Air-Tro’s “Pets Want Comfort Too!” Photo Contest Benefits Pasadena Humane Society

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(left to right) First Place Pet Photo Contest Winner Elizabeth Grinstead; Charlotte Lacey, Pasadena Humane; Bob Helbing, Air-Tro

Southern California’s Most Adorable Pets

Over the 2020 holidays, we asked readers to share their cutest, most adorable photo of their comfy pet for a chance to win over $1,000 in prizes. Not only was it a fun contest, but the competition was also surprisingly competitive.

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First Place Winner Elizabeth Grinstead with Mitzie Mae

The top two entries ran neck and neck throughout the contest. We were so glad to see how many voters came out to support the cause. Thank you, SoCal!

Third Place and a $50 Armstrong Garden Center gift card were claimed by Beth Koogle of Lucerne Valley, whose cereal box cat nap entry earned 509 votes.

Second Place Winner Alison Flores, who won our previous pet photo contest with her cat Raider, entered this time with Koda the Malibu wolf. A Pasadena resident, Alison received 1,273 votes and took home a $100 gift certificate to Armstrong Garden Center.

Arcadia resident Elizabeth Grinstead took away the First Place win in Air-Tro’s Hot Dogs & Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest with an impressive 1,305 votes for her pooch’s entry featuring Santa’s Elves.

Monrovia’s Newest Superstar: Mitzie Mae Wins First Place

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Mitzie Mae’s favorite place to soak up the sun’s rays

Seven-year-old Mitzie Mae is a bundle of cuteness weighing only 3lb. 7oz. According to Elizabeth, she is very playful and enjoys being around people.

Whenever Elizabeth needs to find Mitzie Mae, she can always find her wherever the sun is shining into the house. She just loves soaking up the sun!

As the First Place Winner, Elizabeth and Mitzie Mae received a $500 gift certificate to Home Depot. Additionally, Air-Tro provided a $500 donation to Pasadena Humane in her name.

At Air-Tro our job is to keep Californians comfortable, and we know that pets want comfort too.

Remember, with the weather prone to extremes here in Southern California, pets need a comfortable environment too. No one, not even dogs and cats, do well in sizzling heat, rain, or cold. Pets like HVAC too, and can live longer, happier lives when they can enjoy pet-safe temperatures. Always ensure your furry or feathered friend has access to clean water, shade, or a cool spot near the indoor AC vents come springtime.


Honorable mentions go out to Ginny Gasparre and Andrea Ayala who received 70 and 69 votes respectively.

Thank you to all who participated.


Hot Dogs & Cool Cats Contest Submissions

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