Does Your Pooch Have What It Takes to be Milwaukee’s Cutest Dog?

We’re on the hunt for the top dog.

Your dog is cute, but have you ever wondered just how cute? Well, now’s your chance to find out with Milwaukee Magazine’s Cutest Dog Contest. 

If you want to enter your fur baby in the contest, sponsored by Wilde Subaru, click here and submit the form by March 31. Part of the proceeds of each $15 entry fee will go to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha.

The winning pooch will be featured in Milwaukee Magazine’s June issue, and its human will receive a Puppy Prize Package valued at over $200, featuring goodies from Bark N Scratch Outpost and Charlee Bear Natural Treats For Dogs. 

Last year’s winner, a Yorkie mix named Barley, was paw-dorable, and our judges can’t wait to see all of the precious pups that are entered this year! The contest will consist of three rounds of judging (trust us, it’s hard!), with a judge from Wilde Subaru joining MilMag staff for the final round. 

In the submissions, the judges will be looking for the overall impact of your pup’s photo and description, how the photo and description portray your furry friend’s uniqueness, the way the description showcases your dog’s personality and uniqueness, along with photo quality, so be sure to strap on your writing cap while working on your entry. 

If you think your dog could be the next Barley, send us your cute canines. We can’t wait to see them!

To enter, participants must be 18 years of age or older and a current, legal resident of Wisconsin.



Allie is an Editorial Intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is a senior at UW-Milwaukee studying Creative Writing and Journalism. You can follow her on Instagram at @alliehabck