Who’s the cutest pet in Duuuval? It’s Raja!
Raja, who was adopted from JHS in 2021, was the grand prize winner of our third annual Jacksonville’s Cutest Pet photo contest, sponsored by Subaru of Jacksonville!
In addition to earning the esteemed title of the First Coast’s cutest pet, Raja is currently being featured on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards throughout Jacksonville. If you spot Raja on a billboard, snap a photo and send it to us!
We recently asked Raja’s mom, Elizabeth, a few questions about the impact this handsome fellow has had on her and her family. While Raja’s humans no doubt changed his life by adopting him, it’s clear that he’s made just as much of a difference in their lives. What a special pup!
1. How did Raja come to be in your life?
We had been considering getting a dog for a while and decided to visit the Jacksonville Humane Society in December 2021. We initially were looking for a smaller- to medium-sized dog, but when we didn’t find an emotional connection with the smaller dogs, we decided to take a look at the bigger dogs. Immediately when we made eye contact with Raja, he started showing off his tricks with his bone by flipping it in the air and catching it. We went into the playroom to get to know him a little better and it was love at first sight.
2. How has Raja changed your life?
Raja means “Prince,” and he definitely is our Prince Charming. He has brought us so much love and comfort. He is our snuggle bug and our protector. In a house full of girls, it’s finally nice to have our boy.
3. What are Raja’s favorite hobbies and interests?
He LOVES car rides more than anything, especially when we take him through a drive-thru and the servers gush all over how handsome he is. He also loves blankets and rolling up like a cinnamon roll in them.
4. Does Raja have any special talents?
Raja is a huge flirt and can win over anyone, even the cat lovers.
5. What message do you think Raja would want to share with the humans and pets of Jacksonville?
1.) Don’t judge a book by its cover.
2.) Show kindness to everyone.
3.) The world needs more snuggles.
Need even more cuteness in your life? Be sure to check out all the runners-up in this year’s contest. Thank you again to Subaru of Jacksonville for making this fun, impactful event possible.
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