Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Winner of the February Pet Photo Contest is..

Ood Sigma

Congratulations Ood Sigma! You obviously were a very special boy and loved by so many. We're so happy to name you the winner of this month's contest. Your photo will be PetsJubilee team store avatar for the month of March so that everyone may remember you.

Sigma has won a free PetsJubilee Pet Sampler box for the next generation in his household.

Sigma's mom runs the DarkSideOfTheSun shop on Etsy. Please visit her store for chain mailled jewelry.


Monday, February 15, 2010


- Voting will be from February 15, 2010 through February 21, 2010 at 12:00 noon EST. (Note: All comments posted before the start time will be deleted)

- Look at the entries and pick one (per day) to vote on.
To vote, leave a comment by clicking on the Comment link under the pet you would like to vote for.
Then click on "Post a Comment"
Type your comment.
Type the "word verification"
Under "Choose an Identity", click Google (Blogger), Open Id, Name/URL or Anonymous and enter your information. IF YOU CHOOSE ANONYMOUS, YOU MUST "SIGN" YOUR COMMENT WITH SOME ID NAME. You can use your Etsy, Artfire, AOL name - just something unique. (ie. I think such and so is so adorable. Sincerely,

- One vote per person per day.

Comments/posts that do not follow the guidelines will be deleted.

Complete rules are listed on the sidebar of this page.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Contestant #21

Miss Madelaine May

"Maddie (aka Miss Madelaine May) is a beagle/German shepherd mix. Although she is 14 years old, she's still full of energy, loves to play, and go for walks. Winter is her favorite season; she bounces around like a puppy whenever it snows. She strongly believes that it is her life's mission to bark at any squirrel - real or imaginary - in a 5-block radius."

Contestant #20

Ood Sigma

"This is Sigma. More specifically, Ood Sigma. He's a hairless Dumbo rat, and probably one of the most awesome pets I've ever had. Be loved Cheetos, as you can see in the photo. He would sit in my lap for hours, only coming out to grab whatever snack he was being offered, then he'd run right back! He was a very special boy, and even people who hated rats loved him. He passed last week, on Tuesday, and he's greatly missed. He may not appeal to everyone, and most might not find him as cute as the other entries, but I think he's adorable! There's so much personality that isn't captured in the photo.

I apologize if I'm being a downer, he was just such a great boy, and loved so very much, that after thinking about it, it wouldn't be fair for me to not at least share him with everyone else! A happy point in all of this is that yesterday, my boyfriend brought home 2 hairless boys as my Valentine's Day gift! They're adorable, and one of them thinks he's meant to hang out on your shoulder. The other's personality hasn't come out yet, and neither of them have told me what their names should be! Poor boys! They won't replace Sigma, no one ever will, but they make me smile and help to heal. "

Contestant #19


Here's a picture of My cutie patootie Hedgehog Abbey :)
Not so much FURRY BUT she's cuddly & prickly & super CUTE!

Abbey LOVES {cat} treats...although not so much Candy hearts
She's very curious & LOVES Naps

We Both want to wish everyone a super SWEET Valentines Day!
ivyPINK & Abbey

Contestant #18

Chester and Maya

"These are my two kitties, Chester (in the front) and his sister Maya. I "trapped" them almost four years ago and we couldn't ask for better cats. I caught Chester two weeks before Maya and it took less than a week to spoil him rotten. He wasn't too thrilled when his sister showed up and was so jealous after she accepted us. They still have their moments but spend most of their time cuddling."

Contestant #17


"This was on a very rare snow day in Texas. Our daughter was playing out in the backyard, trying to make a snow angel. Bella decided she needed to help!"

Contestant #16

Molly and Big Mac

Molly, 2.5 years and Big Mac, 4 years old. Molly was rescued and we didn't realize until we got her home and cleaned up that she was Big Mac's "Mini-me"....They share everything: looks, beds, food, treats, and especially bones ;-)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Contestant #15

Baxter and Roscoe

"After our dog Chloe went to dog heaven, we thought we'd never be the same. And we aren't. But a week later, my husband showed up with a puppy in his arms, a flea ridden, weak little fella who needed a family to love him. Our big, fuzzy Baxter took right to this teeny guy, who turned out to be a dachshund mix. We named him Roscoe, and he spent his first month with us sleeping on Baxter's fuzzy tail. Roscoe is now a vigorous dog who is so loving, he absolutely rejoices any time he sees you. He still follows Baxter everywhere, and is in head over heels in *love* with our kitty, Nadia.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Contestant #14

Spirit Horse Herd

"This picture is of my beloved Spirit Horse herd. 11 equines in total, these horses gallop boldly and graze freely on 100-acres of beautiful pasture in central Colorado at the base of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. These incredible and majestic horses are a daily source of inspiration to me. To this day it still takes my breath away when the take-off galloping together across the fields kicking up their heels. Words can not describe the way the earth feels under foot when they run by. Each member of the herd has their own unique, special and sometimes painful story. Most neglected, abandoned or mis-treated, they each now find peace and love within our sanctuary at Spirit Horse Ranch."

Contestant #13

We're just filling up space so that no one has to have an "unlucky" number.

Stop by the Pets Jubilee Team store for a Pet Sampler Box.

Contestant #12

Max and Rusty

"Max [our Mastiff/shepherd mix] and Rusty [our dachshund]. The boys usually hang out together, wrestle over toys together, and crash at naptime together."

