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Pet of the Year: Let the voting begin!Free Access



My name is Amos and I am talking to my Dog Whisperer LB Witulski.

My name is Amos and I am talking to my Dog Whisperer LB Witulski.

The 2021 Pet of the Year contest has now closed for entry. Here are the pets that were submitted. There will be an online form available for voting on our webisite at www.themtnear.com. Click on VOTE PETS.

Voting opens November 25 and closes December 16, at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced in the December 23 edition.

The contests is sponsored by the family of Justin Short, Hub Ned, Gilpin Cleaning Company, Chip Smith, Gold Hill General Store, Brightwood Music, Last Stand Tavern, Holistic Homestead, The Mountain Pages, Lise Friis Real Estate and The Mountain-Ear.

Thank you to all of our pet families and sponsors!

To request a paper voting form, please call or text 303-810-5409 or email publisher1977@gmail.com

Bhakti is a 6yo Newfoundland. She loves the snow more than water. She is my faithful companion almost everywhere I go and happily greets everyone she meets.

Bhakti is a 6yo Newfoundland. She loves the snow more than water. She is my faithful companion almost everywhere I go and happily greets everyone she meets.

Malina and Bella. Two partners in crime, and too smart. They can reck havoc and be man’s best friend as well.They pull so hard on a walk, you’d wish there was a ton of snow and you had a sled.

Malina and Bella. Two partners in crime, and too smart. They can reck havoc and be man’s best friend as well.They pull so hard on a walk, you’d wish there was a ton of snow and you had a sled.

Austin is such a loving and lovable big white cat. He loves to cuddle, snuggle with his people. Too bad the Mtnear is not a radio station, as Austin excels at talking and singing, your favorite song in one melodic non-stop meow.

Austin is such a loving and lovable big white cat. He loves to cuddle, snuggle with his people. Too bad the Mtnear is not a radio station, as Austin excels at talking and singing, your favorite song in one melodic non-stop meow.

Bodhi was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado. After a detour in CA this past year, he just turned 12 and is on his way back to his home, Nederland! He is truly an “Old Town” soul and can’t wait to live the rest of his life with that crisp mountain air he loves SO much. That’s my Nederland dog!

Bodhi was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado. After a detour in CA this past year, he just turned 12 and is on his way back to his home, Nederland! He is truly an “Old Town” soul and can’t wait to live the rest of his life with that crisp mountain air he loves SO much. That’s my Nederland dog!

Milo recently found his way into our home and our hearts! We are honored that he will be spending his retirement years with us after his guide dog career. Milo spreads joy (and fur!) wherever he goes.

Milo recently found his way into our home and our hearts! We are honored that he will be spending his retirement years with us after his guide dog career. Milo spreads joy (and fur!) wherever he goes.

Beau and Arrow are best buddies. They love destroying any stuffed toy they can get their hand on.

Beau and Arrow are best buddies. They love destroying any stuffed toy they can get their hand on.

Charleigh is a sweet, spunky Shih Tzu we adopted in 2018. Her name was given to her by the young daughter of one of the vets at the shelter who helped care for her. We promised her we’d keep the name, crazy spelling included!

Charleigh is a sweet, spunky Shih Tzu we adopted in 2018. Her name was given to her by the young daughter of one of the vets at the shelter who helped care for her. We promised her we’d keep the name, crazy spelling included!

Ozzy is a warm and wonderful lady with the best bedroom eyes.

Ozzy is a warm and wonderful lady with the best bedroom eyes.

Rose loves to sit in the birdcage. Sifa will chase Rose out of her cage and Rose doesn’t even try to hurt the birds. She is always gentle and loves her kitty hugs.

Rose loves to sit in the birdcage. Sifa will chase Rose out of her cage and Rose doesn’t even try to hurt the birds. She is always gentle and loves her kitty hugs.

If Bella could play fetch with a tennis ball all day, every day she would. There would be no time for rest or food because BALL IS LIFE.

If Bella could play fetch with a tennis ball all day, every day she would. There would be no time for rest or food because BALL IS LIFE.

Jamo was a foster dog that ended up staying with me. Mountain dog to the heart and loves his ball and chasing chipmunks.

Jamo was a foster dog that ended up staying with me. Mountain dog to the heart and loves his ball and chasing chipmunks.

Poppy. I will be one year old in December. I am a sweet and loving Aussie/Border Collie.

Poppy. I will be one year old in December. I am a sweet and loving Aussie/Border Collie.

Sasha is a true mountain dog! She loves all seasons but especially the snowy days! She’s got that look here that seems to say, “well, what shall we do about this!”

Sasha is a true mountain dog! She loves all seasons but especially the snowy days! She’s got that look here that seems to say, “well, what shall we do about this!”

This is Smokey Bear! We believe he is a Maine Coon mix, very large at 17lbs. He was my girlfriend Victoria’s late father Dan Smith’s cat. After Dan passed unexpectedly last year, we adopted him. He has quite the personality and is an absolute pleasure to have around!

This is Smokey Bear! We believe he is a Maine Coon mix, very large at 17lbs. He was my girlfriend Victoria’s late father Dan Smith’s cat. After Dan passed unexpectedly last year, we adopted him. He has quite the personality and is an absolute pleasure to have around!

Snickers is an F1b Goldendoodle. He came home to us in July and immediately started his training to be our sons service dog. Snickers and Aerik make a fantastic team!

Snickers is an F1b Goldendoodle. He came home to us in July and immediately started his training to be our sons service dog. Snickers and Aerik make a fantastic team!

Sugar Baer is a rescue from Jack Russell Terrier Rescue Colorado. She loves to play with her brother, Yota (another rescue), squeak her toys, and say “hello” to everyone walking by her house.

Sugar Baer is a rescue from Jack Russell Terrier Rescue Colorado. She loves to play with her brother, Yota (another rescue), squeak her toys, and say “hello” to everyone walking by her house.

One of the greatest pictures of Tohee taken at the Barker Reservoir on Earth Day 2020

One of the greatest pictures of Tohee taken at the Barker Reservoir on Earth Day 2020