Hilton Head Monthly's 2016 Cutest Pets

Hundreds of readers sent in photos of their cute pets for our annual “Cutest Pets” issue. This year’s contest was decided by the number of “likes” each photo got on our Facebook page.

In a heated battle, Jackson came out on top. The 14-week-old German shepherd is the proud puppy of Kristen Cyrilla and Jason Nearen.

Monthly thanks all who submitted photos and voted. We have selected some of our favorite photos for this special “Cutest Pets” photo spread. Find all entries on our Facebook page. Special thanks to W Photography for capturing this photo of the winning pooch!