Help decide who is the cutest pet in New Jersey

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Get ready for some cute! Radio station New Jersey 101.5 teamed up with All-American Subaru back in September in their search for New Jersey’s cutest pet – and their listeners really came through.

Cute dog relaxing on sofa with dressing gown

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It caught the imagination of a LOT of New Jersey pet owners and more than double the number of proud pet parents submitted images than did in last year’s event – that’s more than 2,000 entrants that the judges needed to choose between – all wanting to be considered for the title of Cutest Pet 2020!

After going through something that we are sure was an exceedingly difficult process, and which makes us glad we weren’t the judges, they have whittled the list down to 10 finalists (and 24 adorable honorable mentions).

Cute dog in bath

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Now it’s over to you to choose your favorite and you have until the 26 October to vote for who you think should win. The winner will be announced as part of the All American Subaru Loves Pets Event in their Pet-A-Plooza video series.

Held across the month of October, the Pet-A-Plooza video series highlights animals up for adoption from Animal Welfare & Adoption Center Sammy’s Hope, as well as offering helpful information for current pet owners and those considering adoption.

This is the 5th time the event has been held, and potential pet adoptees will also be offered 50% off normal adoption fees, and for each pet adopted during the event All American Subaru will donate $100 to the welfare center.

The previous year’s winner was Hamlet the pig who was crowned the cutest pet in all of New Jersey in 2019:

Cute pig

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This year’s winner will be announced during Episode 4 of the Pet-A-Palooza Video Series on Thursday, 29 October, so don’t forget to have your say, or just have a look at the 34 delightfully cute finalists and honorable mentions!

Jamie Middleton

Jamie Middleton is a freelance editor and writer who has been editing and creating content for magazines and websites for over 20 years. As well as writing about the pets he loves, he has helped create websites about tech and innovation like, Innovate UK and TechSPARK, written programmes for music festivals, books on inventions and architecture, TV listings magazines, and edited publications about cars such as Lexus, Toyota and Jaguar. In his spare time he writes fiction books and poetry - or at least he does when he is permitted to by his cat Pirate, who enjoys the warmth of laptops too much to allow being creative to get in the way.