Albuquerque pet owners win national TV show video contest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – TV show host Ellen DeGeneres is known for giving away prizes, and one of them went to two Albuquerque pet owners.

Peggy Bierdermann and Paula Cinnamon entered a PetSmart Ellen Video Contest.

In the video, they say why they love their dog Chaco, who is a therapy dog that visits schools and nursing homes.

“We wanted to make a video of the therapy dog work that he does, and when that contest came up it was a great opportunity to show off what he does,” Bierdermann said.

They ended up winning $10,000 and have donated the money to local shelters and shelters impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Wednesday, they delivered a gift card and supplies to the Eastside Animal Shelter.

They will also donate to the shelter in Salt Lake City where they got Chaco. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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