Hello, Sunshine!

Meet some of your 2016 Cover Model Contenders

Over 100 pets participated in Spot Magazine's 2016 Cover Model Contest - for a chance to win a cover shot, and to support West Columbia Gorge Humane Society. Here are some of the smiling beauties who entered; watch for more cover models in future issues.

Photos by Phido Photography

Meet Your 2013 Cover Models!

Pets and their people entered Spot's Cover Model Search at the NW Pet & Companion Fair this Spring, all while supporting PAW Team

Winner Thor graces this month's cover, photographed at Lange Estate Winery & Vineyard in Dundee, OR.   All other contenders — beauties all — are featured here.

Photography by Erik Schultz

Calling all Cover Models


Spot’s 5th annual Cover Model Search Portland is happening at Doggie Palooza Oct. 14 at the World Forestry Center in Portland.  Contenders get their mugs photographed, which enters them into a random drawing for an in-studio photo shoot and their very own cover of Spot Magazine in January.  Entry is $15; proceeds support animal welfare (this year’s beneficiaries TBA).  Doggie Palooza is a great day filled with pet vendors, entertainment and activities.  See you there!

Tricks of the Trade...one frame at a time

I suspect one of the reasons dogs and people get along so well is that just like us they have such a diversity of personalities.  Some dogs are social butterflies while others prefer the company of just a few trusted friends.  Some are happiest with a job and others simply want to experience all of life’s amazing smells.  Some love to pose in front of the camera while others prefer to lick the face behind the camera.  There’s a dog that’s a perfect match for everyone.