Wow! What a two weeks it has been. Thousands of pets have battled it out across five categories to make this the BIGGEST PET SHOW EVER.
8,709 entries were submitted this year and our judges have had their work cut out for them sniffing out the hottest talent from all these incredible submissions. Every pet’s a winner in our book, but here are a few of our standout favorites from the event.
Without any further ado, let’s get stuck into this year’s finalists. Each finalist soared to the top of their respective categories, and each was incredibly close, with spectacular talent across the board, and across all species. These finalists were chosen by YOU, by the power of your upvotes. Each pet was then vetted by our talented pet-expert judges @sarah, @LSparkles, and @thevaiobandit101 to choose a sole Best in Show.
Let’s meet your finalists.
Most Photogenic 2021
First up on the podium is a brand new category this year, Most Photogenic 2021 was the most hotly contested section in 2021’s Pet Show with 2,559 entries. Of course, only one could claim the crown and that prestige goes to none other than eight-month-old Corgi/Aussie mix Roxy and owner @dasangry1!
Roxy wowed Imgurians with her poise and style in front of the camera, posing all over and strutting her way to victory. With those stunning eyebrows and grade A+ corgi butt, Roxy is a worthy winner of Most Photogenic 2021.
Top Trick 2021
Pawing their way to victory in this year’s Top Trick category was no mean feat as dazzling daggos, clever cats, and all manner of precocious pets went paw-to-paw with a staggering display of talent. There could be only one, and that honor falls to Loki and owner @urxgf666 who soared to the number one spot with a show of amazing courage from tiny baby Loki.
Tackling intimidating stairs, Loki overcame his fear of heights to conquer not just those steps, but the competition as well, claiming their spot as top dog in Top Trick 2021.
Weird and Wonderful 2021
A celebration of unique pets, Weird and Wonderful is always teeming with beautiful creatures of all shapes and sizes, and taking gold in this menagerie of an event takes serious skills! Beaming in like a ray of fluffy sunshine is the beautiful Raya and Imgurian @hereforthetrampoline.
Raya was a moo-ver and shaker, rising to the top right at the end of this year’s pet show, putting the competition out to pasture with her stunning fluffiness, as Imgurian voters were herd loud and clear, making Raya the perfect winner for Weird and Wonderful 2021.
Best Dressed 2021
Strutting your stuff on the catwalk might be intimidating for some, but for the winner of this year’s Best Dressed it’s a way of life. Stunning Imgurians and judges alike, style-killer cat The Pizzacat and aptly named Imgurian @thepizzapartycat came dressed to impress.
Both regulars in Most Viral with their creative costuming and perfect prop work, we were treated to a showcase of scenes from sushi restaurant to gym cat, each with intricately designed sets bursting with detail; making The Pizzacat a worthy winner of Best Dressed 2021.
Cutest Sound 2021
Bursting at the seams with barks, meows, chirps and much more, this year’s Cutest Sound was a cornucopia of adorable sounds. Only one could be pitch pawfect, and sweet talking their way to the top was Charlie and owner @noproblllama.
Showing off her beautiful singing voice, half dane-shepard Charlie let fly with full-on tail-wagging, head-throwing woofs that captured the hearts of Imgurians, and landed her a spot as the cutest of the Cutest Sounds 2021!
Best in Show
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. The puparazzi are ready. Our judges have been debating long into the night between these fiercely cute competitors.
The 2021 Imgur Pet Show Best in Show award goes to…
The Pizzacat! It was a tough decision, and our judges loved each and every entry, but they all agreed that The Pizzacat delivered an all-around perfect performance. Our judges were blown away not only by the beautifully crafted sets and costumes but the impeccable patience of the kitty model. Our judges summed up with, “Pizzacat is living their life to the fullest 100%. So much care and time and creativity and love for Pizzacat and it all just shines.”
The Pizzacat walks away with the coveted Best in Show title, custom artwork from Imgurian artist @Smawg, six months of Imgur Emerald, and a $200 donation to an animal charity of their choice. Each of our finalists will receive three months of Imgur Emerald, a bunch of treats, and the Lucky Winner trophy for their profile.
Thank you to our finalists, and to everyone who entered, we can’t wait for the 2022 Imgur Pet Show.
See you next year!