I think the dog thing is just joking around. I don't get concerned over it. It's the sponsor's responsibility to make sure all the entries abide by the rules. Some rules do leave it open for one member of the family to enter for their spouse, etc., also. One of the winner's wife of the HGTV Dream Home stated that she entered for her husband. HGTV didn't have a problem with it. Some time ago, some people emailed ePrize regarding entering for others. They also had no problems with it as long as it still abided by the rules.