2021 Pet Photo Contest

There’s no doubt our readers love their four-legged family members, and this year more than 200 photos were sent in for our Second Annual Pet Photo Contest with Wallis Annenberg PetSpace!

The photos of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and even a gold fish that filled our inbox brought us smiles, laughs and even a few “awws,” but what we really enjoyed was reading all the pet adoption stories and how much people care about their pets! Whether recently adopted during the pandemic or part of the family for years, many pet parents shared that adopting their companion animal was one of the best things that’s happened to them and their families. We also loved hearing about your pets’ unique and playful personalities, like Pepper who turns into a puppy again when he visits Westchester Park to look for gophers or Jasper who likes being naughty and finding household items, even toilet brushes!

All the photos we received were uploaded to our Facebook.com/thehtn page to share with the community who were invited to give a “like” to their favorite pictures. While we think all our pet photo contestants are winners and worthy of this year’s Cutest Pet title, in the end a cuddly poodle mix named Horchata, a sassy gray cat named Maxwell and a fun-loving Jack Russell Chihuahua mix named Norman won the hearts of voters and received the most likes! These three adorable pets will receive gift baskets courtesy of Playa Vista’s Wallis Annenberg PetSpace! PetSpace is now open for in-person pet adoptions, so if these photos inspire you to want a dog or cat to add to your family, please visit them or go to their website at annenbergpetspace.org to see their adoptables!

A big thank you to everyone who shared their photos and stories to participate in this fun contest that highlights the human-animal bond. Check out some of our favorite contest photos here and view the full album on Facebook.com/thehtn.

Posted October 2021.