Lifestyle Pets The World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest is Here to Turn Your Dog Into a Superstar The Grand Prize Winner of the contest will receive a year supply of PEDIGREE dog food, a feature in PEOPLE Magazine and more! By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 10, 2019 01:11 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Do you have the world’s cutest rescue dog? PEOPLE wants to turn your pooch into a pet celebrity! PEOPLE’s World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest Presented by PEDIGREE is back! Last year’s winner was Penny, a one-eyed golden retriever rescued from the streets of Turkey by Kyra’s Rescue. After being saved from her abusive past, she was adopted out to a loving family in Silver Spring, Maryland. To turn your precious pup into the next World’s Cutest Rescue Dog, all you have to do is upload a photo of your dog to the contest page and tell us how adopting a dog changed your life — and theirs! Don’t forget to give a shout-out to the rescue organization that helped you find your canine companion. Rescue dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages are welcome. The contest is accepting entries June 10 -June 30. PEOPLE judges will select finalists from the entries. Readers will vote to narrow down the pool of finalists to three, and the winner will be chosen by PEOPLE, Pedigree and celebrity judges New York Times best-selling author Katherine Schwarzenegger and one-half of the Grammy Award-winning duo Dan + Shay, Dan Smyers. Getty The Grand Prize Winner will receive: A custom photo shootA feature in PEOPLE and on People.comA year’s supply of dog food from PEDIGREEA $1,000 donation to the pet rescue organization of the winner’s choice The World’s Cutest Rescue Dog will be revealed this September live on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna at 10 a.m on NBC. What are you waiting for? Enter your adorable rescue dog now! Please note: This page previously stated that there were 10 finalists. Due to a disqualification, we changed the number of finalists.