Lifestyle Pets The World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest Is Back to Turn Your Adorable Shelter Dog into a Star Back for its third year, this adorable contest wants to highlight your shelter pups and give one grand prize winner a PEOPLE magazine feature, a year's supply of dog food, 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 July 8, 2020 08:19 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Do you have the world’s cutest rescue dog? The sweetest shelter pup? An adopted pooch that has changed your life? PEOPLE wants to turn your canine into a pet celebrity! PEOPLE’s World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest Presented by the PEDIGREE® brand is back for its third year! Last year’s winner was Kasey, a Keeshond who spent four years in a puppy mill before she was rescued and adopted by a loving family in New Jersey who has given her space to be a "carefree" and "loving" pet. Before Kasey, in 2018, the 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 by a doting 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 share 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. Getty The contest is accepting entries from July 8 — August 10. PEOPLE judges will select 10 finalists from the entries. Readers will vote to narrow down the pool of finalists to three, and the winner will be chosen by judges from PEOPLE and the PEDIGREE® brand, and by celebrity judges Carrie Ann Inaba from Dancing with the Stars and The Talk, singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope, and Good Morning America's Lara Spencer. The Grand Prize Winner will receive: A custom photoshootA feature in PEOPLE Magazine and on People.comA year’s supply of dog food from the PEDIGREE® brandA $1,000 donation to the pet rescue organization of the winner’s choice The World’s Cutest Rescue Dog will be revealed this September on ABC's Good Morning America. What are you waiting for? Enter your adorable rescue dog now!