Snug as a Pug in a Rug

August 2022
Written By: 
Sam Ikner
Photographs by: 
Claire Simmerman

Meet our 2022 Cutest Pet Contest Winner!

Lola loves exploring the outdoors and posing for photos.

As usual, our Cutest Pet Contest was full of cute dogs, cats, rabbits and even a spider, but this year’s adorable winner is none other than Lola the pug, from Longs, South Carolina. 

“Lola has been in the family since she was eight weeks old,” Claire Simmerman, Lola’s owner, says. “I got her in North Carolina. Her nickname is LB, short for Lola Bug.” 

Lola is a happy-go-lucky, 6-year-old pug. Her favorite pastimes include talking walks along the beach and park, squirrel-watching from her post on the front porch, and laying out in the sun. In addition, Lola loves to get her picture taken with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny every year. 

“Lola loves Pupperoni treats,” Simmerman says, “and watching her do zoomies around the house is my favorite pastime.” 

Congratulations to Lola and Claire! Be sure to keep an eye out for this sweet, adorable pug in the park or on the beach.