Patio Pup Photo Contest

We want you (well, your dog) to be our first ever Patio Pup!

Texarkana, Arkansas, is home to restaurants with dog-friendly patios, a dog park, and lots of natural areas that your furry friends will love. So, we want to see just how excited your dog is about spending time in Texarkana! To celebrate our dog-friendly city, we’re going to name one lucky dog our official Patio Pup.

We want you to submit a photo of your dog (the cutest photo you can get) to see if your dog has what it takes to be our Patio Pup. And feel free to use any of the patios, parks, or landmarks in Texarkana, AR, as the backdrop for your dog’s photo!

Contest Rules:

  1. Your photo submission must accurately reflect your dog’s current age.
  2. Photo submissions with text, watermarks, or logos will not be considered.
  3. There is a limit of one photo per dog and one dog per photo.
  4. Photos must be no smaller than 660x440 pixels and no larger than 10 MB.

The entry period will run from October 1, 2021, through October 23, 2021. After that, we’ll have a period where people can vote for their favorite submissions. Then we’ll crown our first Patio Pup on November 1!

What’s in it for the Winner:

  • The title of Patio Pup in the city of Texarkana for one calendar year
  • Recognition on Our Texarkana social media
  • One $50 gift certificate for 2 (humans) to six local restaurants in Texarkana, AR, with dog-friendly patios ($300 total value)
  • An official Patio Pup dog bandana
  • Fame, head pats, belly scratches, and treats

Think your dog has what it takes to win? Complete the form below to submit your entry!


Submissions for the 2021 Patio Pup Photo Contest are now closed. Head to our Facebook page to vote for your favorite! Voting closes Sunday, October 31 at 5pm.