World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest
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Do you have the world's cutest rescue dog?

PEOPLE wants to turn your forever friend into a star!


Upload a photo of your dog in the submission form, then tell us how adopting a pet changed your life – and theirs. Don’t forget to give a shout out to the rescue organization that helped you find your canine companion. Dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages are welcome.

Enter July 10-July 30 Our editors will select 10 finalists. Readers will narrow down the pool to three, and the winner will be chosen by People, Pedigree, and celebrity judges.


  • A custom photo shoot
  • A feature in People magazine and on
  • A year’s supply of dog food from Pedigree
  • $1,000 donation to the pet rescue organization of the winner’s choice
  • The World's Cutest Rescue Dog will be revealed this October live on TODAY with Kathie Lee & Hoda on NBC.


LeAnn Rimes is an internationally multi-platinum selling, two-time Grammy Award-winning artist who has sold more than 44 million albums worldwide. She recently released her Re-Imagined EP that features new renditions of some of her biggest hits including “Blue,” “One Way Ticket”, “How Do I Live”, and “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” and an epic duet with Stevie Nicks on the powerful ballad “Borrowed”. Rimes is the proud mom to Eveie, a six year old dog rescue whom she takes with her on the road whenever possible.

PHOTO: “Photo Credit: Maxine Helfman”

Actress Olivia Munn is also a devoted animal lover. The Predator star is the proud pet parent to two rescue dogs: Chance the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Frankie the Jack Russell terrier mix.

Melodie Bolin is the Director for Marketing Operations at Mars PetCare US. Prior to this role, she managed the PEDIGREE® and TEMPTATIONS™ brands, creating award-winning work with the “Feed the Good” and #PackAttack advertising campaigns. Melodie has 1 amazing dog and a huge passion celebrating how dogs everywhere make people’s lives better.

Kelli Bender is an Editor at PEOPLE Pets, PEOPLE Magazine and’s vertical dedicated to all things animal. From an early age, she has had a deep passion for learning about and helping the world’s creatures. When she is not writing about the furry friends of the rich and famous, Kelli is taking care of her own rescue pet, a 2-year-old orange tabby cat named Wallace.