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Picture Your Pet As The Next Auburn Valley Humane Society’s Calendar Star!

The Auburn Valley Humane Society (AVHS) is very excited to announce the 7th Annual Pet Photo Contest and Fundraiser! The AVHS Pet Photo Calendar Contest is a great way to show off your four-legged family members to loved ones worldwide and have a little fun bragging about the cuteness of your favorite pet. Plus, you’re doing your part to change the lives of lost, abandoned, and homeless animals in our community.

The top 14 pet photos who receive the highest vote count will be the winners of the 2020 Calendar Contest and win a featured spot on one of the monthly pages. The photo with the most votes will be featured on the cover of the 2020 AVHS calendar and a monthly page. All winning photos will receive a free 2020 calendar. Calendars will be on sale at the shelter, online and at featured AVHS events beginning November 15, 2019. All photo entries will be featured in the calendar as well! In the event of a tie, whichever photo reaches the highest number of votes first, wins the cover spot.

Of course, the real winners will be the shelter animals in our care. AVHS provides quality care and forever homes for thousands of homeless and abandoned pets annually through animal sheltering and adoptions, veterinary care, SPOT program, humane education and much more. Auburn Valley Humane Society is not a United Way agency nor affiliated with any national humane or animal welfare organizations, but is supported by public donations and fundraisers like this pet photo calendar contest! Our goal is to raise $22,000 to provide for the medical care (spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchipping) for the animals in our care.


Entering is as easy as 1-2-3-4

Entries will be accepted from 12:00am PDT Wednesday, May 1 until 11:59pm PDT on Monday, September 30, 2019.

  1. Pay the entry fee of $10 and accept the terms, conditions and affidavit of eligibility and liability release for entries.

  2. Upload your photo to the contest site.

  3. If you do not have access to a digital camera, and/or computer, please contact volunteers@auburnvalleyhs.org for further assistance.

  4. Write a BRIEF description (75 words or less) of how your pet has improved your life.



AVHS does not receive financial support from state or federal tax dollars or from national humane or animal welfare organizations. 100% of the proceeds from the Contest and the sale of the calendars will be used to provide a safe haven and quality medical and dental care for the homeless, lost and abandoned animals throughout our community during their time of need.

If you have any questions about the 2020 Pet Photo Calendar Contest or are having difficulty with the online entry process, please contact Sharon LaVigne, Director of Development & Community Engagement for the Auburn Valley Humane Society at 253-249-7849 or at volunteers@auburnvalleyhs.org.