Our cutest pet competition is running throughout February and it couldn’t be simpler to have your say. Check out the entries below, and then vote using the button below. 1 vote = £1, and our winner will receive a nice prize bundle to share with their pet as well as a portrait by local artist, Alex Wright.
We’re still open for entries throughout the month – if you fancy it, scroll to the bottom of this page for all the information.
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Dougal is 4 years old and he is a little Bichon Frise with a big character.
This is Cory he is cross between a Bichon and a Long haired Jack Russell we got him at Andrew's when he was at Kilcreggan 12 years ago.
Meet Phyllis, a 4 month old Cockapoo. Here she is seeing snow for the first time when she was around 10 weeks.
Sonny is a slipper monster and loves to steal anything that’s not his! Lost a sock? Don’t worry Sonny will find it. He also loves a good snuggle!
My name is Dod, but you can call me Doddie, or handsome. I'm 12 this year, blind in one eye and 15 teeth removed but it doesn't hinder me! When grandma takes me to the garden centre, I sit in the baby seat!
This is Alva and she is a blue German Shepherd born on April Fools Day 2022. She's now known as the Blue Wolf of Glasgow Green.
Rio is 11 years old, a long haired chihuahua, a very lively happy wee one.
Meet Feargamouse - my gorgeous little plant pot dog. He's 6yrs old and he's a Westie x Jack Russell x Deer Head Chihuahua. And he loves diving into every bit of mud and water he can find.
This is Murphy who came to us 2 weeks before Xmas 3 years ago. He spent his 1st 2 weeks wrapped up in xmas decorations and hanging out of the xmas tree! Now he likes playing with my knitting and helping us finish our Sunday roast.
This is Spud, he’s a British bulldog. He is 1 year and 4 months old. He loves to eat, sleep, play tug of war and get his neck scratched. He’s frightened of noisy exhausts, bins, delivery men, scooters, wind etc….. the list goes on! Although he looks sad all the time he’s a happy chappy really.
This is Buie from Achitibuie. When we got him we were told he was a girl so we called her Polly. At her check up, the vet said you might want to change the name. It’s a boy. As you can see he likes lying upside down.
Rosie is an 8 year old Golden Retriever who likes nothing better than stealing our socks and taking them to her bed! She also loves splashing about in water and that includes muddy puddles.
This is Sacha, she’s a wee rescue Lhasa Apso. We don’t know her exact age but she’s somewhere around 5 or 6. She hates the hairdryer and hates baths but they're the best for funny photos!
This is Murphy, my springer spaniel. Murphy is two years old, he’ll be 3 in September. Murphy was born on a farm in Newcastle, and we collected him at 8 weeks old and he’s been living with us in Scotland ever since! He is a raging sock thief and mild kleptomaniac. He’s a hole digger, a food stealer, and an over-all good boy. He loves living in the countryside where he gets to go for zoomies everyday. He’s absolutely nuts, but we adore him.
This is our 4-month-old Golden Retriever, Mario. He's very playful and wants to make friends with every dog or person he passes. Also, he's a big a fan of sticks and has an extended collection.
This is Colin. He’s 15. He’s not so much a curtain twitcher, as a cat flap twitcher! Since we got our cat flap installed recently, we only ever see Colin’s back. All day, every day he noses on the neighbours.We miss Colin, he used love a wee cuddle on the couch but now, he’s just too damn nosey.
Our wee Cavapoo, Archie (or Archibald on occasion!) is 2 years old and was one of the many lockdown puppies. We got the opportunity to meet Archie soon after we achieved “empty next” status with the kids away at uni. So just in case we wanted to have a nice quiet home, Archie came along to return the house to chaos. He hates mornings, driving, rain, and getting into the car. He loves his ball, getting up to mischief, and most importantly, getting out of the car.
Everyone meet my ginger tabby cat Leo. Leo is three years old and you may recognise him from the TV series Derry Girls. Leo had his own storyline in Season 3 Episode 1, where he was known as ‘Seamus the Cat’. The episode was watched by millions. He is my best friend and the most affectionate cat I’ve ever met. The highlight of my day is coming home and being greeted with lots or purrs and cuddles. Everyone needs a Leo in their life!
Munro is three years old now, we got him from a breeder of working GSPs. Sadly we lost our dog in a freak accident and our family had a huge hole. Munro came along and captured all our hearts. In his letter he was called Scamp. He is absolutely full of beans and keeps us all on our be toes. He is diabolical on a lead but is very good at coming back if we give him a whistle.
