Introducing Minnesota Monthly’s First Petfest

Enter Petfest to win a professional photo shoot for your pet that will be featured in Minnesota Monthly


A frog, rabbit, cat, bird, fish, dog, tortoise, guinea pig, and lizard.

Is your pet cuter than the rest? Are you constantly taking photos of your pet to post on social media? Does your pet have their own social media account? Enter Minnesota Monthly‘s first-ever Petfest, our cutest pet contest sponsored by Nutrisource, and see if they have what it takes to win.

About Petfest

We understand that pets are more like family members, so we launched Petfest to honor your furry, scaled, or feathery best friends. Wondering how to enter your pet? It’s easy to participate, we promise!

  1. Visit
  2. Register to participate (You must verify your email address before logging in)
  3. Enter your pets (Each pet must be entered individually)
  4. Pay $20 entry fee per pet (Proceeds benefit the Masonic Children’s Hospital service dog program. See more details below.)

Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on April 19.

Voting runs April 20 through 11:59 p.m. on May 10. We encourage you to invite family, friends, co-workers, and social media followers to vote for your pet every day. You may vote for as many pets as you would like once per day.

Win a Professional Photoshoot and Be Featured in Minnesota Monthly

So, what does your beloved pet win if they are deemed the cutest? The Petfest winner not only earns bragging rights but receives a professional photo shoot and will be featured in the July/August issue of Minnesota Monthly. How many pets do you know who get the chance to do that?

Proceeds Benefit the Masonic Children’s Hospital Service Dog

Proceeds from Petfest’s $20 entry fee will directly benefit the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital’s Nutrisource Facility Dog Program. Rocket Tuffy, the hospital’s full-time service dog, is a two-year-old golden retriever trained to support children and their families alongside his handler Anna Dressel. Rocket is allowed inside patients’ rooms during medical procedures, encourages children to walk after surgery, reduces anxiety, and serves as a calming distraction for the children during their stay in the hospital.

For more information, visit May the cutest pet win!

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