2018 Calendar Contest


Get ready to strike a pose for ral's 7th annual calendar contest!

You've always known your pet belonged on the cover and now you can make dreams come true.

Enter your pet in the 2018 Richmond Animal League Calendar Contest and lead the way in SAVING LIVES. By participating in the Calendar Contest, YOU are providing hope, help and homes for animals in need!

Here's how it works: enter your pet here. $1 = 1 vote for your pet - and the competition is stiff! Make sure to spread the word - use social media, let your friends and family know, host a charity night, and get creative! Every vote puts your pet that much closer to winning the cover AND goes towards saving the lives of over 2,000 cats and dogs who come to RAL each year.

The top pet will win the cover AND their photo on their choice of month inside the calendar. The other top eleven pets will be featured on a separate month in the 2018 Calendar. This year, award winning pet photographer Becky Huddleston will take the featured picture of each of the top contestants to use in the calendar. Winners must be within the Greater Richmond area in order to have their pet photographed by Becky. 

View all the competition and contestants or register your pet by visiting the FirstGiving page and clicking "Join". 

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has partnered with RAL to help save more lives, and we couldn't be more excited! Enter your pet in the Calendar Contest and receive a free smoothie coupon redeemable at any Tropical Smoothie Cafe location in the Richmond metro area. This offer is limited to the first 100 entries, so enter today and get this bonus treat!

Matching Gifts

Throughout the Calendar Contest, Matching Gifts will be announced. Generous community supporters will be matching gifts during certain times, allowing your donation to count double!

Thank you Apple Door Systems and Canine Adventure

Calendar Countdown Party

The Calendar Countdown Parking Lot Picnic Party will start at 6:30 pm on August 26th with food truck Go Go Vegan Go, games, prizes, friends, and fun and will go until the Calendar Contest winner announcements at 8:00 pm. 

Bring some food, bring your pup, bring a picnic blanket. We'll have games, raffles, cupcakes from Carytown Cupcakes, snow cones and popcorn from FunFlicks of Central Virginia, and more!

Dogs are welcome! Invite your friends, invite your family, bring board games! See you there!

The 2018 RAL Calendar will be on sale early this November!

Thank You to Our Supporting Pups!

Belle Isle Web Consulting

VMAX Custom Homes

Sponsorship Opportunities:

There are still a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available for the calendar this year. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor or learning more, please email Kaicee Robertson at kaicee@ral.org

Fundraising Tips:

Many donors like to know what their money can do for the animals at RAL. When you ask anyone to contribute, here are some ways their donations will be used. ALL money raised will go directly to helping the over 2,000 homeless animals that are rescued by RAL each year...

$200: Cost of food for the RAL pets for one week
$50: Average cost of a spay/neuter surgery
$50: Average cost of bleach used to clean the shelter for a week
$50: Covers the initial cost of vaccines, tests, and medication given to every animal that enters RAL
$25: Covers the cost of a microchip for three pets

  • When asking for donations, make sure to ask if people work somewhere that has an employee matching gift program. Many businesses offer a matching gift for an employee's charitable gift that will help to multiply and add to your overall amount.
  • Offline gifts can also be added to your fundraising page, in which you would collect cash and checks (made payable to RAL) and enter the info onto your personal site. Once the donation is received at RAL, the status will change to "confirmed" on your page. If you have any questions, email kaicee@ral.org
  • Have fun and be creative! For a fun way to get your friends involved, hold a $5 Friday. Ask your friends, coworkers, and family to donate $5 on a Friday. Get 10 friends to donate and you have quickly raised $50! Ask another 10 the next Friday and you have reached $100.

  • And finally, enjoy your Calendar Contest participation and know every dollar YOU raise is helping an animal in need!!!

2018 Calendar Sponsors
Thank you to our 2018 Calendar Sponsors! 

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Contact Kaicee@ral.org with questions and inquiries.

Contact Us

Richmond Animal League
11401 International Drive
Richmond, VA  23236

Phone: 804-379-0046
Fax: 804-378-7507

Email: adopt@ral.org

Located on International Drive directly behind Martin's at Chesterfield Crossing Shopping Center, Midlothian Turnpike across from Chesterfield Towne Center.

Regular Adoption Hours:
Tues. - Fri.
4 pm - 8 pm
Sat - Sun.
12 pm - 4 pm
Closed Monday

Loving Spay & Neuter Clinic

Phone:  804-379-9725
Fax:  804-379-4096
Email:  clinic@ral.org