My puppy Juno, 15 months old. Juno is the oldest of seven, having a different birthday to the rest of her litter. She moved in with us in Lochwinnoch from December 2021 and has been a much loved nuisance to our family ever since. She is decidedly headstrong and full of mischief. Juno enjoys chilling with her family, her belly rubbed and generally chewing her way through anything in sight, food or possessions. It's still early days for the training…… She brings a lot of joy to our lives with her outgoing & boisterous personality.
This is my baby girl Jess, she is 10 years old. The day I had my leg amputated she lost most of her tail, I think she came out in sympathy for me. Now she spends most night laying beside Stumpy. It's like she knows when I get phantom pains.
This is Alfie he is 15 years old and is a Patterdale Terrier. He loves walks, cuddles and treats. Alfie is my in-laws’ dog but we look after him every weekend. Alfie’s breed means he doesn’t like children but likes most adults and he loves a fuss once he gets to know you and loves a nap.
This is our handsome Lurcher Joey who we rescued from the Scottish SPCA after having his back leg removed. He’s about 9 or 10 years old now and no sign of slowing down - he’s the most resilient big dog ever! He loves zoomies on the beach, watching cats from the window and relaxing with his 2 doggy siblings Beryl and Sid.
Meet the Double D's - Dougal (3yrs) & Daisy (1yr)! They are your typical sock-stealing, food-obsessed, wired-to-the-moon Cocker Spaniels. They love living by the beach here in Ayrshire, and they meet up with their doggy pals to go for a walk and paddle every day. Their day is split equally between craziness & cuddles.
His name is Oreo and he’s such a funny lad, always likes to pull faces when he’s getting his pic taken. He was 14yrs old and his breed is a cob ( pie ball colouring ). He loves treats and loves sticking out his tongue he’s defo a photogenic horse and he loves to get a good groom. He was one in a million.
This is Panda, our 4 year old rescue cat. When we were getting her spayed, I noticed how much cheaper castration was and thought it a bit unfair. So when the vet phoned to say she’d castrated her, we realised she was a he and I saved a bit of money! Nice natured, slightly timid nature but chases toes - lucky for me I have none!
This is Elphaba and she's a sphynx cat. She is 7 years old, she’ll be 8 on the 4th February! When she’s not living in my jumper and sleeping in our bed, she’s cuddling her brother Fiyero under the blankets.She is perfect and loved. But when she gets a fright, she does the worst smelly trumps. You’d never believe it, how such a smell can come out of a such a beauty! I hope people can see how wonderful she is, even if she doesn’t have fur.
Meet baby Thor and Mummy Paywacket. Thor my grey and white siamese x tonkinese who although he's a cat falls off everything. He's like a supermodel gorgeous but as dumb as a house brick lol. Then you have his mum pyewacket who has been with us from 4mths old survived really bad cat flu and is the most friendly cat in the world. Also siamese x tonkinese.
Here we have Willow the best little mummy to her son Pepi. Brought into the vets for an emergency C-section just a kitten herself and in very poor condition, she had 2 surviving kittens. Not only has her own health improved greatly but she was rehomed with her son Pepi. They have such a special bond and are never far from each other.
Hi I am Winnie, a 2yr old Golden Retriever who still acts like I’m 6 months old. My favourite activities include rolling in mud until I can be confused for a black lab, chasing seagulls until I’m in a different continent and pretending to forget my name when my mum is calling on me. However, I get away with that cause I’m so dang cute x
The cat is Sixpence, she is 19 years of age and a wee rescue cat. At the age of 4 weeks I rescued her from the woman who had her as the son was using her as a football I rushed her to the vet and she had a broken skull and ribs and her wee body was black and blue. Then at the age of about a year she got knocked down and brock her pelvic bone. She is a wee miracle cat. The wee budgie is Bonnie who I got a couple of weeks ago as my cat Sixpence gained her wings and went over the rainbow.
Meet Bramble, she is a 10 year old Springer Spaniel who loves getting muddy, swimming in rivers and snuggling in next to you on the sofa (in that order). Bramble is her owner’s shadow, and enjoys bringing her a selection of squeaky toys when she is on zoom meetings. This picture shows the joy of ‘lunchtime’ with Bruno the Bear
This is Dixie aka Dixie Pops aka John. She was a 9 year old lilac Chihuahua who was full of character and mischief. She was born with a defect that resulting in her tongue sticking out all the time, exactly like the picture. She had problems with her heart with resulting in her passing away on the 20th of January this year. She was the light of our lives and a huge part of the family, especially for my mum. They were inseparable. My sister & I would love your votes so we can gift a portrait of Dixie to our mum, Dixie’s best friend. Hope Dixie has brought some warmth into your life today like she has to so many of us over the years.
