winners will also receive two free calendars and one custom SMAWL tote bag. Contest winners may need to re-submit their photo as a high resolution, print quality image.  Winning photographs will also be displayed on the SMAWL website and Facebook page during the 2017 calendar month in which they are featured.

7 runners-up (14th through 20th places) Prizes

Each will receive one SMAWL custom tote bag. 

All participants to achieve 200 votes or more for their photo entry will receive two free 2017 calendars. 

All participants to achieve 300 votes or more for their photo entry will receive two free 2017 calendars and one custom SMAWL tote bag.


Prizes are not transferable and may not be redeemed for cash.

*A new portrait will be taken of one domestic pet by a professional photographer from Bountiful Hound. The photograph time and location will be arranged with the photographer.  Photo shoot location must be within 25 miles of zip code 20657. To be included on the Calendar cover the session must be completed by October 15th, 2016.  It is this photograph that will become the calendar month page. If these requirements cannot be met, an alternative prize will be substituted. Winner’s choice of a Petco $100 gift card or a $100 gift certificate to Bountiful Hound for a photoshoot scheduled at a later date will be offered to those who are not able to meet the specified guidelines for the calendar photo shoot.

Click Here for Contest Rules

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