The search to find Rochester’s Top Pet!

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Is your pet the sweetest, silliest, most awesome pet in the Greater Rochester Area?  Now is the time to prove it!  We’re on the search to find the Top Pet in the Greater Rochester Area while raising money for a great cause – pets in need!  It’s a win, win!

Last year, in its inaugural year, this contest was well received with over 230 of our community’s dogs entered into the contest and an astonishing $63,000 raised through the contest!  Let’s make this year even more of a success!

Last year’s winning pup was Vanessa!  Check her feature on the Top Dog Ale which was distributed through local Wegmans!  So cool!

It’s Easy To Participate!

Ready to see if your pet has what it takes to be named Rochester’s Top Pet?

  • Donate $10 to enter,  upload a photo of your pet, and write a short description of why they are the best!  You can enter the contest from February 1st, 2022  till the end of the day on February 6th, 2022, BUT REMEMBER, the sooner you enter, the longer you have to collect votes! 
  • Voting opens February 7th and closes at 8pm on February 28th.  Get the voting started by convincing friends, family, and neighbors to support your nomination! Votes cost just $1, and they can vote as often and as many times as they’d like!   
  • Check out all the rules of the contest here.

It’s that easy!

Win Great Prizes

While the real prize is bragging rights and recognition from the community that your pup is Top Pet, there are all sorts of other cool prizes you could win! 

The top vote-getter pet will be featured on the Roc Top Pet Ale beer, a specially blended brew created by brewmasters from Three Heads Brewing! The brew will be sold as a limited release beer at their brewery and distributed in local Wegmans stores! How cool is that!?!?  A special release party will happen on Sunday, March 27th and the top 5 winners will be announced! In addition to this there are a whole bunch of awesome prizes for 1st through 5th place!

Be sure to check out the full list of prizes to see what you could win!

Your Participation Helps Local Dogs!

As if you needed another reason to get involved, let’s talk about the biggest reason for participating in the Roc Top Pet contest — pets in our community in need!  As noted, this event is a fundraiser for Verona Street Animal Society who supports the mission of Rochester Animal Services  and their goal to create safe neighborhoods, support the human-animal bond, and save and enhance lives.  

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to severely impact monetary support and the overall operations for these organizations. We need your support now more than ever to continue doing great work in our community. While this is a tough time for all of us, let’s dig deep, raise some money, and have some fun in the process. 

Get Involved!

Spread the word!  This contest is successful through the votes of friends, family, neighbors, co-workers who are willing to support your pet, who they know and love, while supporting a large community of pets as well.

Follow Verona Street Animal Society on Facebook and the Roc Top Pet Event and share out Roc Top Pet posts!

Thank You Sponsors!

Please visit and thank all of our tremendous sponsors listed below. They care as much about animals in the Rochester Area as we do, and this event would not be possible without their support.