My name is Jumble I am 9 years old but I still look & act like a pup. I may look like an angel of course I am but I am still full of mischief. I once very gentle stole a sausage from a hot dog bun in Disneyland Paris without anyone noticing the guy is probably still wondering what happened to his hot dog that day. (In my defence it was eye level to me) I am full of love, smiles & cuddles my favourite thing is cheese and going on many adventures with my family. I know sign language and even got a university degree how clever am I. My mum thinks she done all the work but it was really me. Wuff you lots Jumble x
This is Oreo, he was born on the 27th April 2020, our wee Lockdown Kitten who brought so much love and happiness into our family with his arrival. Oreo loves playing with the football in the garden with the kids, he is more like a puppy than a cat! He loves cuddles and sleeping in someone’s bed if he gets given half a chance!
Meet Angus And Teddy. Angus is a 2 year old Patterdale Terrier. He is funny, loyal, patient and loving. He loves to cosy in especially with his bff, Teddy the cat. He managed to grow a ginger moustache after play fighting with his pal. Teddy a 2 year old moggie. He is very handsome, cuddly and funny. He loves to play fight with Angus and he always wins. He is also a master thief. (Cat burglar)
Meet BraM & Billy - couple of my boys keeping me on my foot. They are both Sprokers, BraM the chocolate one is 8 years old and Billy the black and white one is 2 years old. BraM got his name from his mother and father. They where Breeze and Sam so we took the first two letters from Breeze and the last two from Sam. Hence we got BraM. Billy is named after my father in law who passed away on 19th December 2020. We picked Billy up the very next day so only seemed right to name him after my father in law. They both love running and are keen members of Cani-fit. (Canicross is the sport). They keep my wife Elaine and themselves fit doing this. BraM also does bikejor. Mountain bikes on trails. He particularly likes that. They get a walk in the morning from myself which keeps me active then Elaine at night which keeps them fit.
Lexi is the white & red and Murphy is the red. Lexi is a British bulldog, 10 yrs old and came over here from Hungary for a Scottish Champaign breeder. It took us over a year to build her confidence as she was frightened of life. We seen she was more confident around dogs so we went on the hunt for Murphy the French bulldog. Murphy is 8 yrs old and such a sweet wee boy. From when we got him at 12 weeks old he fell in love with Lexi. After a few weeks he became very ill and very nearly died. The breeder was also from Hungary and had brought a mixed litter over to make money and hadn't vaccinated them properly. Murphy and another pup in Aberdeen were the only 2 who survived from a litter of 7 pups. It was heartbreaking but we feel we saved Murphy’s life and he helped grow Lexi into the confident little girl she is today.
George is a 3yo Chihuahua x Bichon frise, there is nothing chihuahua about George as he is literally a walking version of a footstool, however extremely affectionate and cute. Norman, my heart dog! He is a 1.5yr old longhaired miniature dachshund and he is the naughtiest but extremely clever and cute little man! He sleeps in bed with his head on the pillow under the covers just like the king he is. Tilly and topper are 3yo miniature poodles and are brother and sister. Once they get to know you they are extremely sooky and make themselves super comfy on your lap. Then we have the queen Poppy, she is a miniature Australian labradoodle and will be 8this year. She watches TV and remembers adverts with dogs in them, so the next time it comes on she’s already barking at the Tv! She loves sleeping and is incredibly lazy, will snore away all day, but they make a great pack and all love going big walks together.
Wilbur and Victor are kune kune piglets. They are 3 months old and have been with us since they were 6weeks old. They are like little puppies only extremely noisy. When they are excited to see you, they wag their tails, squeal and twitch their ears and love to follow you about the yard. Their best friend is an Alsatian and they run around and play with him. They love to eat treats, Victors favourite is Bell peppers and Wilburs favourite is sweet potato, but they literally would eat anything.
Roo the cutest most in your face pony who is now 5yrs old was originally bought as a companion for my old horse and after selling him we had to ironically buy a companion for my companion and that’s where archie comes in, he is 3 and very much baby’ish as he didn’t have much interaction with humans in his previous home, however coming out his shell and proving to be quite the menace. Kiaora was the first pony I ever owned, I asked my dad for money to go to braehead and somehow managed to come home with this cute thing. And last but far from least, my absolute heart Horse, Pogo! Pogo is an ex race horse, he ran but didn’t often get placed. However he is perfect for me and takes care of me with whatever I ask of him.