Battle of the Cute: And the Winner is …

Meet Duke, the Golden Retriever who you voted the cutest pet in Pittsburgh.



We asked you to send us pictures of your best pal, and you responded in overwhelming numbers (also overwhelming the Pittsburgh magazine editors with the warm-and-fuzzies). While it was a near impossible task, we finally whittled hundreds of submissions down to 16 finalists.

UPDATE: And the winner is ….


Duke's proud owner says:

"Duke is 9 months old.  We got him for a wonderful golden retriever breeder in New Castle named Sharon Hackett. He loves his "puppy,” a stuffed animal which he carries around with him all the time. It's his only stuffed animal he doesn't rip apart. He loves to play with my parents’ dog, Jake, who is also a golden retriever (pic of the two below).

Duke also loves to walk around our neighborhood and see other dogs and to go for hikes in the woods with my husband Brad and I. He will sit in front of the tv cuddled up next to us and watch sporting events (Steelers and Penguins, of course). He also loves ice cubes and icicles and snow. He is extremely happy go lucky and loves attention."

Check out more pics of Duke below.

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