Last year's winner, Sharky.

Is your cat the gnarliest beast this side of Bellevue? Does your dog have a face only a mother could love? Is your bird just plain old bad-looking? If so, your beloved animal could end up on the cover of The Stranger's Pet Issue!

Our second annual Ugly Pet Contest is presented by Jet City Animal Clinic and sponsored in part by Urban Animal, and it is open to any hideous furry, feathered, or hairless companions that live within Seattle city limits. (If your pet is a finalist, we'll send a photographer to your house, and we're not driving to Tacoma, sorry.)

Fame and eternal bragging rights are up for grabs. Pups of the human variety are unfortunately ineligible.

THE FINE PRINT: Snap a pic of your ghastly looking pet and submit it to or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #UglyPetContest by 5 p.m. on March 6. The three ugliest pets will be selected by Stranger editors and will then be photographed by a professional. Winners (and their owners) must be available either March 16–17 or March 23–24 for a photography session. All three finalists will be featured on The Stranger's website and social media.