August 30, 2013
The HSUS Pet of the Week Enewsletter
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Pets For Life, The Humane Society of the United States' longest running e-newsletter, became Pet of the Week in April 2008. Every Sunday, subscribers meet a different featured pet chosen for his or her good looks, sass, sweetness or all-around sense of style. Each new face is cared for by a fellow supporter of The HSUS. You can submit a photo of your own furry or feathered friend to be considered for the Pet of the Week, too.
Pet of the Week features the latest pet-related news, stories and advice from our in-house pet experts. Subscribers also get quizzes, recipes, DIY projects and more. If you aren't already signed up, you can sign up to receive Pet of the Week, and it will come to your inbox each Sunday.
Pet of the Week information: frequently asked questions
How do I submit my pet to be considered for Pet of the Week?
Submit your information, your pet's information, and a great photo of your pet on our submission form here»
How do I upload my photo?
Once you're on our submission form, fill in your information and information on your pet, then at the bottom of the form click "Browse" to upload your pet's photograph. This will allow you to search your computer for the photo you'd like to upload. We recommend saving the photo you'd like to use to your desktop or a folder where you can easily find it. The photo will be uploaded when you click "submit" at the end of the form.
What are you looking for when you choose a Pet of the Week?
We're looking for high-quality photographs of your pets. Pets of the Week will be chosen by HSUS staff based on quality of the answers received in the submission form and the quality of the photographs entered.
How will I know if my pet is chosen as Pet of the Week?
We're sorry, but due to the large number of submissions we receive, we cannot contact you directly if your pet is chosen as Pet of the Week. Please subscribe to the Pet of the Week enewsletter to see if your pet is chosen.
Can I mail or email my photo to The HSUS?
We're sorry, but we will only accept Pet of the Week photo submissions that are uploaded on our submissions webpage. We cannot accept mailed or emailed submissions.
Why is my pet's species not a choice in the drop-down menu?
Out of concern for wild animals who are either captured from the wild or bred in captivity, the Pet of the Week enewsletter is limited to the following species of pets: dog, cat, rabbit, horse, hamster, gerbil, guinea pig, ferret, mouse, rat, bird (canary, parakeet, cockatiel, zebra finch, society finch, lovebird) and freshwater aquarium fish. Certain other types of animals, such as those commonly kept as farm animals, are also ineligible and will not be chosen. Images that include any animal species other than those listed above will not be eligible to be chosen as Pet of the Week.
Rules and Eligibility
Pet of the Week submissions
Submitted images and written descriptions must be the original creations of the entrant and not contain any material that is defamatory, invasive of privacy or otherwise infringes on the right of any other person or entity. Written descriptions must be in English. The HSUS reserves the right to reject any submission if it does not meet the eligibility requirements described in these rules or for any other reason at our sole discretion. If your entry is rejected, it will not be considered for a future edition of Pet of the Week and you will not be notified.
We will only contact participants if necessary to obtain more information about a submission. Due to the high volume of submissions, we can not respond to emailed requests regarding submissions for the Pet of the Week enewsletter. You will not be notified if your pet is chosen as Pet of the Week.
We're sorry, but we can only accept online photo submissions. Please do not mail or email photos to us, as they will not be considered.
Any image or written description that includes content that is deemed inappropriate, indecent or obscene, as determined by the staff of The HSUS in their sole discretion, will not be eligible to be a Pet of the Week.
Out of concern for wild animals who are either captured from the wild or bred in captivity, the Pet of the Week enewsletter is limited to the following species of pets: dog, cat, rabbit, horse, hamster, gerbil, guinea pig, ferret, mouse, rat, bird (canary, parakeet, cockatiel, zebra finch, society finch, lovebird) and freshwater aquarium fish. Certain other types of animals, such as those commonly kept as farm animals, are also ineligible to be submitted. Images that include any animal species other than those listed above will not be eligible for submission to the enewsletter.
Email addresses entered by participants will be used only for communications related to the Pet of the Week enewsletter. Participants can opt-in separately to receive pet tips, action alerts and special offers via email from The HSUS. If they choose to do so, they will be able to quickly and easily "opt out" of future such communications by following the instructions on any electronic communication we send. The HSUS and its affiliates do not sell, rent, trade or share its email addresses with any third parties.
Use of images and submitted content
Please see our Standard Terms for Submissions of Content page for more information.
If you have read our frequently asked questions and still have questions or are experiencing technical difficulties entering your pet's photo or information, please contact us at email@example.com. When contacting us, please be specific about the technical problems you are having and include the name and email address you used when entering the information, your pet's name and the type of pet.