Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. is ready to honor the "Perfect Pooch."

The Akron dog-themed brewery has agreed to brew a special pilsner called "Man's Best Friend" and showcase the winning dog from the "Perfect Pooch of Portage" online photo contest on the beer label. The second- and third-place finishers also will have smaller pictures on the label, and the families of the top 10 dogs will be treated to a tour and tasting at Thirsty Dog.

The contest, organized by the Portage Park District Foundation and Madonio Family Animal Welfare Trust, runs from March 19 through May 8. People can enter their dogs or vote at https://www.gogophotocontest.com/perfectpoochofportage.

The dog receiving the most votes will be crowned as the "Perfect Pooch of 2019." As of the morning of March 20, there were 10 dogs entered.

There is a $10 entry fee to post a dog photo. It also costs $1 to vote. There is no limit on the amount or how many times people can vote. Dogs also don't have to live in Portage County.

The organizations hope to raise $20,000 through the fundraiser. The foundation will use the funds to start a dedicated fund for trail development, while the trust will use proceeds to support local animal groups and provide food to pets of folks receiving Meals in Motion.

“We know that this area has some really great dogs and I bet the perfect pooch is out there just waiting to be discovered,” foundation President Sally Kandel said in a prepared statement.

For more details or to see the dogs, click here.