No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win.  The contest is void where prohibited by law.




1.         How to Enter the Contest:


(a)             The CBS2 & KCAL9 “PETS2LOVE: CUTEST PET CONTEST” will begin on Monday, November 28, 2011 and end on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 11:59PM PST. Contest is sponsored by the Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.


(b)      To participate in the contest, viewers must enter online at or, upload their cutest pet, dressed in Holiday clothes or pictured in a Holiday setting, picture and complete the Entry Form provided with name, address, age, and daytime phone number.  All submissions must be in one of the following formats: .jpg, .png, .gif, or .tif.


(c)         KCBS-TV/KCAL9-TV (“Sponsor”) is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, misaddressed, postage due, incomplete or illegible entries.  Sponsor is not responsible for technical or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable Internet connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or network transmissions, inability to access any Web site or on-line service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, illegible or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the judges determine, in their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual electronic tampering with the Contest or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Contest, the judges reserve the right to void the entries at issue and/or terminate the Contest and conduct a random drawing to award the prize among all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Contest is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted at  If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that tampers with the operation of the Contest or website or violates the Official Rules of the Contest. By use of this website and by entering the Contest, you agree to the Sponsor’s Web Site Terms of Use Agreement and to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy located at:


(d)         All entries become property of the sponsors and will not be returned.


(e)         Only one (1) picture entry per email address will be considered an entry. An entry submitted is deemed to be made by the holder of the e-mail account.


(f)         Broadcasts are subject to preemptions and scheduling changes. If such changes occur, they will be posted on KCBS-TV/KCAL9-TV website.


(g)        Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.



2.         Eligibility Restrictions:


(a)         The contest is open to Southern California residents who are 18 years of age or older.  Employees of KCBS-TV, KCAL9-TV, CBS Corp., other television and radio stations in the Los Angeles market, and their affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising agencies and their immediate family members or persons living in the same household are ineligible to participate or win.


(b)             Viewers are eligible to win a KCBS-TV/KCAL9-TV Sweepstakes only once every sixty days.  Only one winner per household is permitted in any Sweepstakes. Viewers are eligible to win a prize valued at $600.00 or more only once every six months.


(c)         All entries become the sole property of KCBS-TV/KCAL9-TV and will not be returned.  By entering, entrants agree to abide by these rules, and warrant and represent that their entry is their original work.


(d)        Contestants are required to provide truthful information and Sponsor will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent.  Sponsor will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and Sponsor will also delete any entry received from persons under the age of 13.


3.         Prizes:



(a)             Grand Prize Package: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive: $1,000.00 AMEX Gift Card. Approximate Value of Grand Prize Package: $1,000.00.


(b)      All other costs and expenses in connection with Prize Winner’s receipt and use of the prize are the winner’s sole responsibility.


(c)         All prizes or prize certificates may be picked up at the office of KCBS-TV/KCAL9-TV, 4200 Radford Ave, Studio City, CA  91604.  Any prize or prize certificate not claimed within 48 hours of winning will be forfeited by the winner.  In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, the winner assumes the risk of its arrival.  KCBS-TV/KCAL9-TV is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.


(d)          Contest prizes are not transferable.  Prizes may not be substituted for or redeemed for cash.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of comparable value.



  1. Selection of Winners:


(a)         Decisions of Sponsor with respect to the contest are final.


A total of eight (8) finalists will be selected Wednesday, December 7, 2011- Friday, December 9, 2011 at 12 NOON PST by a panel of KCBS-TV/KCAL9-TV judges from all eligible photo entries received.


Each pet photo will be judged based on the following criteria with equal weight: personality, uniqueness, and Holiday theme.  Pet photos must have been taken post December 1, 2010.



Beginning Friday, December 9, 2011 at 3PM PST and ending on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 12pm NOON PST, viewers may vote for the cutest pet picture online at and select one (1) of the eight (8) cutest pet photos selected by KCBS-TV/KCAL9-TV judges. The Grand Prize Winner will be determined based on the greatest number of votes received.


KCBS-TV/KCAL9-TV reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that manipulates and tampers with the online voting and/or manipulates software to increase voting for one (1) specific pet photo.


The eight (8) finalists and their pets will be invited to the CBS Studios, 4200 Radford Ave., Studio City, CA 91604 between Monday, December 12, 2011and Thursday, December 15, 2011 to appear during the CBS2 News between 430am-7am.


The Grand Prize Winner will be revealed live on Friday, December 16, 2011during the CBS2 News between 4:30am and 7am PST.


5.         Conditions:


(a)         Payment of all federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner and winners may receive an IRS Form 1099 or equivalent from Sponsor.


(b)             By participating in the contest, the winner and finalists agree to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest, and to sign a publicity release, affidavit of eligibility and release of liability prior to acceptance of the prize.  By accepting the prize, winner grants to Sponsor the right to use the winner’s name, voice, picture and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and publicity in any and all media now known or hereafter invented, without further permission or additional compensation (except where prohibited by law).  All expenses on receipt and use of prize, and all federal, state and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of winner.  Winner, by acceptance of their prizes, agrees to release KCBS-TV, KCAL9-TV, CBS Corp., their respective parents and subsidiaries, officers, directors, shareholders and their respective advertising, promotion and production agencies from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any prize-related activity.  Void where prohibited by law.



6.        Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the contest, which will become effective upon announcement. In the event of a misunderstanding, dispute, or human error, KCBS-TV/KCAL9-TV management will make the final determination of the prize winner. By entering this contest, contestants agree to be bound by these rules and any KCBS-TV/KCAL9-TV management decision concerning the contest.


7.        Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize.


8.        Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification.


9.          To obtain a copy of the official rules and/or winner’s list, please write by February 15, 2012 to:




4200 Radford Avenue

Studio City, CA 91604


Comments (13)
  1. abcdefg says:

    cannot find the page where I can enter the “holiday pet contest” where is the link?
    where do I upload my photo? this is really aggravating!!

    1. Bj Dahl says:

      The contest begins Monday morning, 11/27!

  2. hank says:

    same problemo here!

  3. Elizabeth Zoellner says:

    Where Do You Enter The “holiday pet contest” Is there A link?

  4. Kim says:

    Yes, the contest submission info is very vague and non-specific. Please provide a link for us!

  5. michael gunterman says:

    Uploaded photo today but no conformation that it went through ok, will resubmit if needed, thank you and could you let me know.

  6. SilviaAraceli Lomeli says:

    is it 1 dog per pic? i have 4 dogs, can i enter them all in 1 pic?

  7. Hammer says:

    I have seven and entered all of them! including my pet koi’s

  8. Cyndi Dennis says:

    I had a very hard time finding the link to the form . I tried to enter and upload the picture of my dog Guinevere with Santa not sure if it went through because there was not any confirmation or reply to my entry. I tried to look for my picture of Guinevere but didn’t find anything. I really think that there were some of the same pets entered more than once when I viewed the entries which I don’t think was fair since it was clearly stated that only 1 submission would be excepted. Could you please let me know if my submission was ever received. Who ever organized this contest forgot a few details. Thank You. Sincerely Cyndi Dennis

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