More than 450 Patch readers had input and there were 281
In the end, though, only one pet came away with the prize. Congratulations to the cute dogs in the main picture above (pet #111) and to its owner for receiving the most votes  and being chosen by the Patch staff as the winner. The reader  who uploaded this photo will receive a $50 gift card, plus bragging rights (please email email@example.com for more info on how to claim your prize). Runners up (no prizes, just bragging rights) included Peanut [#10], Stella [#41] and number 142.
All of the entries were great. Thanks for taking the time to upload and vote in the comments section