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Let’s face it. We all think our pup, kitty, goldfish, Burmese python or other pet is the world’s best.

We realize other pet owners think the same – poor misguided people, they just don’t know.

Well, here’s your chance to prove once and for all that your pet really is the cutest: The Our Pets, Our Lives Cutest Pet in the Yakima Valley contest.

To enter the contest, upload a photo of your pet along with a few details, such as your pet’s name, your name and contact information, etc. by going online to

Entries will be accepted for just one week – June 25 through July 3. All entries then will be subject to readers’ popular vote, from July 4-6 with the top 10 entries going through to round two. The top entries will again go through reader voting from July 7-9, with the top five vote getters going through to round three. Voting for the top two will commence July 10-12 with the Yakima Valley’s cutest pet winner announced July 15.

And what does the winner get? Bragging rights, of course, and a pretty cool prize package including a photo shoot with Yakima Herald-Republic photographers.

So, cull through those Instagram posts or smartphone photos of your pet, pick out the shot that features them best and enter them in the contest – and let your family and friends know where to vote. It’s that easy.

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