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Throughout August, NBC4 is helping clean up shelters and find forever homes for our furry friends.

To celebrate this year’s campaign, Pat Collins is back with a new Pat’s Prized Pets challenge.

This year we are looking for hot dogs and cool cats. It’s true! With temperatures soaring, it’s important to make sure your four-legged friends stay cool. We want to see how you do it. Whoever has the most creative idea receives a Pat’s Prized Pets bowl.

Joining the challenge is easy. Simply snap a photo of the fun, clever, or unusual ways your pet cools off.

To submit your photo, you can:

  • Post your photo on Twitter or Instagram and tag @nbcwashington, #CleartheShelters and #PatsPrizedPets.
  • Email us at [email protected] with your name
  • Download it at
  • Faucet See it, share it in the NBC Washington app menu. Find it for iOS and Android

Be sure to include your pet’s name, your name, and your city and state with each entry.

There are a few rules: Images cannot be filtered or edited, and never endanger an animal.

Registrations will be accepted until Sunday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m.

Pat can’t wait to see your photos!

Here’s more information on Clear Shelters and where to find shelter in your area.