After over 163 entries and 42,075 votes, the results are in…

Congratulations to our winner, Stella, with 11,803 votes!

Stella will be featured exclusive Emancipet merchandise, for sale in its online retail store, along with a prize pack. The prize pack will include dog or cat basketball themed items, toys, feeders, Emancipet branded items and more!

Thanks to everyone who entered their pet and voted for their MVPs, YOU helped us raise nearly $5,000 to support Emancipet’s mission to make veterinary care affordable and accessible to everyone.

Meet the Winners

Stella joined her family at just one month old back in 2019. She started coming to Emancipet last year, and has received all essential Healthy Pet Services including vaccines, heartworm prevention, nail trims, anal gland expressions and she even uses our shampoo that treats dermatitis (itchy skin).

Stella’s human, Elizabeth, calls her the “best and sweetest girl ever.” She said, “She completes our family and is best daughter ever.”

Runner-up Thomas was brought to Emancipet for a neuter surgery without a forever home. Dr. Sthanu, lead veterinarian at Emancipet Killeen, heard that he was looking for a new home, fell in love with him, and the rest is history!

“Thomas fit in beautifully with our pack of other dogs of all sizes,” said Dr. Sthanu. “Like most chihuahuas, he is tiny but mighty. He loves all sorts of toys and playing with his doggy brofurs and sisfurs. Thomas is very affectionate and loves to cuddle with his humans. One of his favorite places to hang out is on our shoulders, like a parrot!”

Huge congrats to Stella, the MVP of our 2024 March Muttness Photo Contest! Stella will shine on exclusive Emancipet merchandise and enjoy a prize pack filled with basketball-themed treats, all thanks to you.

Stay tuned for merch featuring our winner, and help pet families with every item sold.

If you missed your opportunity to join March Muttness, you can still support affordable pet care for pet families at Emancipet nonprofit veterinary clinics by making a donation today. Be an MVP (Most Valuable Pet!) advocate today!