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Contestant #11

Tigger and Shadow

"These two are Tigger and Shadow. Mr. Shadow is showing once again just why his name is Shadow. He is a black Havana rabbit who loves to hang out in front of things that make him seem to disappear. Now you see him, now you don’t. This stealth bunny loves popping up from his hidey places without warning and scaring you to death. Princess bunny Tigger is a Harlequin rabbit mixed with something else since she has the Japanese Harlequin coloring but is only half the size for that breed. She is quite happy to steal the limelight and isn’t at all shy about showing off all her good sides. Bring the camera out and she will pose. This picture tells the tale of all the things they love best. They have made a mess ripping up the cardboard with their fearsome little teeth and now are snuggled up side by side napping until the next round of play (destruction) begins. Tigger and Shadow have been quite a tempestuous pair for their almost nine years together!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Contestant #10

Scout and Toby

"Here are my furbabies: Scout and Toby. Believe it or not they're not related. Toby (on the right) is from Phoenix, AZ and Scout (on the left) is a rescue from a shelter in Las Vegas, NV. But whether they are related or not, they are definitely "brothers" when it comes to love. They are Italian Greyhounds and this is their favorite hobby: snoozing and cuddling together. I draw pet portraits for a living and I joke that they are my main form of advertising! Pet lovers invariably come up to me and ask what breed they are, allowing me to meet tons of new clients. So they pull their weight when it comes to the family finances! But their most valuable contribution to my life is the unconditional love they give me every day. In the words of Roger Caras: "Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made."

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Contestant #9


"This is my goofy orange cat Simon. He is a rescue cat, saved from being abandoned by a family forced to leave their home. He was part of a newborn litter of kittens born to a very young female cat. When I went to get them, the house was empty except for this one cardboard box with momma and three kittens. Needless to say, they came home with me. I still have the momma and Simon. The others found homes.

Simon loves his pink boa. He stole it from my daughter's room and now it's his favorite toy. We tell him he's silly, but he will actually growl if you try to take it from him!! Vote for Simon!

Contestant #8


"This is Pronto, a two year old Italian Greyhound. He is handsome and elegant, but his energetic, quirky personality keeps us constantly entertained. His hobbies include running, snuggling with his humans, running, biting his sister's head and going to the dog park. Did I
mention running? He loves kisses too. Don't yawn near him or he'll get the roof of your mouth.

In this picture, he is resting after some vigorous ball time. This was his own pose with his ball and he waited patiently while we got our camera.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Contestant #7

Gianna & Giacomo

"An unusual love affair between Gianna the dog and Giacomo the 4" tall Parrottlet. They are truly obsessed with each other. Giacomo likes to preen the fur on Gianna's toes, and he chases her across the living room floor. Gianna is always looking for him, and knows his name.."

Friday, February 5, 2010

Contestant #6


"This is my newest pup Josie, she is #4 for me.

Josie was adopted on Dec 7th , 2009. Josie along with 5 brothers had been dumped outside our local animal control center.

Josie is currently 5 months old.

One of the most special things about Josie is a perfect black heart shape on her right side. Josie came into my life when I needed her most. The year had been a very difficult one for me emotionally. I had two big losses during the year and was down and out emotionally. I had three other dogs but, I was still missing something inside.

On Dec 7th I went to a local fundraiser/adoption event for black and white cats and dogs. It was love at first site. Animal Control had named her Valentine because of her black heart. Josie has been sent into my life to help lift me out of a hole I was in.

Josie has settled right in with her new brothers and sister and hopefully she will one day become a certified therapy dog just like her older brother and sister.

Contestant #5


"I want to introduce Peggy. She came to us 2 years ago while her mistress became very allergic to dog's hairs. Our dog just died and our vet made the contact. It was love at first sight. And I think from her too. We all enjoy the company! I took some pics of Peggy in the snow, she loves to run and jump in it!"

Contestant #4


"I would like to submit a photo of my Chow Chow/Border Collie mix Shadow. He combines the stubbornness of the Chow Chow with the energy of the Border Collie. Shadow has a special love for stuffed animals. He will snatch one of my sons' stuffed animals, proudly run off with it and hide under the table, where he will lovingly lick and chew it. Or, when he is in a more frisky mood, he throws them up in the air to catch it and start the game all over...

In this photo, he tuckered himself out with my younger one's favorite teddy, and takes a little nap with it."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Contestant #3


"This is Toby--our 6 month old chihuahua mix. In the month since we rescued him, he's shown that his absolute favorite place is the bed, as far under the covers as he can get!"

Contestant #2


"This is Baby. Baby will be 5 years old in July. We share the same birthday. We adopted Baby two years ago as she had been abused. She did not bark for 3 months - we thought she couldn't speak. She was terribly timid and our hearts broke! We realize now she was just too afraid to speak her mind. We love her so much and spoil her. Now she barks and speaks her mind all the time. We never tell her to "hush". We love our little girl and she has more clothes than her mommy! She loves her "photo shoots" and every month my little model has a new theme. Her Mommy plans a Calendar for her little "Calendar Girl". She loves her new mommy and daddy and sleeps with us every night. Baby loves attention plus plenty of affection. She gets more than her share in her new home. We love her so much!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Contestant #1


"She’s almost 11 months old and a little sprite of a girl and drives her two older Pug Brothers insane…Ha..!!! They aren’t really her “Blood” brothers, but I have two older male Pugs and they both love and hate their new baby sister. She’s a handful for sure, but we love her to pieces."

Monday, February 1, 2010

February Pet Photo Contest - "PUPPY LOVE"

February is the month when everyone's thoughts turn to love. What do your furbabies love? In honor of Valentine's Day, send in your photo, slide show, or video of your pet with something or someone they love, or what you love most about your pet. Add some words to be posted with their pic to go along with the theme.

We'll accepting entries from February 1st through the 14th. Visit us in the forums where we'll be hanging out and introducing the new entries until voting begins on the 15th.

We welcome all pets: dogs, cats, birds, gerbils, hamsters, geckos, chickens, frogs, turtles, snakes, pigs, horses, just to name a few.

Check out the contest, read the rules (on the right) and join in the fun.