The competition for ‘Pooch Playoffs‘ – a contest to choose King County’s cutest pet – will begin this Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 10 a.m., and the winner will be announced June 17.

Sponsored by Burien-based Clover Laine Photography, this contest also serves as a fundraiser.

“The pupparozzi are on the lookout for the cutest canine or feline in the greater Seattle area,” organizer Laine Poelzer said. “For 2023, Clover Laine Photography has unleashed a competition benefitting both Burien C.A.R.E.S. and Resilient Hearts Animal Sanctuary.”

For a $99 donation, pets get a professional pet portrait session and are entered into a bracket-style competition with a chance to win exciting prizes from our sponsors. 

Contestant’s receive a keychain of their pet from their photoshoot and an epic doggie bag of treats and goodies.

“Everyone will have an opportunity to invest in gorgeous artwork of their pets as well.”

To vote (starting Sunday, June 4), visit:

Pooch Playoff Calendar

  • Round of 32: June 4–8
  • Sweet Sixteen: June 9–11
  • Elite Eight: June 12–13
  • Final Four: June 14–15
  • Top Two: June 16–17 until 10 a.m.
  • Cutest Pup Announced: June 17 at 10 a.m.

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