Welcome to the Bradenton Herald Popular Pet Poll

Welcome to the Bradenton Herald Popular Pet Poll. Can your pet – dog, cat, bird, fish, reptile, any creature – garner enough votes in our weekly contest to place first? Simply enter your pet(s) in the Popular Pet Poll, featured each week in the Neighbors section of the Herald and right here daily at!

Last week's competition

Winner of last week's competition was Cricket.

This week's competition

See below.

How to view the pets

Look at the pet image on this page and then click on "Poll pets" to view this week's contestants.

How to vote

Click here to vote for your favorite pet photo. You may vote once per week. You may not change your vote after one has been submitted.

How to find out who won each weekly poll

Come to the main Pet page each Tuesday to find out which pet won the weekly competition.

How to submit a photo

To feature your pet in our Tuesday Neighbors section and include them in the contest, just e-mail a jpeg image of your pet to or mail your photograph along with your pet’s name and a short description to:


Readers’ Pets

Bradenton Herald

P.O. Box 921

Bradenton, FL 34206

A note from the Bradenton Herald Popular Pet Poll editor

Each week, the winner will go up against nine new contenders. To be fair to all the pets and their humans, the photos will be taken in the order in which they were published. Poor quality photos — out of focus, grainy, too dark, etc. — will not make the cut.

Remember: Photos will run in Neighbors before being posted online. Only one photo per pet (or pets, if there are more in the picture) will be accepted within a six-month period. Please don't send more than one photo of each pet; choose your best picture and send only that picture, and send it only once. Due to the volume of pet photos we have received, and the popularity of the poll, we ask that you be patient. Your photo will run soon.

Be sure to include your name, address and phone number in case we need to call you.

Results will be posted every Tuesday morning.

Only pets living in Manatee or Sarasota County are eligible for the Popular Pets Poll, which is available only on the Web site.

And don’t forget to vote for your favorite pet here at