GRAFENWOEHR, Germany  Cute canines, cats, canaries and other beloved pets can finally make their adorable looks pay off in two separate contests.


Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can bring their pets or come see the Annual Patriot Pet Show competition and enjoy the fun at the Tower Barracks Exchange’s annual Patriot Pet Show May 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The show will take place in the outdoor living area outside the main store, where pets will compete in three categories: Best in Show K9, Best in Show Non-K9 (cats, rabbits, ferrets and other creatures), and Best Pet Costume. The Exchange will award gift card prizes for each category: $50 for first place, $25 for second place and $10 for third place.


Entry is free, just register your pet at 11 a.m. for the category or categories you wish to enter.


Exchange shoppers can also compete to show off their furry, feathered or fuzzy friends during the worldwide Patriot Pet Just Say “Treat” Online Photo Contest.


AAFES is partnering with Blue Buffalo and Hills Science Diet to award the cutest animal members of the military community. The grand-prize winner will receive a $1,000 Exchange gift card, while $500 gift cards will be awarded to two first-place winners. Eight runner-ups will win $250 gift cards.


Photo entries can be submitted from May 4 to June 1 at ShopMyExchange.com/sweepstakes, where shoppers can also find the complete rules of the contest. Winners will be selected at the end of June


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