CONTEST: Who Has the Cutest Dog in San Mateo?

Is your dog the cutest in town? Upload a photo, and vote for your favorite. Winner will receive a gift card from Patch!





UPDATE, JULY 9, 6 a.m.:

Thank you to all who uploaded photos of their adorable dogs and voted in the comments! to see which cutie-pie ended up the winner!


Is your dog cute or handsome enough for Patch stardom?

Today kicks off San Mateo Patch's new contest, "Who Has the Cutest Dog in San Mateo?"

Upload a photo of your four-legged best friend to this article, and in the caption be sure to add your name and your dog's name.

Then, readers can vote for the dog they think is the cutest in the comments.

What does the winner get? The winner can choose a gift card to one of two local, independent doggie businesses right here in San Mateo, to buy a reward for your winning pooch.

Choose from doggie spa and gift shop, or store for food, accessories and toys.

(By the way, if you're a fan of either store, show them some love by clicking on the links above to visit their listings in our Patch Directory to rate them and leave them a review! They will love you for it!)

BE SURE TO DIRECT YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY to this article so they can vote for your dog, or enter their own!



  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, click on "Upload Photos and Videos" above and add a photo of the dog you wish to enter. Be sure to include your name and your dog's name in the photo's caption.
  • All entries must be received and votes must be logged by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 5.
  • You may enter each dog only once. If you have more than one dog you wish to enter, you may enter each dog once.
  • Readers who wish to vote for their favorite dog should leave a comment in the comments section of this article naming the dog they wish to vote for. The winner will be determined by which dog receives the most votes. If there is a tie, the editors of San Mateo Patch will determine the winner.
  • The owner of the winning dog will receive a $25 gift card to one of two local dog businesses - , 1923 S. El Camino Real in San Mateo; or , 24 41st Ave. in San Mateo. Or, the winner can choose to split the $25 amount between the two businesses if he or she chooses.
  • See the complete Official Rules in the downloadable PDF document attached to this article, above.


Photo entries and voting in the comments section will be open through 5 p.m., Thursday, July 5, and the winner will be announced bright and early Monday, July 9!

 (Although, here's a tip - upload your photo as soon as possible so you have the most time to receive votes by readers!)

Let the cuteness begin!


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Lauren Ford July 02, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Daisy May is by far the cutest dog!
taylor ford July 02, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Daisy May all da way. None compare to that wiener there!
Yvette Barreneche-Savage July 02, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Sasha is the cutest dog ever.
Laura Merenweicz July 03, 2012 at 05:20 PM
My vote's for COCO! she looks just like BOO the pomeranian!!
david merenwicz July 03, 2012 at 05:26 PM
coco. she's the only dog that our family cat will tolerate.
Confused Cathy July 03, 2012 at 05:44 PM
about to enter my own pup, but before I do so, can I get some clarification on the rules of this contest? I thought it clearly stated "You may enter each dog only once," but in a few cases I see multiple pictures of the same dog. Can I put up more than one photo of my dog too or will we get disqualified?
Jennifer van der Kleut July 03, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Hi Cathy! We do prefer only one photo of each dog, but no, you won't get disqualified. :) It's gotten kind of cute with people putting in photos of their dogs in different outfits and poses!
Josie Smith July 04, 2012 at 07:05 AM
Coco is definitely the cutest!
Dennis July 04, 2012 at 07:06 PM
My vote is for Daisy May
Susan Nelson July 04, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Suzane July 05, 2012 at 04:56 PM
i love me a pomeranian! coco!!!
Rose Schlank July 05, 2012 at 05:15 PM
my vote is for coco. what a sweet sweet pup.
Anne Marie Jones July 05, 2012 at 05:41 PM
To the nicest dog I know, COCO!
Jennifer Wong July 05, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Coco. runner-up would be the dog with the bone "catch me"
Jason Lee July 05, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Omi, Sasha, Yvette's dog in the box, and coco... can't decide!
Mary Glover July 05, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Coco!! cutest dog by FAR =)
Helen Markovstova July 05, 2012 at 06:27 PM
oh my goodness, last day to vote already?! Hi, we're Coco's brother and sister from across the bay, Bobo and Latte! Our vote goes to the pup with the best genes, COCO!!
Michelle Hunter July 05, 2012 at 06:35 PM
aww, coco with all those stuffed animals is the cutest thing i've seen all morning!
Trish Holloway July 05, 2012 at 06:49 PM
CoCo!! She lives in my neighborhood and she is so gentle with all the young kids. We all adore her!
Susan Rosenbaum July 05, 2012 at 07:12 PM
What a fun contest! My family couldn't decide on one! My vote goes to RUFUS my daughter votes for COCO my son votes for TUCKER good luck everyone!
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) July 05, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Okay, since Nellie technically is a BELMONT cute dog, I can't vote for her....so for San Mateo's cutest pooch, I vote for Lazlo!!
Kathy Uros July 06, 2012 at 08:03 PM
"Catch me" aka Mochi is the cutest!
Hiromi Motojima July 06, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Mochi (Catch Me!) is the cutest!!!
Miwa Yagi July 06, 2012 at 10:39 PM
"Catch me" Mochi is the cutest dog in the face of earth!
rubin villarreal July 06, 2012 at 11:15 PM
duh mochi catch me is the cutest dog in san mateo
aaron campbell July 06, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Mochi (Catch Me!) is the cutest!!!
Yuki Yanagihara July 07, 2012 at 04:13 AM
I vote for Mochi!!!
Phoebe Fearing July 07, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Mochi, Catch Me!
Hiromi Motojima July 07, 2012 at 06:07 AM
Mochi=Catch me. I forgot to include my dog's name in the caption... :(
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