New Photo Challenge from NBC4 Calls for Photos of Pets Relaxing

New Photo Challenge from NBC4 Calls for Photos of Pets Relaxing

In celebration of NBCUniversal Local’s annual Clear the Shelters campaign, NBC4 has launched a new Pat’s Prized Pets Challenge. The challenge encourages pet owners to take and submit photos of their pets in the ultimate state of relaxation. It honors legendary reporter NBC4 Pat Collins, who’s currently enjoying retirement after a long and fruitful career. The challenge winner will be awarded a much sought-after Pat’s Prized Pets Bowl.

If you’re interested in participating, all you need to do is submit your photo through one of the following methods:

  • Post your photo on Instagram, X (Twitter), or Threads, and tag @nbcwashington. Append the official hashtags #PatsPrizedPets and #CleartheShelters.
  • Email your photo to with your name, your pet’s name, and your contact details.
  • Upload your photo to
  • Share your photo through the See It, Share It menu on the NBC Washington App, which is available on both iOS and Android.

Would-be participants in the challenge can submit multiple entries, as long as they provide their name, pet’s name, and their city and state with each one. The challenge also comes with a few simple rules. Submitted images can’t be filtered or edited in any way, and they must never put the featured pet in danger. Furthermore, the winning entry may not be from an employee of NBC4 or Telemundo 44.

Pet owners have until 11:59 PM of August 28, 2023 to submit their entries. Featured entries will be available for viewing in the Weekend Scene Newsletter.

Clear the Shelters is a nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign that helps thousands of adoptable animals nationwide find permanent homes. More ways to support Clear the Shelters are available online at NBC Washington’s website.

Creating a Calm and Safe Space for Your Pet at Home

No matter how much your pup loves to romp and play, they’ll also definitely benefit from a dedicated safe space in your home where they can relax. This corner can function as a safe retreat for them to return to when they’re anxious or stressed, or simply as a place to chill out and wind down whenever they want.

Depending on your dog’s size and preferences, a crate or a peaceful corner of your home or even a separate room will all work great. Make sure to fill this space with items to make your dog comfortable, such as custom dog beds, personalized puppy blankets, their favorite toys, and more.

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