- Cullman, Alabama

June 25, 2013

Cullman finalist in nationwide IAMS pet contest

By Lauren Estes
The Cullman Times

— The IAMS ‘Love Tails’ nationwide pet contest has a finalist representing Cullman and if chosen, she will have the chance to be featured in a national advertisement for IAMS pet food.

Of more than 500 entries, 7 month old Bitsy, a Yorkie from Cullman, was  named as a finalist in the contest that began on Valentine’s Day along with nine other pets. Each pet finalist has won a cash prize and year supply of IAMS pet food. Bitsy’s owner Todd Sigmon said it was a great opportunity to work with IAMS.

“IAMS is a great brand to be involved with and I think that Itsy is the cutest puppy in the world so I’m excited for her recognition,” Sigmon said. “If another opportunity presents itself, it’s a great thing to be involved with and I’d encourage others to enter the contests.”

Sigmon said he found out about the contest on

Ten finalists were chosen based on more than 500 entries between February 14-March 3, 2013. Each of their stories will be shared on the IAMS Facebook page and voted on from June 24-28. The favorite ‘Love Tail’ video will be announced on July 2 and the winning family will receive the grand prize.

Lauren Estes can be reached at or 256-734-2131, ext. 137.