Merrick Pet Care is having a contest for dog lovers to come up with a name for its next summer seasonal dog food recipe.
Starting this week on Facebook, contest participants can submit an idea for a summer seasonal recipe, along with suggested recipe ingredients, for a new Merrick flavor to debut in the Summer of 2014, the winner will receive a year’s supply of dog food.
“Merrick has long been known in the natural pet food category for its high quality, innovative canned dog food recipes and their playful names – Merrick’an Pie, Ballpark Bonanza, Honolulu Luau and many more,” Mark Sapir, vice president of marketing for Merrick, said. “This contest – or “can”-test – is a way to tap into the creativity and passion of our pet parent community to help us name our next can. We’ll take the winning name and turn it into a delicious and nutritious recipe for dogs to enjoy next summer.”
To enter, visit Merrick on Facebook at www.facebook.com/merrickpetcare. Entrants may submit a recipe name along with suggested recipe ingredients before Oct. 21. Merrick will select four finalists based on the creativity and originality of their entries. These four recipe ideas will be put to a community vote on Facebook from Oct. 28 to Nov. 8, and a grand prize winner will be announced on or around Nov. 15.
The grand prize winner will receive a year’s supply of dog food, and their winning recipe will launch in time for the 2014 summer season with cans to arrive in stores by next May. Three first-prize winners will each win a 25-lb. bag of Merrick Grain Free Real Texas Beef dry dog food, one of Merrick’s newest grain-free recipes.