In case you missed it, this past August JHS hosted our fourth annual Jacksonville’s Cutest Pet photo contest, sponsored by Subaru of Jacksonville. Our goal? Find the cutest pet in all of Duuuval! Each participating pet gathered votes through loving donations made to JHS by their biggest fans.
Thanks to the support of everyone who took part in this contest, we raised over $51,000 for animals in need. Now that’s something to bark – and meow – about! Generosity truly does breed joy.
The pet who received the most votes earned the title of “Jacksonville’s Cutest Pet” for all of 2024, a feature on digital billboards across Jacksonville throughout January, a professional photo shoot, and spotlights on the JHS website and JHS social media.
The 11 runners-up earned the title of “JHS Spokespet of the Month” and will each receive a month-long feature on the main page of the JHS website.
Ready to get to know our Top 12?
Charlotte (Grand Prize Winner)
“Adopt, adopt, adopt! My name is Charlotte, and I was adopted from the Jacksonville Humane Society. I am a two-year-old adorable mutt. I’m so thankful for all the great people at JHS who took me in and took great care of me. I am now enjoying my best life with my mom, dad, and brother Cash the cat. I’m a foodie, love to jump around all over the furniture and play with my brother Cash, love to give kisses, cuddle, play outside, and love a good ride in the car. I also love to sleep. Please adopt as there are so many great dogs and cats like me just waiting for homes.”
“This is my new four-month-old fur ball. After losing both of his BFFs last year to old age, my Yorkie has been so lonely so we got this little guy. At first he hated him but now he has a new BFF.”
“My name is Jameson, and I’m a four-year-old wirehaired pointing griffon. Some of my hobbies include chasing lizards, swimming in my pool, and lounging in unique places around my house. Everyone says I’m a huge cuddler, and I might be one of friendliest pups you’ve ever met.”
“I was recently adopted by my human and I am the sweetest boy!”
“Hi! My name is Skipper. I was found near a barn when I was less than a week old. Since my cat mom couldn’t be found, some nice humans bottle fed me until I became as big and strong as I am now! I love car rides, walks outside (on my leash of course), and carrots! I already know I am the cutest pet, so when I heard there was a contest to prove it, I knew I had to take my mom’s card and enter. Follow my brother and I on Instagram @skipper_and_milo”
“Finley is an eight-month-old heeler, cur, and rat terrier mix. He was found in Baker County behind a trash can at five months old and immediately stole the hearts of the JSO staff who took him in. One officer decided to bring him home to to surprise me, her partner who has been struggling with mental health and chronic pain. I have since gone on medical leave from work and Finley has been my little shadow since the day he came home. For as much energy as his mix has, he gives even more in snuggles and kisses. He loves to play fetch, tug, and sleep between my legs while I crochet. He has brought new life to my nine-year-old shepherd that I haven’t seen in years. And he has given me so much joy during this difficult time.”
“BJ is a 12-year-old Jack Russell who became part of our family through adoption from Marion County Humane Society. He is a loving, loyal, protective, obedient, and fun loving companion. He is the best ever.”
“Hi, my name is LUCA, it’s Italian. I’m a six-year-old Cane Corso. I’m adopted. I was homeless living on the street, abandoned, sick with heartworms and underweight for my age at 74 pounds. Today, I’m a 115-pound, healthy, fun-loving dog who plays nice with others (including cats). My favorite pastime is napping and playing tug-of-war.”
“Hi! My name is Ilean – because I only have three legs, so I lean! My mom and dad adopted me last February, just after I was rescued by the Jacksonville Humane Society. JHS saved me by amputating my leg and giving me a second chance. My parents fell in love with me, and vice-versa. Nowadays, I spend my time at the dog park wrestling with anyone (dog or person) who will play with me and cuddling with my mom and dad. I am also training to be a Pet Partner to work with kids with disabilities and with assisted living patients. My life is AWESOME!”
“Mochi was adopted from the Jacksonville Humane Society in March 2022. He was born with tiny eyes, which did not provide him functional eyesight or the ability to blink. The Humane Society therefore removed his eyes the day before I adopted him as a safety precaution. Although it took a while for him to adjust, he has since recovered and blossomed into a silly little man. His favorite pastime is to dramatically run down my hallway chasing after crinkly balls until he loses track of them. He makes the world so much brighter and full of love!”
“Loki is 100% good boy. He was adopted from the Jacksonville Humane Society in 2021 and is now 4 years old! Loki loves snuggling with everyone, going to the beach, having doggie playdates, attending doggie daycare, and going on adventures. His favorite treats are romaine lettuce, cucumbers, melon, pumpkin, and dried chicken. He is always smiling and the most loving boy.”
“We adopted Benson from JHS in October 2019 and he has been the best addition to our family we could have ever hoped for. He likes long leisurely walks, treats, ear rubs, the varied smells of the great outdoors, and being anywhere his family is. We hope every dog and cat at JHS finds a loving home and brings their family as much joy as Benson has for us.”
Think YOU have the cutest pet in all of Jacksonville? Our fifth annual Cutest Pet Contest will kick off later this year in August – we hope you’ll consider entering!