Voting Ends 6/28/2024 at 4:30:00 PM Eastern Time


How do I enter my pet’s photo?
What does it cost?
  • The entry fee is $15 per pet photo. Reserve-a-Spot on the calendar for your pet’s birthday or Gotcha Day for just $10 per date.
What are the eligibility requirements?
  • Dogs, cats, and other companion pets, like small mammals and birds, are eligible.
  • Your pet does not have to be adopted from the Connecticut Humane Society or live in Connecticut to be eligible to enter the contest and win a spot in the calendar.
  • Do not include wildlife or humans in the photo.
  • No more than 2 pets in a single photo.

What are the submission guidelines?
  • Photo submissions will be accepted until 4:30 PM on Friday, June 28.
  • Mailed and hand-delivered entries are not able to be accepted.

How does voting work?
  • Votes are $1 each. You can vote for your own pet's photo(s) as many times as you'd like!
  • Click on “View Entries” at Search the pet's name, and click on their photo, then cast your vote(s) on the pet's page!
  • Easily share your pet's photo entry on social media by using the share buttons on their page. Share with your friends and family and encourage them to vote!
  • The deadline to cast votes is 4:30:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Friday, June 28, 2024.

How many photos can I enter?
  • You can enter as many pet photos as you like! Each entry has a $15 fee.

Can I enter professional photos of my pet?
  • Yes, but you MUST obtain permission from the photographer to enter the photo.
  • Photos with professional photographer watermarks are not eligible for submission.

What makes for a good pet photo?
  • Photos must be in full color.
  • Landscape/horizontal photos are best.
  • High-resolution photos are requested, but submit what you can and we'll inform you of any quality concerns, particularly if your pet is in the top 13 winners
  • If you plan to take a photo with your cell phone, check out these handy tricks! 

Tips for great photos > 

What are the prizes?

Prize levels are based on the number of votes per photo submission. Voting ends at 4:30:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Friday, June 28, 2024.


    • Calendar cover photo
    • Your pet as the face of the 2026 calendar promotions
    • Free photo session at Connecticut Humane Society’s Newington shelter*
    • Pet-themed gift basket, valued at $100
    • 2 free calendars


    • Pet of the month in the calendar 
    • Free photo session at Connecticut Humane Society’s Newington shelter*
    • 1 free calendar

    88  RUNNERS-UP

    • Pet’s photo on the calendar collage page 

    SUPERIOR CHOICE WINNER: Chosen by the Top Dog Sponsor from the contestants who do not place in the top 13.

    • Calendar back cover photo
    • Your pet's photo used in 2026 calendar promotions
    • Free photo session at Connecticut Humane Society’s Newington shelter*
    • Pet-themed gift basket, valued at $100
    • 2 free calendars

    *Other locations are negotiable upon request.

How will I know if my pet won?
  • The winners of each category will be announced via email. You can also check the leaderboard to see how your pet's photo is doing in the contest.
What is the style of the calendar?
  • Calendars will be a full-color 12-month hanging wall calendar.

When will I receive my calendar?
  • Calendars will be mailed in the fall of 2024. Be sure to pre-order with the early bird pricing of $20 by June 28; pricing will increase to $25 each beginning on June 29.

How do I inquire about sponsorship?
What else do I need to know?
  • Digital copies of photos submitted become the property of the CHS and may be used without additional consent in print or electronic publications, including social media.
  • Offensive or indecent photos will be removed from the contest at the discretion of CHS.
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Newington, CT 06111
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